Joint Statement of Fraternal Order of Police National President Chuck Canterbury and State Lodge President Kevin Ahlbrand on the Grand Jury Decision in St. Louis County, Missouri
11/24/2014 The decision of the grand jury not to indict Officer Darren D. Wilson of the Ferguson Police Department brings no sense of joy or victory or vindication on the part of Officer Wilson or law enforcement officers today.
It does bring a sense of relief and a hope that this community can begin to heal from its wounds.
A young man is dead. It is a tragedy that Officer Wilson and the Brown family will carry with them throughout the rest of their lives. No grand jury decision will restore Michael Brown to his family and no grand jury decision will erase from the memory of Darren Wilson that he took a life in the course of performing his sworn duty.
The men and women of the Ferguson Police Department and their colleagues from around the State of Missouri will be on duty in the days to come. They will be there to protect the rights of those who wish to demonstrate. They will be there to protect the homes and businesses of Ferguson.
They do this because they are sworn to serve and protect their community. Our first and foremost responsibility to our communities is to keep the peace. We are peace officers.
We cannot undo the events of 9 August 2014, but we hope we can learn and grow from them.
We hope that peace prevails in the coming days and that the healing will begin.
The 2015 World Police and Fire Games are being hosted in Fairfax County, Virginia next summer between June 26 and July 5.
It is one of the largest multi-sport, multi-venue events in the world; it is larger than the Summer Olympics and draws more than 12,000 athletes representing 70 countries competing in 1,600 medal events.
Active and Retired officers are elgible to participate and there are no qualifying events.
Attached you will find several documents which provide additional information.
Download: The Capitol Cup.pdf , 2015 World Police & Fire Games Flyer.pdf , 61 Sports (word).pdf
Thank you to everyone who participated in the auctions for the KC Royals post-season and trip to the World Series, and congratulations to everyone who won!
The tickets gave us the ability to provide Royals tickets to our members at a cost much lower than generally available through the traditional sources.
While providing that benefit to the members, it also generated cash for the Political Action Committee. This will greatly enhance our ability to support legislators who support the FOP!
Kansas City FOP Lodge 99 is happy to announce our endorsement of Heather Hall for City Council District 1! She is the wife of long-time FOP member Sgt. Eben Hall.
Women Standing with Heather / Kids for Heather Hall for City Council would like to announce an event which is happening August 4th :Hello friends!My dear friend, Heidi Miller, is organizing a fun and helpful video/photo-op for my campaign. You do not need to be in District One to participate, so invite anyone you think would be interested.Hope to see you on the 4th!From Heidi -
We can get our kids involved with Kids for Heather Hall. We will meet Monday August 4th at 5:30 at the Shoal Creek Golf Club for a picture and video. The kids will be featured in a group photo and/or video showing their support. Also, ladies we can be in a separate picture during this time showing your support of Women Standing with Heather Coalition. We will celebrate together with Popsicles and cold drinks after the pictures.Thank you for your support of this campaign based on fiscal responsibility, infrastructure over special interests, increase police presence and building a community center in District One.Blessings, Heather Hall
Lodge 99 would like to encourage all Female Officers, and all Wives / Daughters of Officer to Attend.