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    • SUPPORT OFFICER ED!!
       
      SUPPORT OFFICER T!!
       
      SUPPORT THE MEMORIAL FUND!!
       

      Many of you have asked how you can make a donation to help Officer DeValkenaere and his family. We have set up this link dedicated for this cause. Thank you for supporting Officer DeValkenaere and thank you for #supportingblue.  Please consider sharing this link with friends, family and on social media:


      https://bit.ly/EDSupportFund


      In January of this year, Kathleen Dias (a writer for numerous publications focusing on Policing in Remote and Rural issues) wrote an open letter to the American public, imploring us to decide what we want from cops.  Clearly, this letter was prescient.  Please consider taking a moment to read it by clicking the link below.

      Further, at the end of that article there is a link to another article: 15 things cops wish the public knew about policing.  (from January of 2019).  

      We believe both of these articles could be helpful and provide some context to keep in mind as we continue to move forward and try to find the best paths to reach the goals the public has, or wil, set for us.

      http://bit.ly/PublicDemands

      Please find below the response of the KCFOP in regard to comments recently made by Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, Jean Peters Baker.

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      Kansas City, Missouri


      Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #99
      527 W 39th, Kansas City, MO 64111
      816-231-8011
      www.kcfop.org

      We face one of the greatest challenges in recent history. Now isn’t the time for blame, finger pointing, or political divisions. We simply must lay issues aside and concentrate on helping one another. Our elderly, food insecure and many others are at the greatest risk.


      Our members who serve this great city hold this promise: We will not turn aside or fail you. We have your backs. While this virus spreads, we know that some are reeling from job losses and other financial issues. We will work hand-in-hand with other first responders to ensure that our community is served at the highest levels.


      Clearly our members have been and will be affected by this virus. Our members will continue to protect this city and save lives. We swore an oath to stand against anything that places our city at risk. We charge directly into danger to protect you, and this current crisis will not deter us.


      This isn’t new for us, or this country. Throughout history brave men and women have stood up and placed themselves in peril. Natural disasters, foreign wars, violent felons and even past epidemics all produced stories of great men and women who performed great deeds. None of us know what the future weeks and months hold, but we promise we will not shy away from protecting you and providing the safety you deserve.


      Our members understand they are at risk. While we will do our part in minimizing that risk, some is inevitable. Our families are understandably worried, as you may be, but they understand that public safety carries a risk every day.


      We ask that the community do its part in assisting in reducing this pandemic. Follow the mandates of our local leaders and stay home, if you are able. Reduce your personal contacts as much as
      you can. You are being asked to make a huge sacrifice and we understand that presents many issues. There is no question we are in uncharted waters, but together we can navigate through this
      crisis.


      This isn’t for the government’s to singularly solve. Police alone cannot protect against this new enemy. We each have a responsibility to play our role. Medical personnel, firefighters, those in public transit, grocery workers and many others will bravely continue to serve this community. Great leaders come from all walks of life, and rest assured many will stand up during this trying time.


      America was founded and served by many who found the courage to lead and make sacrifices. This is our time, this is our promise, and our members will not turn aside. We have your backs.


      Brad Lemon, President, Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police


      Download: Our Promise.PDF

      Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other areas, including the United States.

      Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness.
      • Data suggests that symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
      • Symptoms can include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and shortness of breath.
      • The virus causing COVID-19 is called SARS-CoV-2. It is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets among close contacts. Respiratory droplets are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and can land in the mouths or noses, or possibly be inhaled into the lungs, of people who are nearby. Close contact may include:
        • Being within approximately 6 feet of an individual with COVID-19 for a prolonged period of time.
        • Having direct contact with body fluids (such as blood, phlegm, and respiratory droplets) from an individual with COVID-19.
      To protect yourself from exposure
      • If possible, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet.
      • Practice proper hand hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available and illicit drugs are NOT suspected to be present, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
      • Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
      • Have a trained Emergency Medical Service/ Emergency Medical Technician (EMS/EMT) assess and transport anyone you think might have COVID-19 to a healthcare facility.
      • Ensure only trained personnel wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) have contact with individuals who have or may have COVID-19.
      • Learn your employer’s plan for exposure control and participate in all-hands training on the use of PPE for respiratory protection, if available.
      Recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

      Law enforcement who must make contact with individuals confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 should follow CDC’s Interim Guidance for EMS. Different styles of PPE may be necessary to perform operational duties. These alternative styles (i.e. coveralls) must provide protection that is at least as great as that provided by the minimum amount of PPE recommended.

      The minimum PPE recommended is:

      • A single pair of disposable examination gloves,
      • Disposable isolation gown or single-use/disposable coveralls*,
      • Any NIOSH-approved particulate respirator (i.e., N-95 or higher-level respirator); Facemasks are an acceptable alternative until the supply chain is restored, and
      • Eye protection (i.e., goggles or disposable face shield that fully covers the front and sides of the face)

      *If unable to wear a disposable gown or coveralls because it limits access to duty belt and gear, ensure duty belt and gear are disinfected after contact with individual.

      If close contact occurred during apprehension
      • Clean and disinfect duty belt and gear prior to reuse using a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the product label.
      • Follow standard operating procedures for the containment and disposal of used PPE.
      • Follow standard operating procedures for containing and laundering clothes. Avoid shaking the clothes.

      For law enforcement personnel performing daily routine activities, the immediate health risk is considered low. Law enforcement leadership and personnel should follow CDC’s Interim General Business Guidance.

      Thank you for your interest in the Regional Law Enforcement Memorial Garden!

      This is a youTube video explaining the memorial: https://youtu.be/SyxHulv1ip4

      Attached is the paver form to assist in the purchase of the pavers.  You can also purchase one online at http://www.kclemg.org/donate.

      November 15, 2019 is the last date to submit for your paver to be installed for the opening of the memorial in May, 2020.

      Paver orders will continute to be taken after November 15, 2019, but will be engraved at a later time.


      Download: KCLEMG_PaverForm_Final 4-29.pdf

      The KCFOP affiliated charitable foundation, the Kansas City Police Officer's Memorial Foundation, has been added to AmazonSmile!

      AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the same prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price to your favorite charitable organization.

      The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase prize from your eligible purchases.  You can change your charity any time you like by visiting smile.amazon.com.

      Go to smile.amazon.com and change your charity to Kansas City Police Officer's Memorial Foundation, and use smile.amazon.com to shop Amazon.

      Your KCFOP Lodge #99 Executive Board and numerous lodge members delegates are currently in Nashville, Tennessee attending the FOP National Conference.  We have been meeting with delegates from across Missouri, hearing about important legal issues, and listening to speeches from candidates who are running for positions on the National Executive Board.

      We want to share some important information with you that has been mentioned several times here, in Nashville.  

      There is a new program the National FOP is offering called the Fraternal Order of Police Free College Benefit.  This program allows you (as an FOP Member) or your family (Family is defined as spouses, children, stepchildren, dependents and grandchildren) to get an associates degree in one of several programs through online courses offered by Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) for FREE.

      EGCC is an accredited college in the University System of Ohio.  This means that any credits earned will transfer to other institutes of higher education with relative ease.

      Students who have completed a state approved Peace Officer Training program may be eligible for up to 33 credits from EGCC—that’s almost a year of work already finished!

      All of this is offered to Members, and their families, for FREE.

      Please visit http://fopfreecollege.org for additional information.  There are videos and a comprehensive FAQ there that will address any lingering doubts you may have.

      Please consider taking advantage of this great opportunity and benefit, before it's too late!


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