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FOP Update - August 17

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous media interviews.National President Patrick Yoes and National Chairman ofTrustees Rob Pride attended theMissouri State FOP Conference.LEGISLATIVE NEWS & ACTIVITYF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C ENational Vice President JoeGamaldi gave an interview withFox4 Newsregarding a schoolassignment likening policeofficers to slave owners and theKKK. Click here to watch.

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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Dean M. Kueter,Jr., Executive Director of the Presidential Commission onLaw Enforcement and the Administration ofJustice,regarding the progress of the Commission and grantprograms. Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke withJeffrey R. Favitta,Senior Law Enforcement Advisor to the Attorney General,regarding U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr's lawenforcement outreach efforts and Operation Legend.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke withJack A. Rauch,Special Assistant to the President, regarding pendinglegislation and FOP priorities.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke withDevin O'Malley,Press Secretary to Vice President Mike R. Pence, regardingthe recent civil unrest and Operation Legend.

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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 ELegislative Liaison Mark McDonald had a conference call withFirstNet staff regarding FOP's ongoing partnership with FirstNet.Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardsonparticipated in avirtual staff meeting of the Presidential Commission on LawEnforcement and the Administration of Justice.on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justiceon Law Enforcement and the Administration of JusticePresidential CommissionPresidential CommissionSenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson participated in theNational COVID-19 Briefing Call with State, Local and TribalOfficials hosted by William Crozer, Special Assistant to thePresident and Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.Presenters included Steven T. Mnuchin, U.S. Secretary of theTreasury, Alex M. Azar II, U.S. Secretary of Health and HumanServices, and Dr. Deborah L. Birx, Coronavirus ResponseCoordinator for theWhite House Coronavirus Task Force.

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPPresident Donald J. Trump traveled to Yuma,Arizona where he met with U.S. Border Patrolagents and gave an update on the construction ofthe border wall. 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@GLFOPTHE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICETHIS 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 EU.S.AttorneyGeneralWilliamP. Barr traveled toKansasCity, MO and Detroit, MI to provide an update onOperation Legendand meet with command staff andofficers with the Kansas City Police Department and theDetroit Police Department.

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPThe Senate Homeland Security and GovernmentalAffairs Committeeheld a hearing at whichPostmasterGeneral Louis DeJoytestified about U.S. PostalService operations.The Houseis expected to return this weekend toconsider H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act.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 17:The National Legislative Officeprovided FOPmembers with information, released by theU.S. Departmentof Homeland Security (DHS),regarding DHS’s recent activityin response to COVID-19.To view thisinformation,pleaseClick Here.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 19:Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardsonparticipated in the National COVID-19 Briefing Call withState, Local and Tribal Officials hosted by William Crozer,Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director ofIntergovernmental Affairs.

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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 COSPONSORSH.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@GLFOPPRESS RELEASENational President Patrick Yoes participated in a paneldiscussion about anti-bias programsFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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National FOP@GLFOPRETWEETSHARELIKE@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPActivists are painting a false picture of a worldwithout police as a utopian society. The question is:Who’s utopia will it be? This social experiment is acomplete disaster and violent crime is skyrocketingacross the country. #DefendThePolice becausethey’re your last defense!TWEET OF THE WEEKFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPFOP IN THE NEWSFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICEWylie ISD apologizes for school assignment that likenspolice officers to KKK, slave ownersWylie ISD has apologized after some of its students recieved a political cartoonas part of a lesson that likens modern day police officers to the KKK and slaveowners. The district did not defend the lesson, but rather canceled it...August 20Fox 4Debate over defunding the Houston Police Department heatsup after Austin slashes budgetCalls for police reform have grown louder since the death of George Floyd nearlythree months ago. Many of these calls have coalesced into a “defund the police”movement in cities across the country, including in Houston...August 20Click2HoustonSchool assignment shows police as slave owners, KKK,drawing outragePoliceunionsand related organizationsare finding themselves under increasingscrutiny after the death ofGeorge Floydat the hands of a Minneapolis policeofficer...August 20Washington ExaminerPolice 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