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Peace Officer Philadelphia Lodge #5 Fraternal Order of Police • www.fop5.org

June 2013 - Vol. 22, No. 1

Memorial Issue

BRIAN LORENZO

MOSES WALKER

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The Peace Officer is the official publication of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5, 11630 Caroline Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154. Phone: (215) 629-3600 ~ Fax: (215) 629-5736, www.fop5.org. The Fraternal Order of Police is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to a membership of 14,000 Active and Retired Law Enforcement Officers, their families and 7,000 Associate Members. Submission Policy: The Peace Officer Editorial Board and Staff encourage the submission of news items, articles, photographs, graphics and text. Materials may be edited at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Materials will not be returned. Reproduction of contents published herein is prohibited without the written permission of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 Publications Committee.

About The Cover: The world of the Philadelphia Police was shaken to its core with the deaths of the two(2) officers shown on this issues cover when they were taken from us in a month’s time in 2012. Moses Walker and Brian Lorenzo were honored this year at the Living Flame, in Harrisburg and our nation’s Capital in Washington D.C. It does not take a Memorial however for Philadelphia Police to remember our Fallen Heroes because since 1828 when our first officer is recorded to have died to the present we have never forgotten them and their families. Since John McNesby took office in October, 2007 we have lost eight officers, those officers and the ones who fell before them will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.

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Paul Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . Veteran’s Corner Jim Doherty . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Writer Roderick Scratchard . . . . . Staff Writer Special Thanks to our fine photographers: Thom Hoban, Kenyatta Lee, Jaci Downs, Charlie Marsden, Terry Reid, Jim Boone and Nicholas Albert, Artistic Imagery, Inc.

Tom Jennings................................................. 10 Living Flame Memorial ............................... 71 Survivors’ Luncheon .................................... 73 Harrisburg Memorial ................................... 76 Survivors’ Benefit ......................................... 81 Member Advertiser Pages...........................109 Obits ................................................................135 Calendar of Events .......................................150 3


President’s Message John McNesby, President

6. Working Conditions in Police Facilities-we filed a grievance related to the conditions in Police facilities around the city. It took hundreds of hours of research and documentation along with 20 days of testimony after which we prevailed and showed the arbitrator that you were not at fault, the city left you in unsafe and unhealthy conditions. We also demonstrated that the city had close to a billion dollars designated to spend on building repairs and did not.

Getting ready to write an article for the Peace Officer always seems to take me forever. Whether it’s because the time isn’t there to just sit and complete it, or just plain and simple writer’s block, this article was quite easy to complete. I wanted to reflect back to the year 2007 when you elected me to lead this organization, and exactly what has been done in the area of wages, benefits, and working conditions.

These are just the top six (6) of the many, many milestones we have, as a Team, accomplished: whether it is the new sick conversion formula, the educational benefits, the catastrophic leave fund for officers, or the “State of the Art” new FOP facility. The new building, which was said could not be done, now will continually gen2. Medical-we still enjoy “The Best erate funds for years to come, which will go Medical in the Country” by far. Total com- back to you the members. This Team stands pensation for a Philadelphia Police Officer ready to represent you. with five (5) years of service now exceeds We have begun to prepare for the next the $100,000 mark. contract presentation, and I can tell you 3. Pensions-we have successfully fought they are not getting the least bit easier. battles in City Hall and Harrisburg to stop They will again attack wages, medical and the assaults on our pensions. pensions in a way never seen before, but we 4. DROP-we have and will continue to will be prepared for our case as well as represerve the DROP Program for Police Of- buttal also in a way you have never seen before. We will also ensure that you work in ficers. the best possible conditions. 5. Residency-what some considered imI’m asking you to let me and my Team possible to deliver-is now a reality. 1. Wages-a total of 19% in wage increases, which by far leads any other department across the country. While other places are losing benefits, entertaining wage cut or freezes, and/or being laid off or furloughed we have more than held our own.

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lead you again for the next three (3) years. friends and especially family. I am running again for President of what is now the strongest FOP in the country.

I am only a phone call away. Stay safe, John McNesby

I am asking for your support, and I am asking for your vote, if need be. I think we have earned it, but will never take it for granted. Summer is here enjoy some time with

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FIVE YEARS IS NOT THAT LONG By: Thomas W. Jennings Jennings Sigmond, P.C. The last Act 111 Interest Arbitration Award for the Philadelphia Police Department was for a period of five years. When that award was entered, it appeared to be for an eternity in duration! Quite obviously, that eternity is now rapidly approaching its end with the expiration of the contract to occur June 30, 2014. In the world of Act 111 that means that we will again be in Act 111 Interest Arbitration starting sometime in early Spring 2014. The preparation for the Act 111 Arbitration is hardly done overnight. It requires an extraordinary effort by all those involved. To that end I have already met with John McNesby and his team to begin the complex strategy of preparation that goes into the thousands of pages of exhibits and dozens of witnesses that ultimately participate in these proceedings.

As the only Union in the City that currently has an effective contract with the City, we are in a unique position. Quite obviously I am pleased that the City implemented the 3% wage increase for last July and will implement the 4% wage increase for this July. That fact, however, cannot lull us into a false sense of confidence that the future after July 1, 2014 will be without a struggle and without danger. The simple truth is that everything that happens in the City affects in one way or another our contract. For those that follow the local news as this article is being prepared, we know that the Philadelphia School District’s finances would be comical if they were no so tragic. Its apparent idea of a “balanced” budget is to get somewhere within $100 million dollars of where it should be and then simply throw up its hands and tell the City yet

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another bail out is necessary to avoid complete collapse . In like fashion, and as we warned the City in our Act 111 proceedings six years ago, the City’s monumental failure to collect its own taxes simply boggles the mind. Philadelphia has one of the poorest performing tax delinquency programs in the nation with City’s like Detroit and Chicago collecting far more of its delinquent taxes than our fair abode. Every year the City literally leaves tens of millions of dollars “on the table” in taxes that it refuses to effectively chase and collect. While one might say that this is not “our problem,” that is, of course, simply not true. Every Act 111 award has two essential parts – demonstrating a “need” to pay more to employees – a fact that is easy to prove in this case – and demonstrating the City’s “ability to pay” those wage


increases. It is at that point that spending tens of millions of dollars on runaway school budgets, failing to collect tens of millions of dollars in delinquent taxes and turning our bail system into a national joke directly and significantly impacts upon the outcome of our case.

when they are scheduled is critically important. It is essential that the arbitrator sees that real human beings with real human needs are the issue in this case. Thus, when the dates for the hearings are provided, we again ask that you take time out of your busy schedules to attend.

We have overcome these problems in the past, and as I indicated, John McNesby has already begun the process to address and overcome these problems in the future. However, as I have said in other articles in this magazine, your attendance at these hearings

One final word before closing. As this article is being written, we are working on securing – finally – the last two years of the Sheriff’s contract. Over our continuing objection, this proceeding has been delayed and delayed. As a consequence, our Deputy

Sheriffs had been wrongfully denied benefit adjustments to which they are so entitled. It is our hope that this injustice will be corrected sometime in the very near future. Again, as always, I wish to express my appreciation for the honor of representing Lodge 5 in these proceedings. There are no finer police officers who are more deserving of decent wages and benefits than those found in the City of Philadelphia Police Department.

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Letters to the President . . . Dear John, Thank you very much for the invitation to the Memorial last week. The breakfast and the superb dinner at the restaurant was top shelf, even the bus ride! Please extend my gratitude to all the members from my family and myself. Everything was Top Shelf and all showed your planning and caring.

JOHN McNESBY President Vice Presidents ROOSEVELT L. POPLAR, JR. JAMES P. WHEELER JOHN McGRODY STEVE WEILER Recording Secretary ROBERT B. BALLENTINE, JR. Financial Secretary MICHAEL TRASK Treasurer JOHN RUANE Trustees LOU CAMPIONE TERRY REID KENYATTA H. LEE WILLIE SIERRA AUSTIN FRASER Conductor ALAN G. KUCHLER Guards LESTER F. JOHNSON JOHN McLAUGHLIN Chaplain JOSEPH CELLA, JR.

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Thank you very much, Betty O’Hanlon ~~~

Dear John, Just a brief note to sincerely thank you for the 50 year recognition and appreciation luncheon held April 16th. My wife and I were amazed with the new F.O.P. facility but more than that happy to share some memories and war stories with classmates not seen for many years. It was hard to believe that I had retired and moved on over 27 years ago. Thanks again and please continue your fine work and representation for the men in blue! With sincere appreciation, Frank J. Hall (Class 157, former sergeant) ~~~ Dear President McNesby and the Executive Board of the F.O.P. Philadelphia, Lodge #5: I would like to Thank you for the wonderful luncheon and 50 Year Membership Celebration held on April 16th at the Heroes Ballroom. I know much planning and expense was put into this celebration! I appreciate all efforts you, the Board, and your staff have given to show appreciation for the Retirees 50 years membership. I particularly appreciate the individual photo opportunity you and the Police Commissioner extended. (I hope I get my photo in the near future) I especially appreciate the discontinued F.O.P. dues, the Certificate of Appreciation and the 50 year Gold Card. I cannot express my gratitude and say how proud I am to be a member of the F.O.P. Philadelphia, Lodge #5. Again, Thank You for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Fraternally Yours, Gloria Robinson ~~~ President and Brother John, I received my Gold F.O.P.Card and certainly consider it an honor. I also want to thank you and the Officers of Michael G. Lutz Lodge #5 for recognizing the Lifetime Members. I also want to thank you all for all you do for the retired members. It’s great to know that we are not forgotten. I am deeply sorry I will not be

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Letters to the President . . . able to attend the celebration. I am residing in West Virginia and am sorry to say I had made a prior commitment.

Dear John,

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God Bless You All, Bill Rosenburg

thing we can do for you. You can always count on our support! Congratulations again! Joseph Hand, Jr., President Joe Hand, Sr., Chairman ~~~

