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A Message from Teamsters Local 688
Saint Louis Police Officers Association
FOP of Ohio Press Release on PTSD and Medical Marijuana
Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
June 2016 Gendarme
Saint Louis Police Officers Association
ELECTION DAY TUESDAY - Primary Runoffs
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Upcoming Event
Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
El Paso police officers begin 600-mile journey to Arlington
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
 
     
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A Message from Teamsters Local 688
05/30/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Hello, We're in a battle with Schnucks Markets, please help our Brothers and Sisters in Teamsters Local 688 to stop these attacks on Teamster Members! Some of you may have already signed but I'm sending to everyone I know !! One of the largest grocery retailers in the St. Louis area has announced plans to eliminate 190 union jobs and subcontract their work to a non-union operation.
FOP of Ohio Press Release on PTSD and Medical Marijuana
05/25/16 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
For Release: May 24, 2016 FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE OF OHIO STATEMENT ON PTSD AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA Earlier this month the Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 523 to allow for the use of Marijuana as treatment for certain medical conditions. One of the conditions for which medical marijuana would be prescribed is Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD).
June 2016 Gendarme
05/25/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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ELECTION DAY TUESDAY - Primary Runoffs
05/24/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 is Election Day for the Primary Runoffs.  The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges members and their families to please go to their polling place and cast your votes.
Upcoming Event
05/23/16 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
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El Paso police officers begin 600-mile journey to Arlington
05/23/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso police officers are making a 600-mile journey to support Special Olympics. Fifteen officers began their run Sunday by carrying the "flame of hope" torch to the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics. The officers will around the clock and are expected to arrive in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday.
May 25 - Ohio Flags Half-Staff for Officer Sean Johnson
05/23/16 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Funeral Arrangements for Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
05/23/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
Members The following are the funeral arrangements for Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. Wake : Thursday May 26, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Saint Joseph's Church located at 10 H Putnam Road Extension in Charlton.
Rest in Peace Off Ronald Tarentino
05/22/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
The MMPC wishes its condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Off Ronald Tarentino of the Auburn Police Department who was murdered during a traffic stop in Auburn.
Pre-Retirement Seminar
05/21/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
ARE YOU A ST LOUIS POLICE OFFICER THINKING OF RETIREMENT IN THE NEXT 18 OR LESS MONTHS? DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CONCERNING; YOUR DROP YOUR DEFERRED COMPENSATION TAXES HEALTH INSURANCE LIFE INSURANCE WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GO TO THE RETIREMENT BOARD RETIREMENT PROCEDURE ETC.
2016 Police Fallen Officer Memorial Ceremony
05/18/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association and the El Paso Police Department will hold the Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony at 9:00 AM on Friday, May 20, 2016, at Chuck Heinrich Park, located at 11055 Andrew Barcena Dr.  The park and the street on which it is located are both named in honor of fallen El Paso Police Officers.
NFOP Launches "Our True Heroes"
05/17/16 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
NHPA Pipes & Drums Recruiting new members
05/17/16 - New Hampshire Police Association
NH Police Association Pipes and Drums Recruitment Night Tues. June 7, 2016 6:00 – 9:00 pm Alpine Club 175 Putnam Street, Manchester, NH The NH Police Association Pipes and Drums will host a recruitment night on Tuesday June 7, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Alpine Club 175 Putnam Street, Manchester, NH.
Our True Heroes Campaign Launch
05/16/16 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
In response to the need to demonstrate the true courage and the real story of America's Law Enforcement Community today the National FOP has launched a new media campaign to show the stories of great law enforcement work that goes unnoticed by the public and media. Click Here to view Our True Heroes Launch.  Visit ourtrueheroes.org page.
3rd Annual EPMPOA Fallen Officer Memorial Run
05/15/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The 3rd Annual EPMPOA Fallen Officer Memorial Run will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  This year the race will honor Officer Ernesto Serna and Officer David Ortiz, as well as all of the other EPPD fallen heroes.  The race(s) will begin and end at the EPMPOA Memorial Hall, 3601 Rutherglen St.  Races coordinated through Race Adventures Unlimited.
