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FOP Update - August 24

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPNational President Patrick Yoes gave numerous mediainterviews.National President Patrick Yoes and nearly 100 FOPmembers attended the Republican National Convention atthe White Houseto hear President Donald J. Trump accepttheRepublican Party'snomination for President of theUnited States. LEGISLATIVE 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participated in meetings toplan and prepare forHurricanes Marco and Laura.

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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Jeffrey R.Favitta, Senior Law Enforcement Advisor to the AttorneyGeneral, regarding the recent civil unrest and OperationLegend.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke withJack A. Rauch,Special Assistant to the President, regarding theRepublican National Convention and Presidentialnominations.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with John H. Hill,Assistant Secretary for the Office of Partnership andEngagement (OPE) within the U.S. Department ofHomeland Security (DHS), regarding the recent civil unrest,immigration, and the coronavirus pandemic.Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke withTim Shea,Acting Administrator of the Drug EnforcementAdministration (DEA),regarding 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 ESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson, and LegislativeLiaison Rebecca Tyushad calls with the staff in the offices ofSenator Charles E. Grassley (R-IA)and Senator John Kennedy(R-LA) regarding anti-money laundering language in theNational Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson, Legislative LiaisonRebecca Tyus, and Press Liaison Jessica Cahillhad a call withRepresentative John H. Rutherford (R-FL) about thePresident's Executive Order on Safer Policing for SaferCommunities.Legislative Liaison Rebecca Tyushad a call with the staff in theoffice of Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX) regarding anti-money laundering language in the National DefenseAuthorization Act (NDAA).Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke withDean M. Kueter, Jr.,Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on LawEnforcement and the Administration of Justice,regarding theprogress of the Commission.

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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 ESenior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardsonattended a virtualstaff meeting of thePolice Officer Health Working Group ofthe Presidential Commission on Law Enforcment and theAdministration of Justice.on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justiceon Law Enforcement and the Administration of JusticePresidential CommissionPresidential CommissionThe National Legislative Office would like to announce itsnewest staff member, Jessica Cahill! Jessica bringsover eightyears of communication experience to her new role as PressLiaisonwith the FOP. Previously,Jessica served as acommunications staffer for the U.S. House ofRepresentativesand asMedia Relations Director for a publicaffairs firm. Jessicais a graduate of Salisbury University.Please join us in welcoming Jessicaaboard!

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPPresident Donald J. Trumpnominated ActingSecretary Chad F. Wolfto be the next Secretary ofthe U.S. Department of Homeland Security.TheFOPstrongly supports this nomination. Click here to readtheFOP'sletter of support.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 Senatewas in August recess this week and willreturn the second week of September. The House Oversight and Reform Committee held ahearing at which Postmaster General Louis DeJoytestified about U.S. Postal Service operations.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 26:The National Legislative Officeprovided FOPmembers with information, released by theU.S.Department of Homeland Security (DHS),regarding DHS’srecent activity in response to COVID-19.To viewthis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 28:Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke with JohnH. Hill, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Partnershipand Engagement (OPE) within the U.S. Department ofHomeland Security (DHS), regarding the coronaviruspandemic.

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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 12 06HOUSE COSPONSORS19227TOP 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 44 6HOUSE COSPONSORS660This 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+1 NEW+1 NEW

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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. 132529837HOUSE 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+1 NEW

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPLETTERNational President Yoes sent aletterto Senators Ronald H. Johnsonand Gary C. Peters supporting the nomination of Chad F. Wolf to bethe next Secretary for DHSFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPCRI-TAC SPOTLIGHTThe COPS Office released the new publication, "CRI-TACSpotlight: Roundable on Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention. FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE

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@GLFOP@FOPNATIONAL@GLFOP@GLFOPFOP IN THE NEWSFRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICERep. Zeldin Introduces Resolution Urging Creation of LawEnforcement "Bill of Rights"Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) introduced a resolution denouncing calls to“defund”, “disband”, “dismantle”, or “abolish” law enforcement ....August 25Congressman Zeldin Press ReleasDebate 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 ExaminerTexas Gov. Abbott calls for teacher's firing after assignmentlikens police to KKKTexasGov.Greg Abbottcalled for the firing of amiddle schoolteacherwhoallegedly gave students a homework assignment that appeared to likenpoliceofficersto members of the Ku Klux Klan, according to reports and social mediaposts.... August 25Fox News

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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 DEATHSAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinois3090131101430010IndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontana20202001270211NebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto Rico010130353040052Rhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWashington, DCWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming03014100133010AS OF 27 AUGUST 2020208208The 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@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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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 E S S I C A C A H I L LJ E S S I C A C A H I L LPress Liaison jcahill@fop.netJ I M P A S C OJ I M P A S C OExecutive Director jpasco@fop.netTIM RICHARDSONTIM RICHARDSONSenior Legislative Liaison trichardson@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 CenterF R A T E R N A L O R D E R O F P O L I C E