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I am writing to thank you for issuing my 50 year Gold Card and invitation to this years Celebration Luncheon. I will be unable to attend and have already RSVP to Annie a member of your staff. I am currently living in Windermere, FL which makes it difficult for me to be in attendance. I would love to be there to see some of my friends from Class 155. In addition I want to thank you for the idea of honoring the 50 year members in this way, it certainly makes me feel like I am still a viable part of the FOP. Also, your continued work on behalf of retiree's benefits is much appreciated. Best wishes for your future endeavors. Fraternally yours, Anthony Rice Inspector ( Ret.) ~~~ March 29, 2013 Dear John, It was nice to see you last night. Thank you for informing me that the F.O.P. is endorsing my candidacy. It is an honor to be endorsed by the F.O.P. for judge. I am grateful for the F.O.P.’s recognition and confidence in my ability to be an asset on the bench. Looking forward to May 21st! See you again soon Sincerely, Dawn Tancredi Editors Note: Ms. Tancredi was successful on May 21, 2013 in the primary.

~~~ John, I want to thank you and Lodge #5 for allowing me to participate in the ribbon cutting and to see what a great legacy you and your Board have accomplished. I also thank you for the donation towards my re-election. Chuck (Chuck Canterbury, National F.O.P. President) ~~~ JOE HAND PROMOTIONS, INC. Dear John: Thank you for inviting us to the Grand Opening of your new headquarters. The finished product is magnificent and you should be very proud. I am glad we could play a small part in this worthwhile cause. Please don't hesitate to contact us if there is any-

Dear John, On behalf of all of the members of the Philadelphia Police and Fire Football Club, I am pleased to be able to continue our financial support of the FOP Survivors’ Fund. Enclosed please find a check in the amount of Three-Thousand ($3000.00) to Police Survivors’ Fund. I know you are a great supporter of our club and know of the tireless efforts of our board. I especially want to commend the efforts and contributions of Officer Joe Hansbury. Joe's role as Vice-President and founder of the football team are sometimes lost in the annual fund-raising and football scramble. No one puts in more time and energy than Officer Hansbury. Also, Officer Michelle Winkis from the 26'" District recently accepted a role on our Board which was offered in appreciation for her hard work and commitment to the goals of the organization. I am proud to serve as President of the club and value my association with all of our members. We are grateful for your support of the football team and our mission. We certainly look forward to working with the FOP so that the football team gets better on the field and the organization grows stronger in the community. We have just closed out our tenth complete season and recognize our team's role in supporting key community efforts and are pleased to be associated with the Survivors fund. We certainly hope for your continued support and association with the program. Sincerely, Anthony DePaul President Philadelphia Police & Fire Football Club ~~~ FOP SENIOR CITIZENS, INC. Dear John, As you know, we scheduled an election for December 17th, 2012. Since the three incumbents were unopposed, we are proud to announce that Eugene Cummings, Mark Fisher, and Edmond Margerum will retain their positions as Board of Directors for the next three years. Please make the appropriate announcements to our members .. William Schmid President ~~~

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Letters to the President . . . John, Once again, I and members of the Mounted Patrol Unit would like to thank you for coming to the rescue. Last year when you became aware of the lack of heat at the barn where the officers were training you immediately had the issue remedied by providing us with a propane heater. We would also like to give a special thanks to John Ruane, who secured and set up the heater in the locker/break room area of the barn. Then this year without being contacted you reached out to us and offered to again assist us by offering to install an electric baseboard heater. We wish you and everybody at the FOP a Happy & Healthy New Year. Thank You. Sincerely, Dan Lt. Daniel J. McCann #132 Commanding Officer Mounted Patrol Unit ~~~ FOP SENIOR CITIZENS, INC. John, On behalf of the residents and Board of Directors of the F.O.P. Senior Citizens, Inc. I would like to thank you and the members of the Michael G. Lutz, Lodge #5 Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police for the beautiful holiday luncheon you provided on December 17, 2012. The hot turkey was delicious and a big hit with the residents they are still talking about how much they enjoyed the food. It was also very generous to provide them with the holiday gift of the beautiful "Winterberry Hurricane Candle." We appreciate that you and your staff were able to take the time to come and share in this celebration with the residents, many have no family and this is the only holiday festivity they will attend.As always, thank you for you support. Best Regards, Carol McCann Manager F.O.P. Senior Citizens, Inc. ~~~ LEGACY OF LIFE Dear John, On behalf of the Legacy of Life Foundation, thank you for the generous donation of toys for Christmas! We have over 50 women a week coming on our Family Support Day, and another 100 women who we are supporting through their pregnancy who are so grateful for your generosity. We were able to host a beautiful day with Santa and give out presents!!

God works miracles at the Legacy of Life Foundation every day and it is an honor to serve Him in this way. We are most grateful to people like you who support the work Our Lord is doing as it can only keep going thanks to you. May God continue to bless you. Sincerely, Legacy of Life Foundation ~~~ IAFF LOCAL NO. 22 Dear John: On behalf of all active and retired Philadelphia Fire Fighters and their families, I wish to convey my sincere thanks to you and your members for your heartfelt support and condolences on the tragic loss of our brother, Captain Michael Goodwin. In times of crisis, you realize who your true friends are and you and your members proved your friendship once again. Those of us who are sworn to serve and protect the citizens of Philadelphia do so knowing the inherent risks and acknowledge the constant shadow of death. It is comforting to know that you always have our back, as we will always have yours. I know you will continue to keep the Goodwin family in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you once again for all of your support and your spirit of generosity. Sincerely, BILL GAULT, President Local No. 22, I.A.F.F.

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President McNesby, The Lower Merion Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #28 gratefully and respectfully thanks our Brothers and Sisters in Lodge #5 for exceptional service on Feb 11th, 2013 following the tragic suicide of Lower Merion Police Officer Sean Quinn. The professionalism, fraternalism and empathy which every Philadelphia Police Officer showed to our deceased Brother, Sean Quinn is worthy of thanks and praise. Do not hesitate to contact me if our Lodge can ever be of assistance. Please express to your members our most solemn and sincere gratitude. Fraternally, Gavin Goschinski President Lower Merion FOP #28 ~~~

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Letters to the President . . . Dear John ,

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Thank you for contributing to my re-election campaign! Because of you and other supporters like you, I was able to reach my monthly fundraising goal. The last few years have been challenging for our state, our country, and indeed for the entire world. Every nation on Earth has been grappling with the effects of the Great Recession. Many remaining challenges lie ahead of us. I assure you that I will continue to work every day to ensure your voice is heard and that you are not forgotten when making difficult decisions about the future of our Commonwealth. Thank you again for your contribution, your support, and your friendship.

Dear Mr. McNesby: I am writing to personally thank you for your support and for your letter written to Commissioner Ramsey on my behalf. Thank you for such a great letter. I am honored to know and work with so many police officers in Philadelphia who have over time become family to me. Frank Kennelly is one of them. When I was ordained a priest, an older priest said to me "welcome to the greatest fraternity in the world." I feel that same way with the Police Department community. Please be assured of my continued prayers each day at Mass for you and your members of the Philadelphia Police Department, active and retired. Fraternally Reverend Steven P. Wetzel, O.S.F.S. Pastor ~~~

Sincerely. Hon. Brendan F. Boyle Member, House of Representatives Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ~~~

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Vice President’s Message - By Roosevelt PoPlaR

I sit here typing this article wondering if the last edition of the magazine had any impact on what is going on around the country with collective bargaining, pensions, and public sector workers as a whole to our members and if anyone is realizing the major destruction this could have if the outcome is the way management wants it to be. I don’t know if the feelings are the same at the top of the food chain in the department as a whole. I can sure tell you that some of the people on this job still believe in the do as I say, not as I do rule. This in turn means that the department has their own ways of supervising and training officers according to the flavor of the moment. It seems that we are at the point again where the finger pointing is the norm and no one seems to have the answers. Let’s start with the foundation of the police department, the police officers (grunts) come to work and do what they do to get by for the day, and most of the time, they just want to do their eight without being messed with from the supervisor with the mindset of I’m going

to get everybody that I can now because, they got me when I was in that officer’s position. That supervisor that never worked the streets and now they are here to save the police department, because they have created a new way of doing it. “I don’t think so.” Or maybe you should work in the 24th district or the Special Victims Unit, where the rules and policies change as needed by the commanders to fit what is going on for the moment. I know that our directives and policies are mere guidelines according to the department so they can be tweaked and adjusted as needed, adjusted as needed by the department’s advocate, to stick the screw in you a little deeper. I’m waiting for the first time they are used to help someone that is on the border and it can go either way. Someone, please tell me when. For all of you that have not been paying attention to the new directives and policy changes, you better wake up and see the big picture. By the way, we are still waiting for the city to start negotiating all of these changes they are attempting to implement 16

throughout. I am so confused about some of the changes that I just don’t have any words to explain at this time. Sorry... with everything else going on around us, I’m trying to figure out where these ideas are coming from. Every organization goes through phases at times, but I think we are still at the phase where the department is trying to find its true identity. And of course that comes at the expense of the officers that have to go along with all of the changes and adjustments in the process. Sometimes change is good, and other times, you just leave it alone. If it’s not broke, then don’t fix it. The department’s motto is, “we’re going to change it, whether you like it or not, whether it works or not, because we can, and we said so. “ Again, do as I say, not as I do. When some of the people making these decisions to change are not held accountable for the outcome of the changes, then it all falls back to status quo. Let’s try a different change and hope this is not worse than the last one. Let’s keep screwing over the lives of the people that have to make the changes


work without having any choices or input. The crazy part about the whole thing is that the department has people in key positions that submit the changes to the department and I’m quite sure that there is a committee of people after a proposed change to say if the change is a positive or negative change to the department. I’m only speculating that this is how the process works. I’m going to say that this is in place without knowing for a fact that it is or not. This is the part where the city is supposed to submit their proposed changes to the FOP so we can decide that the proposed changes are within the collective bargaining agreement or not and we can then negotiate the change. Lately we have been receiving the changes that will be made without any input from your bargaining unit. This is why the grievance process is such a long process for anyone that has a matter coming up; the department fights us on unnecessary issues that they know they have no standing on. Past practice means absolutely nothing to the city when you try to explain it to them in the simplest terms, you just can’t do things the way you want to because you feel like doing them that way.

This is why so much unnecessary money is wasted every year because they want to show us. I guess we’re still waiting to see. The only thing they have shown us is that the old antiquated system is not working and they refuse to change it or refuse to step up to the person or persons who does not want to change (some Boss). You want to make changes to the department, but you give no incentives to officers on a positive level. You can’t continue to beat the department down and expect positive results when the only people that get taken care of are the ones that can pick up the phone and make that call (quarter) to get them what they want. It’s funny that every interview you go to, the last words you hear are “do you know anyone that can help you get moved.” My response to that would be, yes, I know the Police Commissioner, and would that help me get moved. But instead, they call the FOP to tell me that they can’t get transferred after being promised from everybody that they thought could and probably should help them, has told them the same thing that they have told the other officers, “I don’t know what’s going on and why they won’t move you”, all along there was never a call made to get you

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moved from the beginning. I’m still just confused with the process of the whole department and who is behind the scenes with the transfers. It’s not working, just like most of the processes in the department. All I can say is thank goodness the same people are not the ones sitting at the bargaining table attempting to negotiate your benefits for you and your family, I can assure you that you would have very few at this point in the game. I’ll do one better than that, these are some of the same people that sit across from you during contract negotiations and tell you how much you don’t deserve to get. Just remember the one most important thing to have is a very strong support group behind you to protect your rights and your ability to bargain as we do. I’m not saying that the FOP world is perfect, but I can assure you if there was a better way to maximize what we could offer you, it would be done. Don’t forget that the summer months are approaching sooner than you think, and what I’m saying is that all of these details are coming up throughout the city and the lambs will be thrown into the pack of


wolves again. If you haven’t been following the news, because that’s where we get most of our credible information from pertaining to the police department. If I call around to see about a particular incident, I’m told throughout the department that they can’t give the FOP the information because it is part of an investigation (DUHHHH). Shortly after I’m told I can’t get the information, one of our news media sources calls into the FOP looking for an interview in reference to the same person that I just called the department about, with factual information. Now someone please explain this one to me? So, this

summer when you’re standing in the middle of all hell and chaos getting your ass kicked, make sure you turn to your supervisor and ask them which directive it is that you have to refer to in order to defend yourself or run to the assistance of another officer down the street or which directive change you are allowed to call an assist or respond to your fellow officer with lights and siren. Just make sure that they know if that will be the case that you are not going out there to put yourself or other co-workers in jeopardy because someone is reading the manual of a department of five (5) police officers, two (2) full time officers, and three

(3) part time officers with the Chief being the full time little league coach. Get serious; this is the big city and not Mayberry. Those days are way gone and far in the past. Use common sense out there to keep yourself and others around you safe because it seems like some people in the department didn’t use much of it when they started to change the department with things that don’t work in the boy scouts. I would like to leave you with a little thought about your friends in the police department.

Fake Friends-Never asks for food. Real Friends- Are the reason you have No food Fake Friends-Call your parents Mr. /Mrs. Real Friends- Call your parents Dad/Mom Fake Friends-Have never seen you cry Real Friends-Cry with you Fake Friends-Borrow your stuff for a few days and give it back Real Friends- Keep your stuff so long, they forget it’s yours Fake Friends- Know about you Real Friends- Can write a book about you Fake Friends- Would knock on your front door Real Friends- Walk in and say “I’m home” Fake Friends-will help you up when you fall Real Friends-Will jump on top of you and shout “DOG PILE” Fake Friends-Are around for a while Real Friends-Are for life Fake Friends-Say “Love You” in a joking manner Real Friends-Say “I Love You” and they mean it Fake Friends-Will read this Real Friends-Will steal this… Have a great safe summer… Fraternally yours Roosevelt Poplar 215-629-3618

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Vice President’s Message - B

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In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962 National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. President Bill Clinton signed legislation which requires the American flag to be lowered to half-mast on May 15. The tradition of honoring our Law Enforcement men and women who have died in the line of duty has grown over the past 50 years. Tens of thousands of Police Officers from around the United States and Canada are in Washington, DC as a part of our National Police week memorials. The memorial service, which recognizes fallen Police Officers who have died in the line of duty, began in 1982. Between 25,000 and 40,000 people attend the events each year. The Washington, D.C. activities during Police week include the annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and COPS’ National

Police Survivor’s Seminars as well as the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Service which the keynote speaker is usually the President of the United Sates, as it was this year. The seminars offer peersupport and professional counselors to assist survivors as they move along their path of grief. Today, National Police Week is a solemn period each year where every officer should reflect on those who have fallen. Police Week is more than just our profession’s “Secretary’s Day.” It should be celebrated in every police district, division, and special unit in our city and throughout this country. Roll call rooms and offices should be adorned with décor reminding every officer of the week’s meaning. The services whispered, the prayers murmured and moments of silence held to honor the fallen should remind the living that this job carries undeniable risk. It should remind our men and women in blue that life can change in an instant, especially for those involved in law enforcement, who intentionally go toward the pain, problems and strife that occur in our society today, where others avoid it at all costs. Our society has come to expect that we will be there in the 20

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midst of violence, at every tragic event and we are. It is that willingness to protect and serve that sets us apart because we know that a country not operating under law is a country in chaos. Each and every day, men and women in law enforcement put themselves at risk to keep their fellow Americans safe and secure. They added 192 names to the Memorial Wall of remembrance in 2013. With every inscription, we honor their memory; with every thought, we remember their sacrifice. These brave men and women will live in our hearts forever. God bless them and the families of the fallen. A Note: On average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 57 hours, that 1 in 15 officers are assaulted, 1 in 46 officers is injured, and as of May 2nd 2013, 64 officers have lost their lives so far in this calendar year in the line of duty. Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 19,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. May the Lord bless them and keep them close to him. Jim Wheeler


