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    Preliminary Data Shows Decrease in L.E. Line-of-Duty Deaths for First Half of 2020
    07/15/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum on Tuesday issued its 2020 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report with preliminary data through June 30, 2020. The report reveals that 65 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty so far in 2020 -- a 14 percent decrease over the same period last year, which saw 76 deaths. Officer.
    Nevada Law Enforcement Coalition is Alive and Well !!
    07/15/20 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
    Many of you have been advised that the newly organized Public Safety Alliance of Nevada is replacing the Nevada Law Enforcement Coalition which NAPSO helped to create and which has lobbied successfully for all statewide law enforcement interests for the past two legislative sessions.  This is not correct.
    Bothell Police
    07/14/20 - KCPOG
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    5 recruits, 6 instructors at El Paso Police Academy test positive for coronavirus
    07/10/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Covid-19 has changed the way life and work operate on a daily basis. The El Paso Police Department is no different, nor immune to the challenges brought on by the coronavirus. On Thursday, officials told ABC-7 that five of their recruits in the police academy, as well as six training officers there have tested positive for Covid-19. EPPD became aware the outbreak at the academy in early July.
    Honoring Service And Sacrifice
    07/09/20 - KCPOG
    Honoring Service And Sacrifice   NOTICE: Memorial Remembrance - Watson: July 9, 1934    On December 2nd, 2016 the King County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a memorial honoring the 18 members of our department who lost their lives in the line of duty since the founding of the KCSO in 1853.
    Funeral Services for Retired Detective George B. Cumber
    07/07/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Detective George B. Cumber #165. He passed away on June 28, 2020, at the age of 79. (Ret.) Det. Cumber served with the El Paso Police Department for 20+ years, from December 1966 until his retirement on March 31, 1987.  Funeral Services for (Ret.
    Honoring Service And Sacrifice
    07/06/20 - KCPOG
    Memorial Remembrance - Rowley: July 4, 1902    On December 2nd, 2016 the King County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a memorial honoring the 18 members of our department who lost their lives in the line of duty since the founding of the KCSO in 1853.
    Officers say they received pizza from El Paso restaurant with a pig drawn on box
    06/30/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Police in El Paso say they’re disturbed after two officers were given food with a disrespectful picture drawn on it. In a Facebook post Sunday night, an El Paso police officer said he and his partner ordered dinner at The Pizza Joint in downtown El Paso. But the officers said this pizza came with something extra.
    COVID-19 cases among El Paso first responders
    06/30/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The city of El Paso has provided data on COVID-19 cases within the El Paso Police Department and El Paso Fire Department. According to the city, 128 members of EPPD have been quarantined and 100 have been tested for COVID-19. Of those tested, 14 tests came back positive. City officials said 25 of those quarantined remain out of work and 97 have returned to work.
    Sergeant Samuel A. Hicks: June 24, 1982
    06/24/20 - KCPOG
    On December 2nd, 2016 the King County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a memorial honoring the 18 members of our department who lost their lives in the line of duty since the founding of the KCSO in 1853.  Today, on the anniversary of the passing of Sergeant Samuel A. Hicks, we want to take a moment and honor his memory. Sergeant Samuel A.
    Deputy Richard Herzog
    06/22/20 - KCPOG
    On December 2nd, 2016 the King County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a memorial honoring the 18 members of our department who lost their lives in the line of duty since the founding of the KCSO in 1853.    Today, on the anniversary of the passing of Deputy Richard Herzog, we want to take a moment and honor his memory.
    New details: Fort Bliss soldier accused of shooting El Paso police officer during 911 call
    06/17/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A Fort Bliss soldier allegedly opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle through a door when El Paso police rang his home's doorbell, according to court documents. Documents obtained by the El Paso Times revealed new details in Monday's violence resulting in an officer shot and wounded and two others barely escaping injury.
    Social media post of El Paso Police sergeant changing tire goes viral
    06/17/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Pasoan Darlene Henderson wanted to do something nice - thank El Paso police Sgt. Ron Martin publicly for changing her car's flat tire. Henderson was surprised to see her Facebook post  was shared by more than 850 people and gained 65,000 views in three days.
    Explanation of Unions and Police
    06/11/20 - Duluth Police Local #807
    George Floyd's tragic death has sparked a national debate on police reform lately. Much of the discussion has centered around police unions roles in reform and discipline.
    King County Police Officer’s Guild Position on the office of Elected Sheriff
    06/11/20 - KCPOG
    In 1996 the King County Police Officer’s Guild backed a measure to make the King County Sheriff elected.  From 1967-1996, the Sheriff was appointed.  What we saw was a public official who could not speak out on your behalf.  An appointed Sheriff works for the Council, not you…the voter.
    King County Police Officer’s Guild position on the office of Elected Sheriff
    06/11/20 - KCPOG
    King County Police Officer’s Guild Position on the office of Elected Sheriff In 1996 the King County Police Officer’s Guild backed a measure to make the King County Sheriff elected.  From 1967-1996, the Sheriff was appointed.  What we saw was a public official who could not speak out on your behalf.
    2020 Election Endorsements
    06/11/20 - Henderson Police Officers' Association
    The Henderson Police Officers Association is a member of the Nevada Law Enforcement Coalition and we are proud to announce our current endorsement listing for the 2020 Election cycle.
    El Paso named 5th safest large city
    06/10/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The Sun City landed near the top of a new study that ranks the safest cities in the United States. According to Advisor-Smith, the study titled “Safest Cities in America” ranked El Paso fifth in the largest safest city category — cities with populations larger than 300,000. KTSM.
    Ceremony Tuesday to honor fallen El Paso County sheriff's Deputy Peter Herrera
    06/09/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Peter Herrera, who was killed in the line of duty, will be honored Tuesday as part of the national E.O.W. Ride to Remember event. The E.O.W. Ride to Remember is a nonprofit organization whose members travel across the country to cities in which a law enforcement officer died in the line of duty the previous year.
    EPPD set to debrief City Council on this week’s protests at Monday meeting
    06/08/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department broke down what they believe happened during both Sundays and Tuesdays George Floyd protests in El Paso. They will present their findings during Monday’s virtual City Council meeting. In the presentation, police describe what happened as the sun went down, and tensions escalated in Memorial Park on Sunday.
    El Paso Police, protestors recap series of events during protest over death of George Floyd
    06/02/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Police Department said two officers were injured during the protest on Sunday. As we reported, thousands of El Pasoans marched from Memorial Park to El Paso Police Headquarters and while some said the protest was peaceful, tensions did rise. “I do believe that El Paso did represent ourselves in a good way yesterday.
    Video shows El Paso officers taking a knee with protesters
    06/01/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso police officers just defused the situation by taking a knee with protesters. NBC News.
    Plans for new El Paso Police command center move forward
    05/26/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The City of El Paso is moving forward with its plans to build the El Paso Police Department's Eastside Regional Command Center. City council is expected to discuss and vote on offering the design contract to MNK Architects, Inc. for $2,379,046.48 Tuesday morning. In total, the project will cost $38,600,000 and be paid for through the 2019 Public Safety Bonds.
    EPPD officers involved in 3 crashes in just 11 hours
    05/24/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso Police were involved in three crashes in 11 hours Friday night into Saturday morning. The first crash happened when a wrong-way driver got on I-10 heading east in the westbound lanes of traffic near Artcraft just before 11 p.m. Friday night. The driver hit a marked EPPD unit, causing a complete closure of all westbound lanes of traffic on I-10 at Redd Road. KTSM.
    EPMPOA Special Election Results for Second Vice President
    05/21/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association held a special election May 10-16, 2020 for the office of Second Vice President (Executive Board - Class I Director).   The election for Second Vice President was conducted via online electronic voting at www.epmpoa.org.
    EPMPOA General Membership Meetings Cancelled Until Further Notice
    05/21/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association held a virtual (online) Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.   As per the City's "Work Safe, Stay Home" directive, now extended through May 17, 2020, the EPMPOA has no choice but to cancel the General Membership meeting scheduled for 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 16, 2020.
    Senate Passes Bill to Pay Benefits of First Responders Who Die of the Coronavirus
    05/15/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Legislation to automatically pay federal death benefits to first responders who die of the coronavirus unanimously passed the U.S. Senate Thursday.
    El Paso police officer crashes during traffic stop along Loop 375
    05/13/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    An El Paso Police Department police officer was involved in a crash in El Paso's Lower Valley Tuesday An alert sent out by the police department indicated that the officer was trying to pull over a vehicle who was speeding along Loop 375. As he followed the vehicle, the officer's vehicle struck debris on the roadway and crashed near the Padres Exit.
    El Paso extends emergency ordinances to June 10, 8 new COVID-19 cases recorded Monday
    05/12/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The City of El Paso reported eight new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of positive cases in El Paso to 1,348. There were no additional deaths reported Monday, keeping the number of fatalities at 33. There are currently 80 patients hospitalized, 34 of whom are in ICU and 19 of those are on ventilators.
    Seventh Annual Fallen Officers' Memorial (Virtual) Run/Walk
    05/11/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The 7th Annual EPMPOA Fallen Officers Memorial Run will be "virtual" this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Sponsored in part by Texas 635 and 1-800-BoardUp, it will "take place" virtually anytime now and before Midnight on Saturday, May 16, 2020. You can chose to participate in the 1 Mile walk, a 5K Run and an 8K Run.
    Fallen LEOs To Be Honored During Virtual Vigil
    05/11/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Candlelight Vigil will take place virtually this year due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health crisis. For over thirty years, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has held a Candlelight Vigil to honor those who have died in the line of duty. This year, the names of fallen U.S.
    Please Vote - EPMPOA 2nd Vice President "Special Election"
    05/10/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    In accordance with Article IV, Section 8, of the Bylaws of the El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association and with consent of the Board of Directors, a "Special Election" for Second Vice President (Executive Board - Class I Director) will be held the week of May 10 - 16, 2020.
    Texas Deputy Dies After Weeks-Long Battle With COVID-19
    05/08/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Harris County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski died Wednesday after a weeks-long battle with COVID-19, becoming one of the first known coronavirus-related fatalities among Houston-area law enforcement agencies. Scholwinski, 70, was among thousands of first responders nationwide in mid-March to be sickened by the virus. His symptoms had worsened when he was hospitalized March 29.
    2020 Scholarship Applications
    04/30/20 - KCPOG
    Scholarship Applications are due in the Guild Office on May 31, 2020.
    Funeral Services for Retired Sergeant Antonio Peralta Jr.
    04/28/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Sergeant Antonio Peralta Jr., #158.  He passed away on April 21, 2020, at the age of 77 after a lengthy illness.  (Ret.) Sgt. Peralta served with the El Paso Police Department for 21+ years, from February 1966 until his retirement on November 21, 1987.
    El Paso police officer contracts COVID-19
    04/28/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    An officer with the El Paso Police Department tested positive for the coronavirus, according to police officials. The police officer was not identified.  Officials said the officer got the virus while on duty. Results for the police officer where known of earlier in April.
    Emergency Directives Amended, Aimed at Reducing Spread of COVID-19
    04/24/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The City of El Paso has amended the City’s emergency directive regarding the businesses and civilian directives aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 following the surge of the number of positive cases.
    EPFD Firefighter Collapses and Dies During Physical Training
    04/22/20 - 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 El Paso Fire Department FST Eduardo Ramirez.  Fire Suppression Technician Ramirez died on Tuesday evening, April 21, 2020, after he collapsed while taking part in a daily workout at Fire Station No. 8.
    El Paso Police officer injured in motorcycle crash
    04/22/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    An El Paso Police officer was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Tuesday morning. The officer’s injuries are considered serious but non-life threatening, a news release from the El Paso Police Department said. The crash happened at about 8:59 a.m. at the intersection North Mesa Street and South Desert Boulevard. KTSM.
    Inspirational Bravery and Courage
    04/20/20 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
    Inspirational Bravery and Courage
    04/20/20 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
    Chief: Man ambushed 3 Texas officers in his home, killing 1
    04/20/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A man who killed one Texas police officer and wounded two others before killing himself was wearing body armor and waiting to ambush them when they arrived at his home in response to a domestic violence call, authorities said Sunday.
    Inspirational Bravery and Courage
    04/20/20 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
    Ofc. Justin Putnam
    04/20/20 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
    We will miss you greatly.
    El Paso mayor donates face masks to El Paso Police Department
    04/17/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Mayor of El Paso Dee Margo, through a generous donation to the Paso Del Norte Community Foundation, donated about 3,000 face masks to the El Paso Police Department Friday morning. “These masks will ensure the safety and wellness of officers while responding to our public safety needs as we battle the spread of COVID-19,” said Margo.
    Ofc. Paul Beller Local Fundraiser
    04/16/20 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
    Tacos Flor has expressed their wish to do a BBQ Chicken plate benefit for Paul on Sunday, April 26th from 12 noon until 4pm at their taco stand/truck located at 15091 SH123 (in Guadalupe Co).
    DOJ: Officers Who Die From COVID-19 Will be Eligible for Death Benefits in Most Cases
    04/14/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The Trump administration has announced that law enforcement officers and other first responders who die of COVID-19 will be eligible for federal death benefits in most cases.
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