Pueblo Deputies' Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7


 To purchase Lodge #7 Hats, T Shirts or Challenge coins contact a Board member.

 Lodge T-Shirts $10

Hats $15

Coins $10

All Members in good standings are encouraged to attend membership meetings. As always your E-Board Members are here for you. Please feel free to contact them and ask your questions.








A Level of Commitment and Need


We are FOP and very proud to be part of Colorado’s and this nation’s largest representative law enforcement labor organization.  We are also very proud of our department and the professional quality of service given daily by the men & women who serve the citizens of this county as their law enforcement officers.  The level of dedication by these proud professionals is un-matched.  Pueblo County is proud of these employees and so is the Fraternal Order of Police.


Having said that, it must be understood that these professionals serve in an archaic system that denies them a legitimate and equal voice in their working conditions in their workplace.  A much needed and necessary voice.  The playing field on matters of working conditions is not level.  That is not a criticism of the current Sheriff or his administration.  It is a criticism of a system that for years has needed change.  

As such we feel it is essential that we have a voice, and the right to weigh in on decisions concerning our safety as well as the safety of the citizens we serve. That is why this change is needed. It is why the large majority of your deputies support change and why we believe the citizens of Pueblo County will also support a system of collective bargaining that brings about that change.

The denial of a representative voice has been the source of many serious problems over the years.  It is important that Sheriff’s Deputies be heard. We are the ones who daily are directly involved in service delivery and the safety of this community.  We are the first responders.  We have the daily working experience and street level knowledge of what community security entails.  Our jobs involve the public safety and our citizens' welfare on a daily basis.  For that and other reasons we believe it is paramount that a system of representation be in place to give us a voice. 


As Sheriff’s Deputies it is our very nature to protect our citizens and serve our community faithfully.  We are on the front line daily in that service.  When we put on the badge and the gun, there is no guarantee we will go home at the end of our watch. That is the nature of our job, and we accept that proudly.  But that is also why we believe that we should have a formal voice on decisions that affect our working conditions.  A system of collective bargaining.


Law enforcement officers in large numbers, both in Colorado and across this country, have gained or seek to gain this right.  This system of fairness is in place in numerous jurisdictions across the country, including eleven police departments and one Sheriff's department in Colorado.  For those entities it is a normal and accepted way of doing business.  History has demonstrated that the system works quite well, and that both sides benefit from it.  For current information on this matter in Pueblo County visit our Labor Relations page on this website.  


Honor & Commiment     

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppressions or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional Rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.  I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others.  Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life.  I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land. 

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.  Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always, even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for? 

"I have been where you fear to go... I have seen what you fear to see...I have done what you fear to do...All these things I've done for you. I am the one you lean upon...The one you cast your scorn upon...The one you bring your troubles to...All these people I've been for you. The one you ask to stand apart...The one you feel should have no heart...The one you call the man in blue... But I am human just like you.

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