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Vice President’s Message - By John mcGRody I hope that all is well with you and your families as we enter the summer season. This is a time of year where hopefully we are able to spend more time with our families and get some much needed vacation time. As always, this is a very hectic and challenging time to be a Philadelphia Police Officer as we balance the needs of our families and our very demanding occupation during this time of year. On the larger labor front, there may be moves afoot in Harrisburg to attack our pension plans and the attack on public sector labor unions continues to be front page news. As always, the McNesby administration will keep an eye out for any dark clouds on the horizon to protect the benefits and the pensions that you and your family count on and for which you risk your very lives on a daily basis. We will continue to protect your pensions and your benefits. Since 2009, we have been fighting a request by the Philadelphia Inquirer under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law (RTKLA) for the city to di-

vulge the names, birth dates and home addresses of our members. The FOP entered the case as a necessary party to protect your privacy rights. We have been in litigation over the matter in one form or another for almost four years. I'm relieved to tell you that the Inquirer has recently thrown in the towel and dropped the case. The information will not be released. We will continue to fight to protect the privacy of our members and their families. In what is probably the most costly and lengthy FOP arbitration case of all time, the McNesby administration presented evidence to a neutral arbitrator regarding the despicable, deplorable and inhumane conditions of the buildings and facilities our members are forced to work in on a daily basis. On multiple occasions, FOP Board members visited every police facility in the department in regard to this grievance. We documented every facility with a written report of the deficiencies that we observed and what was widely reported to us by our members. We further docu24

mented the intolerable conditions with over 600 photographs and live testimony at the hearing. As I stated in previous articles, the city BLAMED YOU during the hearings by saying that our members never notified the city of the disrepair and filth in our districts and units and that now that they are aware of it, they would make repairs. In my mind, the city officials who testified were arrogant and downright condescending. We received the arbitrator's award a few weeks back and the arbitrator agreed that the conditions in the buildings are deplorable and immediate repairs and cleaning is desperately needed. In fact, during the testimony, the arbitrator repeatedly pointed out to the city that there were several situations such as improper wiring and filth that could be addressed immediately while the arbitration was ongoing. The city agreed and said they were addressing those items. They LIED. Immediately after the issuance of the award, we did spot checks of the locations where easy correc-


tions could have been made and we discovered that NO REPAIRS were done. In the 35th District, we observed the same improper wiring conditions in the locker rooms that we observed over nine (9) months ago with hundreds of wires hanging from ceilings and dangling over work stations. We observed obvious mold and flooding conditions in the 26th District and 15th District locker rooms. We also observed a locked fire escape and a locked fire door in the basement of the 12th District. These are the conditions that could have been easily repaired and they chose instead to simply ignore the plight of the Philadelphia Police Officers and their working conditions. The arbitrator appointed a committee composed of FOP representatives and city representatives to monitor the repairs and report back to the arbitrator. The arbitrator has retained jurisdiction over the matter into the future. President McNesby appointed me, Roosevelt Poplar and Al Kuchler to the committee to make sure the arbitrator's award is carried out in the best interest of our members. Despite several requests, the city has not designated anyone to serve on the committee. They

simply don't give a damn. Unlike the city, we respect and adhere to arbitrator's rulings. We will abide by the arbitrators direction to meet with the city on this committee regarding the building conditions. We will hold their feet to the fire and we are fully prepared to report back to the arbitrator to demand that he order that our members no longer have to work in these facilities and order our members out of these work locations if the city continues to callously disregard the safety of our officers. We documented that the city had available at least 888 million dollars on bond initiatives over the last 20 years, yet they spend little or nothing on building repairs. We will force them to correct their dismal failures on the facilities that our members are forced to work in. Within the last two years, the Department's policy regarding Drug Testing has been modified to include testing for prescription drug abuse. Prescription drug abuse is a pervasive problem in American society and in the workplace. Just because a drug is from your medicine cabinet and not a thug drug dealer on the streets does not make it any less dangerous to you. This FOP administration has done more to enhance the 25

alcohol, drug and psychological services available to our members than any other administration. If you need help, contact the FOP Peer Support Network or simply contact the FOP. In fact in this issue there are two (2) pages titled “Help� to assist you our members. All interactions are held in strictest confidence. It is better to take action now rather than risk losing your career. On the Sheriffs front, we recently wrapped up the Collective Bargaining Interest Arbitration hearings in front of the tripartite arbitration panel. As usual, the city most likely spent more money on lawyers and consultants than it would have taken to provide a decent and fair contract for the approximately 200+ members of ours in the Sheriff's Office. Last year, we prevailed on an action we initiated with the Pennsylvania State Labor Relations Board regarding the city's attempt at taking the transportation duties for Traffic Court transports away from the Police and Sheriff Departments. The PLRB correctly ruled that the work belonged to the Police and Sheriff's Office. However, their loss before the PLRB did not dissuade the city from again attempting to remove the transportation work our Deputy Sheriffs


perform on a daily basis from the courts down to the CJC and 1801 during the contract hearings. The city feels that the transportation work should be transferred to the Philadelphia Prison System. As a former correctional officer in the city, I can tell you that the Prisons are not equipped to handle these transportation duties. The Prisons personnel lack the training and experience that our Sheriffs have. The Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office has never lost a single prisoner. So, why the proposed change?

As always, we will fight to protect our work. The Police Department and the FOP join in the sadness and honor the memory of Philadelphia Fire Department Battalion Chief Michael Goodwin, who tragically died in service to our city. We remember his family and extend special thoughts and prayers to his brother James (PPD Narcotics) and his nephew Jim, who is a valued employee here at the FOP. Another passing year has sadly resulted in

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Vice President’s Message By steven J. WeileR

To all of our active and retired members, I would like to say thank you as always for your dedication and support of the FOP. I’m writing this article the Monday after the 1st Survivors event held at the new building and what an event it turned out to be. It was the biggest crowd I’ve seen in all my years attending the benefit. Thanks to all who attended, because without your support we could not have made this event successful once again. A special thanks to Rich Eberhart and all the members of the Ways and Means Committee. Without their months of hard work and dedication we would not have such a fantastic event year after year. May 15th was the day of the Police Memorial in Washington DC. For those not familiar with this event, it’s the day when all the survivors in the country from the past year gather on the lawn of the United States Capitol and listen to The President of the United States commend, applaud and mourn their loved ones sacrifice. This is the 5th year in a row I have attended this Police Memorial event. Philadelphia was lucky in 2011 as we had no

officers fall in the line of duty. As we always do, we sent our honor guard down; they always look sharp and represented the City well. A bus load of other officers some active some retired attended to show support for our brothers and sisters throughout the country. We had District Officers, Highway Officers, and Retired officers attend the Candlelight Vigil and the Memorial. In 2012, we had two Heroes die in the Line of Duty: P/O Brian Lorenzo (Highway Patrol) and P/O Moses Walker (22nd District). When I was at the Candlelight Vigil I saw good representation from the Philadelphia Police department but, I was overwhelmed with the support our department showed at the Memorial itself. There were rows of Philadelphia Police, as well as Philadelphia Police recruits on the lawn of the Capitol. It was great to see that when it matters we all come together as a Police Family and show our support for not just our immediate surviving families, but all the surviving families from around the country. Thanks to all who were there, and thanks to the officers who covered the 30

streets so your brother and sister officers could attend the Memorial. upcoming Events: Sunday, June 16th is Father’s Day and as we did on Mother’s Day, Fathers will eat for free at 7C Lounge all day. Also there is a car show at the Radisson Hotel in Trevose off old Lincoln Highway and the Boulevard. The show starts at 8am. July 20th Mid Atlantic Police & Fire Survivors weekend in North Wildwood with a 5k run / 1 mile walk. Registration will start at 7:30am. Registration for the race which starts at 9am is $15. There will be an after race Gala held at Keenan’s which starts at 2pm and continues to 6pm. A $25 donation includes bottle and draft beer, wine and soda. It’s also Tour De Shore time. If you want to register for the race and be a member of Team FOP5 please log onto http://irishpub.donordrive.com The ride is Sunday, July 28th. If you have not attended this event, you don’t know what you’re missing! Check the website for more details. On Feb 1st the New FOP


opened to its members and so far it has been great! Thanks to all who have supported your Union Hall and Lounge. We are continuously trying to do different things to keep our members wanting to come back, and tell their family and friends to try out our Lounge or Halls for a party. The Blue Flame our travel tackle football team completed another good season going 3 and 1 beating Central Texas, NY Sanitation, and Detroit and losing to Roanoke, Va. Great season guys! Looking forward to next year!!! It’s that time of year again to play ball! Our own Philadelphia Blue Sox are

once again in full swing. You can show your support by logging onto FOP5.org for their upcoming game schedule. While you are checking out the Blue Sox be aware these two organizations, the Blue Flame and Blue Sox, do so much more than just play baseball and football, they are always helping out with the Survivors’ events, Children’s Charities and so much more. To Bill Killian, Joe Hansbury and the other members of the Blue Sox and Blue Flame, including all the coaches and players of both teams, I say THANK YOU. So please come out and support your boys in Blue.

Reminder to the membership the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month aremeeting nights, if you haven’t seen your new Lounge or Hall yet stop at a meeting to hear what’s happening and it will give you a chance to see the new facility. The time is 7:00 pm. Please feel free to call me at the Lodge with any questions or concerns you may have. Please continue to check the FOP5.org web site for information concerning the Lodge and upcoming events. Thanks again and stay safe! Fraternally yours, Steven J. Weiler



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recOrding secretarY’s Message - By BoB Ballentine This is the first Peace Officer published from our new headquarters at 11630 Caroline Road. This is one of the many firsts for Lodge 5 based on the move from Center City. So many compliments have been received, so many words of encouragement, so many people enjoying their events and celebrations here, so many more members attending our meetings. The new building is an undeniable success, you can see it. But in other things for a labor union, for their membership, how is success measured? Accomplishments, progress, union density, being able to weather the storm around you: what do you use to measure success? By all accounts, no matter what criteria you use, whatever yardstick, benchmark or status Lodge 5 has been successful. The key to that success, the common strain running through all the accomplishments and progress has been the leadership of President John McNesby. We are the only municipal union in the city with an active collective bargaining agreement, a contract. In fact, in the third year of the current five (5) year contract, a mini contract arbitration, called a re-opener was held for wages only and

the members of Lodge 5 received raises piggybacked on the pay increases issued in the first three years of the contract; all this while the other unions were in court about their contracts or in limbo with no contract. In that same contract award our outstanding medical benefits remained the same, there are no out of your pay costs, you can live anywhere in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the list goes on. You can read the actual award on fop5.org. I mentioned our building. We were able to open a state of the art facility in the NE to better serve the members of the FOP. The building, a vacant former IRS computer center is beautiful and alive. The old FOP building was no longer an asset to the membership and change was talked about for years by numerous FOP leaders but John McNesby got a new building done. In the process we have a large base of taxpaying employees, we host and hold events ranging from funeral luncheons and weddings and the 7C Restaurant is well reviewed. The GYM will keep you and your family fit. It is a homerun and not only an asset to the membership, but to the Normandy area and the city of Philadelphia. All the while: Our record in grievances is the envy of other unions.

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Our record of service to our heroes’ survivors is unwavering. Our credibility in the city is unmatched; the FOP is the leading municipal workers union. We are in City Council and at the State Capital every week making sure the benefits we have now and worked hard to obtain are not taken away by people in the legislature who don’t have our and the other labor organizations best interests at heart. How does all this happen? How did we do all these things in an arena that sometimes is not friendly to labor? The consistent leadership of a President with a vision and a clear understanding of the workings of the city and labor is how. John McNesby has taken the high road on all major issues. No one is unclear where the FOP stands. No one is unclear where John stands and his reputation is a driving force in the credibility of the FOP in the city and region. All this has happened as we have had eight officers killed in the line of duty since John took office in October, 2007. A measure of his leadership is the handling of the crisis’s created when each officer was killed. Isabel Nazario was killed by the driver of an SUV made into a missile and Terry Tull, her partner and driver of


the RPC, was so severely injured that it is a miracle he can walk again let alone return to full duty. Patrick McDonald was shot and killed in the line of duty and a few minutes later Ricky Bowes shot and killed Pat’s assassin and himself was shot and critically wounded. There has been no peace. This is not for the faint of heart; leadership was needed and leadership we had. Leadership is the driving force in the success of FOP Lodge 5. Leadership that is consistent in the churning storm of Philadelphia daily life. Leadership to protect the membership of Lodge 5 as

that same membership protects the citizens of Philadelphia. Leadership that everyone, FOP member or not, can look at and say that Lodge 5 is a success and the reason for that success is its President John McNesby.

the weekend itself September 27-29, 2013. Brian Lorenzo, Moses Walker and Mike Goodwin, PFD will be honored. Also not to jinx it but a special performance by the Highway Patrol Drill Team may happen.

Thank you to all who attended the May Police “month” events and especially the Survivors’ Benefit on May 18th. The Mid-Atlantic Police and Fire Survivors’ Committee, whose hearts have always been in the right place, will hold events this summer I want our members to support. One is the July 20, 2013 morning 5K run one mile fun walk and afternoon gala in support of the weekend and second is

Finally the Hero Thrill Show will be on September 21, 2013. This annual iconic event should be near and dear to every Police Officer and Firefighter in Philadelphia. Please support it as always. Enjoy your summer, and make sure you visit your FOP on Caroline Road. Fraternally Bob Ballentine

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I've had friends my whole life. The ones I grew up with, went through school with, met in the police academy, worked side by side with, & my friends here at the FOP. I guess you could say I was fortunate to have such a wide circle of people that I could hang out with, have a few laughs with, call on for a favor, or reminisce with over old stories. But on August 12th of last year my world was flipped upside down and I discovered how really fortunate I was & how much I needed my friends! I was physically, visually, & emotionally shown what true friendship was all about! I don't know how to thank the hundreds of friends that reached out to me & my family in our darkest hours. I wish I could explain in words what your support did for us. It has given us so much hope and courage to push forward every day! We feel very, very blessed. I need to take a second here to personally thank John McNesby for all your

help throughout this nightmare. You are a top notch guy & a true friend. Thank you also, for all of your support & efforts with Luke's benefit back in October...that was really something to behold! And thank you for so much more that I can't even mention in this article because we would both get our chops broke for being so sentimental. Thank you to my entire FOP family...-this place is really built on a foundation of true friendship...- a friendship I will always keep close to my heart now. Every last one of you here went above & beyond for me & my family, & still continue to presently. We really love you guys! Thank you to all my old colleagues, partners, sergeants, lieutenants, captains, inspectors, & those throughout the ranks. Thank you to the Emerald Society, the Police & Fire Pipes & Drums Band, the members of the D.A.'s office, my old Police Districts, Highway Patrol, & anyone else I'm forgetting.....(not because you're any less,

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treasurer’s rePOrt Well here we are at the start of another summer season and the end of another busy May. A month of Survivors’ Events is again behind us. The FOP sent members to represent Philadelphia in Harrisburg, Washington D.C. and unfortunately Boston this year, for the funeral of MIT officer Collier, another sad loss. We continue to honor the memory of these Heroes. On May 1st, we had our Survivors’ luncheon again at Vie. The Cescaphe Event Group rolled out the red carpet, and Joe Volpe and his staff did an incredible job. Please keep him and all of our supporters in mind when you are shopping for personal services, or you encounter them on the street. Our corporate friends have proven to be lifelines to our members when times are tough. We could not have done our jobs, as well, without them. In spite of the poor weather on May 18th, we had another successful May Survivors’ Block Party event, but this year it was held at our new home. We had a great turn out and the rain did not prevent anyone from having fun. I look forward to seeing the next one, and what will happen when we have nicer weather. We had a great run at Finnigan’s Wake the past several years, and I want to thank Mike Driscoll and his staff for all they have done over the years. Thank you to all who attended and supported this event, especially the volunteers who worked very hard planning and setting up the event. We are all looking forward to it, again next year! Remember, the support is not only for our surviving families, but it is also for all of our living heroes, the Officers who suit up 46

By John Ruane

