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El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges voters to approve Public Safety Bond
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El Paso officer found 'not guilty' of manslaughter in deadly shooting of Lower Valley man
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Bellingham Police Guild Endorses Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor
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Proposed public safety bond meeting today
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Ex-EPPD police officer sentenced in deadly hit-and-run crash
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2019 EPMPOA Installation & Service Awards Banquet and Dance
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El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association urges voters to approve Public Safety Bond
10/19/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Imagine for a moment going to a professional domain that has leaky pipes dripping down on your personal workspace, or security systems that are failing and unreliable. Many of our local police officers operate out of aging retail centers that were repurposed for regional police command centers.
El Paso officer found 'not guilty' of manslaughter in deadly shooting of Lower Valley man
10/18/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
An El Paso police officer was found not guilty of manslaughter Thursday afternoon in the deadly shooting of a Lower Valley man in the back in 2015. It was the second trial for Officer Mando Gomez; his first trial earlier this year ended in a mistrial after a prosecutor collapsed in court.
Bellingham Police Guild Endorses Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor
10/17/19 - Bellingham Police Guild
The Bellingham Police Guild is pleased to offer our endorsement of Seth Fleetwood for Bellingham Mayor.
Proposed public safety bond meeting today
10/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
On Thursday, the City of El Paso will educate voters about the contents of a proposed public safety bond costing hundreds of millions of dollars. The city will make its case to El Pasoans today for a more than $400 million upgrade to the police and fire departments. The 2019 Public Safety Bond includes more than $220 million for police and $190 million for fire.
Ex-EPPD police officer sentenced in deadly hit-and-run crash
10/16/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A former El Paso police officer who killed a man with his vehicle on New Year's Day was sentenced. Roberto Garcia struck Eduardo Vasquez, 37, who was walking on the shoulder of Interstate 10 in Vinton, with his personal vehicle and then drove off.
2019 EPMPOA Installation & Service Awards Banquet and Dance
10/15/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association will hold its annual Installation and Service Awards Party and Dance on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Memorial Hall, 3601 Rutherglen St.  The evening will start at 6:00 PM with a social gathering featuring cocktails and finger foods.
Rookie El Paso police officer placed on leave after shooting teen robbery suspect
10/14/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A rookie El Paso police officer is on administrative leave after shooting and wounding a teenage robbery suspect over the weekend. The wounded 17-year-old male is hospitalized in stable condition at University Medical Center of El Paso, Sgt. Robert Gomez, a police spokesman, said Monday.
ADDRESS CHANGE
10/10/19 - Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP
Our address has changed. The new address is as follows: Le-Hampton Lodge 35 FOP P.O. Box 3593 Allentown, PA 18106 Our Fund Drive address will remain the same.
TxDOT El Paso urges pedestrians, drivers to be vigilant with one another
10/10/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
As the number of fatalities involving pedestrians continue to rise across the city, TxDOT El Paso is making sure those behind the wheel and those crossing the road are aware of their surroundings at all costs. “A lot of times we get caught up in the fact that we expect the driver to see us or for us to have the right of way no matter what and that is simply not the case.
Second trial for El Paso police officer accused of shooting, killing man in 2015 underway
10/10/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
 The second trial for an El Paso police officer is underway in the 120th District Court. Mando Kenneth Gomez is facing one manslaughter charge for shooting and killing Erik Salas-Sanchez in 2015. Gomez was tried in February, but after a prosecutor collapsed in the courtroom, the judge declared a mistrial.
El Paso Police are making frothy drinks and a few jokes as part of Coffee with a Cop
10/03/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
After washing their hands, two El Paso Police officers seemed to take to their temporary jobs behind the counter at Starbucks, pouring on the charm while pouring coffee. Officer Jared Lamb, who joked that his nickname used to be Cold Brew, had fun calling out names loudly, even though customers were close by. "Ruben! Thanks a latte," Lamb quipped as a customer picked up his order.
Two years after tragedy, we remain Vegas Strong !!
10/02/19 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
October 1, 2019 became the second year anniversary of a night we all wish to forget due to the tragedies that unfolded which took the lives of 58 innocent people and wounded hundreds more.  Yet, it is also the anniversary of a date we will always remember as a day when the City of Las Vegas, Clark County, the State of Nevada and this nation became one family.
Nevada Law Enforcement Coalition posts candidate interview dates
10/02/19 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
The Nevada Law Enforcement Coaltion (NLEC), of which NAPSO is a founding member and leader, has established the following tentative interview dates for judicial and non-judicial candidates in 2020: Southern Nevada Judicial filing dates:  Mon., Jan. 6 - Fri., Jan. 17, 2020 Judicial interviews:  Mon., Jan. 27 -  Fri., Jan.