Support for Manchester Officers Hardy & O'Connor
05/14/16 - New Hampshire Police Association
For those looking to help the two Manchester Police Officers who were shot while dealing with an armed robbery suspect, The Manchester Police Patrolman's Association has set up an account at Members First Credit Union accepting donations for Police Officer Ryan Hardy and Police Officer Matt O'Connor. Checks can be dropped off to any Members First branch (https://www.membersfirstnh.
Boyd calls for Carter Resignation
05/12/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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May 2016 Gendarme
05/10/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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Police investigating a shooting involving an EPPD officer in Northeast EP
05/10/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The Crimes Against Persons Unit is investigating a shooting involving an El Paso police officer in northeast El Paso. Police told ABC-7 a woman called them at about 10:40 a.m. Monday to report what police called a domestic abuse situation. The woman said a man she was with fired a gun inside the home located on the 10900 block of Dizzy Dean.
Funeral Services for (Ret.) Lt. Lalo Balderrama
05/05/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces that retired Lieutenant Eulalio “Lalo” Balderrama #757 passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the age of 60.    (Ret.) Lieutenant Balderrama served the community as a peace officer with the El Paso Police Department for over 35 years, from June 1981 until his retirement in September of 2006.
EPPD Promotion Ceremony
05/01/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department held a Promotions Ceremony on Monday, April 18, 2016 in the Karl McDonough Memorial Conference Room at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center.
IT'S "Dump on Colorado Law Enforcement Week" AT THE COLORADO SENATE
04/29/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
We have already reported to you that on April 27th the Senate killed HB 16-1399 which would have opened the door for law enforcement officers in Colorado to file Workers Comp claims for diagnosed work induced PTSD as a workplace injury. What we did not report in that post was that earlier that same day the Senate killed another important bill for Colorado’s law enforcement community.
Trek Across Texas - Remembrance Ceremony
04/29/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges members and their families to attend the "We Remember - Memorial Bicycle Trek Across Texas" Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:15 PM at the Mission Valley Regional Command Center, 9011 Escobar Dr.
Justices Rule First Amendment Protects Officer Demoted in Misunderstanding
04/29/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
WASHINGTON — It has long been established that public workers as a general matter may not be fired or demoted for speaking out on political topics. The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 26, 2016) ruled on a case that involved a twist on that question: What if the official doing the demoting misunderstood what the worker had done.
Police Explorers Golf Tournament
04/28/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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May Monthly General Membership Meeting Date Change
04/26/16 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
Be advised the General Membership Meeting for the Month of May will be held at Bung's Tavern, 2031 Route 130 N Burlington, NJ 08016. Date - May 19, 2016 Time - 6:00pm  The date change is due to it being Police Week in Washingtom DC the week of May 8th.
Life of a Police Officer: Medically and Psychologically Ruinous
04/22/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Police officer Brian Post recognized the 16-year-old girl lying face down in the grass at the Whispering Pines apartment complex in Lynnwood, Washington. He had gotten to know her in recent weeks, helping her obtain a restraining order against her abusive ex-boyfriend. Now, here was Sangeeta Lal, unconscious, with two bullets in her chest.
Life of a Police Officer: Medically and Psychologically Ruinous
04/22/16 - Longmont Fraternal Order of Police
Reprint of an article published in the online magazine “The Atlantic” – author Erika Hayasaki The intensely challenging job of law enforcement is linked to many health issues.
Funeral Services for BPA Jose Barraza
04/21/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the family - especially his wife Donna and sons Joey and Joshua, colleagues and friends of Border Patrol Agent Jose Barraza who passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016.   Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Agent Jose Barraza and the entire Border Patrol family.
78th Police Academy Class Anniversary
04/21/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Congratulations to the remaining members of the 78th Police Academy Class on their 27th Anniversary with the El Paso Police Department!  Best wishes as they begin their 28th year of service to the El Paso Community.  Thank you.
Officer Involved Shooting in west El Paso
04/18/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A 22-year old man was shot by officers who responded to a 9-1-1 call involving an armed suicidal subject who threatened to shoot the responding officers. Information was relayed to the officers that the subject claimed to be armed with an assault rifle and handguns.