each day, to make Philadelphia a safe place. They have to kiss their families before each tour, not knowing what the day will bring. The Survivors’ Fund is a mental insurance policy, giving our living heroes the peace of mind that their families will be given the best possible treatment by our police family and never be forgotten. We are now fast approaching another election for the FOP board, marking six years I have been with Team McNesby. Six years of great accomplishments and great losses is the best way to describe it, in short. We have lost a number of great men and women who served this city, some who I had worked and socialized with over my 18 year career. Also during that time the team has overcome the term “it will never happen.” Here are just a few: • Two contracts when other unions go without one and are still without • Raises totaling 19% and we still have the best heath care in the country • For the first time police officers can live outside of the city limits • An FOP Building that is bigger and more magnificent than any other in the nation, including a full service restaurant that is open 7 days, 7am to 3am. Please remember we need your support and involvement. This is your union, and we can only make it work with teamwork. Please get more involved, when you can. Volunteer for an event, come by for dinner or try to make a Tuesday night meeting. We need to see more of our younger members at the lodge. Be safe this summer, John Ruane


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Message from the Chairman of the Trustee’s and Disability Coordinator by Terry Reid The month of May is known as Police Officer’s Survivors month where all of our fallen heroes are honored at various ceremonies throughout the state as well as the country. On May 1, 2013 the Living Flame Ceremony was held honoring all police and fire personnel killed in the line of duty in Philadelphia. The ceremony was a very solemn one this year as two of our own Police Officers Brian Lorenzo and Moses Walker Jr. were added to the wall and two more families were left with a void knowing that their loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice. Immediately following the Living Flame ceremony our annual Survivors’ luncheon was held at Vie, which is an amazing space where again they treated our Survivor’s like royalty, giving them the five star treatment. The Keynote speaker was Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane; she spoke of how she would fight to make sure that our fallen heroes are never forgotten. I just want to take this opportunity to thank the owners and the

staff of “Vie” for making our Survivors feel like their sacrifices will never be forgotten. On May 6, 2013, members of Lodge Five attended the Harrisburg Memorial Services where the State Fraternal Order of Police honored four members that were killed in the line of duty in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On May 12, 2013, we traveled to Washington D.C. with the Lorenzo and Walker families as well as over one hundred police officers from the 22nd District, Highway Patrol Unit and members from the Law Enforcement Memorial Run. On May 15, 2013, Philadelphia Lodge #5 brought an additional five (5) buses with officers from the 22nd District along with other active and retired members of Lodge 5. The national ceremony held on May 15, 2013 honored all police officers that were killed in the entire country; this event is organized by the Concerns of Police Survivors organization along with the National

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Fraternal Order of Police and Craig Floyd from the National Police Officer Memorial Museum. The Keynote speaker for the fourth year in a row was The President of the United States Barack Obama. His speech was uplifting as he spoke about Bucks County officer Bradley Fox serving two tours in Iraq and returning home to his wife and daughter only to be killed six (6) months before the birth of his son Bradley Fox Jr. As I sat there and watched all the faces of the families, Linda Lorenzo, the wife of Brian Lorenzo, and Wayne Walker, the mother of Moses Walker, had a familiar look of sadness of reliving the worst days of their lives, wishing they could have just one more moment with Brian and Moses. The President once again pledged to never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice and to keep us out of harm’s way whenever possible. At the conclusion of his speech President Obama came out into the audience and greeted the families offering hugs to those who


needed them and handshakes to others. He spent in excess of one hour making sure all that wanted to greet him did. It was one of the most endearing things I have ever seen. The ceremony then continued and this year 141 names were added to the wall. Those names were etched permanently onto the wall and will forever be protected by the two lions that symbolically guard our fallen heroes. On May 18, 2013, our annual Survivorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; benefit was held at our new location on Caroline Road. It was an amazing event, although the weather was uncooperative, it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop 2000 people from coming out and supporting our fallen heroes. With this being my 16th year doing the Survivorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events and seeing

the overwhelming support from the community, businesses as well as our own members I am proud to say I am a Philadelphia Police Officer. As always, I would like to say thank you to the Ways and Means committee for once again putting together a successful event. Most of all I would like to thank John McNesby for taking care of our families and making sure that everything was done to make the Police Officers as comfortable as possible, and as always he does so with a true caring spirit. Commissioner Ramsey, thank you for allowing our Police Officers to have some closure to this horrible period and last but certainly not least thank you to Deputy Commissioner Ross and Deputy Commissioner Bethel and their staffs

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(Lieutenant Wimberley, Sergeant Jann and Police Officer Lyles) for assisting me with this huge endeavor and helping the entire team stay organized so that all the officers who wanted to participate were allowed. And last, but certainly not least I would like to thank the United States Secret Service for honoring Brian and all of his work with past Presidential motorcades by providing his family with a Secret Service detail the entire time they were in Washington D.C. In conclusion I want to assure you that the McNesby Team will continue to work hard for you. As the summer season approaches make sure to spend time with your family and enjoy the warmer weather. Fraternally yours, Terry Reid


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Reimbursable Overtime – When it seems to affect YOu in a negative way… By al kuchleR, conductoR When handling contract matters, our efforts may seem to adversely affect some members but in reality, it actually is for the betterment or the greater good when it comes to our membership. One case in point has been the ongoing struggle to make the reimbursable overtime a truly fair playing field for ALL MEMBERS, not just a select few who get first choice at things. It is my belief that the arbitrator got it right when he stated that it must be done equally, within rank – within each district or unit, by seniority amongst those that have volunteered for such duty. He further stated that those employees who have made the “sick abuse list” shall not be eligible to participate in this rotation. Again, he got it right. Why is it then that there are a myriad of differing interpretations of this very simple paragraph? That answer is simple and can be proven – some people in positions of power in this department have used this list

to enrich their friends and variety of extensions. It’s subordinates with inordi- got to stop and it’s got to nate amounts of overtime, stop soon. including themselves. I am now being told that Fighting to rectify this the department is forming a problem has caused some group of 4-6 Police Lieufriction amongst members tenants to work on this with me personally and problem and sort it out. Do honestly, I can understand you think I’ll have any faith their angst – I just don’t in that “unit” when I know support it. It’s my JOB to that at least one of the Lieufight for those that can’t tenants mentioned has been and I will continue to do so. part of the problem in the My fight is mostly for the past when it came to give brave men and women out spots to “friends and working in PATROL who aides” all the time. are dead last on the list when it comes to overtime I’ve had it with all of the being offered to them. Usu- excuses being offered. I’ve ally, by the time the over- also expressed my total lack time is offered to patrol, it of faith in this new, prohas gone thru the entire posed system in the makcommand staff from the ing. I am aware that a great ROC’s down to the individ- deal of this info is coming ual Commanders of Dis- from one of the ROC’s with tricts and Units with each a Police Supervisor involved little sub-unit picking off controlling the formation of spots to the point where a this program. This lower patrol unit of 50 men and level supervisor has had iswomen get offered one or sues in the past when it two spots. That usually came to fairly distributing leaves the men and women overtime. Do you really in Patrol working on think fairness will evolve straight time while they from anything formulated watch all the “aides” work- there? It’s just another ing both of their RDO’s or a smoke screen to hide their

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THE TRuSTEE’S MESSAGE By Kenny Lee

Hello to all; I hope everyone is in good health and sprits as we approach the summer months. The 17th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Run (LEMR) from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. was a great success. I would like to personally thank Sergeant Lonnie Clausson of the Real Time Crime Center for getting together with me to organize the Philadelphia runners. For once we had everything in order before we embarked on the three (3) day run. I know I drove Sergeant Clausson crazy but it all worked out for the good of the runners. I would like to thank FOP President John McNesby, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross for your continuing support and the apparatus to make this year’s run a great success. This year the Philadelphia Police Department had 26 runners participate and extend a helping hand to our surviving families. I stand corrected because Sergeant Maguire of the Police Acad-

emy ran the first 7 to 8 miles and then returned back to Philadelphia. He said he would only do five miles; it was great to see Matt back out with the runners again. The runners did a great job and lived up to the rules set from the very first LEMR. A runner from the Philadelphia Police Department was running at all times. This year’s run was very special because we were able to run with a Highway Patrol flag to honor Brian Lorenzo. The Highway Patrol Drill Team escorted the run from Prince George County Maryland to the Police Memorial in DC, but a smiling face was truly missed. Some officers expressed their emotions about Brian not being present and I think that motivated all the runners to finish strong. The groupings fell into one large group of runner’s way up front and smaller groups of two and three falling behind. The US Border Patrol Police who were not actively participating in the run began to block off traf58

fic in the Metropolitan DC area so that the smaller groups could continue. We all pushed on and finally the Police Memorial was in sight. Greeting the runners for a job well done at the Memorial were the surviving families of fallen Police Officer’s Moses Walker and Brian Lorenzo and FOP Lodge 5 Executive Board members. To all the runners I thank you for the pain, sweat, and perseverance. I look forward to next year’s LEMR. But as usual I must issue a challenge to the Philadelphia runners, the Canadian contingent came down this year with (7) runners. I told them that Philadelphia PD would come up to Canada with ten (10) runners in October to participate in the Canadian Law Enforcement Memorial Run. Let’s see if we could meet that goal to represent the PPD and the United States. Stay safe and make sure you enjoy some quality time with your family and away from this job. Fraternally, Kenny Lee


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A MessAge froM the CAtering MAnAger by Sharon Jonas

As I begin to write this article so many thoughts on “where to begin” with all the exciting things happening in our new home are coming together.

Association Events, Weddings and Corporate events were some of the special memorable afternoons and evenings spent in the style they were meant to be, the way we deserve to be The first and most important thought was awarded or rewarded. to reflect on the month of May. May to me is a This summer may bring you to a barbeque, tribute month, a month to honor our families a family gathering, a picnic, a park, vacationand remind them we truly mean we will ing at home or travel, outdoor concerts or just NEVER forget. With trips to Harrisburg and a much needed RDO in the sun. Your new Washington, our Survivors’ Benefit (celebrated home located at 11630 Caroline Road, has a in our house this year) and our Annual Sur- GYM and will be open for you to get rid of those vivors’ Luncheon held at Vie on Broad St. after potato salad pounds or simply just come Even though we all have our busy everyday in and have that bite to eat that you didn’t lives, I believe, we share moments each day. If have to prepare!! Additional Summer 2013 it’s just a short prayer or a thought of our events we are looking forward to is the “Irish fallen brothers and sisters, it’s what we do, it’s Pub Tour de Shore”, our “2nd Annual Family who we are. Bringing it to a bright light in Picnic held at Clementon Park” (check out our May is just another way we honor all. flyer in this issue) and the “National FOP BiWith the completion of our new “home” we ennial Conference” held in Cincinnati, Ohio.

finally get to enjoy unending, unlimited experiences. Our new location creates new beginnings, a chance for us all to get together; a place of our own. Here’s just a few happenings in 7C Lounge...an opportunity to grab a last out/morning breakfast sandwich, lunch or dinner with family, coworkers, and friends or enjoy a few hours with Ladies Night on Thursdays, Latin Nights, Motown, Sheriff’s Night on Wednesdays, DJ’s every Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights and Bike Nights.

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News from the Retirement Trust by Mike Lutz As many of you know I have been making random calls to our police pensioners over the past few months. The calls concern issues that may not only affect our pensioners either positively or negatively, but also give updates along with other matters of importance. These matters exhibit the care and concern that is necessary for the good health and welfare of our pensioners. We do not want our pensioners standing alone without any support. Instead, we would like our pensioners to have a sense of belonging to our organization. Our pensioners are part of a proud past that devoted the best years of their lives to helping others. Their struggles to fight for the rights of Police Officers in the past helped develop a blueprint for the future of Police Officers under ACT 111 legislation. Despite the fact that ACT111 does not permit interest arbitrations for Police pensioners, they continue to gain recognition as a political entity. With that in mind Philadelphia Lodge 5 requires a pension desk be maintained strictly for pension issues. Two part time pensioners share the responsibility of this task. It is not unusual for hun-

dreds of requests for service be made to our pension representatives during any given week. On the issues of representation and services the FOP will be looking for a large gathering of pensioners to be in attendance at our arbitration presentation on Medical Reimbursement. Under the current five (5) year contract (2009-2014) the FOP was awarded $20,000,000 to be distributed among our pensioned Police Officers. This award was an unprecedented achievement by the McNesby Team. In the upcoming arbitration we are working hard not only to maintain the current benefit level of $500, but also to make the current distribution of $500 greater among our senior FOP Lodge 5 members. We are only asking to be treated fairly in that we do not receive a cost of living adjustment and of course in addition, the Windfall Elimination Act of 1985 devastated our ability to receive our FAIR SHARE OF SOCIAL SECURITY. In essence we are asking so little for those of you who gave so much. In addition, FOP pensioned members are entitled to a $5000 paid up life insurance policy which will be paid to the named beneficiary of an FOP member who 68

passes on from this life. This $5000 death benefit is a major benefit to many families, and I can tell you with much authority that it is, in many cases the only insurance that they possess. Once again hats off to the McNesby Team as this death benefit was increased from $2500 to $5000 under his watch. Another benefit that is used to the maximum is the Legal Services Program. Ron Abel, a former Police Officer turned lawyer, who heads the program, does an outstanding job servicing our members. He not only is very responsible, but also very caring, concerned, and committed to getting the job done right. Finally, the new building at 11630 Caroline Road is open for business. Among all the benefits of the new FOP “The GYM” is open from weekdays 5AM-12 Midnight, Saturdays 7AM-3PM and Sunday 9AM-3PM. For those of you that work out regularly as part of a wellness regimen or want to start one consider coming to Caroline Road to work out. “The GYM” is open and as dues paying members there is no cost to you; another benefit obtained for you by the McNesby Team.


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A Message from Past President... Richard Costello

As we roll further into the 21st century, a very disturbing trend is becoming more and more evident. It appears that there is a wholesale attack on unions in both the private and the public sectors.

their own. I personally know of one local union who supported a big money Republican against a labor Democrat in a recent election. Then, when the Republicans decided to abolish a large number of the union’s jobs, the union leaders screamed and yelled like it was somebody else’s fault. Their members were not only hurt by management, they were betrayed by their own union “leadership.”

With wealth being concentrated in fewer hands and greed becoming increasingly acceptable as public policy, the average worker is now treated as a tool or an “asset” rather than as a person. To smooth the way for the reEven the FOP is only turn to industrial servitude, one dumb election mistake unions have to be smashed. away from this same fate. Unfortunately, the at- Over 20 years ago, FOP tack on unions is often members made a dumb made easier by the behavior choice and paid for it with of union leaders themselves. the worst contract in the Far too many labor leaders FOP’s 70 year history. have traded their calluses This is why you can for manicures. They have never take your leadership accepted side positions on for granted. At the present boards or commissions of- time, in the midst of the defered by management along termined attack on labor with a healthy additional and unions, your FOP not personal monthly income only secured an excellent check. Then, when the time contract three years ago, comes to fight, they find they also secured a further themselves already bought victory in the recent reand paid for. Their mem- opener proceedings. bers find that they are on

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Not only that, but your new FOP Headquarters stands as the finest police labor facility in the nation. Since its opening, many of you have dropped by for a tour of the facility. During one such tour, a member turned and said, “Damn you have a nice place here.” “No,” he was told “YOU have a nice place here. It’s yours. We’re just the caretakers.” He slowly smiled with understanding, “I guess you’re right. It is ours, isn’t it?” It is up to you as members to make sure that it stays yours by protecting yourselves with the right leadership. Stay Safe, Rich Costello


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MESSAGE FROM THE PENSION DIRECTOR Ron Stagliano

PLANNING FOR REtIREMENt, ARE yOu PREPARED? Dear Brothers and Sisters, I have written about this topic several times in the past, but I think it is so important that it needs to be revisited periodically. Fewer than one half of Americans have calculated how much money they will need to retire. Experts say that you will need somewhere around 70% of your pre-retirement income to maintain your standard of living in retirement. Your retirement may last 20 – 30 years! Some advanced planning can go a long way in giving you future peace of mind. First, the obvious – saving matters, make it a habit! Set up saving as a financial obligation, the same as paying your rent or your mortgage. The sooner you start saving, the longer time your money has to earn interest and grow. If you are an active employee take advantage of your excellent deferred compensation plan. Sixty percent of your co-workers belong to this program. You will not only see your savings grow, you will pay less money in taxes (always a good idea, who doesn’t want to keep more of their earnings?). A special note here for the women: if you are married, you must plan on spending part of

