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FOP Lodge 2 and 32 BBQ Benefit - Trooper Edenhofer's family

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The FOP Lodge 2 and 32 BBQ. Friday, August 10. Please join us! We will be at Lodge 2 (3520 N 7th St., Phoenix) from 11:00am to 8:00pm tomorrow grilling up burgers and hot dogs (and veggie burgers) in support of Trooper Edenhofer's family and Troopers Dorris and Rodecap. Please drop by anytime. We'd love to see you. We'll have a 50/50 raffle (need not be present to win), Memorial shirts, and wristbands for sale. Thanks to Santisi Brothers Pizzeria and Sports Grill for an incredible food donation! Willie Itule also donated produce. We've also rec...
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Update Fallen Trooper Edenhofer - Services and Fundraisers

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We have been working over the last few days on various fundraisers and memorial activities for fallen Trooper Edenhofer and wounded Troopers Dorris and Rodecap. You are invited to all of these events. The families, Troopers, and DPS family are so grateful for all of the support they are receiving during this difficult time. Financial Donations The FOP has set-up the following page for tax-deductible donations to Trooper Edenhofer's family and for Troopers Dorris and Rodecap (who were also injured in Wednesday's tragic incident): https://azfopre...
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Fallen Trooper Tyler Edenhofer

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Trooper Tyler Edenhofer was shot and killed after he and several officers responded to reports of a subject throwing objects at vehicles on I-10, near Avondale Boulevard in Goodyear, at approximately 10:00 pm. Three Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers and two Goodyear Police Department officers responded to the scene and attempted to take the subject into custody. The man resisted arrested and engaged the officers in a struggle that lasted several minutes. The subject was able to obtain one of the officers' duty weapons during the stru...
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Arizona state lawmaker pulled over for speeding tells deputy on video he sometimes drives 140 mph

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rep-paul-mosley-arizona-pulled-over-speeding-video-140-mph/   PHOENIX -- An Arizona state lawmaker was seen telling a sheriff's deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 130 or 140 mph after he was pulled over for speeding. The deputy said in a report later that the driver claimed to have legislative immunity. State Rep. Paul Mosley was stopped on March 27 outside of Parker, Arizona. The rural area near the California border is in Mosley's district and more than 150 miles west of the state capital in Phoenix. A bod...
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National President Canterbury Testifies on Challenges Facing Law Enforcement in the 21st Century

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Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, testified today before the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations at a hearing entitled: “Challenges Facing Law Enforcement in the 21st Century.” “I want to thank this Subcommittee for its recent work on bipartisan bills during this week, which is National Police Week,” Canterbury said. “The law enforcement profession faces more challenges today and we’re in need of more support if we’re to succeed at keeping our streets and communities...
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Inside the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since 9/11

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Sgt. Ivan Gunter leads a special team of police officers called the Foxtrots in the Southwest Patrol Division of the Dallas Police Department. (Cooper Neill for The Washington Post) DALLAS — Sgt. Ivan Gunter climbed the stairs, sweating beneath a ceramic-plated tactical vest, his finger resting beside the trigger of his 9mm handgun. He could hear the suspect’s muffled voice above, between thunderous cracks of gunfire. Gunter, 49, led a specially trained team of nine Dallas police officers called the Foxtrots. In the July twilight, beneath the c...
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PSOB Reform Legislation Passes Congress!!!

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Bill could be signed into law before the end of National Police Week Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, welcomed news that S. 419, the “Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Improvements Act,” passed the House yesterday by a voice vote under a suspension of the rules just one day after the Senate approved the same bill by unanimous consent. “The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program is very important to law enforcement and the wider public safety community,” Canterbury said. “It gives our members peace o...
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Two Pittsburgh police officers founded the Fraternal Order of Police in 1915

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Click above  to listen to the interview with National FOP President, Chuck Canterbury: A century ago, two police officers from Pittsburgh decided they wanted better working conditions. They would go on to form the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), which continues to advocate for police officers across the country. This weekend, the FOP National Conference will be back in the city where the organization began, something that happens every quarter century, according to National FOP President Chuck Canterbury. “We have a bid system four y...
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Arizona DPS officer goes rogue, gets busted … by mom

Department of Public Safety Officer Keith Anderson sighed deeply. He knew he was caught. “I was a worried someone like you would find out about this,” he told me “I didn’t want that to happen.” I don’t blame him. He was about to be publicly outed as the law enforcement officer who took away an old man’s driver’s license, his automobile and his last shred of personal freedom, then turned around and gave the old man … a family. “I know things like this sometimes go public,” Anderson said. “But I’ve got to say, the last thing I expected was to be ...
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AZ FOP President Testifies at President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

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On February 14, 2015, John Ortolano, President and National Trustee for the Arizona State Lodge, gave testimony to the “Training and Education” Listening Session of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing on ” In-Service Training.” You can read his testimony here. On December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The Task Force seeks to identify best practices and make recommendations to the President on how policing practices can promote effective crime redu...
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Family gets back on feet thanks to Glendale officer

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GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5) – It’s never been easy to be a police officer and in the past few months, it’s seemed even more challenging. That’s why it’s refreshing to see officers making a difference by going above and beyond the call of duty to change lives. “I was in an abusive relationship for 10 years, finally got out of the situation,” Jennifer Montierth said. She and her kids ended up at 59th Avenue and Northern, panhandling after getting evicted. One day, a Glendale police officer pulled up. “I was scared, I thought I was going to get a ticket o...
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AZ FOP Supports Increased Funding for Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

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The Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is comprised of investigators from City, County, State, and Federal Agencies. Special emphasis is placed on locating, prosecuting, and imprisoning people who intentionally exploit children. Lead by the Phoenix Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, the AZICAC Task Force diligently pushes to fulfill this goal with highly trained and professional investigators and cutting edge forensics and technology. The Arizona Fraternal Order of Police supports adequate state funding ...
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Crime Prevention

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Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone. -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not visible from the outside. -Do not leave packages on you...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords. Do not use usernames or passwords that include your name,...
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