Below are the Missouri FOP political endorsements in the upcoming elections.
U.S. Senate : No Endorsement
Governor : Chris Koster (D)
Lt. Governor : No Endorsement
Secretary of State : No Endorsement
State Treasurer : Eric Schmitt (R)
Attorney General : No Endorsement
State Senate District 11 : John Rizzo (D)
State Senate District 17 : Ryan Silvey (R)
State House of Representatives District 17 : Nick King (R)
These are the candidates who have shown to be the most supportive of the law enforcement community and Missouri workers in general. Please show your support for these candidates i their upcoming elections.
Badassery, a fund-raiser for Officer Nate Harrison, will be at 8 a.m. this Saturday , May 28. Due to weather concerns, it will be at:
Brave Enough CrossFit
1527 Howell St.
North Kansas City, MO
There will be both indoor and outdoor walk/run options available as well as rowers for those who wish to row instead. This is a celebration for Nate's total Badassery!
Nate was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in December 2015. Since that time, 'The Miracle Man' has defied the odds and is dominating life. Come out and celebrate.
Registrations accepted until the day of the event. Contact Officer Mikki Cassidy if you can volunteer the day of the event.
Register at https://badasseryevent.myshopify.com/
Saturday, June 4th, Guns 'N Hoses will be hosting a police escorted ride to benefit the 8 year-old daughter of Officer Dan Meyer, Helicopter section. Dan's daughter, Amelia, was diagnosed with a large cancerous brain tumor in November of 2015.
In addition to Dan's family, the ride will also benefit the Moore Family, a Sergeant at the Pittsburg, Kansas Police Department. Sgt. Chris Moore's son has been diagnosed with a condition which causes him to take medication daily at the cost of $100.00 per day, which isn't covered by their health insurance.
For more information and to pre-register, visit https://kcgunsnhosesride.org .
In Memory of KCKPD Detective Brad Lancaster Fundraiser
As we all know, Detective Lancaster was shot and killed while assisting patrol officers who responded to a suspicious person call at Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas
On July 2, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., American Guns Unlimited will be raffling off a new Generation 4 Glock 23 to one lucky ticket holder.
All proceeds collected for this raffle will be donated to the family of Detective Lancaster.
You may purchase tickets from American Guns Unlimited located at 7720 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64118 or contact Errol Riggins at (816) 520-3303.
The KC City Auditor's office just released their report of the audit on KCPD's fleet of take-home vehicles.
The office gave suggestions as to how the department could better deploy these vehicles, noting the following points:
-develop and know the cost of its take-home vehicle program
-track information related to take-home vehicles
-use data to better manage department resources and evaluat alternatives that should reduce costs and improve effectiveness
-share program costs, data, and alternatives with the Board of Police Commissioners to improve oversight and decision making.
According to the report, Management agreed with about half of the recommendations.
FOP Lodge #4 has established a memorial fund for the family of Detective Brad Lancaster. Contributions can be made at any of the Greater Kansas City Public Safety Credit Union branches or Kansas City, Kansas Police Headquarters.
Download: GNH Flyer.pdf
KCTV5 Interviewed lodge President Brad Lemon regarding the loss in positions the department has felt over the past number of years:
Omaha Police Offier Kerrie Orozco was killed on May 20th, 2015 while serving a felony arrest warrant, one day before her premature infant was scheduled to finally come home. Officer Orozco had planned to take time off to look after her.
She left behind a husband, two stepchildren, and her baby.
Deputy Remaeker of the Douglas County (Omaha) Serriff's Department contacted Lodge #99 and requested we inform everyone about Kerrie Orozco Memorial Tac-shoot.
This event is being held to help support the family that Kerrie left behind. 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit her family through the fund at OPFCU.
Kerrie Orozco Memorial Tac-Shoot
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Demonstration at 0800 / Event start to follow
Teams of two will navigate obstacles, apply sound shooting principle to hit targets of varying sizes and distances, transition between rifle and handgun and problem solve.
Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Awards will consist of sponsor donated items. Door prizes will be selected at the end of the competition. You need not be present to win.
Participant T-Shirts will be given at the event. Event T-Shirts will be available for purchase.
Registration fees: $50 per team Payable by check to 'Kerrie Orozco Memorial Tac-Shoot' or 'KOMTS' or through PayPal at email@example.com
Additional Information (Click to View/Download):
- Kerrie Orozco Memorial Tac-Shoot Flyer (pdf)
- KOMTS Course of Fire (Diagram and Description, pdf)
- KOMTS Directions from outside Omaha (pdf)
- KOMTS Registration Form (docx)
On April 12th, KCFOP Lodge #99 had our annual 'Day on the Hill' event. Members of the Executive Board and volunteers from the membership of the lodge travel to Jefferson City to meet and speak with our state legislators, addressing proposed legislative changes that might affect our members.
We had a great turnout this year and had the opportunity and good fortune to speak with many of the influential legislators at session.
A special thank you to the non-executive board members who volunteered to attend. We appreciate the support of the membership who help us improve this organization.
Below is a picture of some of the attendees with Missouri District 011 Representative, Galen Higdon.
KCTV5 has posted an article titled "Forte: KCPD's upcoming budget reveals staffing shortage".
KCPD Chief Forté today published an entry on his blog titled "Upcoming budget presents staffing shortfalls".
Please, take a few moments to read this and if you agree that having enough officers is important, please let your city-councilperson know.FOP president says fewer officers on KC streets mean increased waits for police response from Fox4KC
Fox 4 KC has posted an article titled "FOP president says fewer officers on KC streets mean increased waits for police response from Fox4KC".
Another piece in the on-going struggle to get more officers on the streets of KansasCity.
Fox 4 News has posted a story regarding the KCMO Budget and KCPD staffing, with comment from lodge President Lemon:
From President Lemon's Facebook :
Going to make community meetings, armed with real numbers. Mayor James can say what he wants on television but his budgets have reduced officer safety.
The Kansas City FOP Lodge #99 is happy to announce that our onlne store is now available!
You can visit the store by either using the 'Online Store' button on the left side of the main KCFOP.ORG webpage, or clicking the link above.
Shirts, Mugs, Golf Towels and much more are available. Please take a minute to browse what we have to offer and purchase some items.
To avoid shipping costs - make sure you change 'Pickup Your Order' to yes.
KCPD Employees, we will arrange to have your item dropped off or will make it available for pickup at our Lodge.
*All profits from the purchase of items on the KCFOP.ORG Online Store go to benefit the KCFOP Political Action Committee.
KCFOP Lodge #99 is happy to announce the availability of its new mobile app for your phone, available on the Apple App Store and Android Play Store.
This gives you the ability to quickly read any new items posted on the public area of the website.
Also, if you're a registered member you can save your username and password within the app so you don't have to constantly re-enter it in the website. You will also be able to access member-exclusive features from within the app, such as the member directory.
Setup is easy, once you've registered through the website, download the new App, enter your username and password, and most of the features will be available at the touch of your screen!!
Navigate to the Apple App Store or Googe Play Store and search for KCFOP!