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    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.
    PD Family Mourns death of Dispatcher and Family Members
    04/16/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the famiy, colleagues and friends of Police Dispatcher Margarita "Margie" Tamayo Garcia #C880.
    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.
    6th Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Run
    04/08/19 - 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.
    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.
    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.
    Texas Officer Fatally Shot While Responding To Burglar Alarm
    03/06/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    An officer was fatally shot while responding to a burglar alarm at a Texas home. According to local news station CBS7, Officer Nathan Heidelberg was shot by the homeowner who believed his house was being broken into.
    HR 1325 Protect and Serve Act
    03/05/19 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
    25 February 2019   The Honorable John H Rutherford U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515   The Honorable Val V. Demings U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C.
    DNT Union Response to Huot Appeal
    03/04/19 - Duluth Police Local #807
    Duluth News Tribune article regarding the City's decision to appeal the Huot District Court ruling.
    8th Annual Steel Challenge - May 18, 2019
    03/03/19 - Lake County Deputy Sheriff's Association
    LAKE COUNTY DSA Presents the 8th Annual Steel and Three Gun Challenge (May 18th, 2019) ***Raffle Prizes*** Springfield Mil Spec 1911, Kimber Custom II or an 8day/7night trip to Mexico for 2. $5 per raffle ticket (separate from General raffle). Tickets can be purchased from any DSA member or at Lake County Guns.
    Time to Apply for EPMPOA Ben Ayala Scholarships
    03/01/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association reminds members that the period to submit applications for the EPMPOA Ben Ayala Scholarships is here. All graduating high school seniors who are sons/daughters of active association members in good standing are eligible to apply.
    FBI Reports Overall Crime Declined In First Half Of 2018
    02/28/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The FBI released their Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2018 on Monday, reporting an overall crime decline during the first half of last year. The report shows a decline in both violent crime and property crime in 2018 when compared to stats from the first half of 2017. Nearly all offenses in the violent category declined. Robbery decreased by 12.
    El Paso police officers read to kids at Barnes and Noble
    02/24/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Some El Paso police officers took time off from their busy schedule to read to children at Barnes and Noble Saturday. Dozens of kids showed up to hear officers read and they were joined by McGruff the crime dog. The purpose of the event was to help build relationships with children, so if they ever need help, they'll feel comfortable enough approaching an officer.
    2019 NHPA GOLF TOURNAMENT ACCEPTING SPONSORS
    02/22/19 - New Hampshire Police Association
    The NHPA is excited to announce it's sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 NHPA Golf Tournament.  The event will take place at Passaconoway Country Club in Litchfield, NH.  This is an excellent way to showcase your business and support of NH law enformcement to over 150 plus golfers. The field is already full!! This is the NHPA's largest fundraiser of the year.  Please consider sponsorship today.
    2019 MPPA RIDE TO REMEMBER ACCEPTING SPONSORS AND RIDERS
    02/22/19 - New Hampshire Police Association
    The MPPA is happy to announce the 2019 Ride to Remember to be held on April 27, 2019 at 10 a.m.  This years ride will begin and end at Bonfire, located at 950 Elm St, Manchester, NH.  There will be light food and raffles at the conclusion of the ride. The MPPA is now accepting sponsorships and registrations for riders.
    Please Help a Retired Brother In Blue and His Family
    02/21/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is requesting your assistance for a retired "Brother in Blue" and his family.  Four years ago, the wife of (Ret.) Officer Lorel E. Cluff #559 was diagnosed with Superficial Siderosis, a very rare neurological disease.
    Immediate Call to Action!!!
    02/19/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    To All Colorado Law Enforcement Officers, We need your help in defeating legislation that will impact your right to privacy and increase your exposure to civil action.
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective Medardo Ortiz Jr.
    02/12/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Medardo Ortiz Jr., #67, who passed away on February 11, 2019 at the age of 84.  (Ret.) Det. Ortiz served with the El Paso Police Department for 22+ years, from February 1958 until his retirement in September 1980. Funeral Services for (Ret.) Detective Medardo Ortiz Jr.
    EPPD Promotion/Achievement Ceremony
    02/12/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages all members to attend the El Paso Police Department's Promotion/Achievement Ceremony on Monday, February 18, 2019.  The ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM in the large conference room at Police Headquarters, 911 N. Raynor St.
    2019 St. Patrick's Day Law Enforcement Fundraiser
    02/09/19 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
    The Greater Boston Police Softball League and The Winchester Elks Lodge Lodge #1445 will be hosting the Fifth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Law Enforcement Benefit on March 16, 2019.  The event will take place at the Winchester Elks located at 375 Cambridge Street Winchester starting at 6:00 PM.  Tickets for the event are $20.00.
