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    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.
    El Paso police seeing decline in applicants to become officers
    01/09/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department had 107 vacant positions as of Dec. 16. The number of police officer jobs being filled across the country is on the decline. In El Paso the number of applications being submitted isn't necessarily the issue. It's the number of people making it through the academy application process. Sgt.
    Autopsy results of man who died in October officer-involved shooting
    01/08/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The autopsy of Richard Palafox, the man who died following an officer-involved shooting at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center in October, states he was shot eight times.  "People are under this assumption that we can just stand back and shoot it out of their hand. that's not how we do it, said Ron Martin, president of the El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association.
    Berlin Police & The Hartford Wolfpack
    01/05/19 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
    Come and Join The Berlin Police Department and the Hartford Wolfpack support Officer Aimee Krzykowski's battle with breats cancer! #KRZYSTRONG When: February 23, 2019 (puck drops at 7pm) Where: XL Center Hartford Cost: Tickets are $15.00 each.
    National Blue Blood Drive
    01/05/19 - Connecticut State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police
    Connecticut Police Academy January 10th, 2019 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 285 Preston Ave Meriden, CT 06450 Get a $5 Dunkin Gift Card BY EMAIL when you come to give blood at this drive! For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org Or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
    Two Outstanding Law Enforcement Training Opportunities Upcoming
    12/28/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    The Colorado FOP is featuring two upcoming training opportunities for law enforcement to be held in the State FOP Lodge Training Center. These are very popular high value training events. Registration is limited and you are advised to register early. Lodging is available for out of town attendees provided by the The Doubletree Hotel, 8773 Yates Dr., Westminster CO, 80031.
    EPPD officers involved in shooting in South-Central El Paso
    12/26/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A suspect was taken to University Medical Center after an officer-involved shooting in South-Central El Paso Wednesday night, police said. Authorities said two officers fired at a man after a family disturbance was reported just after 8 p.m. on the 500 block of Huerta Street. Police said the man charged at the officers with a knife.
    PTSD, PTSI, Mental Health Problems...We Can Help.
    12/22/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    Lifelines Status:Code 4, Inc recently did an interview with Colorado State Lodge FOP Executive Director Mike Violette on law enforcement mental trauma, PTSD, PTSI, substance abuse and how the Colorado FOP Police Officers Foundation can help officers struggling with these issues. Shedding the Stigma In police culture, a major obstacle that impedes the maintenance of psychological health is the stigma attached to asking for help.
    Attention Denver Sheriffs Office Members
    12/19/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    Recent tragic events in the Denver Sheriff Department have resulted in numerous contacts from members of the DSD looking for some help in coping with their feelings about this loss of a friend and co-worker, as well as other factors of crisis and stress.
    50 States, 50 Police Heroes: How Cops Across The US Made An Impact In 2018
    12/19/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Whether it’s braving a house engulfed in flames to save a life or simply buying lunch for a hungry person in need, police officers all over this country are making a difference – big and small – in the lives of countless Americans.
    EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" to benefit Officer G. Sanchez & Family
    12/19/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit Region II (MVRCC) Officer Gilbert Sanchez #2278 and his family.  This event is to raise money to assist them with medical expenses and offer some financial assistance due to his wife Bonnie being out of work due to a medical issue.
    Fallen Brother - Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office
    12/15/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    Las Animas County Sergeant Matt Moreno was fatally injured on the evening of Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in an on-duty traffic accident. The accident happened as Sgt. Moreno and two other deputies were responding to a domestic violence in progress call. While headed to the scene two patrol cars were involved in an accident with a civilian vehicle traveling the opposite direction.
    Polar Bear Plunge 2019
    12/15/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
    The time has arrived for the Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge of 2019. The Event is being held at Seaside NJ on February 23, 2019. Visit the Events page for details.
    EPPD: Suspect accused of shooting police officer in South Central El Paso now in custody
    12/12/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso Police have arrested a suspect who they believe shot a police officer near Seville and Sambrano in South Central El Paso earlier Tuesday, Dec. 11.  Police apprehended the suspect, who they described as a Hispanic male, at around 8 p.m. at a residence located on the 100 block of North Clark.  Crisis management team made contact with the suspect but he refused to come out.
