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    Updated: Jun. 16 (04:01)

    Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill into law to help Texas police officers pay back student loans
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Second Annual "Top Golf" Fundraising Scholarship Tournament
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Public Safety Endorses Garrett O'Brien for Mayor
    Bellingham Police Guild
    Police, funeral community to discuss permanently banning police escorts for processions
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective Asa B. Tatum Jr.
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Officer struck by vehicle while escorting funeral procession improving
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    Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill into law to help Texas police officers pay back student loans
    06/14/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Police departments across the state of Texas will now be able to offer recruits student loan repayment assistance. This comes after Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law this week. Senate Bill 16 allows police departments across Texas to give officers a maximum of $20,000 in state money to pay off their student loans.
    Second Annual "Top Golf" Fundraising Scholarship Tournament
    06/13/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is hosting its Second Annual Top Golf Tournament on Sunday, June 23, 2019, from 12 Noon to 3:00 PM.  This family friendly tournament is a fundraiser to benefit the EPMPOA's Ben Ayala Scholarship Fund.  Top Golf is located at 365 Vin Rambla Drive.
    Public Safety Endorses Garrett O'Brien for Mayor
    06/11/19 - Bellingham Police Guild
    The Bellingham Police Guild and The Bellingham/Whatcom Co. Firefighters, IAFF Local 106 are proud to jointly endorse Garrett O'Brien for City of Bellingham Mayor.   Mayor O'Brien will truly prioritize public safety for working families while meeting the challenges of our rapidly growing and diverse community.
    Police, funeral community to discuss permanently banning police escorts for processions
    06/07/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The banning of police escorts for funeral processions in El Paso could become permanent.
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective Asa B. Tatum Jr.
    06/06/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Asa B. Tatum Jr., #394, who passed away on May 31, 2019 at the age of 81.  (Ret.) Detective Tatum served with the El Paso Police Department for 13+ years, from December 1968 until May 1982.   Prior to joining the El Paso Police Department, Mr.
    Officer struck by vehicle while escorting funeral procession improving
    06/05/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department posted a photo of Officer Daniel Rodriguez sitting up in the hospital with his family and friends. Rodriguez was driving a motorcycle while escorting a funeral procession when he was struck by a driver trying to cut through the procession on Thursday, May 23. Police said in their Facebook post that Rodriguez is still in the ICU, but his condition is improving.
    EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" for Officer Daniel Rodriguez
    05/28/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit Region V (WSRCC) motor Officer Daniel Rodriguez #2587 and his family.  This event is to raise money to assist them with unplanned medical expenses.
    Motor Officer Critically Injured
    05/24/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    An El Paso Police Department officer was critically injured on Thursday morning, May 23, 2019, after he was hit and run over by a driver who cut through a funeral procession the officer was escorting.
    Training: “TRAUMAS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT”
    05/23/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    Each year, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) provides free training to America’s law enforcement agencies on how to appropriately respond to officers and their families affected by line-of-duty deaths at each Traumas of Law Enforcement training. Instructors will present information and provide resources that are crucial to America’s law enforcement.
    NHPA Convention 2019
    05/21/19 - New Hampshire Police Association
    Come join the Board I’d Directors at the annual meeting and Convention at Cisco Brewery (formally Red Hook) in Portsmouth, NH on June 21st, 4-9 pm. Hospitality suite to follow at the Residence Inn Portsmouth for all attendees. Sign up now to secure a spot! https://www.eventbrite.
    38th National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
    05/15/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    This morning President Donald J Trump was the keynote speaker at the 38th National Peace Officers' Memorial Service. President Trump said he stands with law enforcement during the Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Capitol Hill, an event to honor law enforcement officers who have died on the line of duty. "Today we renew our solemn oath that we will never forget," Mr. Trump said before sharing a handful of stories of law enforcement officers.
    El Paso Police Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony
    05/14/19 - 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 17, 2019, 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.
    6th Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Run
    05/13/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The 6th Annual EPMPOA Fallen Officers Memorial Run will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, starting at 8:00 AM.  This year's race will start and end at Marco's Pizza, 7460 Cimarron Market, on the far westside of El Paso.     Proceeds from the event go to benefit the refurbishing of the Fallen Officers Police Memorial at Charles "Chuck" Heinrich Park.
    2nd suspect charged in death of Texas sheriff's deputy
    05/13/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    2nd Suspect Charged In Death Of Texas Sheriff's Deputy Authorities say the girlfriend of a man charged in the fatal shooting of a Texas sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop has also been charged in the officer's death.
    El Paso cyclists lace up in support of fallen officers
    05/13/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Nearly three dozen local cyclists laced up Saturday morning in support of our community's fallen law enforcement officers. EP Fitness hosted the inaugural "Thin Blue Line Ride" indoor cycling event at its Lee Trevino location. The charity ride raised money and awareness for the Chuck Heinrich Memorial Park and the officers it honors.
