The Barwick/Newton Fund sent the Gomez family to the 2010 C.O.P.S Kids Camp. They
wrote to the Barwick/Newton Fund about their experience at the Concerns for Police Survivors Camp:
"Thank you once again for allowing us the chance to attend this years C.O.P.S Kids Camp. Attending
Kids Camp with my girls gives me so much joy because they wait all year to be able to see their friends
and pick up where they left off the previous year. They also look forward to meeting new friends. It
also gives me a chance to talk to other mothers about how their children deal with the loss of their
father when their children were little. As you know Breann was only 3 years old when her dad died so
she still continues to struggle with trying to remember her dad. So for her, she gets to meet other
children who are older than her her, but were just as young as she was when they lost their dad. Kids
camp is a huge benefit for my girls to continue to grow, be happy and help the new kids that are where
they once were."
Barwick/Newton National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund founders
Mitch and Janice Barwick, and Missouri State Trooper Steve Davis spoke during
the fund's inaugural event in the Russell Senate Office Building. More than 50
officers from around the nation attended the reception to honor the three
families selected to receive the 2005 Barwick/Newton Travel Grant. Support the Fund by applying for a Capital One credit card that provides the fund with 2% back on all purchases. The credit card also offers reward points.
The Barwick/Newton National Law Enforcement Fund
was established in 2004 to assist with transportation and other expenses
incurred by family members of fallen officers who travel to Washington, DC to
participate in National Police Week activities.
The Fund is named in memory of St. Louis Police Officer
Michael Barwick and Missouri Trooper Michael Newton. The family of Officer
Barwick started the Fund with the help of Missouri State Trooper Steve Davis to
relieve the financial hardship experienced by Trooper Newton’s family in
attending National Police Week. The Fund operates to prevent other families from
experiencing similar hardship.
The Fund was established by the Transportation Research Project.
Kit Bond of Missouri speaks about the Barwick Newton Fund.
Barwick/Newton National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund
110 Mimosa Court
Licking, MO 65542