Lakewood Police Department was notably represented by Sgt. Erik Menck #288, who attended the Black and Blue Ball hosted by Northern California C.O.P.S., on Saturday January 13, 2018 in Sacramento, CA.

C.O.P.S. membership is over 37,000 families.  Members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.  C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors.