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    Updated: May. 27 (19:58)

    Plans for new El Paso Police command center move forward
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    EPPD officers involved in 3 crashes in just 11 hours
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Memorial Remembrance - Richard Cochran: May 22nd
    KCPOG
    HPOA Charitable Foundation
    Henderson Police Officers' Association
    EPMPOA Special Election Results for Second Vice President
    El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    EPMPOA General Membership Meetings Cancelled Until Further Notice
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    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.
    Memorial Remembrance - Richard Cochran: May 22nd
    05/22/20 - 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 S. Cochran II, we want to take a moment and honor his memory.   Deputy Richard S.
    HPOA Charitable Foundation
    05/21/20 - Henderson Police Officers' Association
    The HPOA works diligently together to enhance the quality of life in the Henderson community through community service and charitable giving. Each year, we participate in civic service events through their HPOA Charitable Foundation; an IRS recognized 501(c) 3 non-profit, public charity; which we formed in 2006.
    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.
    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.
    FBI releases report on 2019 active shooter incidents
    05/05/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The FBI has released its report on active shooter incidents in 2019. According to the bureau’s report, 28 shootings were designated as active shooter incidents, an increase of one from the previous year. In total, there were 97 fatalities and 150 wounded, not including the shooters. The report found that 30 shooters carried out the 28 incidents, up from 27 shooters in 2018.
    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.
    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.
    Cite and Release San Marcos
    04/10/20 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
    Between 2015 and 2019 there were 17 murders in the City of San Marcos.  9 of those murders (53%) were marijuana related.  The San Marcos City Council wants to make a distributable amount of marijuana (Posession Of Marijuana greater than 2oz but less than 4oz) a Class A misdemeanor, a Cite and Release Offense.
    Feb/March Gendarme
    04/08/20 - Saint Louis Police Officers Association
    COVID-19 Executive Order from Governor Greg Abbott
    04/01/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    As of Wednesday, March 31, 2020, there have been fifty (50) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Paso County (not including Fort Bliss), and we now have confirmed "community spread," which means the virus is spreading within the local community, as opposed to individuals getting the virus while traveling. Following "Stay Home, Work Safe" orders is more important than ever.
    EPMPOA and Texas 635 Partner to Help Keep Officers Safe
    03/31/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association would like to thank Texas 635 for their sponsorship with assisting in the purchase of 300 gallons of disinfectant and spray bottles. The disinfectant, germicidal detergent and deodorant will be used by members department-wide against a broad spectrum of pathogens, to hopefully include the corona virus (COVID-19).
    A New Beat For Police: Enforcing Social Distance
    03/27/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    In New York City, they've started dismantling basketball hoops to prevent people from gathering in parks and playing. In Lakewood, New Jersey, police broke up a wedding being held in violation of a ban on large gatherings. And in Austin, Texas, officers are encouraging people to call a hotline to snitch on violators of the city's orders for people to stay home.
    Open Childcare for first responders!
    03/26/20 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
    The Coalition of Custody Unions, NJLECOA, NJSOA, NJLESA, PBA 105, request the opening of child care for first responders. Staff can not report to work with the schools closed and child care facilities.
    Letter for Designated Testing Site
    03/26/20 - New Jersey Law Enforcement Commanding Officers Association
    At close to 10,000 represented sworn law enforcement officers, we need a designated testing site for our members. Working with our brother unions, we are striving to get the necessities to complete our mission.
    COVID 19 and HIPAA: Disclosures to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders and public health authorities
    03/26/20 - Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition
    El Paso officials issue 'stay home, work safe' order to battle spread of Coronavirus
    03/25/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, County Judge Ricardo Samaniego and Dr. Hector Ocaranza agonized over the historic 'stay home, work safe' order for days. "This decision was not an easy one for me, for the judge, for any of us," Margo said. "We're dealing with lives versus livelihoods.
    Coronavirus Has Transformed Policing In The US, As Officers Scramble To Get Tested, Stay Safe
    03/24/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    After a reserve police officer in San Jose, California, tested positive for coronavirus last week, 20 of his colleagues were quarantined.  Another 10 full-time employees from the police department’s family violence unit were also asked to stay home.  “You can imagine.
    Sign Up for the Emergency Alert System
    03/20/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the El Paso’s Emergency Alert System. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as community events, severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods and other important information.
    LELS/MPPOA Deputy Krook Statement
    03/19/20 - Duluth Police Local #807
    LELS and the MPPOA releaseses a statement in regard to Deputy Krook being found not guilty for the use of deadly force defending himself and partners while trying to diffuse a situation with a suicidal male.
    NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
    03/17/20 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
    Please review the attached pdf released by National President Pat Yoes on FOP meetings at the National, State, and Local Level.
    COVID-19 & HLA/WC
    03/17/20 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
    The risk to law enforcement from COVID-19 is obvious.  One of the many questions being asked concerns the issue of what Heart and Lung (HLA) or Worker’s Compensation (WC) benefits are available to law enforcement officers in the event an officer contracts the disease.
    COVID-19
    03/17/20 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
    The Pennsylvania State Lodge executive board will continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
    EPMPOA Board and General Membership Meetings Cancelled
    03/17/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    After much consideration and discussion, the El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association has made the difficult decision to cancel the Board of Directors meeting scheduled for 1:00 PM this afternoon (March 17, 2020), as well as the General Membership meeting scheduled for 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
    El Paso man faces more charges after being shot by police near Riverside High School
    03/17/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A man faces additional charges after he was shot and wounded by an El Paso police officer in a confrontation last week in the Riverside area, police officials said Monday. Alexander Scott Maestas allegedly took out a handgun and was shot by a patrol officer who had stopped to check him after a call about a man with a gun near Riverside High School on March 11.
    Veteran El Paso police officer shoots suspicious man with gun near Lower Valley school
    03/11/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    A veteran El Paso police officer shot and wounded a suspicious man with a gun who was wandering the grounds of Riverside High School, authorities said. The officer-involved shooting happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday near Hockney and Midway in the Lower Valley. That's where police said they tracked a 23-year-old man who was spotted on the grounds of Riverside a short time earlier.
    Montgomery County Lodge 14 By-Laws
    03/09/20 - Pennsylvania State Lodge FOP
    Fourth Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Car Show
    03/05/20 - 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 Fourth Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Car Show on Saturday, April 4, 2020.  The event will be held at the Southwest University Diesel Shop located at 6500 Montana Ave. (inside and outside).
    EPPD to Honor Retired Ofc. Gilbert Federico with Retired Police Honors
    03/04/20 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
    The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Officer Gilbert R. Federico #134, who passed away on February 29, 2020 at the age of 80.  (Ret.) Officer Federico served the El Paso community as a peace officer for 20+ years.  He was commissioned by the El Paso Police Department on May 22, 1964 and retired on September 4, 1984.
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