Carolina Concerns of Police Survivors received it's Charter from National C.O.P.S. on March 20, 1990 and was registered as a South Carolina corporation on October 1, 1990 with Paula Radford serving as its first President. Paula is the surviving wife of SC Highway Patrol Trooper George Radford, EOW 10/29/1988. Since its organization, Carolina C.O.P.S. has had eight presidents: Paula Radford, Audrey Way, surviving wife of North Charleston Officer Robert A. Way, EOW 2/18/1985; Sally Guerry, surviving wife of Georgetown Asst. Police Chief Spencer Guerry, EOW 3/9/1994; Shelia Myers, surviving wife of Edgefield Deputy Allen "Pete" Myers, EOW 9/19/2000; Susan Parker, surviving wife of SC Highway Patrol L/Cpl. Jonathan Parker, EOW 5/16/2005; Beverly Coates, surviving mother of SC Highway Patrol ACE Team Trooper Mark H. Coates, EOW 11/20/1992; and Lois Rao, surviving mother of SC Highway Patrol - ACE Team Senior Trooper Michael J. Rao, EOW 6/12/2002; Linda Pope, surviving wife of Cincinnati Police Officer Daniel J. Pope, EOW 12/6/1997.