Mission Statement
Promoting the future of outdoors to the future of outdoors
Cops n Bobbers is dedicated to the mission of bringing Kids, Police, and the Community together in outdoor
events that are educational and fun.  It is not for profit and prides itself on helping other organizations with making
their events successful.

Cops n Bobbers believes that in setting an example for the community, and getting families together in outdoor
events, we can strengthen bonds and join friendships with the community and police

In fishing we can also unite families away from distractions in a natural forum.  Cops n Bobbers believes that in
fishing and outdoors we can learn respect for each other and our environment.  Traditions of our past
generations, Honesty, Humility, and Morals are the cornerstone of our family.  By example and not just words
alone, we can lead our children and our future.

Cops n Bobbers, Johnson County
History and Information

Bass n' Badges was a law enforcement only fishing organization founded
by a Kansas Highway Patrolman, Roy Roper in 1992.   Bass n' Badges
conducted fishing tournaments in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and
Oklahoma.  The youth side of Bass n' Badges was called Cops n'
renamed their kids events to Lil Keepers.  Lil Keepers provided
countless children with enjoyable events.  Unfortunately Bass n Badges
closed its doors and with it went Lil Keepers.  

In 1996 the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Community Police
coordinated its first fishing events in Edgerton Kansas.  These events
were supported by the community and officers involved.  

With the blessing of Roy Roper, their actions stimulated the rebirth of
Cops n' Bobbers.  Cops n' Bobbers is now directed by Larry Shoop out
of his home in Spring Hill, Kansas.  


Our future, set to be long, is written on child at a time.

Cops n' Bobbers - Johnson County
Our Mission and History
This site was built to not only promote our Cops n' Bobbers, but to help
your organization.  A brief search of the internet and I found may other
Cops n' Bobbers and Cops and Bobbers that I'm sure has their own
history and origin from all over the country.  If we can assist you by
adding links or even adding pages for you to this site we would be
more then pleased.  I am more then willing to work out a way you can
edit your pages.  We are just getting started with this site and will be
changing very frequently for the next few weeks.  Please contact me
and we can discuss it in detail.  
Larry Shoop
Articles of Organization

1) The organization exclusive purpose is that of education.

2) The director and trustee are Larry Shoop, Spring Hill, Kansas

3) No part of the net earnings or the organization shall inure to the
benefit of, or be distributed to its members, or any other person, except
when authorized; to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered
or to make payments and distributions to carry out its purpose under
article 2.

4) The organization shall remain a non-bias entity and shall not
substantially engage in propaganda, or otherwise attempt to influence
legislation or participate in any political campaign.

5)  Upon dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for
one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501

These articles notwithstanding any other provisions are as stated
above.  We have here unto subscribed our names this 01 day of
January, 2002