    Funeral Services for Retired Officer James H. Johnson
    05/12/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Officer James H. Johnson #419, who passed away on May 4, 2019 at the age of 73.  (Ret.) Officer Johnson served with the El Paso Police Department for 19+ years, from May 1974 until he was medically retired in October 1993.  Prior to joining the EPPD, (Ret.
    PBA 105 Foundation Golf Tournament
    05/10/19 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
    PBA 105 Golf Tournament (Fallen Officers) If you are interested in playing in the PBA 105 Golf Tournament at the White Oaks Country Club. The NJLECOA will sponsor a 4 person team. If there are more members interested, we will consider a second team. The registration must be completed by May 31. Please email Gregory.Paul@njlecoa.org or Trevor.Beatty@njlecoa.org.
    NHCOP Public Safety Trade Show
    05/10/19 - New Hampshire Police Association
    The NH Chiefs of Police 9th Annual Public Safety Trade show will be held June 6th in Manchester. Please see the attached information for details and how to sign up.
    NAPSO Joins State Legislators in Mourning Loss of Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson
    05/08/19 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
    NAPSO joins our statewide legislators and the public in mouring the sudden loss of Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (District 17, Clark Co.).
    FBI Releases LEOKA Statistics For 2018
    05/08/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The FBI has released the latest statistics on fallen officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2018.  According to the report, 106 officers were killed last year.  Of the 106 deaths, 55 were felonious acts and 51 were accidents.
    1st Annual Rider for 155
    05/08/19 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
    1st Annual Ride For 155 Sergeant Matthew Maineri #155 Fraternal Order of Police North Central Connecticut Lodge #33 Member #324 On September 2, 2018, Sergeant Matthew Maineri of the South Windsor Police Department died from injuries sustained in an off-duty incident while trying to break up a fight. Sgt.
    TxDOT kicks off Click It or Ticket Campaign, to raise awareness about seat-belt safety
    05/07/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The Texas Department of Transportation is launching their annual Click It or Ticket Campaign on Wednesday, May 8, to reduce the number of drivers and passengers who are killed or seriously injured because they’re not buckled up. According to TxDOT, wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of dying in a crash by 45% in a passenger vehicle, and up to 60% in a pickup truck.
    April 2019 Gendarme
    05/02/19 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
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    Fallen Law Enforcement Officers to be Honored During 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 in Washington, DC
    05/02/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The names of 371 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty will be formally dedicated on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial during the 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil held on the National Mall between 7th and 12th streets in Washington, DC, at 8:00 pm on Monday, May 13, 2019. U.S.
    Special tribute in honor of fallen officer David Ortiz
    05/01/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    It's been three years since Officer David Ortiz was killed in the line of duty, but the community will continue to remember his legacy with what is left. While losing her son, and never forgetting, Herlinda Ortiz in tears on Tuesday as she remembered the life of her son David Ortiz.
    EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" in Memory of Dispatcher Margie Garcia
    05/01/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit the family of Dispatcher Margarita "Margie" T. Garcia.  This event is to raise money to assist with expenses related to the tragic deaths of Margie, her son "Richie" and her Granddaughter Kamila in a recent traffic collision.  May they forever rest in peace.
    Hero's and Hotrods Car Show
    04/26/19 - Oklahoma State Fraternal Order of Police
    Longmont FOP Lodge 6 - 2019 National Police Week Benefit Event
    04/24/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    Come celebrate Longmont FOP Lodge 6 and National Police Week on May 16th from 4-8pm at Wibby Brewing in Longmont. Participants will receive a Commemorative Pint Glass, all you can eat BBQ from Georgia Boy's and unlimited pours of 3 select beers (Light Shine - Helles, Light -Shine Raddler & Volksbier).
    Limited Edition Jack Daniels Single Barrel FOP Commemorative Tennessee Whiskey Bottle
    04/24/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    Due to selling out in hours on the last barrel, we emergency ordered another, FINAL, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Single Barrel! To get yours: ? Download Wyatt’s Wet Goods App, available for iPhone through the App Store and Android at Google Play. ? In the top right corner of the app search, “Jack Daniels Single Barrel FOP” ? ORDER AWAY.
    NAPSO names new Civil Rights & Equity Representative
    04/23/19 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
    NAPSO named a new representative to the CWA National Civil Rights & Equity committee.  Sgt. Ken Youngblood of the Henderson Police Department has been named to replace Lt. Kirk Moore of HPD, who resigned his position due to the press of other responsibilitues in his department.
    Deputies cleared to Return to Duty
    04/19/19 - Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
    Two more deputies have been cleared to return to duty after their charges have been dropped due to insufficient evidence or false allegations.  Welcome back deputies!!!  DSABC supports its membership and strongly believes they are innocent until proven guilty. We know the men and women of BCSO have been, are, and will continue to be a Super Bowl team.
