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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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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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Maryland State FOP Conference

On 15-16-17 August 2016, Baltimore City FOP Lodge 3 hosted the 26th Biennial Maryland State FOP Conference. The conference, held at the Hyatt Regency downtown, was the first time Lodge 3 hosted a state conference since 2000. We want to thank all our delegates who attended and worked on the business for the Maryland State Lodge. Re-elected to another two-year term was Maryland State FOP President...

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Witness Statements and Use of Force Reports

All members are reminded to include the following statement in any written/verbal/videoed report that they are ordered to provide to their supervisors or command as it relates to use of force or any other incident that may result in discipline down the road: "I am being ordered to provide this statement and, as a result,  I am not waiving any of my rights as outlined in the Law Enforcement...

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Lodge Election Ballots

On 22 August 2016, nominations were held at the monthly general membership meeting. All candidates for nomination to one of the positions on the FOP Lodge 3 Board of Directors needed to be an active or retired FOP member and have attended at least five (5) general membership meetings over the course of the past year. The ballots are being prepared and as per FOP Lodge 3 By Laws, must be mailed...

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Statement on P/O Nero acquittal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kim Deachilla Tel/ 717-817-6056 Email: May 23, 2016 Officer Nero is relieved that for him, this nightmare is nearing an end. Being falsely charged with a crime, and being prosecuted for reasons that have nothing to do with justice, is a horror that no person should ever have to endure. Unfortunately, however, his relief is tempered by the fact...

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Pension Lawsuit Update – 5/12/16

May 12, 2016 We received notice from the Court that Judge Garbis will hold a hearing on the City’s Motion to Abstain on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. This motion, in effect, asks Judge Garbis to rule that the case should be heard in a State Circuit Court rather than in Federal Court and this hearing will allow the City to present their reasoning. We will continue to update you as the...

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