Category: President’s Blog

President’s Blog

President Ryan responds to SA Mosby’s judicial reforms

As President of Baltimore City FOP Lodge #3, I would like to respond to one of the reforms proposed, yesterday, by State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby concerning the elimination of bench trials in the State of Maryland. Mrs. Mosby takes the position that a criminal defendant, police or citizen, should not have the right to request a bench trial to determine their guilt or innocence, when criminal...

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Lodge #3 Consent Decree Recommendations

October 11, 2016 The Honorable Vanita Gupta Assistant Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Main Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Assistant General Gupta, On behalf of our over 4500 Police Officers, Sergeants, and Lieutenants, active and retired, we are eager to join the discussion to reform the...

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PERF Session in Chicago

On Tuesday, 3 October 2016, FOP President Gene Ryan and Past President Robert Cherry joined the Police Commissioner and members of his command at a day-long work session hosted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). The purpose of the session was to allow the BPD and Chicago Police Department an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing our police officers as we both work towards a...

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Baltimore Running Festival Registration Deadline

All BPD members planning to run as part of the Baltimore Police Department's Running Team need to register by Friday, 7 October 2016 at 1600 hours. Bring your check(s) and entry form to the FOP by 1600 hours. Details will only be given to those running the Relay, Half or Full Marathon.

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Press Statement re: Sun Article on Grand Jury Report

September 30, 2016 This afternoon, the Baltimore Sun published a story written by journalist Kevin Rector in which he detailed a report of the response of the Baltimore City Grand Jury following their experience in the “shoot, don’t shoot” simulator at the Baltimore Police training facility.  We congratulate the Grand Jury for their courage to participate in this experience and then to...

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Membership Meeting Update – September, 2016

September, 2016 MEMBERSHIP MEETING 2016 Election Results are as follows: President: Ryan 862 Gearhart 625 1st VP: Butler 864 Histon 577 2d VP: Blair 927 Glazerman 483 3d VP: Starr 1,052 Cohen 353 Treasurer: Nolan 888 Sargent 537 Commission of Trustees: Ditty Baldwin, Dominic Mastromatteo & Jeff Boettcher Unopposed: Lisa Riha - Secretary Ed Gorwell - Guard Don Helms - Chaplain Stan Mezewski -...

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2016 Lodge Election Results

The results of the 2016 Lodge election are as follows: President - Gene Ryan 1st VP - Kenneth Butler 2nd VP - Paul M. Blair Jr. 3rd VP - Ron Starr Secretary - Lisa Riha Treasurer - John K. Nolan Trustees - Ditty Baldwin, Dominic Mastromatteo, Jeff Boettcher Guard - Edward Gorwell State Trustee - Stan Mezewski Chaplain - Don Helms Congratulations to all!

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Lodge Wins in Court on Promotions

Big Win for the FOP - Det. Greg Ostrander’s Arbitration re: PROMOTIONS Today, Det. Greg Ostrander and the FOP received Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Jones’ decision regarding the Department’s appeal of the Arbitrator’s decision and award. Judge Jones DENIED the Department’s Appeal and ruled in favor of Det. Ostrander and the FOP. This, in effect, means that the...

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Wreaths for Fallen Heroes

The Police Emerald Society of Baltimore and the Metropolitan Baltimore Fire Emerald Society are proud to host the Wreaths for Fallen Heroes Ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens on Sunday, December 10th, 2016 at 9:00 AM. This joint effort to place Christmas Wreaths at each Fallen Hero’s gravesite will honor the Firefighters & Police Officers who gave their lives in the line of duty...

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Retrial of Off. Jimmy Halcomb’s Killer

Brothers and Sisters, BPD Officer Jimmy Halcomb was shot and killed by John Earl Williams on April 16, 1976 at Lombard and Carey.  The event is reviewed in detail on the Baltimore Police History website at: He has been in jail ever since.  He is requesting that his case be re-tried due to a...

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