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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


           
                Danny & Sharon Wells, Bill & Sheila Bradburn, George & Joyce Alfonso.
    
WE ARE PROUD TO SHARE THE RESULTS OF THE CANCER BENEFIT LODGE #7 PUT ON FOR THREE OF OUR MEMBERS WIVES!! LODGE #7 WAS ABLE TO RAISE $11,579 AND GAVE CHECKS TO EACH FAMILY FOR A LITTLE OVER $3,800!! THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO CAME OUT TO THE DINNER AND/OR GAVE DONATIONS!! IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!!! THANK YOU AGAIN TO THE PW FIREFIGHTERS WHO HELPED US WITH THIS BENEFIT!! THE GUYS AND GALS AT STATION #1 IN PUEBLO WEST YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!! 
               
   
                 
 
 
         








National Legal Defense Plan (LDF) 


The new LDF will help you on and off the job. If you are not at work and commit a crime which is not a felony you may be covered. As always if you need to use LDF contact any E-Board Member for a card with the information you need to use your LDF.

This is a letter from the National Legal Defense Plan, which is on the National FOP website
www.fop.net


If any of Lodge 7 Members were wondering if LDF is worth the money each month, just remember Tommie McLallen won his Law Suit in Federal Court by using his LDF Attorneys. LDF has helpped several other members of Lodge 7 and across the United States.


DATE: May 11, 2011

TO: Legal Defense Plan Membership

FROM: FOP Legal Defense Plan Board of Directors

RE: Coverage Changes and Upcoming Price Increase

At the recent Legal Plan Board meeting the following changes were adopted.
 

 

 

 

Effective May 1, 2011, the Administrative Off-Duty coverage benefit limit increased from $2,500 to $5,000 per occurrence.

Effective on the first anniversary date on or after January 1, 2012, a price increase on participant fees in the Legal Defense Plan will be implemented. The new annual pricing will go into effect on your lodge or individual renewal date. The following is the new pricing structure: Group Full Coverage (ABC) $240 • Individual Full Coverage (ABC) $258 • Group Civil/Criminal Coverage (BC) $60 • Individual Civil/Criminal Coverage (BC) $64 Effective on the first anniversary date on or after January 1, 2012, The Legal Defense Plan will only offer the above coverages. All other coverage options have been eliminated and will no longer be available.

Careful consideration was taken by the board to implement these changes. Based on the most recent actuarial analysis, claim activity, and with the best interest of the plan in mind, these changes were implemented to continue to bring you the best plan and member benefit available.

The Legal Plan values your business and thanks you for your continued support. If there are questions pertaining to these changes, please forward those to Hylant Group at 800-341-6038 or you can contact Bill Peacock (Chairman, Legal Defense Plan, Inc) at 770-560-1746.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








                                 





                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Colorado FOP Seeing Un-Precedented Growth!!!!


The Colorado FOP continues to grow.  With expansion of much needed member services which addresses and provides in demand labor services to members across the state; we have seen unprecedented growth in areas of the state where we have not had a presence in years.  In addition most lodges have seen internal member numbers growing.  The defense of workplace issues and what has happened in Pueblo County, along with other state-wide actions, has put the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police at the forefront in the battle for officers' rights in Colorado.  This combined with legislative goals of the National FOP has been a tremendous recruitment tool in Colorado. 

The actions of the Pueblo County Sheriff has been a rallying cry for officer rights and due process which has been recognized not only in Colorado, but across the nation as a horrendous example of the kind of callous and brutal law enforcement adminstration that destroys a proud agency and erodes service delivery to a community in need.  The Pueblo situation has captured the attention of members of the FOP from coast to coast.  Taylor should take pride in being not only a recruitment tool for the FOP; but a symbol of the kind of poor leadership in an office that as a result demands much needed change.  This situation is being watched closely and examined by key representatives in the Colorado Legislature, who have made several inquiries into the history of this travesty.

Summit County is on the verge of becoming the newest lodge in the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police.  Several deputies have expressed a strong interest in establishing Summit County Lodge 57 (Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon) which would be an area law enforcement lodge open to all eligible law enforcement officers in Summit County. Anyone holding a position in the FOP is invited to attend and help with these meetings. Please advise if you plan on attending one or both.

On Tuesday August 4th and Thursday August 5th the State Lodge will be attending meetings in Dillon at the Dillon Amphitheatre to discuss the benefits of FOP membership and the establishment of the new lodge. Law enforcement officers from the Sheriff’s office and any police departments in Summit County are urged to attend. Both meetings are scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM each day.

 

The State Lodge has provided the organizers with FOP information and a model constitution. This lodge like others before it will be a full service lodge offering both legal defense coverage and labor services. If all goes well we expect to have this lodge chartered and installed sometime in October. In the meantime any new members’ applications will be accepted and considered in good standing upon receipt.

 

I am also in the process of re-establishing Southeast Colorado Lodge 30 (Lamar & Prowers County). I am assisting in the re-organization of an interim Lodge board and they are working off a model constitution to bring their lodge into compliance.   This Lodge also is being re-structured into a full service lodge offering legal defense and labor services. Deputies in Prowers County are seeking to join this lodge alongside their Lamar brothers and sisters. There will be at least two meeting held in Lamar on August 25th and 26th at time and place yet to be determined. These will be primarily recruitment meeting. Anyone holding a position in the FOP is invited to attend and help with these meetings. Please advise if you plan on attending one or both.

 

LaJunta Lodge 50 has asked for help recruiting and expanding. There will be a series of meetings in that area in early September. More information will be sent when it becomes available.











 President Canterbury Defends Law Enforcement


National President Chuck Canterbury is featured in this USA Today's opinion page:

 

Racism is wrong, and our society suffers whenever we fail to confront racial prejudice in our personal and professional lives. It is wrong to think a man a criminal because of the color of his skin, and it is wrong to think a man a racist because of the color of his uniform. The arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the ensuing events are examples of the latter. Assumptions were made that the facts did not bear out, and it turned into every police officer's nightmare.

 

There is a mistaken perception that the ugliness of racism is an intrinsic part of the culture of law enforcement--a perception we must correct. Racial profiling is not a legitimate law enforcement tool, and there is no evidence that prejudice is a systemic problem in U.S. law enforcement.

 

Policing is one of the most closely supervised professions in the USA. In fact, Bill Lann Lee, the assistant attorney general for civil rights in the Clinton administration, told executives of the Fraternal Order of Police that he found, in more than 90% of the civil rights investigations of police agencies by the Justice Department, it was police managers, not line officers, who were responsible for the agencies' deficiencies.

 

Racial profiling cannot exist unless police executives allow it--unless a whole department tolerates it--and that just does not happen today. Unfortunately, because of past injustices, minority group members sometimes assume that any routine stop of a minority is racial profiling, an assumption that a white driver in the same circumstances is unlikely to make.

 

A decade ago, Congress wisely rejected legislation that would have required officers to record the race of anyone they stopped. Having fought for generations trying to create a color-blind society, should we now embrace the illogical conclusion that the only way toward a color-blind society is to record everyone's color any time we interact?

 

I do not know how we as a nation solve the problems of racism, but I do know what will and will not work in the profession of law enforcement. We must begin by challenging and refuting the idea that racism is tolerated in our nation's police forces.
                                                        
                                             

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