    3 LEOs Shot In Houston While Serving Warrant
    12/12/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A Harris County Sheriff’s sergeant and two officers from the Texas AG office were injured in a shooting while serving a felony warrant to a home in Harris County. The officers were shot while approaching the suspect’s door. They returned fire, but the suspect barricaded himself inside the home. Another deputy was injured on the way to the scene in a motorcycle crash.
    KFOX14 INVESTIGATES: Leaked copy of city manager employment agreement
    12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    KFOX14 Investigates exclusively learns City Manager Tommy Gonzalez could be in for another raise and other perks as the city looks to solidify a new agreement. The employment agreement comes in the final days of the current council and in advance of his contract renewal, which would happen in June 2019.
    El Pasoans can now text 911 during emergencies
    12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Getting help during an emergency just got simpler. El Paso County has added Text-to-911 as an additional way to request emergency assistance, according to the El Paso Fire Department. Officials say the service should only be used when voice calling is not possible or if it would put the caller in danger.
    Police report: El Paso man killed in officer-involved shooting had 'anti-police' history
    12/10/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    KTSM has obtained the police report detailing an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead two months ago. As KTSM previously reported, the incident happened October 10 outside of the Pebble Hills police station in East El Paso. Richard Palafox, 76, was identified as the man killed in the exchange with officers. KTSM.
    Resilience Trauma Workshop for Law Enforcement
    12/07/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    This retreat is for Law Enforcement Officers who may be in need of a chance to off load some of their Compassion Fatigue, ‘Stories from their career’, and or obtain some additional tools to help them reduce their job stress.
    Law Enforcement Officer Family Tragedy - Please Help If You Can.
    12/05/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    Please help this brother and his family if you can.  The medical costs and funeral expenses have overwhelmed this family and they are in desperate need of financial assistance.       What happened? After working from 5 P.M. the evening of November 18, 2019 into the early morning of 3 A.M. Monday November 19, 2018, Chaffee County Deputy Joey Lemley arrived home.
    West El Paso rapid growth creates challenges for police
    12/03/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
     It's no secret that east El Paso has been fast-growing for years. But officials said the westside isn't far behind.  This could be a challenge for police. With all the growth that the West Side is seeing, police said they're trying to keep up with the staff they have to keep everyone safe. But it's not so easy.
    Manchester PD seeking Certified Officers
    11/28/18 - New Hampshire Police Association
    The Manchester Police Department is seeking certified officers to fill vacancies within their department.  The following link will provide information regarding the position and hiring process: http://www.manchesternh.gov/Portals/9/SiteContent/Jobs/Certified%20Police%20Officer%2018-19.pdf Certified Officers can apply at any time and are not subject to a written exam.
    4 LEOs Killed On Duty Over Thanksgiving Weekend
    11/28/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Thanksgiving weekend was a deadly one for law enforcement with four officers killed in the line of duty across four different states. Officer Leann Simpson of the Philadelphia Police Department in Mississippi was killed Saturday in a car collision. Simpson was en route to assist with a traffic stop when her patrol car hit a light pole and rolled.
    UPDATE: City Representatives Runoff Election
    11/27/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association thanks its members and their family members who reside in District #1 and District #8 for voting in the City of El Paso Runoff Election on Saturday. Your votes helped to re-elect our City Council Representative friends, Peter Svarzbein and Cissy Lizarrraga. 
    Life insurance proposal
    11/26/18 - Clark County Sheriffs Support Guild
    Mary is working on a option for additional life insurance.
    EPMPOA Children's Christmas Party
    11/21/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will hold its annual Children's Christmas Party on Sunday, December 16, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The event will feature great food (hamburgers, hotdogs with all the fixings, plus drinks!), arts and crafts, games, prizes and a lot of fun.
    2018 EPMPOA "Turkey Bowl" Flag Football Tournament
    11/20/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is hosting its Annual "Turkey Bowl" Flag Football Tournament!  The 7-team tournament will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Ranchos Del Sol Park, 1100 Ted Houghton Dr.
    Police Officer Among 4 Dead In ‘Horrific' Chicago Hospital Shooting
    11/20/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A Chicago police officer and two hospital workers were killed Monday by a gunman who carried out a grisly assault at a city hospital. Police identified the fallen officer as Samuel Jimenez, a young cop with less than two years with the department.
