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FOP Update - August 10

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WASHINGTON WATCHl e g i s l a t i v e u p d a t eNATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEWEEKLY UPDATE | 10 AUGUST 2020Sign Up to Receive the FOP's Weekly UpdateJIM PASCOExecutive DirectorPATRICK YOESNational President@osaki022

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes and Executive Director JimPascoattended a meeting at the U.S. Department of Justice withU.S. Attorney General William P. Barr and other law enforcementleaders regarding rank-and-file law enforcement concerns, theimplementation of the President's Executive Order on SaferPolicing for Safer Communities, and the progress of thePresidential Commission on Law Enforcement and theAdministration of Justice.National President Patrick Yoes participated in a virtual paneldiscussion, hosted by the National Law Enforcement MemorialFund and Museum, regarding Law Enforcement Anti-BiasPrograms. Click here to watch.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous mediainterviews.National President Patrick Yoesattended the Tennessee StateFOP Conference and the Oklahoma State FOP Conference.National Vice President JoeGamaldi joined Fox News' Foxand Friends First to discussHouston hiring more officersamid calls to defund the police.Click here to watchExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke withJack A. Rauch,Special Assistant to the President, regarding the progress of thePresidential Commission on Law Enforcement and theAdministration of Justice, Operation Legend, and the passageof S. 3607, the "Safeguarding America's First RespondersAct," which would establish a statutory presumption that lawenforcement officers who die or become disabled from COVID-19 did so in the line of duty .

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPLEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EExecutive Director Jim Pasco spoke withBrian Dorow,DeputyAssistant Secretary, Office for State and Local Law Enforcement(OSLLE), regarding immigration issues.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke withJeffrey R. Favitta,Senior Law enforcment Advisor to the Attorney General, regardingFOP priorities.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson,Legislative LiaisonMark McDonaldand Legislative Liaison Rebecca Tyusrepresented the FOP in a meeting of the National Blue AlertAdvisory Group, during which Phil E Keith, Director of the Office ofCommunity Oriented Policing Services (COPS), delivered remarks.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke with committeestaff in the office of Senator Lindsey O. Graham (R-SC), Chairmanof the Judiciary Committee, regarding the inclusion of language tofix the LEOSA issue in the upcoming Senate COVID-19 legislation. Legislative Liaison Rebecca Tyushad a call with stakeholdergroups regarding the anti-money laundering amendment to theNational Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPPresident Donald J. Trump signed into law S. 3607,the "Safeguarding America's First Responders Act,"which establishes a statutory presumption that lawenforcement officers who die or become disabledfrom COVID-19 did so in the line of duty. THE WHITE HOUSETHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPTHIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.F R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EThe Department of Justice announced that OperationLegend will be expanded to Indianapolis, Indiana.THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEThe Operation is a sustained,systematic and coordinatedlaw enforcement initiative inwhich Federal lawenforcement agencies work inconjunction with state andlocal law enforcementofficials to fight violent crime.Attorney General Barr has directed the ATF, FBI, DEA, andU.S. Marshals Service in Indianapolis to dedicate resourcesto Operation Legend to help state and local officials fighthigh levels of violent crime, particularly gun violence.Indianapolis is experiencing a significant increase in violentcrime, with homicides currently up more than 51% and non-fatal shootings up more than 34%.

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPThe Senatebegan August recess this week and willresume the second week of September.The Houseis in August recess and will resume thethird week of September. THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ETHE UNITED STATES SENATEFraternal Order of PoliceNational Legislative Office

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August 10:The National Legislative Officeprovided FOP members withinformation, released by theU.S. Department of Homeland Security(DHS),regarding DHS’s recent activity in response to COVID-19.To viewthisinformation, pleaseClick Here.August 14: Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke withJack A. Rauch,Special Assistant to the President, regarding the the passage of S. 3607,the "Safeguarding America's First Responders Act," which wouldestablish a statutory presumption that law enforcement officers who dieor become disabled from COVID-19 did so in the line of duty.RECENT COVID-19 ACTIVITYThe FOP's COVID-19 website containscomprehensive COVID-19 informationspecific to law enforcement. FOPCOVID19.ORGFOPCOVID19.ORGPlease Visit:@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C EAugust 10:Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson spoke withcommittee staff in the office of Senator Lindsey O. Graham (R-SC),Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, regarding the inclusion of languageto fix the LEOSA issue in the upcoming Senate COVID-19 legislation.

