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Summer 2013

Top Cop Guns N’ Hoses Ultimate Sacrifice Report Management Update

“Each Other’s Keeper”

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Volume 29, Number 2 The PFIA Protector is printed quarterly by the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association. The executive and editorial offices are located at 101 E 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. Local: 317-581-1913 or toll-free: 1-800-221-PFIA (7342). Creative Services . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Burns

Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark S. Kemp Senior Vice President, Executive Secretary . . . . . . Peter F. Episcopo Vice President, Treasurer . . . . . . Tom Clines

Features Management Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Ultimate Sacrifice Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Top Cop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Guns N’ Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Heroes Behind the Badge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Departments Spirit of Brotherhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Meritorious Service Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Board of Directors

Heroes Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Dave Brunner . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camby, Indiana

PFIA Remembers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Mike Carrigan . . . . . . . . Littleton, Colorado Ruben Cevallos . . . . . . San Antonio, Texas

Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Tom Clines . . . . . . . . . . Noblesville, Indiana

Body Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Peter F. Episcopo . . . . . . . . Carmel, Indiana

Swap Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Tom Giampietro . . . . Providence, Rhode Island Edward Griffith, III . . . . . . Brick, New Jersey

Chili & Donuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Gerald Housel . . . . . . . Speedway, Indiana

Charitable Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Tom C. Jackson . . . . . . . . . . Peoria, Illinois

Odds ‘n Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Mark S. Kemp . . . . . New Palestine, Indiana David G. Lentz . . . . . . . . . Slidell, Louisiana Alan Melancon . . . . . . . . . Slidell, Louisiana Steve D. Murphy . . . . . . Indianapolis, Indiana Don Trejbal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Akron, Ohio Salvatore Valvo . . . . . . Lancaster, New York Legal Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Davis Coots John D. Hoover Michael B. Murphy

Home Office Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 PFIA Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Regional Manager Directory . . . . . . . . . . . 27 ABM/AR Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Missing & Exploited Children . . . . . . . . . 33 You can find the online magazine issues at: www.issuu.com/pfia or www.pfia1913.org/protector.html.

Donald J. Pistillo Lawrence W. Schmits ­Actuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Griffith Griffith, Ballard and Company © 2001 Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association

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Carolina Coastal Shields The Coastal Carolina Shields, a group of almost 500 retired law enforcement and corrections officers from North and South Carolina, has for several years supported our military troops by sending care packages from home. Heading up the effort is retired police officer and former PFIA ABM/AR from Middletown, CT, Bill Petras, Jr. Bill purchased, packed and shipped the first care package on Nov. 3, 2009. Since that time, Bill has prepared and shipped more than 130 care packages to the men and women serving our country. Bill and his wife, on their weekly shopping trips, purchase many of the items shipped in the care packages. With the help of the Coastal Carolina Shields members, Bill continues to ship the much appreciated care packages. So when a local couple made a request to have care packages sent to their grandson and his 11 fellow Marines in Afghanistan, Bill put the word out that he was in need of a few more much needed items. That’s when the Shields’ and PFIA stepped up to the plate. PFIA ABM/AR & Shield member Rick Buddelmeyer and other CCS members donated hundreds of dollars worth of food and other disposable items. Over the years, Bill has received numerous letters and cards from soldiers thanking him and expressing their immense appreciation for receiving a little bit of home in those boxes and most of all, for our support.

Special Olympics Truck Pull PFIA Representative Thomas Downs of El Paso, TX, assembled a team and participated in fundraising for the Fire Truck Pull. The PFIA team was assembled with members of the Special Operations Unit of the El Paso Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Downs and his PFIA team participated and took 1st place at this inaugural annual event. All proceeds went to the Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Torch Run PFIA Rep. Thomas Downs continued to support the efforts of the Special Olympics by raising donations for the Special Olympics Torch Run. Downs and 30

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Above: Bill Petras, Jr. along with the donated items ready to be packed and shipped to a dozen Marines stationed in Afghanistan.

other runners from the El Paso Sheriff’s Office, El Paso PD, and other agencies from the area participated. For the torch run, participants ran non-stop for four days, covering approx. 600 miles, carrying the “Flame of Hope” from El Paso, TX to the Torch Lighting ceremony in Arlington, TX.

Miss Fort Bliss Pageant PFIA Rep. Thomas Downs represented PFIA by sponsoring a local contestant in the 1st Annual Military Pageant, “Salute the Troops,” crowning of Miss Fort Bliss. Ft. Bliss is a major part of the El Paso Community and those in attendance were community members, military service members and some from within the law enforcement community. Melissa Nieto was the contestant sponsored by PFIA and did an outstanding job in the pageant. Alene Boozer was crowned Miss Ft. Bliss the night of the competition but was unable to continue her reign, and in January 2013, the crown was passed on to Melissa Nieto, who has been representing Military Pageants and PFIA ever since.


MANAGEMENT UPDATE BRADD ROEMBKE - MIDWEST

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fter graduating from Ball State University in 1987 with a degree in exercise science and athletic training, Bradd was unsure where he was headed. Bradd was persuaded by a family friend, Tony Matthews, a firefighter, to apply for the Indianapolis Fire Department. Bradd’s oldest brother Greg Roembke, who is now a retired Captain of the Department, also pushed Bradd to pursue a career in the fire service. Bradd was hired by the Indianapolis Fire Department in June of 1988. He enjoyed his work immediately; he was able to help others as a firefighter. Bradd also became a PFIA member in 1988. He was at Station 11 for 13 years, it was always one of the busiest in the city. In 1989, he began working at the Firefighter’s Credit Union, and worked for them until 1999 as a loan and collections officer. He also served on the Credit Union’s board. After meeting a few guys from PFIA, he knew he wanted to work with them. It only took 10 years of asking for a job with PFIA to finally be offered a position. In 2000, David Brunner hired him as a PFIA Representative. Bradd became Sales Representative of the Year his rookie year and has since qualified for the PFIA Sales Convention every year since. For the past 13 years, Bradd has enjoyed meeting brothers and sisters from all over the country who

