We would like to thank all lodges that have sent in their Constitution and Bylaws for review. It is important for those lodges that have not sent theirs in to do so, as you may be jeopardizing your IRS nonprofit status. We have completed many and they are now in an electronic file with the state office. Our goal is to get all in an electronic file by the end of 2015.
Important upcoming dates
Pre-Executive Board Meeting January 11, 2015 Location State Office.
Rally day Executive Board Meeting January 27, 2015 Rally Day Directors Meeting January 27, 2015 Location Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Grand Lodge FOP
Brothers and Sisters,
Last week after the Grand Jury Verdict in New York I was contacted by WRVA 1140 AM radio station to do an interview on how officers felt about the protests taking place across the country. I am attaching the interview to this email for you. I think it is important to keep you informed about the issues that I as your president address. I am representing your interests as law enforcement officers. I hope that you are doing well and this message is received well by you. Thanks again for your support. I think it is important that we are heard. Stay safe and have a great Holiday Season.
President Carroll's Interview
Kevin P. Carroll
President, Fraternal Order of Police of Virginia
5821 Iron Bridge Road, Richmond, Virginia 23234
Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice and Those Who Continue to Serve
Today, in the United States, some 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. They serve with valor and distinction – and with great success. Federal statistics show that violent and property crime rates in the United States are at historic lows, thanks in large measure to the dedicated service of the men and women of law enforcement
That protection comes at a price, however. Each year, there are approximately 60,000 assaults on law enforcement officers, resulting in nearly 16,000 injuries. Sadly, over the last decade, an average of 150 officers a year have been killed in the line of duty. And throughout U.S. history, more than 20,000 law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring all of America’s law enforcement heroes – those who have died in the line of duty and those who continue to serve and protect. That mission is accomplished through the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, as well as programs such as Officer of the Month, Officer Roll Call and others.
We invite you to learn more about the heroes of American law enforcement and join us in respecting, honoring and remembering them.