your retirement years as a single person, most likely through widowhood. Know how this will impact your retirement income and plan for it. A woman at age 65 can expect to live another 19 years, 3 years longer than a man. One of the biggest drains on retirement income is medical expenses. You must plan on how you are going to pay for medical coverage in retirement. If you are an active employee your FOP has provided you with a great medical plan. The FOP has also provided you with the ability to carry that great medical plan well into your future retirement. Unused sick time can be used to purchase additional years of medical coverage when you retire. These additional years will be added to the five contractual years of coverage that you receive. You can then use or defer that coverage as you see fit. I know of no one else who has this type of benefit. It is not unusual now to see people retiring with 10 years or more of medical coverage banked for the future. This important information will help you determine at what age it is most advantageous for you to retire. Also, consider Medicare eligibility for you and your spouse in this equation. Talk to some retired members and they will tell you how important (and expensive)

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medical coverage is in retirement. Talk to a financial professional. Many of you will be leaving with a substantial amount of savings between DROP and deferred compensation. Don’t hesitate to see a professional financial planner to assist you in your decision making. They can be a great resource for things such as long term care insurance and the best ways for you to get a steady stream of income from your savings. Last but not least in your retirement planning are the obvious administrative things that need to be addressed. Get your beneficiaries up to date for all pension benefits and life insurance policies. If you don’t have a will, get one and keep it current. Make sure that the people you need to protect if something happens to you are secure. If you follow the steps above, you will go a long way in securing your retirement. You will also have peace of mind that you and those important to you are protected well into the future. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me if you have a question about your benefits or planning for your future. Stay Safe, Ron Stagliano rstag@fop5.org


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HELP! BY LOU CAMPIONE In October 2007 President McNesby asked for a review of all that the F.O.P. and Law Enforcement Health Benefits was doing with regard to our Behavioral Health programs. Together we reviewed all of our programs and made a series of recommendations to President Mc Nesby and to Tom Lamb administrator of Law Enforcement Health Benefits. All of these recommendations were adopted and we continue to develop programs according to the needs of our membership.

These programs include: Green To Blue o This is a support group for our members who also serve in the military. It is open to all military personnel components. o For information contact Alfeia Goodwin alfeia.goodwin@us.army.mil, or call her at the 3rd District 215-686-3030, or contact Lou Campione or Roosevelt Poplar 215629-3000. Bottles and Badges AA Support Group o Meetings are every Wednesday at 7:00pm, the Fraternal Order of Police 11630 Caroline Road o Information can be obtained from the website, www.bottlesandbadges.org Psychologist Dr. Paul Dikun o The Doctor is in on Fridays starting a 6:00AM at Law Enforcement Health Benefits at 2235 Spring Garden St. o To make an appointment contact Helen Miller at LEHB 215-763-8290. Internal Employee Assistance Program (Peer Officers) o Available by contacting 215-685-9940 External E.A.P. (Professional Counseling) o External Employee Assistance is provided by Penn Behavioral Health. They are a part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Combined with our Law Enforcement Health Benefits network, Tom Lamb, Administrator, we have available more than eleven hundred Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors and Social Workers. o They can be reached at 1-888-321-4433, 24 hours a day. Shooters Support Group o The group meets every Monday 7:00 P.M. at the Fraternal Order Police o 11630 Caroline Road. This is a support group open to anyone who has been involved in a shooting. Yvette Clark and Jonathan Josey have led this charge. 93


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Any questions concerning the Shooters Support Group please contact, Jonathan Josey or Andy Callahan at 1-888-915-3776 o The Law Enforcement Peer Support Network (sponsored by the F.O.P.) is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, by contacting our hot line at 1-888-91-LEPSN (53776) or on the web at www.lepsn.org. In addition to the above listed programs we have asked for assistance from outside agencies and they have provided tremendous help to us. These programs include: Retrouvaille o A weekend program for hurting marriages, with follow up sessions to assist in continuing the healing and renewal process. o Contact 1-800-470-2230. Focus on the Family o Resources for marriage, family and parenting. o Contact 1-800-A-Family or www.focusonthefamily.org. New Life Resources o Dealing with life and addictions. o Contact 1-800-New-Life or www.newlife.com Family Life Today o Resources for marriage and family. o Contact 1-800-FLTODAY or www.familylife.org. Project Rachel o Post abortion healing o Contact 215-587-5640 F.O.P. Chaplain Joe Cella assists with coordinating spiritual counseling. He can be reached by contacting the FOP at 215-629-3600. Chaplain Cella is our liaison with more than seven hundred clergy of all faiths. There have been more than two thousand studies that have concluded a strong spiritual foundation helps us in every aspect of life. One study concluded that the divorce rate for those families that pray together each day and attend weekly services was 1 out of 1052 as compared to 1 out of 2 for those who do not have a spiritual component. There is an old saying the family that prays together stays together. If you have any questions regarding any of these programs you can contact Lou Campione at 215-823-9828. Updated 05-22-13

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Keenan’s Pub always honored to support the men and women in BLUE. Keenan’s was proud to host the Lodge 5 sponsored event for Survivors’ Weekend on Friday, September 28, 2012. Keenan’s Pub is also a proud supporter of the McNesby team.

Keenan’s Irish Pub is located in the heart and soul of North Wildwood, at 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., “Where all Neighborhoods Still Meet!” Family owned and operated since 1999, Scott Keenan, along with his Mom, Peg; Dad, Jack (recently passed); and brother, Sean; love what they do and do what they love! you can feel it when you walk thru their doors. With 25,000 sq. feet of wall to wall FuN, where else can you find 4 places to hang under one roof? Next time you head down the shore - Make Keenan’s Irish Pub your favorite spot whether you are with family or friends, sitting down to mouth watering crabs at Peggy’s Crab Shack or just chillin’ with an ice cold drink and jamming to great live music-this place has got it all! 95


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     InOctoberof2012theBlueSoxtraveledtoDallasTexasandcompetedinatournamenttoraisemoneyforThe  DallasFireDepartmentChildren’sFundandreturnedhomewiththesecondPlaceTrophy.Uponreturninghomethe BlueSoxhostedtheir2ndAnnualCharitygameatCampbell’sFieldtosupportTheChildren’sHospitalofPhiladelphia. BeforethegameTheBlueSoxdedicatedthegametoLukeTraskandhisfamily,andthatwaswhattheteamneededto defeatthePhilaFiredepartment.ThePoliceBlueSoxremainsundefeatedinthisAnnualFallClassic. Intheoffseason2013ThePhilaPoliceBlueSoxBaseballteamsaidgoodbyetosomelongtimemembersoftheteam ManagerBillStephan,andcoachandplayerTonyD’Aulerio,JoseMedinaandMikeCopestick;wewishthemwell. InDecember,theteamnamedProHittinginstructorandNeumannHighBaseballcoachMike“BigZoom”Zolkasnew manageroftheBlueSoxandpickedup6newplayers. TheBlueSoxcurrentlyholdSecondPlaceinNationalPoliceandFireBaseballCongressEast Division.InSeptember,theteamwillbetravelingtoColumbus,OhioforaNationalTournament.



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News From the FOP Auxiliary by President Erin Brosious SemiFormals.OurmostrecentSemiFormal honoredSgt.VeronicaSypherdwiththe Heart’sBehindtheBadgeAward,andButch BealwiththePresident’sAward.TheRoaring 20’sthemewassurelyahit!Planningis alreadyunderwayfornextyear’ssemiformal.

 TheF.O.P.Lodge#5Auxiliaryisaboutto embarkontheir5thyear!Thisisaveryexciting timeforus!Whilemanyofusarebusywith family,workandvacations,theAuxiliaryis preparingforanothersuccessfulyear.

TheAuxiliarywillcontinuetoholdmeetings the2ndSaturdayofthemonthat10am,atthe F.O.P.Lodge#5.Thenextsixmeetingsare scheduledfor:July13,August10,September 14,October12,November9,andDecember 14.

ThisJunetheAuxiliaryhosteditsannual SpaghettiDinner,whichisaveryfun, affordablefamilycenteredevent.The SpaghettiDinnerofferedalotofengaging gamesforkidsofallages,andfeatureda 50/50andChineseAuctionfortheAdults.At thisyear’sSpaghettiDinnertheAuxiliaryalso conductedtheInstallationofOfficers,whichis aritualthathappensafternominationsand electionseverytwoyears.

TheAuxiliaryisnowintheprocessof planningeventsfortherestof2013,andinto 2014.Inthefallwehopetocontinueour “CookiesforCops”Drivewherewebakeand delivercookiestoallPoliceDistrictsandUnits acrossthecity.Wewillalsobehostingour2nd CoachBagBINGOOctober6,2013.Ourevent flyersarealwaysfeaturedontheFOPWebsite www.fop5.org,sobesuretocheckitout, eventsareupdatedandaddedregularly.

Overthelastfouryearswehavehadthe continuedstrongsupportofJohnMcNesby, andtheF.O.P.ExecutiveBoard.Wearereally excitedaboutthenewF.O.P.facilityandthat weareabletousethisspaceforourmeetings andevents.Thenewlocation,inNortheast Philadelphia,hasalsobeenbeneficialforthe Auxiliary.Weareenjoyingthebetterturnouts atourmeetingsaswellaswelcomingnew membersmonthly.

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Hero Plaques for 2013: September 4, 2013 for Brian Lorenzo, Highway Patrol, killed in the line of duty on July 8, 2012, to be placed at the Philadelphia Water Department “Filter Beds” at 5200 Pennypack Street. This is the location where the Highway Patrol Drill Team practices. September 18, 2013 for Moses Walker, 22nd District, killed in the line of duty on August 18, 2012, to be placed at the 22nd Police District, 1747 North Seventeenth Street. October 9, 2013 for Hugh McCann, a Captain, killed in the line of duty on June 13, 1941, after being injured when hit by a car at Rising Sun Avenue and the Roosevelt Boulevard on June 9, 1941. Plaque to be placed at Rising Sun and the Boulevard. October 23, 2013, at the FOP, 11630 Caroline Road, we will give a permanent home to and have a ceremony for any plaques previously dedicated but not placed. This is about 20 plaques, and includes those of our earliest heroes killed in the line of duty.

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FIRST NAME ROBERT ORVILLE NICHOLAS FRANCIS VICTOR JAMES JOHN THEODORE ANTHONY JOSEPH WILLIAM RICHARD RAYMOND JOHN JOHN CHICO LEROY THOMAS JOHN WILLIAM RONALD RAYMOND GEORGE NATHANIEL HENRY JOSEPH MICHAEL DAVID JOSEPH CHARLES RONALD HARRY JOSEPH FRANK WALTER ROGER JOHN THOMAS 105

APPOINTMENT 11/19/1962 4/2/1962 12/26/1962 4/1/1962 8/13/1962 8/1/1962 5/7/1962 5/7/1962 8/13/1962 10/29/1962 4/2/1962 4/2/1962 4/2/1962 7/16/1962 4/2/1962 8/13/1962 10/22/1962 11/19/1962 8/13/1962 4/2/1962 4/2/1962 11/19/1962 5/7/1962 4/2/1962 12/1/1962 11/19/1962 10/22/1962 10/1/1962 10/8/1962 10/1/1962 8/1/1962 5/7/1962 4/2/1962 8/13/1962 4/2/1962 10/22/1962 4/2/1962 4/2/1962


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FIRST NAME CLARENCE JAMES JOHN DONALD BENJAMIN HOWARD FRANK JOHN RICHARD CHARLES JAN EDWARD JOSEPH ROBERT THEODORE VINCENT DANIEL JOSEPH JOHN EDWARD JOHN DONALD JOHN EDWARD JOHN JOHN ROBERT WILLIAM JAMES WILLIAM CHARLES JOSEPH CHARLES PAuL VINCENT ROBERT GLEN RICHARD 106

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Alcoholism and Addiction Relapse Prevention by Andy Callaghan, CEAP.

Hello everyone and happy summer. As I begin to write this article, I am in Washington, DC, preparing to honor all of the fallen officers from across the United States. I spent some time talking to men from another department last night. These men were from Clay County, Florida and they lost one of their co-workers during a Narcotics raid. Detective David White was 35 years old when he was killed executing that warrant. The evil perpetrator was killed during a shootout that continued after Detective White was mortally wounded. These men were sad about the loss but filled with pride as they represented their friend and police department. It is always an honor to be with men and women of this caliber. I, along with my brothers and sisters, will also honor the memory of Moses Walker and Brian Lorenzo from our own department. It is an honor to be here for our department and the Walker and Lorenzo families. I would like to start by pointing out that we have made great strides in raising awareness with alcoholism and addiction in our department through our FOP. President John McNesby has supported Bottles and Badges and other efforts from the beginning of his presidency. John and his Executive Board have helped us by providing support group space, web outreach, meeting space for training and financial support when needed. President McNesby and the Executive Board have gone above and beyond to make sure that the addiction and mental wellness issues are covered and no cop has to walk alone. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Lou Campione. Lou is often the “air traffic controller” when issues arise. We simply couldn’t do this without him. More information about the Law Enforcement Peer Support Network can be found at www.lepsn.org. The reason I am writing this article is to point out a problem that we are having after officers and their families receive treatment for addiction. The problem is addiction relapse. Many of the officers go through an assessment for alcoholism and only follow some of the recommendations never following through with all of the recommended treatment. Some officers follow none of the recommendations and continue to suffer with their addictions. It can take years to build an addiction that spins out of control and makes your life unmanageable. Simply stated, it can’t be fixed with only 21 days of treatment.

I must point out that addiction is a disease. It is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Every day in this country men and women steal from their families or prostitute themselves to feed their addictions – I ask, who would choose to live that way? To put it in perspective, often with these men and women, their co-workers, bosses and significant others complain about their drinking and the destruction it is causing. These addictions often lead to death, institutions or jail – once again, who would choose to live that way? In our own department, men and women engage in unsafe, dangerous or illegal behavior because of their addiction to alcohol or other substances. Most of these men and women are good cops and want to be men and women of honor and dignity. With our careers, health, families and freedom at risk - I ask again, who would choose to live that way? Many people think that alcoholism and addiction is a morality issue or a matter of self-control. Usually I point out that if it’s addiction that leads to bad behavior and the person would not normally act that way then the addiction is most likely the issue. In 12 step meetings they have a saying, “we are not bad people trying to get better, we are sick people trying to get well.” The two biggest addiction issues we face in our law enforcement community is alcoholism and pain pill addiction. Both addictions start out legally and for legitimate purpose. Officers are just going out to have a couple of beers or are legitimately injured and need pain medication. As time goes on these men and women get physical addictions that are not easy to break. It takes treatment that includes learning new habits and, “re-wiring the brain.” I also often talk to officers that come from families with a history of addiction. These officers are genetically pre-disposed to addiction and may have had issues prior to becoming officers. Some of these men and women have a hard time stopping drinking whenever they have a couple of drinks. Either way, there is help available IF YOU WANT IT. This brain re-wiring starts with in-patient or out-patient treatment. It also comes with a strong recommendation to attend 12 step meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. The relapse rate is dramatically reduced if recom-

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mended levels of care are followed. Statistics have proven that the more treatment a person has in the beginning of recovery the less likely someone will relapse. Those facts are true for everyone but especially true for first responders who do well with structure and training. Our Law Enforcement community witnesses death and tragedy before coming into treatment and we have to prepare them for being exposed to the same events again. Witnessing this kind of trauma and/or being exposed to this kind of stress can definitely lead to relapse or relapse- related behavior if the recommended care is not followed carefully. Following treatment recommendations can help build resistance to exposure to traumatic situations. Treatment for alcoholism and addiction is a long term process. This treatment is not as intensive as time goes on and if the patient is doing well. It is always recommended that going to 12 step meetings, having a sponsor and having a support mechanism in AA or NA (peers) be followed. Relapse is a process, not an event. Here are some of the steps that could contribute to relapse; Emotional Relapse – In this stage, you are NOT using or drinking. It is what some people in sober communities call “dry drunk.” It is the behavior that occurs when our emotions and feelings are running high and we do not have anything to treat them with. The alcoholic or addict is aware that they cannot treat these feelings with booze any longer. The actual treatment is attending 12 step meetings, having a sponsor and using other tools that are available to you. The symptoms often look like; anxiety, intolerance, anger, defensiveness, mood swings, isolation, outbursts and avoiding sober friends and contacts. Mental Relapse – At this stage, the addict or alcoholic is starting to forget how bad their drinking was and how much harm it caused. If the addict was attending 12 step meetings, he or she would have a constant reminder of what caused them to stop using or drinking in the first place. The alcoholic often starts fantasizing about having some relief from these thoughts in their head. The signs of mental relapse often are; thinking about using or drinking, remembering the good times from using and forgetting the bad times (selective memory), starting to “hang out” with old friends that drink or use, trying to figure out a way to drink or use without your loved ones or co-workers finding out, starting to plan or pick a date for relapse or

regularly putting yourself in a position to use or drink again (bars, parties, houses of friends that you used to drink with, et cetera). Physical Relapse – In this stage, you may be driving to the liquor store or bar, telling your friends that you are thinking of drinking again, avoiding meetings and all contacts with people in recovery, asking your significant other or spouse if they would be mad if you, “tested the waters again,” or starting to try some controlled drinking (one or two drinks). Often addicts can get away with controlled drinking for a very short period of time. Although we are trained to use force on this job, you cannot use brute force to stop yourself from drinking excessively for very long. In almost every case, in short order, the alcoholic or addict finds themselves in trouble and not able to control their addiction. It also must be noted that you can stop a relapse from occurring at any one of these stages until you actually pick up that drink or pain pill. You can call your sponsor (or get one), go to a 12 step meeting (AA, NA, et cetera), contact your previous counselor or rehab and tell them what is going on and ask for help to get back on track, talk about your urges to drink or use, call a peer support specialist at the Law Enforcement Peer Support Network (www.lepsn.org), use a professional resource like the First Responder Addiction Treatment Program at Livengrin (www.repsonderaddiction.com). The last thing that I would like to point out is that you cannot beat addiction by yourself. Many, many first responders leave treatment feeling happy and healthy and think that they can just, “not drink” or “not use” and everything is going to be ok. As time goes on, the above relapse stages almost always start to creep in. If it does not lead to actual relapse it often breeds uneasiness, arguments or anger in the first responder’s house. As time goes on, if addiction treatment recommendations are followed, the first responder does not need to continue intensive treatment. If sobriety is maintained the addict or alcoholic can usually stay sober by attending 12 step meetings, getting a sponsor and following the recommendations of the 12 step program. 12 step meetings are generally about an hour. Following these simple but important directions are a pretty good investment to live a happy, sober life.