are serving their communities in fire service and law enforcement while representing Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association as “Each Other’s Keeper.” This past June, Bradd retired from the Indianapolis Fire Department after 25 years of service. Luckily for PFIA, this means we get to welcome him into a new position as Midwest Regional Manager. Bradd says he is looking forward to the challenge of opening new sections throughout the midwest. He is excited to provide the opportunities he has been privileged enough to have to his new agents. He would like to thank the Executive Committee for this new opportunity to act as Regional Manager. Bradd and his wife, Leigh Ann, have six children; Nick (20), Matt (19), Zach (17), Samantha (16), Peyton (16), and Ryan (12). Bradd likes to have get-togethers with his family and he also enjoys that his kids participate in sports and show choir.

Christmas in July The New Jersey Honor Legion continued the tradition of Christmas in July at Hackensack Hospital Joseph Sanzari Children’s Unit. The NJHL visited the hospital’s children’s wing with Santa on July 25, 2013.

Above: Soldiers Freeman and Burnett with Colonel Crandall. Left: Football legend Earl Campbell and Kevin Burnett, US Army.

Many organizations visit the hospital during the holiday season but visiting during July allowed the NJHL to spread some summer cheer. Many of the children helped by this program have life-threatening illnesses and conditions.

Wounded Warriors Banquet PFIA Agent, Tara Burnett, Huntsville, TX, attended the Wounded Warriors Banquet and silent auction, with her husband Roger Burnett, son, Kevin Burnett, and Regional Manager Marshall Herklotz and his wife Debbie. They donated a PFIA firefighter plaque which raised $150 for Wounded Warriors at the silent auction.

Above: NJHL Chris Whiting, PBA 265 VP Dean Cioppa, 3VP Kim Latkovich, 1VP Jeff Marsella, President Jim Kostoplis, Santa Rich Loccke, Esq, 2VP Tim Sullivan (event organizer), NJHL Tom Seabasty, NJHL Tom Heath, NJHL Don Devries, PBA 265 President Dave Ware, Tracy Marsella and Marsella Family.

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Rookie Firefighter Revives Girl

Officer Saves Teen

Rookie Troy, NY Firefighter Jason Lucey said his recently completed training automatically kicked in when he revived a 4-year-old girl who was run down and badly injured with her mother while trying to cross busy Hoosick Street during rush-hour traffic.

The only way Rocky River (OH) Patrolwoman Kim Forkins was going to save the teenager, who was threatening to jump from a bridge, was to get on the narrow ledge herself. With her heart racing, that is what she did.

Sarah, 19, and her daughter, Amy, had just left the Stewart’s Shop at Hoosick and Tenth Streets with a bag containing chocolate milk and chips. They were starting north across Hoosick Street – where the intersection is seven lanes wide and 47,000 vehicles drive through daily – when an eastbound SUV struck them, police said. Lucey rushed from Stewart’s where he had stopped to buy his morning cup of coffee on his way to work, to see the mother and daughter lying on the pavement. Their shoes were in the road amid an accident scene littered with a mix of chocolate milk, chips and feathers from a down jacket. He saw that Amy was not breathing, her mouth and lips covered with blood. “I didn’t have time to think,” Lucey said. As he performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation giving the small girl the breath of life, her lips went from purple to normal color. “It was just like the book,” Lucey said. “He’s a great credit to the department,” Fire Chief Tom Garrett said of Lucey, who joined the department in February and whose father, Scott Lucey, is a 20-year veteran of the department. City firefighters arrived and immediately transported mother and daughter to the hospital. En route, Amy stopped breathing again and was revived. She was listed in critical condition initially but survived and is doing well.

The 18-year veteran of the Rocky River police force called the incident “more of the exciting moments I have been involved with.” The incident occurred when Forkins said she was alerted that a girl about 15 years old was standing on a narrow ledge behind a fence. Passers-by had called 9-1-1 fearing the girl might jump or fall onto the interstate. “She was very despondent,” said Forkins. “She was standing on the ledge and crying. I tried to talk to her, but she didn’t want to talk at all. She wasn’t responding to anything I or anyone else was saying to her.” With the help of some bystanders and an off-duty Cuyahoga County sheriff’s deputy, Forkins got a small rope and looped it through the fence and eventually around the teenager. The girl did not struggle. The deputy backed a truck against the fence and put up a ladder that enabled a second Rocky River police officer, Nate Gonzales, to lean over the fence and grab the girl by one arm. But Forkins feared the teenager’s safety remained in jeopardy. “I got the feeling she really didn’t want to jump,” Forkins said, “but I was very worried she might fall. We didn’t want to give up securing her, and that’s why I wanted that rope around her and Nate reached over to grab her arm.” They knew they need more to keep the girl safe, because if she applied enough pressure to jump from the ledge she still could. “I then realized the only way we were going to get her safely back was to go on the ledge myself,” Forkin’s said. “Just the thought had my blood really pumping.” Another patrolman, Bill Dawson, held the rope around Forkins while she walked carefully along the ledge. It wasn’t something she was looking forward to doing, but she said, “I also had a lot of faith in the guy who was holding that rope.” Once Forkins reached the girl, she grabbed the fence so she would keep the youth pinned against it. During the rescue, police shut down the interstate below so the Rocky River Fire Department could set up a truck with a bucket at the end of its ladder. Once Forkins saw the fire truck, she walked the girl into the bucket that firefighters had raised to the ledge level. “This sure was one of the more exciting moments I’ve been involved with since becoming a police officer,” she said.