Funeral Services for Retired Detective Eulice Lee Buchanan
04/18/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces that retired Detective Eulice Buchanan passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the age of 85.    (Ret.) Detective Buchanan served the community as a peace officer with the El Paso Police Department from November 1953 until his retirement in April of 1976. Prior to that (Ret.
2016 Executive Board Election Results
04/17/16 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
April 2016 Gendarme
04/14/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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Attention Retirees: Insurance Information
04/14/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Attention Retirees: Please see the attached flyer containing insurance information in reference to the new FOP Post age 65 Medicare Supplement Plan.
Houston Deputy Constable Shot 4 Times, Expected To Recover
04/14/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A deputy constable is expected to recover after undergoing several hours of surgery after he was shot four times while talking to another constable after a traffic stop, authorities said Thursday.  Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton was wearing a protective vest when he was shot at from behind about 11:20 p.m.
Tragic Line of Duty Loss - Officer Steven Smith, Columbus PD
04/13/16 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
Sisters and Brothers, Most of you know by now that Columbus PD SWAT Officer Steven Smith has passed away after being shot over the weekend during service of a felony warrant. We will keep you up to date on services and their times/places. Below, you can read the statements made by President Pappas of Lodge 9 and President McDonald of the FOP of Ohio.
Ohio Torch Run Challenge
04/13/16 - Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Inc.
The FOP of Ohio and the State Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee challenge each Ohio FOP Local Lodge to meet the challenge.
Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Coors Field
04/12/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The Colorado Rockies and Major League Baseball has teamed up with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund to show our appreciation for the men and women of Colorado who serve as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, public safety and first responders.
Training - Warrior Survival at Home and on the Streets
04/05/16 - Longmont Fraternal Order of Police
The Colorado Police Officers Foundation in partnership with Northern Colorado FOP Lodge #3, Denver Sheriff Lodge #27, and Loveland Police Department FOP Lodge #52 will be hosting “Warrior Survival at Home and on the Streets” on Saturday April 16, 2016.
Training - Warrior Survival at Home and on the Streets
04/05/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
The Colorado Police Officers Foundation in partnership with Northern Colorado FOP Lodge #3, Denver Sheriff Lodge #27, and Loveland Police Department FOP Lodge #52 will be hosting “Warrior Survival at Home and on the Streets” on Saturday April 16, 2016.
Trooper Mourned After Shooting At Busy Virginia Bus Station
04/04/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A state trooper who was fatally shot at a busy bus terminal during a training exercise was mourned Friday in Virginia and in Michigan, where he grew up, as officials investigated what sparked the shooting.  A gunman shot Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, 37, multiple times Thursday in Richmond before he was killed by two other troopers, police said.
Prop E
04/02/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Attention all members & retirees, Proposition E, which re-authorizes the 1% City Earnings Tax, will be on the ballot for city voters this Tuesday, April 5th. If Prop E fails, it will blast a $160 million hole in the city budget which would result in drastic cuts to the police department budget jeopardizing police wages, benefits, pensions and staffing.
Child Abuse Unit Kickball Tournament
03/31/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Child Abuse Unit is raising money with a Fundraiser Raffle for a 50 inch Flat Screen Television with a $5.00 Donation and a "Kickball Tournament" on Sunday April 24th, 2016. Please see the attached Kickball Tournament Registration Form for further details.
Motorcycle ride to benefit NH LEO Memorial
03/28/16 - New Hampshire Police Association
Announcing This Year's Colorado FOP Biennial State Conference
03/27/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
We are proud to announce this year’s Colorado Fraternal Order of Police Biennial State Conference will take place at the Marriot Vail Mountain Resort. Conference dates are May 5-8, 2016. We have included the special booking link which is at the bottom of this notification. Please use the provided hotel link to book your rooms. The conference registration fee is $95 per delegate.
Man Charged with Capital Murder in Death of Officer
03/24/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso Police have charged the man who struck and killed Officer David Ortiz with Capital Murder.  The incident occurred on March 10, 2016 near the intersection of Lee Trevino and Vista Del Sol when 45 year old John Paul Perry was driving a 2006 Kia Optima and intentionally drove the vehicle into Officer Ortiz's police motorcycle while the officer was stopped for a red traffic signal.
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