23rd Annual EPMPOA Golf Tournament
10/01/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will hold its 23rd Annual Golf Tournament at 8:00 AM on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Horizon Golf Club and Conference Center, 16000 Ashford St. in Horizon City, Texas. The golf tournament is the police association's fund raiser to benefit the Ben Ayala Scholarship Fund.
2019 Down Syndrome Coalition "Buddy Walk" & 5K "Fun Run"
09/30/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officer's Association encourages its members to help support the Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso by participating in the 2019 DSCEP Buddy Walk & 5K Fun Run.   The events will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus.
Funeral Services for Detention Officer Joseph Gomez
09/27/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the family, loved ones, colleagues and friends of El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Detention Officer Joseph E. Gomez #8100.  Detention Officer Gomez died on Sunday, September 22, 2019, as a result of injuries he sustained after his vehicle was struck by a suspected drunk driver.
Tentative Agreement
09/26/19 - Police Officer's Association of CCSD
EPCSOA Fundraising Cookout for Fallen Detention Officer Joe Gomez
09/24/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso County Sheriff's Officers Association will be hosting a cookout fundraiser to benefit the family of Fallen Detention Officer Joseph Gomez. The cookout will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM, at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Headquarters, 3850 Justice.
Driver who died in two-vehicle crash in east El Paso Sunday was EPCSO detention officer
09/23/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Officials with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office confirmed to CBS4 that the driver who died in a east El Paso crash on Sunday was a detention officer with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" to Benefit Summers Family
09/16/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit the family of Retired Lieutenant Kyle L. Summers #1296, who passed away on September 9, 2019.  This event is to raise money to assist the family with medical expenses related to Kyle's illness and other unplanned expenses.
"Celebration of Life" Service for Retired Lt. Kyle Summers
09/11/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Lieutenant Kyle L. Summers, who passed away on September 9, 2019 at the age of 54.  (Ret.) Lieutenant Summers served with the El Paso Police Department for 26+ years, from April 1989 until his retirement in October of 2015.
City to hold public meetings on 2019 Public Safety Bond ahead of November 5th election
09/10/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Officials with the City of El Paso announced Tuesday a series of public meetings where they will be presenting information on the proposed 2019 Public Safety Bond scheduled to be on the November 5, 2019 ballot.
125th El Paso Police Academy Class Graduation Ceremony
09/04/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association invites members and their families to attend the graduation ceremony for the El Paso Police Department’s 125th Police Academy Class.  The event will take place on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Bowie High School Auditorium, 801 S. San Marcial St.
EPPD Chief: ‘We need to harden targets' rather than creating new laws
08/29/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Paso Chief of Police Greg Allen spoke to members of the El Paso Central Business Association about his department, his officers and the mass shooting that left 22 dead and more than two dozen injured on August 3. Allen said shooters look for "soft targets," those areas where people are not expected to or won't fight back.
GMM Cancelled for Aug 28,2019
08/27/19 - KCPOG
The August 28th General Membership Meeting in covington has been cancelled.  Any questions or concerns contact Bob Lurry @ Bob@kcpog.
EPMPOA Elections Results (Odd-Year Election Cycle)
08/26/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association held elections earlier this month (August 4-10, 2019) for the office of President (Executive Board - Class I Director) and for Region III/Pebble Hills Regional Command Center Representatives (Executive Board - Class II Directors).   The elections, conducted via online electronic voting at www.epmpoa.
Time for Accountability
08/24/19 - Deputy Sheriff's Association of Bexar County
It's time for the Sheriff to stop making excuses for his failed leadership by whining to the press. He needs to hold himself accountable and be the leader we expected him to be when we endorsed him in 2016.
EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" Benefit for Officer S. Cataldi #1877
08/21/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit Region VI (Headquarters) Motor Officer Stephen Cataldi #1877 and his family.  This event is to raise money to assist with medical expenses and other unplanned expenses.
First Responders Bike Through Texas in Support of El Paso Victims
08/19/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A group of first responders made a stop in San Antonio Sunday morning to gather support for El Paso victims and fellow first responders who responded to the deadly shooting that killed more than 20 people. "We get forgotten, what we go through. We’re not just one event though. We’re many events.
Off-duty police back at El Paso Walmart stores
08/12/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
When 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, wearing ear protection and armed with an AK-47 style rifle, approached the packed Cielo Vista Walmart last Saturday, there wasn’t an armed police officer working security there to stop him.
Police chief, fire chief give updates to City Council about El Paso shooting
08/09/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso City Council held a meeting Thursday to provide updates on the El Paso shooting. Patrick Crucius allegedly opened fire Saturday morning at the Walmart near Cielo Vista. Twenty-two people died, and 27 others were injured. Officers responded within six minutes.