Saving Grace at the Race In Hastings, Michigan, during the fifth-annual Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race, the race nearly lived up to it’s name. A man got off his bike after a grueling climb up a hill. Light-headed, dizzy and disoriented, he collapsed in the mud, leaves and snow only 15 feet from the entrance to a cemetery. Just behind the man was Geoff Bernard, Ed DeMaagd, Kurt Baragar, and John

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Parker riding buddies who also happen to be a doctor, a firefighter, a captain of the fire department, and a physician’s assistant, respectively. “We were fortunately in the race at the right time,” said DeMaagd, a firefighter and first responder for the Grand Rapids Fire Department who, at the time, was also only 10 weeks away from earning a degree as a registered nurse. “We were cresting the hill when we saw a guy get off his bike and heard someone ask, ‘Hey, are you OK?” As it happened, the first man on the scene who asked if the victim was okay is a doctor at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. “In the commotion, nobody got the doctor’s name but Kurt Baragar, who is my captain at the fire department, checked and the man was not breathing, he had no pulse and was turning blue.” “He was clinically dead; he had no pulse or respiration,” said Bernard. “It was sobering, but they worked on him for 20 to 25 minutes and something special happened there.” “Kurt started doing mouth-tomouth, and the doctor started chest compressions,” said DeMaagd. “ There is a common misconception that CPR saves lives by restarting the heart. I can’t restart a heart; what it does is keep the blood circulating until the heart can be restarted with a defibrillator.”

with an AED and the doctor utilized it without delay. Once the man’s pulse returned, the EMS personnel started IVs as he started breathing on his own.“After they used the AED on him, he was breathing on his own within 30 seconds,” said DeMaagd. “He was opening his eyes, and I asked him to squeeze my hand. We didn’t think he would come back, so when he did squeeze my hand it was electric.” Parker said that as the stricken man started to breathe, his eyes flickered open. “I caught a glimpse of one of [his] eyes, as he began looking around and there was wonder in it, there was life in it. I will never forget that,” he said. “A moment later, Ed asked [the man] to squeeze his hand and he did. It was a real charge.” Parker said once the man was stabilized, he was placed in the helicopter and transported to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. Bernard said they later learned that the man had a pre-existing heart condition which had gone undetected — an artery in his heart was located in the cardiac muscle rather than outside of it and the exertion of the race caused the artery to be occluded, causing cardiac arrest. The man was treated and fitted with a defibrillator at Spectrum Health and was discharged from the hospital.

“There was some collecting of data, getting [the man’s] bike and belongings taken care of, and some discussion — sort Above: FF Ed DeMaagd, with his Meritorious Service Award. Parker, a physician assistant, of an impromptu debriefing,” said the doctor, Baragar and DeMaagd were already in full he said. “Geoff led us in prayer for [the man’s] well-being, emergency response mode when he arrived on the scene. and we got on our bikes and finished our ride — not in a “They were in full-tilt CPR mode, doing a great job,” he big hurry. We debriefed a little more at the Founders tent a said. “I offered to help and suggested we rotate doing chest little later.” compressions to reduce fatigue. I did a couple of rounds, “We got to know Alex real well on the ride back; we took and then was relieved by another guy on scene.” our time riding in,” said DeMaagd. “We finished dead last DeMaagd, Parker and fifth rider, Alex Mitevski, a CPRin our age group. Kurt was second to last, and I was last.” certified teacher from Birmingham, took turns doing “I was lamenting how out of shape I am, how slow I was compressions while they waited for the ambulance and going and hating the day. My buddy Kurt asked me twice Aero-med helicopter to arrive. in the first half if I was glad I was out here and I said, ‘no.’ “We knew that when the ambulance arrived they would After we did CPR for over 20 minutes and got [the man] need to do an IV and use the AED, so we needed to find back, it was all worth it. I said to Kurt, ‘Ask me again if I’m something sharp to cut his jerseys off,” said DeMaagd. “Kurt glad I’m out here.’ He just smiled,” said DeMaagd. had a multi-tool in his back pocket, kind of like a Swiss “It seemed like an eternity up there on that hilltop,” said Army knife, and we used that to hack off the five jerseys the Bernard. “I don’t know but I think it was the Good Lord’s man was wearing because it was so cold that morning.” hand that brought that group of four riding buddies togeth“We did CPR for over 20 minutes, which is physically er and put us there at that time.” exhausting — that is why we kept trading off,” he said. Bernard and the others have followed up and learned that “The doctor who was there from the beginning was managthe man they helped rescue is a husband and father who ing the scene very well, making sure chest compressions were was participating in his third or fourth Barry-Roubaix. effectively providing a pulse, continually re-evaluating,” said Parker. “I didn’t have much further contribution beyond that, “He was dead for 20 minutes and now he gets to go home to his wife and children,” said Bernard.“ aside from making sure the man had blankets. EMS arrived Summer 2013 • The PFIA Protector

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A Fireman On Duty & Off Duty After a driver became unconscious at the wheel of her car, she ran her vehicle under an 18-wheeler and it caught fire.

knew him inside and out. When he leaves for work, to go out and help and serve others, I thought I knew what he did at work. About a month ago, I witnessed him come upon an accident on the highway.

Off-duty St. George Fire Department Firefighter Jonathon Dixon, climbed into the burning vehicle to rescue the unconscious motorist. Trooper Chase Huval also assisted in the rescue.

He got out of our car, approached a car that was totally in flames, and he and another gentlemen managed to get the driver out of the car. The husband pleaded for them to go back to the car and get his wife.

Dixon approached the vehicle, finding out from bystanders that no one had exited the vehicle. When he tried to open the back passenger door, it was locked. Cpl. Pat Wennemann of the Baton Rouge Police Department arrived at the scene and had a fire extinguisher, which was used to break out the rear window. Dixon reached in and unlocked the door and climbed in the back seat.

