In 2017, COPS ministry lost another dear friend. Brother Floyd Henry went home to be with the Lord. Floyd was a faithful servant and committed associate to COPS ministry.
Floyd had a knack for barbequing. He volunteered his services when COPS ministry hosted events where we fed those attending our events. Floyd retired from the Los Angeles Police Department after 25 years of service. He was hired on as a Range Master for the Riverside Police Department for approximately eight years and he retired in July 2016.
In 2015, COPS ministry lost a dear friend. Brother Rick Albee went home to be with the Lord. Rick was a faithful servant and committed associate to COPS ministry.
Rick had an incredible testimony! He was involved in an “Officer involved shooting” where his partner was killed. Rick exchanged gunfire with the suspect and Rick killed the suspect. It was the look of terror in the suspect’s eyes that scared Rick causing him to realize that he too needed a Savior. That shooting caused Rick to search for someone or something to fill that empty void in his heart. He was invited to a couples conference and it was there that he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Rick retired from the Riverside Police Department as a Lieutenant after 29 years of service.
Rick is a former police lieutenant with 29 years of service. He is the recipient of the police department’s highest accolade, the Medal of Valor, as well as the State of California Attorney General’s Certificate for Valor.
His testimony has been published many times, including the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Decision Magazine, and the documentary of Rick’s testimony has been the most requested program on Riverside’s local public television for several years.
He has been a featured speaker at many venues, including:
- Harvest Crusades,
- Sandals Church men’s conference,
- Forest Home men’s conference,
- Mount Rubidoux Easter Sunrise Service, Riverside, CA,
- Peace Officers, Firefighters For Christ conferences,
- Shield of Faith Ministries,
- Prison and half-way-house ministries in California and Arizona.
as well as numerous other Bible studies, conferences and services. Rick is a highly enthusiastic, engaging speaker—his audience never goes to sleep!
Rick and his wife Mary of 42 years have two grown children and four grandchildren. They make their home in Riverside, California, where Rick is currently the President of DataChasers®, a computer forensics company.