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“Blessed are the Peace Makers for they shall inherit the earth.”

Peace Officer’s Memorial Submitted by:Joe Cella, Lodge #5 Chaplain

Death Date

LASt

FIRSt

CIty

StAtE

11/5/2012

SENDLINGER

CONRAD

SPRINGFIELD

PA

11/11/2012

HARKINS

JAMES

PHILADELPHIA

PA

11/14/2012

BENtHAM

CHARLES

PHILADELPHIA

PA

11/15/2012

MItCHELL

JOHN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

11/19/2012

ALLEN

KENNEtH

PHILADELPHIA

PA

11/20/2012

DAVIS

RutH

ALBRIGHtSVILLE

PA

11/23/2012

MuLHOLLAND

JOHN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

11/24/2012

ELLIS

CAPERS

PHILADELPHIA

PA

11/26/2012

GIACOMELLI

LOuIS

NEW BRItAIN

PA

11/27/2012

AuStIN

StEPHEN

OCALA

FL

12/1/2012

CAGGIANO

ANtHONy

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/3/2012

HuFF

AZON

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/4/2012

tIMLIN

BERNARD

WALLINGFORD

PA

12/5/2012

tOBIN

FRANCES

Du BOIS

PA

12/6/2012

MCGOWAN

VINCENt

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/9/2012

LAMPMAN

tHOMAS

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/9/2012

CAVALLARO

JOSEPH

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/10/2012

yOuNG

HARRy

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/12/2012

AItKEN

WILLIAM

CHuRCHVILLE

PA

12/13/2012

MItCHELL

CuRtIS

WILMINGtON

DE

12/14/2012

BELLINO

JEFFREy

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/15/2012

RELERFORD

ROOSEVELt

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/19/2012

HILtWINE

JOHN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/20/2012

FANELLI

HARRy

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/21/2012

GAVIN

BERNARD

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/23/2012

FINK

HOWARD

INVERNESS

FL

12/25/2012

PAZDAN

EDWARD

ROANOKE

VA

12/28/2012

SAttELMyER

ROBERt

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/29/2012

BANNIStER

tHEODORE

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/29/2012

SALLEy

FRANKLIN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/30/2012

O'NEIL

RICHARD

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/31/2012

FRIEL

GEORGE

MuNCy

PA

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“Blessed are the Peace Makers for they shall inherit the earth.”

Peace Officer’s Memorial

Death Date

LASt

FIRSt

CIty

StAtE

12/31/2012

FItZPAtRICK

GEORGE

BRyN MAWR

PA

1/1/2013

PEtROSKI

JOSEPH

VILLAS

NJ

1/3/2013

MELE

JOSEPH

MANtuA

NJ

1/7/2013

JAMISON

JERRIE

PHILADELPHIA

PA

1/9/2013

HAGAN

WILLIAM

tuRNERSVILLE

NJ

1/10/2013

SMItH

ALBERt

PHILADELPHIA

PA

1/11/2013

EDWARDS

GERALD

PHILADELPHIA

PA

1/11/2013

MCCLuSKEy

JAMES

PHILADELPHIA

PA

1/11/2013

AMARO

JuAN

PLEASANtVILLE

NJ

1/13/2013

HEtRICK

WILLIAM

WILMINGtON

DE

1/14/2013

uNtERKOEFLER DONALD

MANCHEStER

NH

1/14/2013

RACE

WAyNE

PALM COASt

FL

1/15/2013

RuBIN

EVA

PHILADELPHIA

PA

1/15/2013

SHAW

CHARLES

PHILADELPHIA

PA

1/16/2013

COLEMAN

RICHARD

HyDE PARK

Ny

1/19/2013

CARty

HAROLD

PHILADELPHIA

PA

1/19/2013

O'NEILL

JOHN

ELKINS PARK

PA

1/21/2013

BOWMAN

ALBERt

PHILADELPHIA

PA

1/21/2013

GOODMAN

ROBERt

PHILADELPHIA

PA

1/22/2013

BROSZAt

FRItZ

PORt CHARLOttE

FL

1/30/2013

ALFIMOW

IGOR

PHILADELPHIA

PA

1/31/2013

MALAZItA

JOSEPH

PHILADELPHIA

PA

1/31/2013

JONES

RAyMOND

BALtIMORE

MD

1/31/2013

DAVIS

ROBERt

EGG HARBOR

NJ

2/1/2013

MCDERMOtt

JOHN

N WILDWOOD

NJ

2/4/2013

LICHtENHAHN

EDWARD

N Ft MyERS

FL

2/4/2013

SZELIGA

JOHN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/5/2013

SANSONE

ANtHONy

VILLAS

NJ

2/6/2013

KAMINSKI

StANLEy

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/7/2013

AGOStINI

VINCENt

MEDIA

PA

2/9/2013

REyNOLDS

JOSEPH

PALM COASt

FL

2/9/2013

PAPA

FRANK

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/9/2013

SHARKEy

JOHN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

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“Blessed are the Peace Makers for they shall inherit the earth.”

Peace Officer’s Memorial Death Date

LASt

FIRSt

CIty

StAtE

2/11/2013

MAZZO

ALBERt

WILLIAMStOWN

NJ

2/13/2013

tAuSENDFREuNDt

ALBERt

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/14/2013

WALSH

JAMES

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/15/2013

BONNER

PHILIP

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/17/2013

KNIGHt

PRINCE

DEERFIELD BCH

FL

2/18/2013

RADOMICKI

RAyMOND

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/19/2013

SPENNAtO

BARtHOLOMEW

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/20/2013

MuRtAuGH

ROBERt

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/23/2013

SHERRIE

JOHN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/23/2013

BAtSON

JOHN

SOuDERtON

PA

2/24/2013

MuRtHA

JAMES

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/24/2013

SCOtt

HAROLD

PHILADELPHIA

PA

2/25/2013

CORCORAN

JOSEPH

Mt LAuREL

NJ

2/26/2013

BIEHL

KENNEtH

tOMS RIVER

NJ

2/27/2013

SCHWARtZER

JAMES

tREVOSE

PA

2/28/2013

tuCKER

HERMAN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

3/3/2013

ROCK

JAMES

PHILADELPHIA

PA

3/10/2013

BuRKE

JOHN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

3/11/2013

BRESLIN

LEO

FEAStERVILLE

PA

3/14/2013

OWENS

CHARLES

RICHBORO

PA

3/17/2013

PARLER

BABS

PHILADELPHIA

PA

3/18/2013

WODOCK

ROBERt

PHILADELPHIA

PA

3/18/2013

StASIAK

MARtIN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

3/21/2013

CLEMENtS

ERIC

PHILADELPHIA

PA

3/23/2013

SAMMONS

WILLIAM

LANGHORNE

PA

3/24/2013

FEINMAN

HAROLD

ENGLEWOOD

FL

3/26/2013

StEIGERWALD

WILBuR

PHILADELPHIA

PA

3/27/2013

SHIELDS

tHOMAS

PHILADELPHIA

PA

3/28/2013

FORD

JOHN

SPRING HILL

FL

3/29/2013

MARINARI

JOHN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

3/30/2013

ESOLA

LOuIS

PHILADELPHIA

PA

4/3/2013

GLAZER

IRVING

PHILADELPHIA

PA

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“Blessed are the Peace Makers for they shall inherit the earth.”

Peace Officer’s Memorial Death Date

LASt

FIRSt

CIty

StAtE

4/5/2013

HOWARD

tHOMAS

WILLIAMStOWN

NJ

4/6/2013

tHOMPAS

GEORGE

PHILADELPHIA

PA

4/9/2013

KOZLOWSKI

VICtOR

FLORAL CIty

FL

4/9/2013

NICHOLL

LEO

PHILADELPHIA

PA

4/12/2013

CLANCy

MICHAEL

CHuRCHVILLE

PA

4/13/2013

ROONEy

tERENCE

IVyLAND

PA

4/17/2013

IStAK

DONALD

PHILADELPHIA

PA

4/19/2013

CASPER

FRANCIS

PHILADELPHIA

PA

4/22/2013

HERMANN

HARRy

HAVERtOWN

PA

4/27/2013

PALMER

FRANCIS

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/3/2013

CORtIGINE

REyNOLD

KENNEtt SQ

PA

5/3/2013

DEVLIN

JAMES

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/3/2013

WILSON

JOHN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/3/2013

DuKES

JOSEPH

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/4/2013

MutO

MICHAEL

COAtESVILLE

PA

5/6/2013

NOWAKOWSKI

EDWARD

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/7/2013

FuLLER

DANIEL

WILLINGBORO

NJ

5/7/2013

LEE

KAREN

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/7/2013

SCOtt

WILLIAM

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/12/2013

BROWN

CLIFFORD

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/12/2013

CuMMINGS

JOHN “JACK”

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/13/2013

HELMS

JOSEPH

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/14/2013

DuNDAS

LAWRENCE

WINtER GARDEN

FL

5/16/2013

VANIS

MICHAEL

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/20/2013

MuRRAy

REESE

PHILADELPHIA

PA

5/22/2013

PItNEy

ROBERt

COLLEGEVILLE

PA

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Obituaries

By: Jim Wheeler, Contributing Editor The FOP, Lodge Five, dedicates this section of every issue of the “Peace Officer” to honor the brave men and women who have dedicated a good portion of their lives to the vigilant watch protecting the lambs from the lions. Once in a while someone sends a poem or writing that they feel is an appropriate expression of gratitude to our fraternal brothers and sisters who have passed away. Sometimes it is the work of the person who sends it or something they have read that moves even the hardest of souls. We encourage and welcome these submissions. To make it easy, please use the page following the obituaries to help us honor our brothers and sisters. Thank You!

ROBERT J. KONCZYK DOB: 07/01/1935 DOD: 11/05/2012 APPT: 09/06/1957 Retired Detective Robert J. Kon­ czyk, 77 yrs., passed away peace­ fully on November 5th, 2012. Known to his friends as “Big Bob” , he became a Philadelphia Police Of­ ficer in 1957 and served for (24) years. During that time he held the ranks of Patrolman, Corporal and Detective; and was assigned to the 9th District, the 6th District, East Detectives, Central Detectives and Homicide Division. He also served as the Treasurer / Financial Secre­ tary of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5, and was one of the origi­ nal members of the Board of Direc­ tors of the Police and Fire Clinic. For several years after his retire­ ment, he ran the Dental, Optical and Prescription Plan for the Clinic. He was the recipient of several com­ mendations, including one for Valor after being engaged in a roof –top gun battle, alongside his brother Joseph Konczyk, who predeceased Robert. Robert also proudly served in the Army National Guard for (20) years. Robert was a huge fan of the Philadelphia String Bands, was a so­

cial member of the Polish­American String Band, and a Marshal for the Greater Kensington String Band. Al­ though he did not play an instru­ ment, he assisted the bands during several New Year’s Day Mummers parades. Robert is survived by his wife of (58) years Sally; his sister Loretta Neff (Frank); sons Robert D., retired PPD (Ricci), and Dennis J. Konczyk (Joanne), currently a Lieutenant as­ signed to Civil Affairs. He is also survived by (3) Granddaughters and (1) Great Grandson. Submitted by : Robert D. Konczyk (Son) JAMES J. HARKINS DOB: 04/18/1938 DOD: 11/14/2012 ASSIGNED 06/06/1960 We are saddened to report the pass­ ing of retired Police Officer James Harkins, 74 years, on November 11th, 2012. James was appointed to the Philadelphia Police department on June 6th, 1960. James served the cit­ izens of Philadelphia for twenty – three years and retired on April 18th, 1983. James stayed in the city for his 135

entire retirement living in the 24th District with his family. He is survived by his loving wife Carol and his four children, Carol, James, Edward, and Deborah. Also surviving are his seven grandchil­ dren and two great grandchildren. Submitted by Carol F. Harkins CHARlES BENTHAM (#4204) DOB: 01/09/1926 DOD: 11/14/2012 APPOINTED: 04/01/1953 Charlie joined the Philadelphia Police department in April, 1953. He was a member of Recruit Class #108. He was assigned to the 31st District (26th & York St.); the 22nd District and the Marine Unit. Charlie retired after twenty five years of dedicated service. Charlie was the son of Eric Ben­ tham, who was a Philadelphia Police Officer from 1926 to 1951, and was assigned to the Motor Bandit unit. Charlie was also a veteran of World War II, serving in the US. Navy in the Pacific Theater from 1943 until the wars end aboard a de­ stroyer. Prior to joining the Philadelphia P.D He worked for the Department


of the Navy and was a bus driver for the Philadelphia Transportation Co. His original Police Badge number was #108 and later changed to #4204 ROBERT lOgAN DOB: 12/29/1937 DOD: 10/17/2012 APPOINTED: 04/01/1954 Robert P. Logan of Maple Glen, Pa. 84 years old, died peacefully on October 14, 2012 with his family at his side. Robert was the beloved husband of Eileen (nee Curley) mar­ ried for 45 years. Robert is the loving father of Jacquelyn Anderson, (Michael), Kathleen Threlfall (Mark), Robert J. Logan and Kevin Logan (Kim), grandfather of nine (9), brother of Lorraine Wisneski , late John Logan and late Patricia Rhodes. Robert served in the Philadelphia P.D. for twenty­four years retiring on November 15, 1970. Bob was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School, a U.S. Navy Veteran, retired Philadelphia Police Officer and Tav­ ern owner. Submitted By: Eileen M. Logan (wife) RUTHANN DAVIS (#8075) DOB: 11/18/1953 DOD: 11/20/2012 APPOINTMENT: 05/24/1976 Ruthann Davis (Ruthie O’Neill) retired Corporal, passed away sud­ denly on November 20, 2012; two

days after her 59th birthday. Ruth was one of the first one­ hundred females hired for “street work” in 1976. She started her ca­ reer in the 23rd and soon was trans­ ferred to the 39th District. After several years there she was trans­ ferred to MID. She also worked in Juvenile Aid Division, Dignitary Protection Unit and Civil Affairs. Ruth was promoted to Corporal in 1990 and assigned to JAD, then worked in the 17th District for a number of years, then by request was transferred to Police Radio. She finished her career in the Narcotics Strike Force and retired in Decem­ ber, 1999. She and her husband re­ tired Corporal Howard Davis moved to the Poconos where she was able to live with the animals she so loved. Prior to working for the Police department, Ruth was a third grade teacher at St. Madeline Sophie in Germantown. After retirement Ruth went to work for the PA PUC until 2008. Ruth was well loved and ad­ mired by many people. Ruth was looking forward to the arrival of her grandchild in 2013 from her only son Michael and his wife. She was also looking forward to our Twenty­Fifth Anniversary in May 2013. Ruth was the love of my life and I miss her terribly. We were kindred spirits who found each other at the right time. Ours was a story of ups and downs, but mainly ups. I know there is a special place for her be­ cause she put up with a lot from me. She was taken from us too soon. She is now with her parents, our son An­ drew and her dear brother Jim. Submitted lovingly by her husband.

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ANTHONY J. CAggIANO (#1907) DOB: 11/17/1942 DOD: 12/01/2012 APPOINTED: 07/06/1965 Tony was born and raised in South Philly. He graduated from South Philadelphia High School, Class of 1960. He then served in the U.S. Army for two years. After the military service, Tony joined the Philadelphia Police department in 1965, Class#170. Upon his gradua­ tion from the Police Academy he was assigned to the 3rd Police Dis­ trict and served there until 1970. His career continued to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office until 1975. He joined the Philadelphia Vice Squad and served there until 1978 when he returned back to home to the 3rd District. He finished his ca­ reer with the department in the 3rd in July 1988 having served the de­ partment for 23 years. Tony found a new hobby when he got a pilot’s license and logged in many hours flying out of Northeast Airport. Tony died at age 70yrs leaving behind his beloved wife Mary of 46 years. He is also survived by his three sons, Anthony, Joseph and Damian (who proudly wears his Dad’s badge “1907” and is assigned to the 5th District.) Tony is sadly missed by his beautiful grandchil­ dren: Maya, Marc & Jack and daughter­in­laws Heather and Elisa. He will also be missed by a host of friends and family who are now mourning his loss. Submitted by: Sandy Malkin (Retired Phila. P.D.)


the street that translated into aware­ ness, and Harry had “it” like a 6th sense. He backed up legends Mike Lutz, Bob Hurst, and Eddie Cottrell, and eventually became a legend himself. When not working the Granny Squad detail, he was in uniform the A Few Memories of Officer way it was meant to be worn; his Harry Young (Stakeout Unit) shirt was cut starch, the inseam of After serving his country in the his pants was sewn in, and his shoes United States Air Force, Harry were always spit shined. Always on joined the Philadelphia Police de­ time, always prepared, and always partment. He had a lot of pride in ready to go, he was the guy you himself and the department. Harry wanted watching your back. If set his sights on being a K­9 Officer; Harry had 4 hours to cut down a and within two years he achieved his tree, he’d spend 2 hours sharpening goal and was accepted into the K­9 his axe. S­107, Presidential Details, unit. The Commanding Officer of Papal Visits, and VIP’s, you name it the Tactical Division at the time was and Harry was assigned to it. accepting applications for K­9 On August 8th, 1978 during Teams to be crossed trained into MOVE Confrontation #1, Officer Stakeout Unit, and if accepted, this James Ramp was shot and killed in hybrid squad would be the best of the line of duty; Lt Bill Krause. Of­ the best. Many applied, few were ac­ ficers Tommy Hesson & Charlie cepted, and fewer qualified. Harry Stewart along with a Philadelphia and his K­9 dog “Kelly” were the Fireman were shot and wounded top of the class. Harry not only qual­ and Harry was on the front line com­ ified on all weapons utilized in the ing to the aid of his brothers in arms. Stakeout arsenal he shot a distin­ On May13th, 1985 during the 2nd guished 100. MOVE confrontation, Harry was as­ His first assignment was to be signed to Post #1 for a reason. For back­up for the Granny Squad. A those who understand no explana­ decoy officer would dress­up as an tion is necessary, for those who old woman or elderly gentleman and don’t none can be given. Side by walk in an area where a pattern of side with the Police Commissioner, robberies was developing. Being a Harry again had the backs of his decoy was a special breed in itself, brothers on the force. but being a back­up was a com­ Harry Young was awarded every pletely different story. It was high commendation, Valor, Heroism, Brav­ stress, no margin for error job that ery, and Merit. With each award required complete “awareness” at all came validation of a great career and times. As the saying goes, “Aware­ a great man, and in a time as we all ness breeds confidence,” and Harry do, Harry Young moved on. In the Young was one of the best! Special Victims Unit, Harry contin­ In a court of law when they ask ued to be a proud member of the “what constitutes suspicion?” On Philadelphia Police department. HARRY J. YOUNg DOB: 09/11/1948 DOD: 12/10/2012 APPOINTED: 03/07/1970

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There are fewer of us “Grey Shirts” left. With each occasional get together, the few of us that re­ main, tell our stories and to that end I leave you with this: Harry we will never forget...you were a patriot, a warrior, a great cop, and yes you made a difference. You will always be loved and respected. Rest in Peace, S­Sam 125 Harry J. Young, retired Philadel­ phia Police Officer and detective of Special Victims Unit, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2012. Harry joined the Philadelphia Po­ lice department in March of 1970 and his honorable length of service expanded over 40 years before he retired on December 31, 2010. In March of 1970 he was assigned to the 23rd Police District, then went to Stakeout Unit for 23 years then to Sex Crimes where he was promoted to the rank of Detective, which was the proudest day of his life. Harry was always proud of his career as an Officer, but his proudest accom­ plishment came as a distinguished Detective in the Special Victims Unit. Harry was a good cop, a tough cop and a hard working excellent detective. He took his job very seri­ ously and with much pride and re­ spected his co­workers. His career with the Philadelphia Police depart­ ment included numerous commen­ dations, including Valor and Bravery. Harry was an honorable man. Harry was one of the best! Harry was one of “Philadelphia’s Finest.” After his retirement, Harry went to work as a private investigator for a center city law firm. He enjoy and utilized his investigational experi­


ences to the fullest. He enjoyed this type of work, enjoyed working on the computer and his iPad and al­ ways kept busy. He never relaxed until the job was completed. Harry loved and enjoyed his fam­ ily and his home in Roxborough. Harry and his wife were happy just being together. They didn’t have to do anything special. Just as long as they were together. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed being with them, he enjoyed playing cards, playing games with them and watch­ ing his grandsons play baseball. Harry was a loving and wonder­ ful husband, a wonderful and loving father and a wonderful, loving and lots of fun grandfather. Harry is survived by his wife Carol, his two sons, his two stepchil­ dren and 7 grandchildren. Harry is sorely missed by all and will never be forgotten. Submitted by: His loving wife, Carol. CHARlIE STEWART DOB: 02/01/1937 DOD: 10/05/2012 APPOINTED: 04/01/1964 Charlie passed away peacefully at home, after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer and other health complications. Charlie was educated in the Philadelphia School system and graduated from Bok Tech High School where he developed a love for auto mechanics and sports. He joined the Air Force in 1956. While in the Air Force he received training in the Air Craft Tech School. He

