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In Honor and Memory of Cathy Govan, 

former Executive Director of the Detroit Public Safety Foundation

It is with deep sadness that we share the untimely passing of the former Executive Director of the Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Cathy Govan. Cathy was director from 2013 to 2017. She battled cancer with great courage the last few years but succumbed to Covid -19 on May 14, 2021.


Her kindness and dedication to Detroit Public Safety made her a respected leader. She was instrumental behind the 150th Anniversary celebration of DPD, she opened the Detroit Police Museum & Gift Shop and held the first Women In Blue and Above & Beyond celebrations. Her early work with the development of Drive to Thrive was innovative. Cathy coordinated and raised funds to reinstate the DPD Mounted Unit through the bankruptcy. She was a good friend to many and a huge supporter of Detroit. We send her family and friends our condolences during this difficult time.

Her family requested this page as a memorial page and option for donations to support the Detroit Public Safety  Foundation which was dear to her heart. 

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