Again, John approached the burning vehicle and with great precision and focus, managed to get the woman out of the car. He performed CPR for the longest time, he was determined to help this woman. He stayed with her until the ambulance got there.

Dixon put his jacket over the woman’s face once he realized she was semi-conscious and had a pulse. The first responders shattered the passenger window and unlocked the door. A state trooper opened the driver’s door and helped free the woman’s legs, which had become pinned.

For 16 years, I thought I knew what he did for a living. It wasn’t until Dec. 4, 2010 that I even got a glimpse of what he does. I have a new found respect for him, admiration, I am so proud of him. I knew I had a great husband, but now I can say I am proud to be his wife. He is my hero, and he has all my respect, as do all firefighters, that put their lives on the line to save others. I raise a glass to all of you, but in particular, my husband. He is the bomb, the best guy I know.”

Dixon knew they didn’t have much time because he saw the glow of the fire coming under the dashboard. They eventually were able to pull the woman from the vehicle. The woman survived practically unscathed, she is thankful for the close proximity of the off-duty responders. Dixon attributes the positive outcome to the team work of all those involved in the rescue.

Off-Duty Responder On Dec. 4, 2010, while traveling on I-95 in the town of Fairfield, CT, FF John Robotti came across a motor vehicle accident where the vehicle had bust into flames trapping the occupants. While civilians removed the husband from the vehicle, FF Robotti risked great personal injury to extricate the wife who was suffering burns and was in cardiac arrest. This was done without the protection of a hose line or protective clothing. He initiated CPR and continued until arrival of the Fairfield Fire Department and AMR medics. FF Robotti gave the woman every chance humanly possible to survive.

Awhile later, he got back in our car and we drove home.

An Officer Rescues Man from Blaze Police Officer Keon Washington of Baker, Louisiana rescued a paraplegic man from his burning home after the man’s 13-year-old stepson had attempted to rescue him when the fire began. Baker Fire Department responded to the fire and investigators believe the fire originated from the gas water heater. No one was injured in the blaze. Zachary Fire Department also responded to the fire.

Officer Survives Shootout John Bell, a motorcycle officer, assigned to the Fort Worth Department’s Traffic Division has been an officer in Fort Worth since March 1992.

John Robotti was with his wife when they came upon the accident. This is what she writes regarding the incident:

According to Holton City police, Holton officers were involved in a narcotics investigation when a patrol officer tried to stop a vehicle related to the investigation. The driver sped off and later abandoned the vehicle.

“Just FYI, I thought I knew the man I married. I thought I

Fort Worth officers were in the area on “unrelated business”

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and were advised that the suspect was in the area and began looking for him. Bell spotted the suspect hiding in a car parked in the lot. A shootout ensued. Bell was shot three times before being able to return fire. The suspect, Cody Ira Loron, was shot several times and later succumbed to his injuries. Officer Bell was shot five times; once in his hand, removing one of his fingers, once in the groin area, once in the clavicle area, and twice in his eye. Due to the severity of the damage caused by the bullets and their fragments, Bell’s eye will have to be removed. Initially the outcome of his recovery was very serious. He has since had surgery and is on the mend, doing well.

During his left-hand search, Lt. Rigdon found the child on the bed. After quickly determining that it was in fact a victim, Lt. Rigdon made his way back to the window with the child and handed him to firefighter Krebs of Engine 8 and Lt. Jenkins of Engine 2 moments before they made entry into the room. After care of the victim was transferred to EMS, Engine 8’s crew and Engine 2’s crew continued to search the house for any other possible victims. It was discovered upon rescuing the victim he had no pulse and no respirations. CPR was started immediately, with the aid of FF Guest, and the victim was resuscitated while en route to the hospital. For their service and brave actions, FF Travis Petrea and Lt. Danie Rigdon received the PFIA Hero’s Hall of Fame Award and Lt. Ralph Jenkins, FF Mary Guest, and FF Adam Krebs received PFIA Meritorious Service Awards.

Team Rescue

Heroes Hall of Fame & Meritorious Service Trapped Toddler On Feb. 10, 2013, Augusta, GA, firefighters responded to a structure fire in downtown Augusta. It was reported to the responding companies that there was possible entrapment of a toddler inside the burning structure. Upon arrival of the fire department, the entire left side of the structure was engulfed in flames. The family, panic stricken, was in the front yard of the house pointing and telling the firefighters which room the child was in. A ladder was placed in the window and without hesitation Engine companies 8 and 2 entered the structure. Once inside the room, the firefighters encountered extreme heat and heavy smoke conditions that provided zero visibility. Firefighter Petrea of Engine 2 started a right-hand search of the room while Lt. Rigdon started a left-hand search.

On Nov. 20, 2012, the Harrison (NJ) Fire Department was dispatched to a working fire at a 55-unit apartment complex with the possibility of a man trapped. Upon arrival, Captain John Dwyer, the incident commander at the scene, noted that there was smoke showing and signs of high heat in the windows. He was met with people in the street insisting there was a man in the apartment where the fire was originating. Engine 3 responded with Lieutenant Joe Lang, Firefighter William McMahon, and Firefighter Robert Underhill. Engine 1 also responded with Acting Lieutenant Dave Prina and Firefighter Joe Zicchinella.

the apartment where they were met with high heat and zero visibility. While Lt. Lang and A/Lt. Prina began a primary search of the apartment, outside Capt. Dwyer directed FF Underhill and FF Zicchinella to raise a ground ladder to the apartment’s balcony and begin a vent-enter-search operation from the opposite side of the apartment. FF McMahon was left to secure his own water source and manage water supply for interior operations. Due to low manpower and rescue taking priority, suppression operations had to be halted while a search was conducted. The victim was simultaneously located in the hallway between the bedroom and living room by both search teams. He was unconscious and burned, but still alive. He was a very large man, approximately 6’1” tall and weighed approx. 275 pounds. Lt.s Lang and Prina along with FFs Enderhill and Zicchinella were able to remove the victim outside to the balcony where lifesaving rescue breathing was administered. FF Zicchinella then re-entered the apartment and knocked down the remaining fire. Due to the victim’s size, a “reeves” stretcher was sent up to the balcony. The victim was placed on the reeves and removed from the building. The victim was turned over to EMS and transported ALS and UMDNJ. Had it not been for the extraordinary effort and team work displayed at this incident, there certainly would have been a much different outcome. For their actions, Captain John Dwyer received the Meritorious Service Award, Lieutenants Dave Prina and Joe Lang along with Firefighters William McMahon, Robert Underhill, and Joe Zicchinella received the Heroes Hall of Fame Award.