    Officer Down - Family Assistance Asked For
    02/08/19 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    The following is from Englewood FOP Lodge #22 regarding the loss of a FOP Brother from their lodge: It is with a heavy heart that we are sharing news of the sudden and tragic loss of our beloved brother, Kevin Hartmann. Kevin leaves behind his loving wife, Jennifer, and three children, Zack (13), Ben (11) and Rachel (8).
    What Police Officers Need To Know About Hepatitis A
    02/06/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Whether it is a pedestrian investigation on a busy street, taking the report of a crime or placing a person in custody, police officers have physical contact with people throughout their busy work day. With that contact, comes the risk of being exposed to various infections such as hepatitis A.
    WSRCC Commander Steve Lopez Named Optimist Club Officer of the Year
    01/30/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the El Paso Country Club Chapter of Optimist International held their annual awards ceremony.  At the event, Westside Regional Command Center Commander Steve Lopez was presented with the Law Enforcement Respect for Law - Officer of the Year Award.
    Officer, suspect identified by El Paso police in last week's officer-involved shooting
    01/30/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    he El Paso Police Department’s Internal Affairs Shooting Review Team is continuing its investigation of the officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday, January 24, in El Paso's Lower Valley. Police identified three-year veteran Mizrahaim Delgado as the officer involved in the shooting and Alejandro Novela-Delarosa, 50, as the suspect.
    EPPD to Honor Ofc. Clifford Gongaware with Retired Police Honors
    01/30/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the recent passing of retired Officer Clifford C. Gongaware #415, who passed away unexpectedly on December 21, 2018 in Gulnare, Colorado at the age of 70.   (Ret.) Officer Gongaware served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 23+ years.
    Shooting That Wounded 5 Houston Officers Started With Warrant Attempt
    01/29/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    It started as an attempt to serve a search warrant at a suspected drug house and quickly turned into a gun battle that killed two suspects and injured five officers, including four who were shot, Houston's police chief said.
    Some U.S. Police Departments Dump Body-Camera Programs Amid High Costs
    01/24/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    When East Dundee, a tiny suburb of Chicago, ordered body cameras for its 17 police officers, Terry Mee, the police chief at the time, told local reporters the devices­ would promote “officer safety” and “positive interaction with the public.
    EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" to Assist Sgt. J. Alvarado & Family
    01/22/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit Region III (PHRCC) Sergeant Joaquin Alvarado #2618 and his family.  This event is to raise money to assist them with expenses related to the recent tragic loss of their older son.
    The Impact Of A Government Shutdown On Public Safety
    01/18/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    As the Trump administration and Congress continue to spar over $5 billion in funding for a new border wall, the resulting government shutdown has reached day 26. On Jan. 12, it officially became the longest shutdown in American history, with no indication of an end in sight. Here’s how a government shutdown affects public safety personnel and first responders.
    124th El Paso Police Academy Graduation Ceremony
    01/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association invites members and their families and the general public to attend the graduation ceremony for the El Paso Police Department’s 124th Police Academy Class.  The event will take place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Bowie High School Auditorium, 801 S. San Marcial St.
    UPDATE: Suspect shot by EPPD officers dies
    01/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Police say the man shot by El Paso Police officers Monday morning has died. He has been identified as 25-year-old Louis Jose Burrus. Burrus was in critical condition after he was shot just before 5:00 a.m. Monday on the 2900 block of Trawood Drive, near George Dieter Drive.
    One person hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting in east El Paso
    01/15/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso police are investigating an officer-involved shooting.  It happened on Trawood Drive near George Dieter Drive Monday morning.  Darrel Petry, spokesman for the El Paso Police Department said they received several calls about shots fired in a neighborhood nearby.   He said they pursued a man who they believed was involved in the incident.
    El Paso Police Department Promotion Ceremony
    01/14/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association encourages all members to attend the El Paso Police Department's Promotion Ceremony on Monday, January 14, 2019.  The ceremony will be held at 10:00 AM in the large conference room at Police Headquarters, 911 N. Raynor St.
    DNT Article on New Contract
    01/10/19 - Duluth Police Local #807
    Duluth News Tribune article on our new contract!
    Report: More Cops Died By Suicide Than In Line Of Duty In 2018
    01/09/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    For the third straight year, more officers died by suicide than in the line of duty, WGN 9 reports. According to Blue H.E.L.P., a nonprofit run by active and retired police officers, at least 159 officers took their own lives in 2018, the same number of suicides tracked in 2017 and 19 more than in 2016.
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