served his country well and received an Honorable discharge. In 1964, Charlie joined the Philadelphia Po­ lice department where he received extensive training in firearms and became an expert. He was assigned to the Stakeout Unit which was as­ signed to high crime areas of the city. He was wounded on duty dur­ ing the Move confrontation in 1978. He retired as a decorated officer in 1980. After his retirement Charlie worked at Harrah’s Casino in At­ lantic City, NJ. He ended his work career while working at the Trump Plaza Casino as a shift manager of security. In retirement he spent many enjoyable hours working on his Harley­Davidson motorcycle. Charlie was always kind to everyone he met, but enjoyed the privacy of doing things he enjoyed. Charlie al­ ways said to me “There is a place for us some where a place for us, peace and quiet just you and me.” Forever in my Heart. Submitted by his loving wife Delores. JEFFREY A. BEllINO DOB: 01/28/1954 DOD: 12/14/2012 APPOINTED: 12/15/1954 Jeffrey was born to Rita and An­ thony Bellino on January 28, 1954, both parents are now deceased but he shared his childhood with his sis­ ter, Judith and brother, Dino. Jeff was born and raised here in Philadelphia, Pa. He attended Bar­ tram High School, where he earned his diploma and graduated in 1972.

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He went to trade school for mechan­ ics and Painting cars, which later be­ came a long time hobby of his. Jeff has trophies from all the car shows, where he presented his 1980 Chevy Malibu, that he had restored and hand­built the engine himself. He then went on to the Philadel­ phia Police department in 1986 to present, where his long term goal was to retire in December 2013 and move to Lancaster, Pa. He planned on building his log cabin home, with a large, 2 car garage and an area to plant fresh vegetables and be at peace with Bonnie and Nikki. Jeff and Bonnie (BonBon) as he affectionately called her became united as husband and wife in May of 1996 and out of that union had a daughter, Dominique Nicole Bellino. Jeff was diagnosed with cancer within this last year. He fought a tough battle with the goal, the whole time, that he was going to beat it and wanted to LIVE, which he managed to do for a year. He is survived by: His wife, Yvonne C. Bellino and daughter, Dominique Nicole Bellino of Philadelphia, Pa.; son, Jeffery Harley and daughter­in­law, Mindy of Lancaster, Pa.; son, Julian Bellino of Virginia. Daughter, Joy Bellino­ Powell of Maryland; sister, Judith Bellino, brother, Dino Bellino and sister­in­law Kim of Phila. Pa. Ten grandchildren and a host of family and friends. R.I.P Daddy: God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around him and whispered “Come with Me” with tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and saw him fade away, al­ though we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay, a golden


heart stopped beating, hardworking hands put to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best. MICHAEl A. KUBIAK DOB: 07/09/1972 DOD: 11/09/2013 APPOINTED: 10/15/2001 Michael Kubiak Jr. was born July 9, 1972 at Front and Washington Streets in South Philadelphia. He graduated from Mercy Vocational High School in 1990 and joined the Police department in 2001, a year later he was assigned to the 17th District, 1 Squad, C­Platoon, and was given badge number #2936. In the fall of 2005 he completed Police Tactical Bicycle Patrol and was as­ signed to 5 Squad, A­ platoon. Michael was a talented saxophone player for Duffy, Hegeman and Avalon String Bands from a young age. He was known to be a devoted son and loving brother, a mentor to his niece and nephew, and a straight­ as­an­arrow, loyal and proud mem­ ber of the Philadelphia Police department. No one could ask for a better part­ ner­ he was a rock, a guide and men­ tor. He looked out for the rookies, backed up his colleagues, and re­ spected the veterans. He always did the right thing, worked hard and ex­ pected the same dedication from his peers. Mike was stoic, not tolerating fools lightly, but keeping his opin­ ions close unless pressed. As a Law Enforcement Officer he was firm but fair, respectful and respected. As a cop he was brave but never reck­ less, thoughtful but never inactive.

He sweated the details but never lost sight of the big picture. Michael was quiet and reserved, yet he would never stand an eight hour shift with an unfamiliar face and not know that person by the end of the day. He was gentle and kind but he could take a ribbing as well as dish it out. Always willing to lis­ ten to others, he was understanding and supportive of friends and family alike. Michael was suddenly and tragi­ cally taken on November 9th, 2012. He was predeceased by his father, Mickey in 2010. He is survived by his mother, Delores (nee Veasey), his sister, Maria Lind (Danny), his nephew Shawn Kubiak, niece Devin Lind and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. His passing will leave a void in the Philadelphia Police de­ partment, the 17th District, the neighborhoods in which he lived and served and the hearts of many. - If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, - Or walk with Kings- nor lose the common touch; - If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; - If all men count with you, but none too much; - If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run- Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, - And…which is more…you’ll be a Man, my son! Rudyard Kipling – “ If ” Submitted by Christopher Bartolo. Police Officer, 17th District/5 Sqd.

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ROOSEVElT RElERFORD DOB: 08/01/1943 DOD: 12/15/2012 APPOINTED: 10/04/1965 Roosevelt Relerford, Jr. was born August 15, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the eldest child of the late Roosevelt Relerford, Sr. and Dorothy Adams. His brother Tyrone preceded him in death. Roosevelt was educated in the Schools of Philadelphia, graduating from Edward W. Bok Vocational Technical High School. He furthered his education at Temple University in Criminal Justice Studies Depart­ ment. Roosevelt served his country as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne United States Army. He was honor­ ably discharged after three years of active service. April 2, 1964, Roosevelt was united in marriage to Shirley An­ toinette Lloyd. Three daughters were born of this union, Sherrie Michelle, Lia Marie and Jineen Nicole. He loved his family dearly and that love was reciprocated. Roosevelt was employed by the City of Philadelphia Police depart­ ment, as a Police Officer. He retired after twenty­three years of dedicated service. For fifteen years after retir­ ing from the Police department, he was employed as a Manager for Pathmark Stores, Inc. He touched and affected many lives in both ca­ reers of service to others. Some of Roosevelts’ civic and community organizations that he was involved in were: The Fraternal


Order of Police, Police department Santa for the 12th, 16th, 18th, 19th districts, and Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge #8, Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylva­ nia. Family and friends fondly remem­ ber Roosevelt as a jokester, a self­ proclaimed singer known for his collection of oldies, mostly 45’s. He was a writer of poetry and stories. Most of all he was a family man.

Only two doors away We were seven and nine Early in our childhood You said you would be mine Forty-nine years later Three daughters, a granddaughter and a grandson We would show the kids how we bopped and slopped My goodness did we have fun What a unique love story We’ve been truly blessed over the years I miss you very much, Roosie I’ve cried so many tears Now I celebrate that your pain is gone As knowing this helps to lighten my heart, you see I will forever live in our wonderful memories As I will always be yours: Poopsie Love always, Poopsie

He was the third of four children born to the late Reverend Bradley Solomon Salley of Branchville, SC and the late Franklin (Frankie) Lee Anderson­Salley of Elloree, SC. Some of his early church experi­ ences were at Granger Baptist Church in Elloree. He relocated with It is with great sorrow that the his father and family from South members of Philadelphia FOP Carolina to North Philadelphia in Lodge # 5 wish to remember De­ 1946. cember 23, 2012, as we lost retired Frank was happy and lived a Police Officer Howard V. Fink. happy life. He was undoubtedly a Howard was an honored Fifty God­fearing man and a praying year member of our FOP Lodge #5. man. He was an officer and a gentle­ He was born July 1st, 1931 and men. He was a man’s man and a was eighty one years old at the time mentor who was constantly driven of his passing. He was a resident of by a personal philosophy that Homosassa, Florida for the past echoed throughout all aspects of his twenty years. He was born in life … “always do the right thing Boston, Mass. The son of the late and treat people right.” He had an Aaron and Ronda (Kalish) Fink. intense passion for laughter and in­ Howard also served in Navy and tegrity. Thus, he laughed often, and was proud to be a veteran. Howard loved to keep others laughing too. began his service to the Philadelphia Frank was morally, mentally, and Police Department on July 25, 1960 emotionally strong. He was equally and proudly served as an officer for as hardworking. He was a depend­ twenty –seven years. able and committed family man and Howard is survived by his friend a concerned citizen of his commu­ and caretaker, Peney Haufler of Ho­ nity at large. Whatever he did, he did mosassa, Fla. well. There was no hypocrisy in any of his actions. Submitted by: Penny Haufler Frank was educated in South Carolina and in the Philadelphia HOWARD B. Public School system. In 1955 and SAllEY at the age of sixteen, he graduated DOB: 10/31/1938 from Benjamin Franklin High DOD: 12/29/2012 School with academic honors. Post APPOINTED: high school, he worked at the 05/16/1960 Philadelphia Pad and Binding Com­ pany while he waited patiently for We joyfully celebrate the life of his seventeenth birthday so that he Franklin Bradley Salley, affection­ could enlist in the United States ately known as “Frank” or “Frank Navy. He served on the destroyer: Salley” to family, friends and col­ USS Daly DD519. As an East Coast leagues. Frank was born in Elloree, sailor, his home port was Newport, South Carolina on October 31, 1938. Rhode Island and his tour of duty in­ HOWARD V. FINK DOB: 07/01/1931 DOD: 12/23/2012 APPOINTED: 07/25/1960

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cluded Central America, Southern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He was honorably discharged in 1961 as a Machinist Mate, Petty Of­ ficer 2nd Class. After the military, Frank studied at Temple University where he earned: a certificate in Po­ lice Science and Administration, an Associates of Science in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Outside of work and community mentoring, Frank was a family man. In 1963, he married his childhood friend, Sarah Clementine Johnson. They relocated to West Oak Lane in 1968 and resided there until Sarah’s passing in 2007. Three children: Frank, Lisa, and Patricia were born to this union. Franklin’s first born, and only son, sums Dad up as a “live­in” role model. Additionally, his daughters celebrate him as the “Best Daddy on the Planet” and as the ultimate protector and “dream endorser.” Franklin cherished his family and made them his priority. This family priority included ex­ tended family, especially his Father, and especially during the last five years of his Father’s life. Over the years, Sarah was Frank’s confidant and number one cheerleader. Their marriage was built on a friendship and integrity that endured nearly forty­five years. Frank was committed to profes­ sionalism in Law Enforcement. He was proud to serve his country and his city. He joined the Fairmount Park Guard prior to its merging with the Philadelphia Police Department. During the Civil Rights Era, Frank was a member of the historical study groups which were specifically formed, by African Americans for

the advancement of African Ameri­ cans in the Philadelphia Police De­ partment. Frank was well respected by fellow officers throughout the country. Co­workers described him as dependable, trustworthy, intelli­ gent and fair. He was known locally for his smile, his characteristically heavy starched white shirts and his polished shoes, his general wit and sense of humor as well as his unique abilities to collaborate and make peace. Frank personally viewed himself as a “Peace Officer.” He strongly believed that force was un­ avoidable in many situations – and that force was a very last resort. He prided himself in never having to fire his weapon. Frank’s appointments as a Philadelphia Police Officer included administrative positions with: the 92nd District, Traffic Court, The De­ tention Unit at the Police Adminis­ tration Building, The Ethics Accountability Division, and just prior to retirement, he was honored by being appointed to serve as the Administrative Lieutenant at the Po­ lice Academy and as the command­ ing officer of the New Recruits. His career was marked with several commendatory letters and with let­ ters of merit associated with effect­ ing felonious matters and savings lives. One such incident was high­ lighted in Jet Magazine. Additionally, Frank was a thought leader on Urban Law En­ forcement. In this regard, he com­ pleted certifications at Harvard and served on Rank Review Boards across the country. After Frank re­ tired from the Philadelphia Police Department, he was second in com­ mand with the Drexel University Police. Overall, Frank spent forty

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plus years of his life in the military/law enforcement arena. Frank believed that the Navy and the Police exposures were such a pow­ erful “life combination” that he was a walking commercial for both the Navy and the Police Department. Out of this same belief, he served his local community as one of the orig­ inal leaders of the National Organi­ zation of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE) and he was also one of the original participants with Concerned Black Men. One of Frank’s favorite past­ times was photography. He captured nearly all of his varied life experi­ ences in 35 mm slides. In fact, his children fondly remember the slideshows at home. They also recall the hand­car waxing rituals that he performed in the back yard weekly. The cars were always black and the weekly car­waxing ritual also in­ cluded countless bike repairs and magic tricks for the neighborhood kids. Three generations of family also recall his magic tricks and cus­ tom dances such as the “sit­down” and the “basketball.” They all also recall the attentive nature he pro­ vided his two cats: Minnie and Tiger. Additionally, Frank was very mechanically inclined. He enjoyed live music and liked sports, espe­ cially basketball and boxing. He had an incredible imagination and an ability to string tall tales that brought laughter, shared wisdom and im­ parted history and life lessons. He could tell the tales either straight­ faced or full of a contagious laugh­ ter. His characteristic smile and light­heartedness always lit up a room. In addition to tall tales, Frank


was the author of many adjectives, verbs, and characters such as “Bo­ hawk Jenkins.” He was an avid reader who kept up with world news and current events. His attention­to­ detail was so unmatched that he was a human “mapquest” before there was an internet. “Frank Salley” had an incredible sense of humor, wit, and style. He had wonderful jokes, on an on­going basis, made­up nick­ names for all, and literally had an answer for everything. Along with his warm smile, he always seemed to have a confident twinkle in his eyes. He was naturally kind, ex­ tremely giving and mentored many, especially those who genuinely sought sound guidance and wisdom. He had an amazing sense of atten­ tion to detail, and gave selfless love and service to all who encountered him. Frank attended Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church with his daughter, Lisa. Over the past seventeen years, Frank courageously battled “Lewy Body Dementia.” The life deposits he made in the military and family served him well during this battle. On December 29, 2012, at home and surrounded by family, Frank peace­ fully and quietly transitioned from this life to Glory. Franklin was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah, his parents and all of his siblings: Ruth Patricia Sal­ ley­Griffith, Henry Salley and William Nelson Salley; in­laws: Arthene Johnson, Roberta Davis­ Salley, Clarence B. Johnson, Walter W. Johnson (Louise Fabian­John­ son), Ollie Lee Johnson, Irene John­ son, and Ronald Mckelvey. He leaves his children and six grand­ childen to mourn: Frank (Regina)

Salley, Lisa Salley, and Patricia (Troy) Salley­Holland; Sydney C. Salley, Myles R. Salley­Holland, Chandler S. Salley, Kaelin Salley, Franklin X. Salley, and Qynne A. Salley­Holland. In­laws: Robert B. (Marcelene Johnson), Harold J. Johnson, Charles E. Griffith and Mary E. Mckelvey; one special nephew: Paul A. Johnson, an aunt, other nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives, friends, and caregivers. Lovingly submitted, The Adult Children of the late Franklin B. Salley

JOSEPH A. CAVAllARO #9872 DOB: 5/13/1947 Retired: 1977 Joseph A. Cavallaro (Peewee), 65, of Philadelphia passed away on December 9, 2012 after a six year long courageous battle with cancer. He was born on May 13, 1947 to the late Joseph and the late Elizabeth (Colubriale) Cavallaro in South Philadelphia. He is survived by his loving wife Kathleen, sons Dr. Joseph Cav­ allaro III (Lori), Christopher Caval­ laro (Sara), and Michael Cavallaro (Joan), granddchildren Lauren, Ella, Joseph, Lyla, Caitlin, Matteo and Clara, brother Alfred Cavallaro, (Elaine) and his sisters Roseanne Reffner (Joel) and Catherine Varallo (Bruno). He was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 1971, after having served in the United States Marine Corps. He was

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assigned to the Third District in South Philadelphia. On December 23, 1974, he was shot in line of duty while on patrol in South Philadel­ phia. His career in the police depart­ ment was cut short based on this incident and he retired in 1977. He was highly decorated in the short time he was on the force. He re­ ceived eleven Letters of Merit and nine Letters of Commendation for his work as an officer. He was hon­ ored by the Optimist Club in 1974, as their Policeman of the Year. Ad­ ditionally, he received awards from the Lions Club and the Queen Vil­ lage Neighborhood Association for heroism, bravery and courage. He held several jobs after he left the police department. He worked as a security officer for the Philadel­ phia Board of Education and a black jack dealer at the Playboy and At­ lantis Casino in Atlantic City. He owned and operated Joseph Caval­ laro’s Hairstyling for Men in South Philadelphia where he was a barber. He was a devoted father and loving husband who provided all his life for his family. He held numerous jobs but knew the most important job was being a father and husband. He always made the time to attend all the important moments in his fam­ ily’s life. He loved watching his sons succeed on the athletic field and was a constant presence at all of their baseball, football, and hockey games with his Dunkin Donuts cup in hand. He dedicated himself to en­ suring that his children had a won­ derful life. He was a devoted member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, and the Retired Police and Fire­ man’s Association. He attended meetings regularly at the FOP even


while battling his disease. He loved being a member of the Philadelphia Police Department and cherished being one of Philadelphia’s finest. BABS lOUISE PARlER DOB: 08­04­1966 DOD: 03­17­2013 APPOINTED: 6­23­1997 Active Detective Babs Parler passed away on March 17th, 2013. She was born on August 4th, 1966 and was only 46 years of at the time of her passing. She joined the Philadelphia Po­ lice Department on June 23rd, 1997 and was promoted to the rank of De­ tective in 2007. Her assignments in­ cluded the 8th District and Northwest Detectives she was a 16 year veteran at the time of her death. Babs was the youngest of three children, although the youngest she became the matriarch of the family after the passing of her mother. She enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. She made a home that was always open to all for barbeques, get togethers, and holiday meals. Babs had no problem expressing her true feelings while making you laugh with her raspy voice. Although she came from a small family she sur­ rounded herself with many people who became her extended family. God truly sent us an angel here on earth Babs will always be remem­ bered as a fighter. She fought a long battle with cancer for four years. She was determined to win the fight she didn’t let it stop her. Babs had strong support systems throughout her

