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Local Heroes Night 2019
07/15/19 - Everett Police Officers Association
Local Heroes Night August 23, 2019 Please come out and join us.
City of El Paso proposing nearly $1 billion bond for public safety
07/10/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Pasoans may have the chance to vote on a $900 million bond for public safety in November. City leaders said they conducted a study that found that if residents want better emergency response times, they need better and more facilities. “We need to make sure that anytime somebody is relying on a police officer to show up that we need to have the resources to (respond) .
Funeral services set for Texas sheriff’s deputy, Burges grad, killed in crash on I-10
07/08/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Funeral services for the 2006 Burges High School grad who was killed by a passing car while conducting a traffic stop early last week have been announced. Deputy Carlos (Smiley) Ramirez, 32, had just celebrated his birthday the day before he was tragically killed while on duty July 2. Ramirez was conducting a traffic stop when a vehicle struck and killed him along I-10 near Boerne, Texas.
Annual EPMPOA Picnic at Wet-N-Wild
07/08/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will host the Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld on Saturday July 27, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.   Aside from the usual fun on rides in the water... • There will be free beer and sodas, plus some grills will be available for free (while supplies last) • The park will open at 1000 hrs.
Sheriff’s Deputy killed in Central Texas crash was 2006 Burges grad
07/03/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy killed when he was struck by a passing vehicle on I-10 near Boerne, Texas Tuesday was a 2006 Burges High School grad, according to a local law enforcement source. Deputy Carlos Ramirez was outside of his unit on I-10 responding to a traffic stop when he was struck and killed.
Officer Claudia Cormier
06/28/19 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips
06/28/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, one of the leading causes of medical emergencies is fireworks. Children often receive burns on the hands and face by playing with fireworks. Often thought of as safe, even sparklers, can reach temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees. Additionally, the Fourth of July presents the most significant fire danger compared to other holidays.
EPPD officer improves after being struck by vehicle while escorting funeral procession
06/27/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department posted a photo on Facebook of Officer Daniel Rodriguez standing up and using a walker in the hospital. Rodriguez was driving a motorcycle while escorting a funeral procession when he was struck by a driver trying to cut through the procession on May 23.
Funeral Services for Retired Sergeant Jesus A. Ayala
06/19/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Sergeant Jesus A. Ayala #399, who passed away on June 15, 2019 at the age of 67.  (Ret.) Sergeant Ayala served with the El Paso Police Department for 25+ years, from May 1974 until his retirement in July of 1999.   Funeral Services for (Ret.) Sergeant Jesus A.
New police Collective Bargaining Agreement with city of El Paso is fair: Ron Martin
06/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The Fire and Police Relations Act was approved by the Texas Legislature over four decades ago, and police and fire associations across major Texas cities have exercised their right to organize and to bargain collectively with their public employers regarding salaries and other concerns, such as the growing cost of living, job training, promotions, vacation days and family insurance expenses.
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.
EPPD, Emergence’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) works to address crucial gap in Police response
05/20/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The City of El Paso Police Department, in collaboration with Emergence Health Network and the County of El Paso, took a big step forward recetly in efforts to improve the behavioral health system of care. The department launched its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) to serve El Paso residents experiencing a mental health crisis.
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.
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.
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.
Borderland club helps families of fallen first responders
05/01/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The death of a police officer or firefighter is the biggest fear the families of first responders face. The combination of shock, grief, disbelief and anger is overwhelming, especially in the hours following the tragedy. That is when The Borderland 100 Club steps in immediately to help. The club's president is former El Paso police Officer Amanda Walsmith.
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.
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.
Funeral Services for PD Dispatcher, Son and Granddaughter
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.
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.
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