Lt. Lang and A/Lt. Prina stretched a line up to the second floor, following Capt. Dwyer up the stairs. They were met in the hallway by the occupant’s mother, screaming that her son was still in there. Lt. Lang and A/Lt. Prina forced the door to

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The

Ultimate

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Sacrifice 2012

very day, PFIA members go about their duties despite the threat of imminent danger. Sometimes they lose their lives so that another may live. It is with heartfelt sympathy that we list the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice this past year. These lists were compiled from The Officer Down Memorial Page < http://www.odmp.org> and the FEMA U.S. Fire Administration website <www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities>.­­

l­aw enforcement deaths

Castro-Berrocales, Abimael . . . . . . . Puerto Rico PD, PR

01/01

Padron, Jaime D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin PD, TX

04/06

Anderson, Margaret A. . . . . . . National Park Service, US

01/01

Tvelia, Ryan . . . . . . . . . Norfolk Co. Sheriff’s Office, MA

04/10

La Rosa, Julio Daniel . . IRS - Criminal Investigation, US

01/03

Wright, William Lee . . . . . . . . Dept. of Public Safety, NC

04/11

Francom, Jared Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ogden PD, UT

01/05

Paris, Jr., Robert Lee . . Stanislaus Co. Sheriff’s Dept., CA

04/12

Coleman, William H. . . . . . . . Maricopa Co. Sheriff, AZ

01/08

Maloney, Michael Patrick . . . . . . . . . Greenland PD, NH

04/12

Van Lawrence, Denny . . . . Elko Co. Sheriff’s Office, NV

01/17

Dorley, Maxwell Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . Providence PD, RI

04/19

Benoit, Randall L. . . Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, LA

01/18

Hayden, Brian E. . . . . . Choctaw Co. Sheriff’s Office, OK

04/19

Crespo-Mandry, Francis Agustin . . . . Puerto Rico PD, PR

01/18

Freeman, Avery E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chester PD, PA

04/30

Ester, Barbara Ann . . . . . Department of Corrections, AR

01/20

Walter, Michael John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl PD, MS

05/01

Hardin, Tracy A. . . . . . . . Department of Corrections, NV

01/20

Wargo, Jr., David W. . . Maricopa Co. Sheriff’s Office, AZ

05/01

Davis, Garret Collin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Honolulu PD, HI

01/21

McCoy, Jeffery Matthew . . . . . Dept. of Corrections, OK

05/18

Mancini, Frank Dennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Akron PD, OH

01/23

Maples, Justin Durwood . . . . . . . . . . . Cleveland PD, TN

05/20

Thomas, Gail Denise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta PD, GA

01/24

Anna, Amanda Dorcas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, NY

05/26

Talbert, William Dewitt . . . . . Montgomery Co. PD, MD

01/27

Bitner, Jeremy Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . Englewood PD, CO

05/28

Rogers, Sandra E. . . . . . Aiken Dept. of Public Safety, SC

01/28

Ambrose, Kevin E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Springfield PD, MA

06/04

Green, Sr. , Steven Caserlos Dion . . . . . . . Mobile PD, AL

02/03

Smith, Michael Ray . . . . . . Upton Co. Sheriff’s Dept., TX

06/08

White, David Adam . . . . . . . Clay Co. Sheriff’s Office, FL

02/16

Hester, Dewayne C. . . . . Bladen Co. Sheriff’s Office, NC

06/08

May, Michael Todd Monongalia Co. Sheriff’s Dept., WV

02/18

Coen, William C. . . . . . . Harper Co. Sheriff’s Office, OK

06/10

Radulescu, Tony Vian . . . . Washington State Patrol, WA

02/23

Crapse, Sr., Robert W. . . . Bryan Co. Sheriff’s Office, GA

06/15

Pill, Barbara Ann . . . . . . . Brevard Co. Sheriff’s Office, FL

03/06

Pupo, Christopher M. . . . . . . . . . New York City PD, NY

06/23

Meux, Britney Rachelle . . . . Lake Co. Sheriff’s Dept., IN

03/06

Hollis, Celena Charise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denver PD, CO

06/24

Thomas, III, Ruben Howard . . . Dept. of Corrections, FL

03/18

Soto-Velez, Victor Manuel . . . . . . . . . Puerto Rico PD, PR

06/26

Arana, Jr., Javier . . . . Public Safety - Highway Patrol, TX

03/24

Beesley, Aaron Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . Highway Patrol, UT

06/30

Walizer, Michael C. . . . Charles City Co. Sheriff’s Office, VA 03/31

Cavazos, Jr., Leopoldo . Dept. of Homeland Security, US

07/06

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Reeves, Christopher Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . Millville PD, NJ

07/08

Schaub, Christopher A. . Broward Co. Sheriff’s Office, FL 09/26

Lorenzo, Brian J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Philadelphia PD, PA