journey. In her final days, when her daughter Dominique, played “I’ll al­ ways love my momma.” Babs was at peace in knowing she didn’t have to fight any longer. The membership of Lodge Five remembers with sympathy her fam­ ily and friends. May they find solace in their warm memories of times shared with her, and may those memories last their lifetime. JUAN C. AMARO (#1139) DOB: 10­20­1940 DOD: 01­11­2013 APPOINTED: 2­16­1970 Juan C. Amaro was born in Cucebra, Puerto Rico on October 20th, 1940 to the late Marta and Ninilo Amaro. Juan was educated in the local Public Schools and also the Philadelphia Public school system prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served as a Sergeant in Vietnam. He became a Philadelphia Police Officer in February 16th, 1970. He served in the P.D. for twenty years and was first assigned after graduat­ ing from the Academy to the 26th District. He was then assigned to the Juvenile Aid Division, Gang Unit. The last thirteen years of his career he served in the Polygraph Unit. After he retired on May 8th, 1990 he and his wife, Maria moved to Puerto Rico for a few years and then returned to Pleasantville, N.J. where he began a new career work­ ing as a security officer for two casi­ nos. He also worked for the Atlantic City Board of Education, Pleas­ antville Board of Education and the

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Pleasantville Zoning Board. Juan was a dedicated member and former Commander of the American Legion, Post #81 and the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #5. Juan was also a member of the Spanish­American Law Enforce­ ment Association (SALEA) and the Guardian Civic League. Juan loved working on his clas­ sic cars. He would restore them and place them in shows and loved driv­ ing them around showing them off. Juan touched the hearts of many people around him, and everyone al­ ways spoke highly of him. Juan will be sadly missed, but not forgotten. Juan is survived by his wife of almost forty years, Maria and their three sons, Juan Jr, Police Officer In­ ocencio Amaro, Miguel and sister Alexandra Rodriguez. His also leaves two brothers, Miguel and In­ ocencio and sister Arcadea (Seda). His eleven grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends will miss him dearly Submitted by: Police Officer In­ ocencio Amaro (son) * * * * * * * * Juan and other Hispanic Police officers who have since retired were instrumental in getting the City of Philadelphia and the Police Dept. to hire more Hispanics. Through their efforts, over 600 Hispanic officers were hired. I want to share with you that Juan was a one­of­a­kind human being. I met Juan when I was four years old. From that moment I be­ came a member of his family, his family and my family became one family. He was a hard core “GI” and also known as the protector. Juan taught all of his boys to be responsi­ ble, respectful, and loyal; a protector


and a provider. Juan would recog­ nize us with two words “Son” or “Boy”. If he called you son that was rewarding, but if he called you boy, look out. Forget about having your Miranda Rights read or calling a lawyer, you would need a cardiolo­ gist…Beside his tough guy GI look he had a softer side. He loved and cared for his com­ munity. He loved and cared about his kids and the kids in our commu­ nity doing the right thing and being successful. Some joined the military and some joined the police depart­ ment. Juan had his way with kids. Juan I am going to miss you. I am going to miss your GI hard core looks and your laughs. On behalf of all the present and former Hispanic Officers, thank you for marching and fighting for our opportunity to join the force. Thank you for service our country during the Vietnam War era. Thank you for being a friend and mentor, and thank you for allowing me and my family to be a part of your family. God bless, and rest in peace. Submitted by: Alberto L. Sanchez Investigator II Delaware Dept. of Safety and Homeland Secu­ rity

AlBERT HENRY SMITH, SR. DOB: 10/4/1927 DOD: 1/10/2013 Albert Henry Smith Sr. was born on October 4th 1927 to the late Jessie Crawford Smith and Berlee Smith in Philadelphia Pa. He was

named after his late Uncle Albert Crawford of the famous Crawford family from Abbeyville S.C. Jessie and Berlee had 10 chil­ dren. Walter Smith, Jessie Smith, Viney Smith, Drusilla Smith Gris­ som, Floyd Smith, Timothy Smith, all proceeded Alberts' passing. He is survived by sisters Ruth Etta Wells, Delores Smith and Lillian Smith Holmes. Albert met the beautiful Rosalea Peacock. In 1950, they were married and had 5 children; the late Celestine Smith Wanamaker, Albert Jr., Willard, Aleathea, and Stacy. They were married for 63 years. He was a loving and loyal family man. Albert served the United States Army. He fought in the Korean War. When the war was over Albert came home and worked in various jobs. He worked at the Cambell Soup Co., where he had to walk from Colum­ bia Ave. to Camden N.J. He enrolled in O.I.C. where he became skilled at wallpapering and home repair. Al­ bert was a perfectionist at whatever task he took on. In 1954, Albert took and passed the test for Philadelphia Police Officer where he honorable served for 30 years. There he made many friends, most notably, the late Robert Chandler. While Albert was policeman, his sister Ruth Wells be­ came a police office also, where she served honorably for 21 1/2 years before her retirement. They were the first brother and sister on the Philadelphia police force. Albert was a avid fisherman along with his friend the late John Lucas. He introduced his two sons to the sport at an early age, who be­ came hooked on the sport to this very day. He to took regular trips to New Jersey to go deep sea fishing

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with his many friends and sons. His many friends consisted of people from many different back­ rounds and races. He said, "you have to have many friends from different backrounds because you never know whose help you're going need one day." Albert was a ray of sunshine to many people. He loved to crack jokes and make people laugh. Two of his greatest friends in his later years are Jethro and Mack, the mas­ ter machanic. He was affectionately know as Smitty, "Turk" or "Light­Skin Turk" (a play on his dark complextion). He was know to always joke on how he was much lighter than you. He had many friends along the Columbia Ave. strip. After a long illness God called Albert home to His Glorious King­ dom on January 10, 2013 at 8:00am. Albert is survived by his loving wife Rosalea, his children Albert Jr. Willard, Alethea and Stacy; sisters Ruth Wells, Delores Smith and Lil­ lian Smith Holmes. Sister­in­laws Susanna Smith, Deaconess Margaret Hart, Virginia Badley, Dolly Peacock, Betty Pea­ cock, Rosina Peacock, Barbara Pea­ cock, and Rhonda Peacock. Brother­in­laws Thomas Peacock, Ralph Peacock, Erving Peacock and Estees Grissom. And a host of Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, nices, and nephews.


WAYNE RACE DOB: 05­05­1953 DOD: 01­14­2013 APPOINTED: 02­17­1978 Wayne Race of Palm Coast, Florida was born on May 5th, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pa. to the late Robert and Alice Race nee Gibbens Wayne passed away on January 14th, 2013 in his home in Palm Coast, Florida after a long fight with cancer; he was 59 years old at the time of his passing. Police Officer Race began his career in the Philadelphia Police De­ partment on February 17th, 1978 and was assigned to the 22nd Dis­ trict he served proudly until 1987 when because of injuries received on the job he retired on a Regulation #32. Wayne was an avid fisherman, and loved golfing, bowling and hunting. He was a longtime member of the FOP Lodge #5. He is survived by his wife Carol Anne (Kessler) with whom he spent thirty years and father of Darlene, Kelly, Davis and Wayne Jr. (Dec.). He is also survived by his six grand­ children and by his brother Robert Jr. and nephew Robert III and niece Maureen. May he rest in Peace. Submitted by: Carol Anne Race (wife)

WIllIAM C. HAgAN DOB: 03­01­1928 DOD: 01­09­2013 APPOINTED: 05­06­1957 William C. Hagan, on January 9th, 2013, of Washington Twp., N.J., formerly of Philadelphia. William began his career with the Philadelphia Police Department on May 6th, 1957 and served twenty five years of dedicated service to the citizens of Philadelphia. Bill was also a US Army veteran of the Oc­ cupational Forces in Japan and of course, a retired Philadelphia police officer. He is the beloved husband of the late Teresa F. (Carr), devoted fa­ ther of Theresa Lappe (Charles), Marie McGuirl (Robert) and Patricia Crowley. Loving grandfather of Mary Grace, Chuck , Robert, James, Sean, Deirdre, Lauren, Brian and Liam. Proud great grandfather of sixteen. Dear brother of Francis “Buddy” Hagan and Justine “Sis” Olkus. “A life well lived is worth re­ membering.” EDWARD C. lICHTENHAHN DOB: 10­01­1934 DOD: 02­04­2013 APPOINTED: 03­21­1958 Edward passed away at the age of 78 years in Fort Myers, F;. in­ Hope Hospice, after a long & coura­ geous battle with an aortic aneurysm. “Dutch” was born on October 7th,

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1934. He graduated from Lincoln High School. He joined the Philadelphia Police department when he was ap­ pointed to the Police Academy on March 21st, 1958. After graduating from the Academy he was assigned to the old 31st District (now the 22nd District). He was later trans­ ferred to the K­9 Unit where he was one of the original officers in the first graduating class of K­9 officers. He and his beloved canine partner “Torpe” were assigned to work the streets and the Transit Unit. On December 23rd, 1966 “Dutch” was promoted to Sergeant and then promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to I.A.B. He retired on April 29th, 1980 after twenty two years of service. Never one to sit still he took a job at Harrah’s in Atlantic City where he worked for nine years. In 1989 he and his wife Car­ ole moved to Maui, Hawaii where they lived happily until 2001. In 2001 they moved to Fort Myers, Florida for a sunny retirement. “Dutch” was married to his love of his life Carole for 57 years. He leaves behind his loving wife, Car­ ole, 4 children and their spouses, 7 grandchildren and I great grand­ child. His grandson Eddie prede­ ceased him. Rest in peace Dad, we will see you down the road. Submitted by: Scott Lichten­ hahn (son) PRINCE McDEVITT KNIgHT, Sr. DOB: 07­24­1930 DOD: 02­17­2013 APPOINTED: 11­30­1953


Prince McDevitt Knight the son of the late Dennis and Leola Knight, was born July 24th 1930 in Philadelphia, Pa. Prince married his high school sweetheart, Vera Norman, and to this union two sons, Prince Jr., and Derrick, and one daughter Vanessa were born. Prince was educated in the Philadelphia School system, and after graduating from John Bartram High School, he entered the Army and was a member of the Army Re­ serves until 1955. In 1954, he be­ came a proud member of the Philadelphia Police force. During his fourteen year career, which ended with a disability retirement, he received many awards and cita­ tions for meritorious accomplish­ ments. His arrests were the subject of numerous newspaper articles and reports. He also received meritori­ ous commendations from the Police department as well as the Fraternal Order of Police. After leaving the Philadelphia P.D. he continued his work in the security field with man­ agement positions with Drexel Uni­ versity, Burns International, Yoh Inc. and Bank Atlantic. As a father, he inspired in his children a sense of determination, goals, and aspirations. All of his children completed college and post graduate degrees. Prince retired to Deerfield Beach, Florida where he met and married Pola Richardson. He de­ parted this life on Sunday, February 17th 2013. Prince was one of ten children. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Dennis, Frank and Robert; and his three sisters, Inez Newsome, Alva Deadwyler , and Barbara Hartfield. He leaves to cher­

ish fond memories; three sisters, Ruby Jones, Althea Knight, and Gwendolyn Butler; three children Prince Jr., Derrick and Vanessa; his wife Pola and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Submitted by: Vanessa Knight Lowery (daughter). WIllIAM J. HETRICK DOB:3­16­1928 DOD: 1­13­2013 Appointed: 10­4­1954 William Hetrick was 84 years old and lived in Wilmington, DE. He was formally of Philadelphia. Lov­ ing father of Susan M. Bednard (Thomas), William J. Jr. (Elizabeth), Karen Lombardo (Paul) and the late Irma Jean Hetrick. Also survived by 8 grandchildren: Michael, Lauren, Melissa, Justine, Christine, Kelly Ann, William J. III and Genevieve. And one great­grand daughter, Riley. William was a retired Philadel­ phia Policeman and veteran of WWII. William enjoyed spending his time golfing, gardening and par­ ticipating in his grand children’s ac­ tivities. He was also an active participant with the retired F.O.P. He will be missed by many. Submitted By: Karen Ketrick Lombardo (daughter) JAMES J. WAlSH SR. DOB:10­10­1931 DOD: 2­14­2013 Appointed: 6­15­1954

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Jim was very proud to be a po­ lice officer. When he was assigned at the 6th District (it was called “skidrow” in those days) the men that lived there had hard times. He knew them by name and when there was trouble they let him know. He even brought one home for dinner. The fellow brought me a lint brush as a present. Jim said I was receiving “stolen gifts.” After he retired, he was at the Retired Police & Fire As­ sociation every day. Some of the “old guys” will remember Hammers Bar & Father O’Rouke. No words can express the kindness and love that has been given to me and my family. Jim was a member of the Re­ tired Police & Fire Assn., FOP, Roman Catholic Alumni Assn., League of the Sacred Heart, Ameri­ can Legion and the Emerald Society. Submitted by: Barbara Walsh (wife) JAMES McClUSKEY DOB:7/1/1944 DOD:1­11­2013 Apointed:1/3/1966 James passed on January 11, 2013. My husband, Our Dad, Our Grandfather, Our Brother, Our Uncle, Our Cousin, Our Friend, Our Laughter, Our Love, Our Hero. Beloved husband of Ruth T. (nee Campbell); devoted father of Kelly (Dominic), James (Elizabeth), Kim­ berly Mishtuk (Mike) and Daniel (Laura); dear brother of Frances Stratton and Eleanor McCluskey; also survived by 4 grandchildren. He was known to his brothers in blue as "Spider." Belonged to the 2nd Police District and on the force


for over 30yrs. Our wall is full of awards that Jim has received throughout the years. Some of Jim's most decorated achievements were piloting the Mobile Police Station at the Roosevelt Mall on Cottman Av­ enue in the 80's and multiple com­ munity service projects such as Child Safety Programs including Fingerprinting registrations in the Northeast. Jim was a Boyscout leader for his sons with Troop 290 for over 10yrs. Jim's motto was "always be aware of your surroundings." Jim enjoyed pinball machines, parties, telling and hearing a good joke, the outdoors, and most of all, spending time with his family. Jim's passing has left a huge void in our family that will never be filled but his charming smiling face will remain in our hearts forever. IgOR W. AlFIMOW DOB; 12/25/1950 DOD: 1­3­2013 Appointment: 11­8­1971 Alfimow, 62, a retired Philadel­ phia homicide detective who led the investigator of the Gary Heidnik "house of horrors" case and many others died. of heart failure Wednes­ day; Jan. 3rd, at this home in the city's Somerton section. Mr. Alfimow, who spent 31 years with the Police Department, was known among his colleagues as a determined and disciplined investi­ gator, a fine marksman, and a com­ puter specialist. “Tenacity was his middle name," said Jerry Kane, a retired

homicide inspector. "You don't last in Homicide ... unless you have the right intestinal fortitude." Mr. Alfimow was the lead inves­ tigator in the Heidnik case. From November 1986 to March 1987, Heidnik, 43, tortured and raped six young women in the basement of his home in the Franklinville section. He killed two of the women. Heidnik was convicted of mur­ der and other crimes. He was exe­ cuted by injection. Thomas J. Gibbons, a retired In­ quirer reporter and former Philadel­ phia police officer, said Mr. Alfimow was a "crackerjack inves­ tigator who solved a lot of big cases.” Gene Dooley, a retired Phila­ delphia police captain and now po­ lice chief in East Whiteland Town­ ship, Chester County described Mr. Alfimow as "a guy who could do everything." "He was good at the legwork aspects of the job," Dooley said. "He worked in all kinds of weather and all kinds of terrain." Mr. Alfimow was born on Christmas 1950 in Germany. He moved to Philadelphia with his par­ ents, who were Ukrainian, as a tod­ dler. He was raised in the Logan and Somerton sections. He graduated from Central High School in 1968, later earning a bach­ elor's degree in criminology at Tem­ ple University. Mr. Alfimow was in the Marine Corps Reserve for 10 years, discharged as a sergeant in 1979. He married Mary Ann Victor in 1978. Mr. Alfimow joined the Police Department in 1971 and retired in 2000. He was an accomplished' marksman who colleagues said was

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one of the best pistol shooters in Pennsylvania. He also was a self­ taught computer specialist. His son, Thor, said. Mr. Al­ fimiow "loved hunting ­ deer and small game. He would go hunting with one bullet and he would come back with either the bullet or the deer." "Everything that he took up, he became very good at. When he got interested in shooting a pistol, he be­ came a champion" Kane said, "He took up computers, and he was so good they brought him inside to work on computers." . Mr. Alfimow also enjoyed spending time with his two grand­ sons, his son said. In addition to his wife, son, and grandsons, Mr. Alfimow is survived by a brother. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael, and a daughter, Heather. Submitted by: Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer,2-8-13 JERRIE ROBERT JAMISON DOB: 07­01­1938 DOD: 01­07­2013 APPOINTED: 01­01­1966 Jerrie Robert Jamison was born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Ernest Jami­ son and Ursula Riley Jamison on July 14th, 1938. Jerrie was the youngest of three children, a brother Ernest Jr. and a sister Ernestine De­ lores Jamison­Wright, both of whom preceded him in death. “Bobbie” as he was known to his family and friends, was a very loving, caring


and giving man who enjoyed listen­ ing to music and dancing. Jerrie was a lifelong resident of Germantown, attending German­ town High school. He joined the United States Air Force in 1958. As a member of the Air Police, he trav­ eled to the island of Guam. One of his many duties was to guard the bomber planes. Upon returning to the U.S, he was stationed in Sagi­ naw, Michigan where he received his honorable discharge in 1963. After his discharge he returned to Philadelphia and began working for Easter Express Trucking Company. During, this time he met and married

Nancy Short on December 7th, 1963. From this union the couple had two daughters, Marci Patricia and Pamela Denise. On January 3rd, 1966 Bobbie entered the Philadelphia Police Academy, which began a dedicated and loyal service to the citizens of Philadelphia for the next twenty years. He was assigned to the 39th Police District. After retiring from the Police Department in January, 1986 he worked at Brandow car dealership for several years. He enjoyed the re­ tirement life, becoming an avid walker at his favorite place, The

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Calendar of Events

By: Publication’s Committee Staff This calendar is intended as a one-stop look at events for 2013. It will be published each issue and updated as needed. Members can call and add items of interest. If we missed your event, holiday, or you have started a new religion or cult please forgive us. Also if every year you buy a veterans, or string band calendar, et cetera, especially for charity, please continue to do so and fill in your calendar from our calendar. Happy 2013!!!!!! June 21, 2013

Friday

First Day of Summer­Summer Solstice

July 4, 2013 July 9, 2013 July 20, 2013

Thursday Friday Saturday

INDEPENDENCE DAY Ramadan begins­ends of August 8, 2013 Mid­Atlantic Police/Fire Survivors’ 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk, After Race Gala at Keenans, North Wildwood

August 11 to August 15, 2013

Sunday­ Thursday

Biennial National FOP Conference­ Cincinnati, Ohio

September 2, 2013 September 5, 2013 September 7, 2013 September 9, 2013 September 11, 2013 September 14, 2013 September 22, 2013 September 22, 2013 September 22, 2013 September 27 to September 29, 2013

Monday Monday Saturday Sunday Wednesday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Friday Sunday

Labor Day Rosh Hashanah starts at Sunset­ends nightfall on 9­7­2013 Clementon Park / Splash World ­ FOP Family Day Grandparent’s Day 11th anniversary­AMERICA’S TRAGEDY ­ Now called Patriot’s Day Yom Kippur First Day of Fall­Autumnal Equinox HERO THRILL SHOW 2013­Rain date 9­29­2013 Phillies home regular season ends with those Mets Mid­Atlantic Police/Fire Survivors’ Weekend North Wildwood, NJ

October 1, 2013

Tuesday

FOP lodge 5 Election-7AM-7PM

October 14, 2013 October 15, 2013 October 31, 2013

Monday Monday Thursday

Columbus Day observed (traditional October 12th) White Cane Safety Day All Hallows Eve

November 3, 2013 November 5, 2013

The other half of Spring Ahead­Fall back Election Day­the first Tuesday after the first

10 November 2013 November 11, 2013 November 28, 2013

Sunday Tuesday Monday Sunday Monday Thursday

7 December 2013 December 8, 2013 December 16, 2013 December 21, 2013 December 25, 2013 December 26, 2013 December 31, 2013

Saturday Saturday Sunday Friday Wednesday Monday Tuesday

Marine Corp Birthday 237 years­“Semper Fidelis” Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving Hanukkah­ends December 5, 2013 Pearl Harbor Day­72 years Hanukkah­begins at sunset Hanukkah­ends First Day of Winter­Winter Solstice Christmas Day Kwanzaa begins­ends January 1, 2014 New Year’s Eve 150


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