Larry Shoop
2017 Edgerton Spring Fling, 2017, Edgerton
Fishing Clinic, 2017 Timber Ridge Open
Park, 2017 Edgerton Casing Contest, 2017
Hispanic Heritage Derby, 2017 Gardner
Fishing Derby, 2017 Olathe Fishing Derby,
2017 Edgerton Fishing Derby, 2017 Mildale
Open Park, 2017 Desoto Casting Contest,
2016 Timber Ridge Open Park, 2016
Gardner Fishing Derby, 2016 Edgerton
Fishing Derby, 2016 Olathe Fishing Derby,
2016 Edgerton Casting Contest, 2016
Desoto Casting Contest, 2016 Miledale
Open Park, 2015- Mildale Open Park, 2015 -
Edgerton Fishing Derby, 2015 - CAST for
Kids, 2015 - Assist Olathe Parks Rec Fishing
Derby, 2015 - Edgerton Casting Contest,
2015 - Gardner Fishing Derby, 2015 - Timber
Ridge Open Park, 2015 - Mildale Open Park,
2015- Shawnee Fishing Derby, 2014 -
Edgerton Fishing Derby, 2014 - CAST for
Kids, 2014 - Assist Olathe Parks Rec Fishing
Derby, 2014 - Edgerton Casting Contest,
2014 - Gardner Fishing Derby, 2014 -
Edgerton Fishing Clinic, 2014 - Timber
Ridge Open Park, 2014 - Mildale Open Park,
2014- Shawnee Fishing Derby, 2013  -
Mildale Open Park - Tackle Loaner, 2013 -
Edgerton Fishing Derby, 2013 - Gardner
Fishing Derby, 2013 - Desoto Casting
Contest, 2013 - Edgerton Casting Contest,
2013 - Olathe Fishing Derby, 2013 - Assisted
in C.A.S.T. with Kansas Highway Patrol, 2013
- Spring Hill Fishing Derby, 2013 - JC Parks
Fish Camp 2013, Timber Ridge Open Park -
Tackle Loaner 2012  - Mildale Open Park -
Tackle Loaner, 2012 - Edgerton Fishing
Derby, 2012 - Desoto Casting Contest, 2012
- Wellsville Library Fishing Clinic, 2012 -
Edgerton Casting Contest, 2012 - Olathe
Fishing Derby, 2012 - Assisted in C.A.S.T.
with Kansas Highway Patrol, 2012 - Spring
Hill Fishing Derby, 2012 - Garnder Fishing
Derby, 2012 - Timber Ridge Open Park -
Tackle Loaner, 2011 - Mildale Open Park -
Tackle Loaner, 2011 - Edgerton Fishing
Derby, 2011 - Desoto Casting Contest, 2011
- Edgerton Casting Contest, 2011 - Assisted
in C.A.S.T. with Kansas Highway Patrol, 2011
- Spring Hill Fishing Derby, 2011 - Garnder
Fishing Derby, 2011 - Timber Ridge Open
Park - Tackle Loaner, 2010 - Mildale Farms
Tackle Loaner, 2010 - Boy Scout 322 - Tackle
Loaner, 2010 - Wellsville Library Fishing
Clinic, 2010 - Edgerton Fishing Derby, 2010 -
Assisted in C.A.S.T. with Kansas Highway
Patrol, 2010 - Desoto Casting Contest, 2010
- Assisted in Sgt Jerry Mills Jr. Benefit Clinic
and Derby, 2010 - Edgerton Casting Contest,
2010 - Gardner Lake Fishing Derby, 2010 -
Timber Ridge Open Park - Tackle Loaner,
2010 - Spring Hill Fun Day, Casting Contest,
2009 - Tackle Loaner Event at Mildale Park,
2009 - Assisted with Timber Ridge Day
Camps, 2009 - Edgerton Fishing Derby,
2009 - Edgerton Casting Contest, 2009 -
Assisted in C.A.S.T. with Kansas Highway
Patrol, 2009 - Desoto Casting Contest, 2009
- Assisted in Sgt Jerry Mills Jr. Benefit Clinic
and Derby, 2009 - Gardner Parks and Rec /
Wal-mart Derby, 2009 - Edgerton Fish Day,
2009 - Timber Ridge Tackle Loaner Event,
2008 - Edgerton Fishing Derby, 2008 -
Mildale Open Park Tackle Loaner Event,
2008 - Desoto Casting Contest, 2008 -
Assisted in C.A.S.T.  with Kansas Highway
Patrol, 2008 - HWQP Tournament, 2008 -
Frontier Days Casting Contest, 2008 -
Assisted in Sgt Jerry Mills Jr. Benefit Clinic
and Derby, 2008 - Gardner Parks and Rec /
Walmart Derby, 2008 - Timber Ridge Tackle
Loaner Event, 2007 Mildale Farms, Tackle
Loaner Event, 2007 - Edgerton Fishing
Derby, 2007 - Desoto Days Casting Contest,
2007 - HWQP Fishing Tournament, 2007 -
Timber Ridge Fish Camp, 2007 - Frontier
Days Casting Contest, 2007 - Assisted in
C.A.S.T.  with Kansas Highway Patrol, 2007 -
Gardner Wal-mart Fishing Derby - Gardner
Lake, 2007 - City of Gardner Fishing Derby -
Gardner Lake, 2007 - Timber Ridge,Tackle
Loaner Event, 2006 - Spring Hill Church
Fishing Derby, 2006 - Mildale Park Tackle
Loaner Event, 2006 - Edgerton Fishing
Derby, 2006 - Tackle Loaner Event, Kill Creek
Park w/ JCSO Picnic, 2006 -  Spring Hill Fall
Festival Casting Contest, 2006 - DeSoto
Days Casting Contest, 2006 - Frontier Days
Casting Contest, 2006 - Edgerton Fishing
Clinic, 2006 - X-press Bait Fishing Clinic,
2005 - Edgerton Fishing Derby, 2004 -
Edgerton Fishing Derby, 2003 - Edgerton
Fishing Derby, 2002 - Kylen Wilder Benefit
Tournament, 2002 - Edgerton Fishing Derby,
2002 -South Johnson County Fishing Clinic,
2002 - Johnson County Library Tackle
Loaner Program, 2001 - Brandon Meadows
Benefit Tournament, 2001- Edgerton Fishing
Derby, 2001 - Assisted in the Wilderness
Family Retreat, 2001 - Frontier Days Casting
Contest, 2000 - Edgerton Fishing Derby,
1999 - Edgerton Fishing Derby, 1999 - South
Johnson County Fishing Clinic, 1998 -
Edgerton Fishing Derby, 1998 - Frontier Days
Casting Contest, 1997 - Edgerton Fishing
Derby, 1996 - Edgerton Fishing Derby
History of Events
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