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H.R. 1154/S. 1394This bill would recognize the right oflaw enforcement and other publicsafety officers to bargain collectivelywith their employers.the “Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act”21 7SENATE COSPONSORS2 02 06HOUSE COSPONSORS19226TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIESH.R. 141/S. 521the “Social Security Fairness Act”This bill would repeal both the"Windfall Elimination Provision" andthe "Government Pension Offset" incurrent Social Security law.53 338SENATE COSPONSORS5 81 94252HOUSE COSPONSORS+3 NEWH.R. 1195/S. 473the “Law EnforcementOfficers’ Equity Act"15SENATE COSPONSORS1 34 6HOUSE COSPONSORS659This bill would expand the definition of"law enforcement officer" for salaryand retirement benefits to include allFederal law enforcement officers.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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This bill would wouldmake it a Federal crime to target a lawenforcement officer with an assault that results in seriouslybodily harm or death.THE "PROTECT AND SERVE ACT"H.R. 132528836HOUSE COSPONSORSThis bill would amend the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act(LEOSA), which exempts qualified active and retired lawenforcement officers from local and State prohibitions on thecarriage of concealed firearms, to ensure that these officers areable to carry in the same venues as civilian concealed carrypermit holders in areas like schools and national parks, as well asuse public transportation and extends the exemption to magazinecapacity and would allow active and retired law enforcementofficers to access services at U.S. post offices, Social SecurityAdministration offices or Veterans' Affairs facilities.THE "LEOSA REFORM ACT"H.R. 115636036HOUSE COSPONSORSLEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPLETTERNational President Patrick Yoes sent a letter to RepresentativeJames E. Banks in support of H.R. 7951FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPPRESS RELEASENational President Patrick Yoes applauded the news PresidentTrump signed S. 3607 into law. FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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National FOP@GLFOPRETWEETSHARELIKE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPWhile the hate and rhetoric continues to bespewed by those who want to portray us as theenemy, we will continue to go to work every dayand put ourselves in harms way to save the lives ofcomplete strangers, just like this. #BackTheBlueTWEET OF THE WEEKFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPFOP IN THE NEWSFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEBanks seeks protection for police from frivolous lawsuitsU.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3, introduced the Qualified Immunity Act Friday that wouldcodify clearly established Supreme Court precedent in favor of qualified immunityand the protections it provides for law enforcement agents into statutory law... August 12KPCNews.comThe Wauwatosa officer who was suspended wasn't givendue process, the police union claims. The mayor says that'snot true.The Wauwatosa Peace Officer's Association saidpolice officer JosephMensahwas denied due processafter he was suspended by the WauwatosaPolice and Fire Commission in July... August 3Milwaukee Journal SentinelWhat are the major police unions?Policeunionsand related organizationsare finding themselves under increasingscrutiny after the death ofGeorge Floydat the hands of a Minneapolis policeofficer...July 31Yahoo! FinancePolice counter protests, 'defund' push with retirements,resignationsPolice officers across the country, angered by budget cuts and a lack of supportfrom left-leaning politicians, are fighting back by walking off the job... August 13The Washington Times