07/08

Georges, Sr., Colvin Terrance . . . . . Virgin Islands PD, VI

09/29

Goodson, Jr., Jeremiah M. . . . . . . . . . Lumberton PD, NC

07/17

Ivie, Nicholas J. . . . . . . Dept. of Homeland Security, US

10/02

Bostic-Jones, Nikkii . . . . . . . Cook Co. Sheriff’s Office, IL

07/18

Coble, Blake T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, PA

10/04

Dominguez, James R. . Dept. of Homeland Security, US

07/19

Hernandez, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . Dept. of Public Safety, TX

10/04

Morimoto, Chad Michael . . . . . . . . . . . Honolulu PD, HI

07/23

Molina, Jonathan Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . El Paso PD, TX

10/05

Tyner, Matthew Robert . . . . . Colorado Springs PD, CO

07/24

Fox, Andrew David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, VA

10/05

Torres, Jose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Westfield PD, MA

07/26

Kneeland, Peter James . . . . . . . . . . . . . Worcester PD, MA

10/07

Mast, Jr., William R. . . . Watauga Co. Sheriff’s Office, NC

07/26

Stell, Larry L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dept. of Corrections, GA

10/11

Parnell, Preston Boyd . . . . Postal Inspection Service, US

07/26

Olivieri, Jr., Joseph Paul . . . . . . . Nassau County PD, NY

10/18

Williams, Joshua Stanley . . . . . . . . . . Waxahachie PD, TX

07/28

Lopez, Arthur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nassau County PD, NY

10/23

Aleman, Sergio . . . . . Milwaukee Co. Sheriff’s Office, WI

7/31

Delaney, David R. . . . . Dept. of Homeland Security, US

11/02

Mitchell, Joshua Shane . . Reagan Co. Sheriff’s Office, TX

08/01

Halford, Richard Joseph . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta PD, GA

11/03

Bachmann, Brian D. . Brazos Co. Constable’s Office, TX

08/13

Smiley, Shawn Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta PD, GA

11/03

Ramos-Nieves, Wilfredo . . . . . . . . . . Puerto Rico PD, PR

08/14

Román-Matos, Iván Gustavo . . . . . . . Puerto Rico PD, PR

11/07

Triche, Jeremy M. . . . . . . . St. John the Baptist Parish, LA

08/16

Davies, James Jeffery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakewood PD, CO

11/09

Nielsen, Brandon J. . . . . . St. John the Baptist Parish, LA

08/16

Daniel, Elgin Levarn . . . . . . . . . . Henry County PD, GA

11/12

Potter, Robert Alan . . Motor Transportation Police, NM

08/16

Rakes, C. Anthony . . . . . Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office, KY

11/14

Walker, Jr., Moses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philadelphia PD, PA

08/18

Ward, Scott Jeffrey . . . . . Baldwin Co. Sheriff’s Office, AL

11/23

Morris, Adrian A. . . . . . Prince George’s County PD, MD

08/20

Deatherage, Kyle William . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, IL

11/26

Betts, Timothy A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dept. of Correction, IN

08/26

Decker, Thomas Edward . . . . . . . . . Cold Spring PD, MN

11/29

Bailey, Marshall Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, WV

08/28

Horne, III, Terrell. . . Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, US

12/02

Proffitt, Herbert D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tompkinsville PD, KY

08/28

Issac, Jr., Ricky R. . . Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, LA 12/08

Taylor, Forrest Edward . . . . . . . . . Baltimore City PD, MD

08/29

Lang, Martoiya V. Woods . . . . . . . . . . . Memphis PD, TN

Workman, Eric Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, WV

08/31

Parsons, Christopher . Washington Co. Sheriff’s Office, MO 12/15

DeFusco, Leide W. . . . . Pueblo Co. Sheriff’s Office, CO

08/31

Garcia, Angel David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . El Paso PD, TX

12/16

Youngstrom, Kenyon Marc . . . . . . . . Highway Patrol, CA

09/05

Gogian, David Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Topeka PD, KS

12/16

Licato, Charles B. . . . . . Harford Co. Sheriff’s Office, MD

09/06

Atherly, Jeffrey Glenn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Topeka PD, KS

12/16

Demuth, Jr., Bobby Gene . . . . . . . . Highway Patrol, NC

09/08

Callahan, Sean Louis . . . . . . . . . Clayton County PD, GA

12/18

St. Laurent, Bruce Edwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jupiter PD, FL

09/09

Sebena, Jennifer Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . Wauwatosa PD, WI

12/24

O’Rourke, Patrick John . . . . . . . West Bloomfield PD, MI

09/09

Norman, Jimmie Deveril . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bellaire PD, TX

12/24

Hoopes, III, James G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, NJ

09/12

Chiapperini, Michael John . . . . . . . . . . . Webster PD, NY

12/24

Fox, Bradley Michael . . . . . Plymouth Township PD, PA

09/13

Thomas, Randall . . . Henderson Co. Sheriff’s Office, NC

12/28

Ramirez, Jeffrey . . . . . . Dept. of Homeland Security, US

09/15

Mukhtar, Edrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio PD, TX

12/29

Taulbee, Mark Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hodgenville PD, KY

09/16

Yung, Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince George’s Co. PD, VA

12/31

Gresko, Jason Edward . . . . . . . . . . . Willoughby PD, OH

09/21

Ricard, Mary Katherine . . . . . . Dept. of Corrections, CO

09/24

12/14

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Polk, Anthony R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yuma, Arizona

06/08

Suggs, Donald L. . . . . . . . . . . Lillington, North Carolina

06/11

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Davis, George S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hollis, Maine

06/23

Keddie, Ronald J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheridan, New York

06/27

Cannon, Robert S. . . . . . . . . . Charlotte, North Carolina

07/01

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David, Ryan S. . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlotte, North Carolina

07/01

Dunkin, Rocky E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friendship, Ohio

07/01

McCormick, Joseph M. . . . . . Charlotte, North Carolina

07/01

Mikeal, Paul K. . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlotte, North Carolina

