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NEWS RELEASE 
For Immediate Release 
Contact:

Mark Mitchell 
OK.gov General Manager 
405.524.3468 Ext. 120 
mark.mitchell@www.ok.gov

Carol Botts 
OKCOPS President 
580.215.2611 
carolann522@hotmail.com

State and Local Police Officers and Oklahoma Interactive Team up to Show Support for Ride4Cops and Concerns of Police Survivors

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – June 9, 2010 – Each year approximately 150 police officers are killed in the line of duty, with families and co-workers left to deal with the tragic death. Ride4Cops (www.ride4cops.com) was created to raise awareness of the inherent dangers of law enforcement and the sacrifices made by the families of fallen officers.

Members of state and local law enforcement, Oklahoma Interactive, and parent company NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV), teamed up in support of Ride4Cops and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), with a stop at the Oklahoma state capitol on June 4, 2010. Oklahoma City-based Oklahoma Interactive, LLC manages the state’s official website (http://www.OK.gov).

Oklahoma Interactive (OI) and NIC Chief Executive Officer Harry Herington raised $2,250 dollars in support of the local C.O.P.S. chapter. Herington has committed to raising more than $150,000 during the next three years for C.O.P.S. As a part of the commitment, Herington, a former police officer, is personally riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle to every capitol across the country. People can follow the ride at www.ride4cops.com.

See pictures below:

Featured in the following photo: Harry Herington, NIC CEO 

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CAPTION: NIC CEO Harry Herington rides in with the Official Ride4Cops motorcycle to the Oklahoma State Capitol on June 4, 2010 during the Ride4Cops ceremony.

View photo online at: http://www.ok.gov/about/images/ride4cops1.jpg   

Featured in the following photo: Harry Herington, NIC CEO 

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CAPTION: NIC CEO Harry Herington poses with the Official Ride4Cops motorcycle at the Oklahoma State Capitol on June 4, 2010 during the Ride4Cops ceremony.

View photo online at: http://www.ok.gov/about/images/ride4cops2.jpg

 

Featured in the following photo below from left to right: Harry Herington, NIC CEO; Carol Botts, Oklahoma C.O.P.S. Chapter President; Kevin Ward, Department of Public Safety Commissioner 

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CAPTION: NIC CEO Harry Herington hugs local C.O.P.S. chapter president, Carol Botts, after honoring Oklahoma’s fallen officers with a $2,250 donation. DPS Commissioner Kevin Ward spoke to the capitol crowd in attendance prior to the donation.

View photo online at: http://www.ok.gov/about/images/ride4cops3.jpg 

 

Featured in the following photo from left to right: Harry Herington, NIC CEO; Mark Mitchell, OI General Manager; Kevin Ward, Department of Public Safety Commissioner 

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CAPTION: NIC CEO Harry Herington poses with the Official Ride4Cops motorcycle, General Manager of Oklahoma Interactive, Mark Mitchell, and DPS Commissioner, Kevin Ward. Herington and the Official Ride4Cops motorcycle will make its way through all 50 states in three years in support of fallen officers nationwide.

View photo online at: http://www.ok.gov/about/images/ride4cops4.jpg  

 

Featured in the following photo from left to right/top to bottom: Oklahoma Interactive Team: Terri Avants, Ian Hatcher, Rodney Rollison, Brian Scott, Lawrence Wilkowske, Ahmed Anouar, Patrick Du, Wesley Graham, Zach Knight, Jason Yeargin, Pat Pflaum, Chad Jennings, Rob Harvey, Mark Mitchell, Emily Warren, Kim Tanner, Diana Stevens, NIC CEO Harry Herington, Jill Willhoite, Genique Crowder 

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CAPTION: The Oklahoma Interactive team and NIC CEO Harry Herington poses behind the Ride4Cops banner on the Oklahoma State Capitol steps on June 4, 2010.

View photo online at: http://www.ok.gov/about/images/ride4cops5.jpg

About C.O.P.S. 
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.) provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors. C.O.P.S is a 501(c)(3) corporation.

About OK.gov 
OK.gov is the official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OSF is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Additional information is available at http://www.ok.gov.

About NIC 
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 97 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.

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