What we know about the victims of the El Paso shooting
08/05/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Twenty people were killed and more than two dozen were injured when a gunman opened fire Saturday afternoon at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Authorities have yet to release a list identifying those killed or injured in the shooting.
El Paso's DA vows: 'We will seek the death penalty' against mass shooting suspect
08/05/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The man suspected of killing 20 people and injuring 26 others in El Paso on Saturday is being charged with capital murder by the state of Texas and El Paso's district attorney Jaime Esparza vowed Sunday morning: "We will seek the death penalty.
El Paso law enforcement escorts Deputy Carlos Ramirez's wife on graduation day
07/29/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
It’s been almost a month since the death of Deputy Carlos Ramirez. The El Paso native was serving in Kendall County when he was struck and killed by a passing car during a routine traffic stop on July 2. Ramirez leaves behind a wife and two children, but today the family had a reason to honor him once again.
TxDOT El Paso Partners with EPPD and Whataburger
07/24/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The TxDOT Traffic Safety Division in El Paso is partnering with Whataburger and the El Paso Police Department to offer car seat checks at five locations. This is the first time TxDOT locally is partnering with Whataburger.
The 2019 Legislative Session - Expectations vs. Reality
07/22/19 - NAPSO / CWA Local 9110
Read here for a summary of our expectations vs. the reality of the 2019 legislative session (republished from the CWA 'Talking Union' newsletter, Summer 2019). /McCann%20article_2019%20session_Talking%20Union.
Family, friends remember Kendall County Deputy Carlos Ramirez
07/17/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Deputy Carlos Ramirez was laid to rest at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery on Tuesday.  Graveside ceremony for Deputy Carlos Ramirez at Fort Bliss Cemetery The fallen deputy was an El Paso native who graduated from Burges High School. Ramirez was a U.S. Army Reserve veteran who served the Kendall County Sheriff's office for three years.
Local Heroes Night 2019
07/15/19 - Everett Police Officers Association
Local Heroes Night August 23, 2019 Please come out and join us.
EPMPOA Sponsored "Wing Drive" for Ofc. Patrick "Fish" Martinez
07/10/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sponsoring a "Wing Drive" lunch to benefit Region III (PHRCC) Officer Patrick "Fish" Martinez #2421 and his family.  This event is to raise money to assist them with medical expenses and other unplanned expenses, causing a financial hardship.
City of El Paso proposing nearly $1 billion bond for public safety
07/10/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
El Pasoans may have the chance to vote on a $900 million bond for public safety in November. City leaders said they conducted a study that found that if residents want better emergency response times, they need better and more facilities. “We need to make sure that anytime somebody is relying on a police officer to show up that we need to have the resources to (respond) .
Funeral services set for Texas sheriff’s deputy, Burges grad, killed in crash on I-10
07/08/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
Funeral services for the 2006 Burges High School grad who was killed by a passing car while conducting a traffic stop early last week have been announced. Deputy Carlos (Smiley) Ramirez, 32, had just celebrated his birthday the day before he was tragically killed while on duty July 2. Ramirez was conducting a traffic stop when a vehicle struck and killed him along I-10 near Boerne, Texas.
Annual EPMPOA Picnic at Wet-N-Wild
07/08/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will host the Annual Member Picnic at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld on Saturday July 27, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.   Aside from the usual fun on rides in the water... • There will be free beer and sodas, plus some grills will be available for free (while supplies last) • The park will open at 1000 hrs.
Sheriff’s Deputy killed in Central Texas crash was 2006 Burges grad
07/03/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
A Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy killed when he was struck by a passing vehicle on I-10 near Boerne, Texas Tuesday was a 2006 Burges High School grad, according to a local law enforcement source. Deputy Carlos Ramirez was outside of his unit on I-10 responding to a traffic stop when he was struck and killed.
EPPD officer improves after being struck by vehicle while escorting funeral procession
07/02/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Police Department posted a photo on Facebook of Officer Daniel Rodriguez standing up and using a walker in the hospital. Rodriguez was driving a motorcycle while escorting a funeral procession when he was struck by a driver trying to cut through the procession on May 23.
Officer Claudia Cormier
06/28/19 - San Marcos Police Officers' Association
4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips
06/28/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, one of the leading causes of medical emergencies is fireworks. Children often receive burns on the hands and face by playing with fireworks. Often thought of as safe, even sparklers, can reach temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees. Additionally, the Fourth of July presents the most significant fire danger compared to other holidays.
Funeral Services for Retired Sergeant Jesus A. Ayala
06/19/19 - El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Sergeant Jesus A. Ayala #399, who passed away on June 15, 2019 at the age of 67.  (Ret.) Sergeant Ayala served with the El Paso Police Department for 25+ years, from May 1974 until his retirement in July of 1999.   Funeral Services for (Ret.) Sergeant Jesus A.
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