07/01

Echternach, Jr., John L. . . . . . . . . . Boones Mill, Virginia

07/02

Chew, Jr., David R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bloxom, Virginia

07/16

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Crisanto, Leo L. . . . . . . . . South Sacramento, California

01/04

Tibbetts, Jon R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernalillo, New Mexico

07/23

Elliott, William . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pompano Beach, Florida

01/06

Rodriques, Antonio C. . . . . . . . . . . . . Yonkers, New York

07/31

Butler, Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maxton, North Carolina

01/08

Burgan, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sugarcreek, Ohio

08/10

Crenshaw, David L. . . . . . . . . Anderson, South Carolina

01/09

Veseth, Anne R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grangeville, Idaho

08/12

Ibarra, Duane K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kahului, Hawaii

01/18

Randolph, Jimmy D. . . . . South Sacramento, California

08/19

Little, Brandon L. . . . . . . . . . . New Oxford, Pennsylvania

01/18

Davis, Roulos C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chattanooga, Tennessee

08/20

Turcotte, Bruce A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hopelawn, New Jersey

01/19

Lamere, Timothy J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Constable, New York

08/21

Sumner, Walter C. . . . . . . . . . . Cranesville, Pennsylvania

01/24

Schaefer, Richard J. . . . . . Contoocook, New Hampshire

09/02

Haase, Sr., Douglas . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Charles, Missouri

02/01

Henry, Sr., Steven . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia, Pennsylvania

09/07

Flint, David M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edinboro, Pennsylvania

02/02

Seelye, Christopher J. . . . . . . . . Wenatchee, Washington

09/17

Whitacre, Zachary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gore, Virginia

02/13

Smith, Neal W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atascocita, Texas

09/17

Tighe, Jeremy R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evansville, Indiana

02/22

Townsend, Justin E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dagsboro, Delaware

09/27

Waller, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memphis, Texas

02/25

Grabowski, John D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riverview, Michigan

10/01

Wetherell, Gerald R. . . . . . . . . . . . . Prudenville, Michigan

02/28

Nielsen, Larry D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gilmore City, Iowa

10/09

Ratledge, Mark G. . . . . . . . . . . . . Cottonwood, California

02/29

Felton, Donald E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guffey, Colorado

10/27

Kampmeyer, Jamison N. . . . . . . . . . . . Colby, Wisconsin

03/04

Van Wormer, Robert E. . . . . . . . Morgan Hill, California

10/27

Morrison, Mark W. . . . . . . . . . . . Port Saint Lucie, Florida

03/04

Neary, Russell F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Easton, Connecticut

10/29

Pittman, Nolan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Centreville, Mississippi

03/04

Johnson, Herbert T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago, Illinois

11/02

Dillion, Thomas W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston, Texas

03/14

Tatum, David M. . . . . . . . . . White Oak, North Carolina

11/05

Myers, Jonathan D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norfolk, Virginia

03/19

Hall, John M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clarkton, North Carolina

11/07

Bernosky, Edward R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adena, Ohio

03/20

Summerville III, Walter M. . Kernersville, North Carolina

11/07

Jones, Donald L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacksonville, Arkansas

03/20

Haudenschild II, Mark A. . . . . . . . . Fort Wayne, Indiana

11/11

Bailey, David L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Los Angeles, California

04/03

Patmon, Jr., Walter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago, Illinois

11/11

Colbert, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Birchwood, Wisconsin

04/06

Sayles, John T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pentwater, Michigan

11/14

Fox, Kenny D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Decaturville, Tennessee

04/07

Good, Christopher M. . . . . . West Chester, Pennsylvania

11/21

Neary, Robert P. . . . . . . . . . . Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

04/09

Martin, Michael F. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berwick, Pennsylvania

11/27

Sweeney, Daniel . . . . . . . . . . Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

04/09

Jansen, Timothy P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bartelso, Illinois

12/02

Winkelman, John C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Huntley, Illinois

04/12

Smith, Jalen S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyler, Texas

12/03

Sanford, George M. . . . . . . . . . . . . Redding, Connecticut

04/15

Meador, Eddy W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pattonsburg, Missouri

12/08

Nappi, Richard A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brooklyn, New York

04/16

Fritz, Steven W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rothschild, Wisconsin

12/10

Longo, Adam J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casper, Wyoming

04/18

Hudson, Jeffery A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Louis, Missouri

12/12

Shepard, Sr., Mark A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tomball, Texas

04/20

Mortensen, Philip A. . . . . . . . . . . . . Brooklyn, Wisconsin

12/22

Wintz, Sr., David A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bristol, Pennsylvania

05/16

Chiapperini, Michael J. . . . . . . . . . . . Webster, New York

12/24

Danes, William R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan, Texas

05/17

Kaczowka, Tomasz M. . . . . . . . . . . . . Webster, New York

12/24

Chambless, Ronnie E. . . . . . . . . . . . . Missoula, Montana

06/03

Tompkins, Todd N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Missoula, Montana

06/03

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Eric Wallace and Gregory Pickard - February 16, 2013 Bryan Fire Department (TX), 13-year and 32-year veterans

Michael R. Goodwin, Sr. - April 6, 2013 Philadelphia Fire Department (PA), 29-year veteran

While battling a blaze at a Knights of Columbus Hall, Lieutenant Eric Wallace became trapped inside the structure. He notified others on the scene by radio, stating he was low on air. Lieutenant Gregory Pickard, accompanied by two other firefighters, entered the building to rescue Lieutenant Wallace. During the rescue, the roof collapsed. Lieutenant Wallace died at the scene and Lieutenant Pickard was rushed to the hospital where he later passed away from his injuries. Both firefighters died from burns sustained in the collapse. The two other firefighters involved are in stable but serious condition.

