The Cruzin’ with the Cops Classic Car Show is looked forward to each year by hundreds of car enthusiasts. Because of it’s unique theme, this car show can be considered one of the best in the Northwest.
The Cruzin’ with the Cops was founded by a cop, Sergeant Ed Mura of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. Ed was able to bring together many volunteers and made the first Cruzin’ in 2006 a huge success. Folks like Mike Zacher, Brian Carkner and Curt Kessler are the core of the Cruzin’, coordinating the actual class structure, entry procedures, show set up and judging. Others have been there since the beginning and the Cruzin’ would not have been successful without them. Shara Van Meter does an unbelievable job of coordinating the drawings and central admin area of the Cruzin’. Joyce Nagy deserves all the credit for the great logo of the Cruzin’, to include the change last year to a Dodge Charger (the logo, not Joyce). And of course the Energizer Bunny Dick Ellis. There have been many others over the years and each has been able to bring something to the Cruzin’.
The Chairperson this year is Brian Koppert, a Sheriff’s Office veteran and the specialist at coordinating vendors for the Cruzin. We are honored to have retired Sheriff’s Sergeant Damon Coates actively involved in the Cruzin Committee this year. Damon will be playing a key role on the day of the Cruzin, so if you haven’t seen or talked to him in awhile, here’s your chance!
The funds raised by the Cruzin’ with the Cops will benefit the Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation. This organization is a private 501(c)(3) charitable and educational non-profit. The Foundation has a four-fold mission, the primary of which is to assist police officers and their families who work in Clackamas County during traumatic incidents, such as the death or serious injury of a police officer. Other components of the Foundation’s mssion include providing support to those organizations that work with at-risk children; educational opportunities where the community can learn more about what law enforcement does; and working with vicitms of cirme or organizations that work with victims of crime. The Foundation has been acitve since 2006 and has been able to assist in many situations where no other help was available. Learn more about the Benevolent Foundation on this website.
We hope to see you at the 2010 Cruzin’ with the Cops on August 15th!