    Emergency Responder Trauma Retreat
    04/18/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    Emergency Responder Trauma Retreat Sunday May 19 – Saturday May 25, 2019 Black Forest Retreat Center, Colorado Springs The ERTR is available for eight (8) Colorado Emergency Responders. The ERTR is a clinically based retreat that is experiential and trauma focused involving Trauma Informed clinicians, peers and chaplain.
    School shootings' effects on police officers understudied
    04/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The first SWAT team members to see the horror in the Columbine High School library had to step around bodies and ignore a wounded student's plea for help as they searched for shooters they didn't know had already died by their own hands.
    371 fallen officers to be honored during 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil
    04/15/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Hundreds of fallen officers will be honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil in May. The names of 371 officers in U.S. law enforcement will be formally dedicated on May 13 at the National Mall.
    EPPD Accepting Applications for 127th Police Academy Class
    04/12/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The City of El Paso is taking applications for Police Trainee.  If you would like to apply to become one of "El Paso's Finest," the job description is on-line at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/elpaso.  To apply on-line go to http://www.joineppd.com/. This application is for the El Paso Police Department Academy, currently scheduled to begin on Jan 20, 2020.
    Victims of violent crimes honored in annual Crime Victims' Reading of the Names Ceremony
    04/08/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Pasoans joined by members of law enforcement spent an emotional Sunday morning remembering loved ones in the community who lost their lives. The week of April 7th through the 13th is National Crime Victims' Rights Week in the United States.
    Contract Negotiations 2019-2023
    04/07/19 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
    The time has arrived to begin the Contract Negotiations for the 2019 to 2023 NJLECOA Contract. Please take the time to look over the contract that has been sent to you via email.  Volunteers for the Contract Committee can email Trevor.Beatty@njlecoa.org. Once we have the volunteers, we will form the committee. Thank you.
    Annual EPPD Awards Ceremony
    03/29/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen and his staff cordially invite you to the El Paso Police Department’s Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The ceremony, which will begin at 10:00 AM, will be held at the El Paso Water Utilities, Tech H2O Center, located at 10751 Montana Ave.
    EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" for Family of Deputy Peter Herrera
    03/28/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit the family of Fallen Deputy Peter Herrera of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.  This event is to raise money to assist with expenses related to Deputy Herrera's recent line-of-duty death.
    Third Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Car Show
    03/27/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association in conjunction with the El Paso Fallen Officers Memorial Foundation will host the Third Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Car Show on Saturday, April 6, 2019.  The event will be held at the Southwest University Diesel Shop located at 6500 Montana Ave. (inside and outside).
    Florida boy runs with flag in honor of fallen El Paso deputy
    03/27/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    People from around the city and country are paying their respects to fallen El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Peter Herrera. Zechariah Cartledge, 10, of Florida honored Herrera on Monday by running one mile with a symbolic thin blue line flag. "I really want to honor them because they do so much for us," Cartledge told KTSM. "Police are not bad people.
    Funeral Services for Deputy Peter Herrera
    03/25/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the family, loved ones, colleagues and friends of Deputy Peter Herrera #4928 of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputy Herrera died on Sunday, March 24, 2019, as a result of injuries he sustained after being shot multiple times after conducting a traffic stop on March 22.
    Mission Statement
    03/23/19 - Des Moines Police Guild
    The Des Moines Police Officer’s Guild, represents all the Officers, Detectives, Sergeants, Community Service and Animal Control Officers of the police department. As a law enforcement agency in the state of Washington, we represent law enforcement personnel who are sworn to protect and serve the Des Moines community.
    Dash 4 Donuts Register Today!!!
    03/18/19 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
    The San Marcos Police Officer's Association is holding its 4th Annual Dash 4 Donuts 4 mile run on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at The Premium Outlet Mall. The run will start promptly at 8:00 am. Come on out, bring the family, enjoy a morning run, some donuts and lots of shopping afterwards!
    El Paso police officer to become torch bearer at 2019 Special Olympics
    03/14/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    An El Paso police officer is gearing up for the role of a lifetime. And he’s the only one to do it in the state of Texas. Passion has led this officer to the world stage. Our paths in life all lead us down different roads. “Coming out here to support them lit a flame in my heart,” said Sgt. Roberto Cardenas. Sgt.
    Limited Edition Jack Daniels FOP Bottle Pickup
    03/12/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    To our Colorado FOP members, families and friends who have participated in this fund-raising event, the bottles are here and ready for pickup at our Wyatt’s Wet Goods Longmont location. We are located at 1250 S Hover Rd, Unit C in Longmont. Phone - 303-485-9463 Hours - Monday - Saturday 9am to 10pm and Sunday 10am to 7pm.
    Social Security Act of 2019
    03/11/19 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
    H.R 141 – The Social Security Fairness Act of 2019 was introduced on January 3, 2019 and is one of our legislative top priorities. This bill would repeal the Social Security Windfall Elimination provision which unfairly diminishes retirement benefits for officers who were not permitted to participate in the social system by their municipal employers.
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