    Funeral Services for Retired Lieutenant Victor M. Hinojosa
    11/06/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the recent passing of retired Lieutenant Victor M. Hinojosa #952, who passed away on November 4, 2018 at the age of 61.  (Ret.) Lt. Hinojosa served with the El Paso Police Department for 21 years, from July 1985 until his retirement in June 2006.   Funeral Services for (Ret.
    Texas Deputy Shot In Head During Standoff
    11/06/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A Texas sheriff's deputy has been shot and a suspect is in custody after an attempt to serve the man with an arrest warrant ended in gunfire and a three-hour standoff. Authorities say it began Thursday when a deputy went to a La Grange discount store to serve the man with a warrant charging him with failure to register as a sex offender.
    Denver Lodge 27 FOP Files Federal Lawsuit against City of Denver!
    11/01/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    On October 15th the Executive Board of Lodge 27 FOP filed a lawsuit against the City and County of Denver in the United States District Court because the city has violated your rights under the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
    SLPOA / Missouri FOP Endorsements
    10/31/18 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
    We would like our members, retirees and their families to vote for the police-friendly candidates who are endorsed by the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police and the St. Louis Police Officers Association and listed below. But, even if you don’t follow our carefully researched, bipartisan recommendations, at least vote.
    October 2018 Gendarme
    10/31/18 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
    DNA, Fingerprint Match Helped Lead FBI To Mail Bomb Suspect
    10/29/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A Florida man with a criminal history and a fervor for President Donald Trump sent at least 13 mail bombs to prominent Democrats, Justice Department officials said, crediting DNA, a fingerprint match and misspellings for the key break in a case that spread fear of election-season violence with little precedent in the U.S.
    Funeral Services for Retired Officer Saul Medrano
    10/29/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Officer Saul Medrano #1055, who passed away on October 24, 2018 at the very young age of 53.  (Ret.) Officer Medrano served with the El Paso Police Department for 20+ years, from March 1988 until his retirement on July 8, 2008.   Funeral Services for (Ret.
    STATE FOP ISSUES STATEMENT ON SHOOTINGS AT PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE
    10/28/18 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
    HARRISBURG (Oct. 27, 2018) – Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge (PA FOP) President Les Neri today issued the following statement regarding the tragic shootings at a Pittsburgh synagogue:             “This senseless crime is an absolute tragedy.
    FOP Endorses George Brauchler for Attorney General
    10/17/18 - Colorado State Lodge F.O.P.
    We are honored to announce our endorsement of George Brauchler as Colorado’s next Attorney General and we ask that you join us in supporting his candidacy in this year’s election. Your vote counts!! Vote George Brauchler for Colorado's Attorney General
    We have a Contract!
    10/14/18 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
    The Executive Board is pleased to announce the ratification of the 2015-2019 Contract. After many hours and tireless negotiations, we have reached an agreement with the State of New Jersey. Once we have a time line for retroactive payments and when the pay raises will be implemented in our paychecks we will be sure to put it out to the members.
    Shooting at El Paso Police Department's Pebble Hills Regional Command Center
    10/11/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    An El Paso Police Department alert confirmed shots were fired and added that it was a suicidal subject in the parking lot of the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center.  The person died in the parking lot, but no officers were hurt during the incident, police said.  Police spokesman Sgt.
    SOCIAL SECURITY WEP & GPO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
    10/09/18 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
    The Social Security Fairness Act (H.R. 1205/S. 915) would fully repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO)).  The House bill currently has 190 cosponsors, only 28 short of a House majority and the Senate bill has 26 cosponsors.  This is more support than we have had in the last few Congress.
    Annual EPMPOA Golf Tournament - Friday, October 26
    10/07/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is hosting its 22nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Horizon Country Club Golf Course, 16000 Ashford St. The 4-person per team scramble will kickoff at 8:00 AM.  This tournament is a fundraiser to benefit the EPMPOA's Ben Ayala Scholarship Fund.
    Inaugural Ofc. David Ortiz Memorial Bike Ride
    10/06/18 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The Inaugural Officer David Ortiz Memorial Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at David Ortiz Recreation Center (formerly Carolina Recreation Center).  Early bird registration is $25 (by October 19) and $30 on the day of the event.  The first 50 registrants will receive a free T-shirt.  Click here for the link to registrer online.
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