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OFFICERS SHOT & KILLEDOFFICERS SHOT & KILLEDAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinois50931440086267IndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontana31229060224140NebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto Rico0301075294250Rhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWashington, D.C.West VirginiaWisconsinWyoming03032020521130OFFICERS SHOT: STATE BY STATEOFFICERS SHOT: STATE BY STATE187187SHOTSHOT3030KILLEDKILLEDOFFICERSOFFICERSAS OF 30 JULY 2020@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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COVID-19 LINE-OF-DUTY DEATHSCOVID-19 LINE-OF-DUTY DEATHSAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinois3090121101230010IndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontana20202002270211NebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto Rico010120353040052Rhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWashington, DCWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming02013500033000AS OF 10 AUGUST 2020195195The FOP’s goal is to maintain anaccurate list of law enforcementofficers who have died in the lineof duty due to COVID-19.To ensure that every officer isaccounted for, if you are awareof an officer that has recentlydied in the line of duty due toCOVID-19, please email: Mark McDonaldmmcdonald@fop.netPlease include the officer’sinformation and a link to eithera media report or an obituary.@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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The questions draw from issues beinglobbied by the Grand Lodge inWashington, D.C.It is particularlyimportant for the State and local Lodgesto endorse candidates who support ourtop priority items and topubliclyopposethose candidates who do not.The following model questionnaire has been prepared by the NationalLegislative Office and is being provided to all State and local Lodges to aidthem in evaluating Federal candidates for the United States Congress inthe 2020 election cycle.Email to obtaina copy of your Representative's orSenators' legislative scorecard.2020 CONGRESSIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE2020 CONGRESSIONAL QUESTIONNAIREA Model Questionnaire for use by State and Local LodgesA Model Questionnaire for use by State and Local LodgesThe success of the National Legislative Programdepends on having an active grassroots base andon electing lawmakers who support our pro-lawenforcement agenda.View the Questionnaire@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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Help us repeal the Windfall Elimination (WEP)Help us repeal the Windfall Elimination (WEP)and the Government Pension Offset (GPO).and the Government Pension Offset (GPO).Urge Your Members of Congress to SupportUrge Your Members of Congress to SupportH.R. 141/S. 521, the "Social Security Fairness Act"H.R. 141/S. 521, the "Social Security Fairness Act"CLICK HERECLICK HEREto contact your Representative and Senatorsto contact your Representative and SenatorsHELP US REPEAL WEP & GPOHELP US REPEAL WEP & GPO@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center(CRI-TAC) provides no cost, customized technical assistancesolutions designed to meet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, &campus law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S.The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership tofederal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providinggrants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. The COPS Office awards grants to hire community policingprofessionals, develop and test innovative policing strategies, andprovide training and technical assistance to community members,local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement.VISIT WEBSITEVISIT WEBSITEVISIT WEBSITEVISIT WEBSITEVISIT WEBSITEVISIT WEBSITE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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The Fraternal Order of Police is committed to improving the workingconditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those weserve through education, legislation, information, communityinvolvement, and employee representation. Our challenge to you is to have each and every FOP member in yourdepartment, lodge, and state commit $5.00 a month to the NFOPPAC. Please contact the Legislative Office to learn about thevarious ways you can contribute to the NFOP PAC.National FOP Political Action CommitteeNational FOP Political Action CommitteeThe NFOP PAC is the power behindour organization's punch on CapitolHill, representing its members in themost effective way possible. CAN YOU CHIP IN $5? R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E

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MICHELLE MASONMICHELLE MASONAdministrative Assistant mmason@fop.netR E B E C C A T Y U SR E B E C C A T Y U SLegislative Liaison rtyus@fop.netMARK MCDONALDMARK MCDONALDLegislative Liaison mmcdonald@fop.netTIM RICHARDSONTIM RICHARDSONSenior Legislative Liaison trichardson@fop.netJ I M P A S C OJ I M P A S C OExecutive Director jpasco@fop.net328 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002Phone: 202-547-8189 Fax: 202-547-8190T H E S T E V E Y O U N GT H E S T E V E Y O U N G Law Enforcement Legislative Advocacy CenterLaw Enforcement Legislative Advocacy Center@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E