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L.R.P.D. Police Memorial Reminder
Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #17
IT'S "Dump on Colorado Law Enforcement Week" AT THE COLORADO SENATE
Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Trek Across Texas - Remembrance Ceremony
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Justices Rule First Amendment Protects Officer Demoted in Misunderstanding
El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Police Explorers Gun Raffle
Saint Louis Police Officers Association
Police Explorers Golf Tournament
Saint Louis Police Officers Association
 
     
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L.R.P.D. Police Memorial Reminder
05/04/16 - Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #17
The L.R.F.O.P. would like to remind our members that the annual L.R.P.D. Police Memorial Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 1000 Hrs.  The location of the ceremony will be at the Main Headquarters located at 700 W. Markham.  All current and retired members are asked to attend this ceremony for our brothers that have been killed in the line of duty.
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 Gun Raffle
04/28/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
See attached flyer for more information.
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.
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
FALLEN HEROES PRESS RELEASE
04/17/16 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
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.
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.
NYPD Finest vs San Diego Enforcers Football Game Benefiting Cops for Kids with Cancer
03/25/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
On Saturday April 23rd The NYPD Finest Footbal Team will face off against the San Diego Enforcers at Boston College High School located at 150 William T. Morrissey Blvd, Boston MA 02125.  Kickoff is at 2:30 PM Both teams are members of the National Public Saftey Football League, which is comprosed of First Responders from across the Nation.
NYPD Finest vs San Diego Enforcers Football Game Benefiting Cops for Kids with Cancer
03/25/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
On Saturday April 23rd The NYPD Finest Footbal Team will face off against the San Diego Enforcers at Boston College High School located at 150 William T. Morrissey Blvd, Boston MA 02125.  Kickoff is at 2:30 PM Both teams are members of the National Public Saftey Football League, which is comprosed of First Responders from across the Nation.
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.
Officers Outraged Over KKK Painting Directed at Police Displayed in City Building
03/23/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Yesterday afternoon we began to receive a flood of calls in our state office from outraged officers and from equally upset civilians concerning a painting that the city had allowed to be prominently displayed for the public in the atrium on the main floor of Denver’s Municipal Webb Building.
NHPA Golf Tournament & Annual Meeting June 20, 2016
03/22/16 - New Hampshire Police Association
The 2016 NHPA Golf Tournament/Convention will be held on June 20, 2016 at the Passaconaway Country Club located in Litchfield, NH. Last year’s event was a huge success and will be difficult to top but our goal is to make this year’s event even more successful. The golf tournament last year provided each golfer with a great round of golf, and a nice gift.
The State of Denver Public Safety: A Continuing Crisis in Failed Leadership
03/21/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
Increasing violent crime, civil unrest and terror threats have made the safety of our communities the primary concern of many. Sadly Denver has not been immune from the trend of increasing crime. As reported recently by the media, all Denver neighborhoods witnessed an across the board increase in property and violent crime. Homicide in Denver is at a 10 year high.
Law Enforcement officers from different agencies gather at Mass for Officer Ortiz
03/21/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
SOCORRO, Texas — Hundreds packed Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Socorro Friday to pay their final respects to fallen El Paso police Officer David Ortiz. Law enforcement agencies involved in the mass include local departments, Houston Police Department, Dallas Police Department and police from Hobbs, New Mexico. Agencies came from across Texas and New Mexico.
Rest in Peace Trooper Thomas Clardy
03/16/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
Rest in Peace Trooper Thomas Clardy. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends as well as your Brothers and Sisters on the Massachusetts State Police.
Funeral Services for Retired Sergeant Ralph Coulter
03/15/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Sergeant Ralph L. Coulter.    (Ret.) Sergeant Coulter served the El Paso community as a peace officer with the El Paso Police Department from March 1957 until his retirement in March of 1973.   Funeral Services for Ralph L.
Funeral Services for Fallen Officer David Ortiz
03/14/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sad to announce that Officer David Ortiz #2614 passed away on Monday afternoon (March 14, 2016).
NFOP CONDEMNS MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER
03/14/16 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
Motorcycle officer seriously injured in crash
03/11/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso police motorcycle officer was fighting for his life after being injured in a chain-reaction accident Thursday afternoon on Lee Treviño Drive, authorities said. The accident occurred at about 3:15 p.m. while the officer was stopped in a line at a red light in the 1500 block of Lee Treviño Drive at Vista Del Sol Drive, officials said.
March 2016 Gendarme
03/08/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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Lexington Police Association Corn Hole Tournament
03/07/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
The Lexington Police Association is having a cornhole tournament fundraiser Saturday March 26 at 4PM at the Lexington Elks.  The cost to enter a team is $60.00 The easiest way to register is via Paypal using the link LPA.LEXINGTON@GMAIL.COM. Or contact LPA President Brian Ham at 781 389 3202 to make other arrangements.
Malden Police Patrolmen's Association Fundraiser
03/07/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
Members   The Malden Police Patrolman's Association is hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser April 15, 2016.  Doors open at 6:30 PM  for cocktails at Malden Catholic High School - 99 Crystal Street Malden MA.  Show starts at 8:00 PM.    Tickets are $20.00 per person and all proceeds will  benefit the Malden Teen Enrichment Center.
Malden Police Patrolman's Association Fundraiser
03/07/16 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
The Malden Police Patrolman's Association is hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser April 15, 2016.  Doors open at 6:30 PM  for cocktails at Malden Catholic High School - 99 Crystal Street Malden MA.  Show starts at 8:00 PM.    Tickets are $20.00 per person and all proceeds will  benefit the Malden Teen Enrichment Center.  Call 781-316-5201.
We have a Police PTSD Crisis: “Take care of our own” vs. “Throwaway Cops”
03/04/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
PTSD- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a new name for an old story and there are many complexities to its definition. The name, recognizing a medical condition, was coined several years after the onset of the Vietnam War. Similar symptoms demonstrated by soldiers following the Civil War were called nostalgia. GIs during WWI were said to have shell shock.
SUICIDE - Law Enforcement's Silent Killer. Seeking Public's Help
03/03/16 - Longmont Fraternal Order of Police
We have a problem in our profession and it is a destroyer of lives. For years it has been law enforcement’s dirty little secret. It has to do with excessive stress caused by the job and in its extreme form Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.  It can and does kill.
Man released from jail hours before killing Texas officer
03/03/16 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The family of the man who they say fatally shot a Texas police officer described the 22-year-old as a drug addict who was released from jail the same day the shooting occurred. Jorge Antonio Gonzalez told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Wednesday that his son, Jorge Brian Gonzalez, was high on methamphetamine when he was jailed Monday for stealing money.
Colonial Life Voluntary Insurance Plan
03/03/16 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
The Association has partnered up with Colonial Life to offer our members group voluntary insurance benefits.   During open enrollment, February 17th – March 5th, 2016, you have the opportunity to review and apply for voluntary benefits from Colonial Life.
SUICIDE - Law Enforcement's Silent Killer. Seeking Public's Help
03/03/16 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
We have a problem in our profession and it is a destroyer of lives. For years it has been law enforcement’s dirty little secret. It has to do with excessive stress caused by the job and in its extreme form Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD can and does kill.
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