Captain Michael R. Goodwin passed away while fighting a three-alarm blaze after a third-floor roof collapsed beneath him. Captain Goodwin is to be promoted posthumously to the position of Battalion Chief.

Lt. Wallace was survived by his wife Brandie and their five children. Lt. Pickard was survived by his wife Susie, a Bryan ISD teacher, his two children and three grandchildren. Eric Williams - February 25, 2013 US Dept. of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons (PA), 1-year veteran Senior Officer Specialist Eric Williams was stabbed to death by an inmate inside the housing unit at USP Canaan in Waymart, Pennsylvania, at approximately 11:30 PM. The inmate attacked Officer Williams and stabbed him with a shank before being subdued by other officers. Officer Williams was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Captain Michael R. Goodwin was also a veteran of the United States Navy. Captain Michael R. Goodwin is survived by his wife Kelly, two children, two grandchildren, his mother, and three siblings. Harold B. Hollingsworth - April 7, 2013 Fort Osage Fire Protection District (KS), 16-year veteran Assistant Fire Chief Hollingsworth was en route to a reported structure fire on Atherton Road during an active severe weather event. He was involved in a single vehicle accident during this response striking a tree. Assistant Chief Hollingsworth was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment but succumbed to his injuries. Asst. Fire Chief Hollingsworth spent 25 years in the fire service, first serving in Lexington. Hollingsworth was described as a positive, caring and generous individual. Harold is survived by his wife, Allison, and two adult sons, one of whom is serving in the military.

Officer Williams had served with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 18 months. He is survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers. Gary Morales - February 28, 2013 St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office (FL), 13-year veteran Sergeant Gary Morales was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in the 3200 block of Naylor Terrace, near Edwards Road, at approximately 9:30 AM. During the stop, a subject exited the stopped vehicle and opened fire, striking Sergeant Morales as he sat in his patrol car. He was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute where he was pronounced dead. The subject was taken into custody. Sergeant Morales was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, and his brother. His brother is also a deputy with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

Above: L-R, Major Walter Chappel, Chief Deputy Tregg Wilson, PFIA Director and Rep. David Lentz, Captain Jason Weber, and Deputy Toni Flynn. PFIA Director and Rep. David Lentz presents the Memorial Death benefits to the members of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office on behalf of the widows of Deputies Brandon Nielson and Jeremy Triche, who were killed in the line of duty in August 2012. Please see the The Protector - Spring 2013, pg.10, for more information.

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NAPO TOP COP - Capt. Mark McGrath

ince the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) launched the awards program in 1994, the Top Cops Awards have paid tribute to outstanding law enforcement officers across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty. Top Cops awardees are nominated by their fellow officers for outstanding service during the preceding calendar year. It’s been more than a year since Wayne (NJ) Police Capt. Mark McGrath helped save the life of his best friend, Officer Bob Franco, who was trapped in a patrol car when a tree fell upon it during Hurricane Sandy. And his heroics were honored earlier this year during a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C.

next to him. Fire Chief Jason Jantzen had arrived on scene and assumed Fire Command. Fire Chief Jantzen radioed to police headquarters that he was requesting the power grid be shut down immediately, however, PSEG stated they could not do that and they would send a crew out. Not knowing how long that would take, McGrath advised Chief Jantzen that he was going in to check on the police officer. In order to reach Franco, McGrath had to crawl under the live wires and mass of tree branches and in between the narrow space created by the patrol car and the fire chief vehicle being parked next to each other.

The following account was written by PFIA Representative and Wayne PBA President, Scott Rappaport which nominated McGrath for his Top Cop achievement. “During the height of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012, Wayne Fire Co. #5 Assistant Chief John Neukum and Wayne Police Officer Robert Franco were on the scene of a ruptured gas line on Lake Drive West in Wayne Township. At approximately 21:40 hours, a large oak tree was uprooted by the extremely strong winds and fell toward Neukum’s and Franco’s vehicles. The massive branch structure of the tree landed directly on the vehicles trapping the responders inside. Franco was severely injured when the roof of his patrol vehicle crushed down onto his head causing two fractured vertebrate which resulted in him being paralyzed. Neukum avoided serious injury by diving across his front seat which allowed him to remain below his roof when it crushed down on him. Neukum was able transmit a distress call over the radio stating that a tree had fallen on his car and a patrol car and that he was trapped and unable to determine the condition of the officer next to him. Neukum’s distress call brought the response of 3 Wayne Fire Companies, the Wayne First Aid Squad, St. Joseph Hospital Paramedics and numerous Wayne Police Officers. The First Wayne Police Officer to arrive on scene was Captain Mark McGrath, the Patrol Division Commander. Captain McGrath is a longtime member of the volunteer Fire Department and was at the firehouse after finishing a 14-hour shift with the Police Department when Neukum’s distress call was transmitted. He immediately responded on the fire department’s rescue truck. Upon arrival at the scene, McGrath could barely see the two emergency vehicles under the immense tangle of branches. The tree had caused a utility pole to snap and brought down power lines and an electric transformer which was lying within the branches. The power lines ran up the center of the road directly on top of Franco’s vehicle. Lights were on in nearby houses, indicating that the power lines were still energized. Neukum was able to yell out that he was not injured but he was trapped and unable to get out on his own. He further stated that he had not heard from Franco who was parked

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When McGrath reached Franco, he could see that the patrol car was severely damaged and Franco was trapped with the roof pushing his head to his right shoulder pinning him in the driver’s seat. Franco was not responding to McGrath’s repeated shouting of his name. Fearing the worst, McGrath worked his way into the driver’s window to check if Franco was breathing. It was only after placing his ear directly in front of Franco’s mouth that he could hear Franco struggling to speak. Franco was able to express that he couldn’t breathe because his ballistic vest had ridden up and was pushing into his throat choking him. McGrath immediately loosened the Velcro straps on the vest and pulled it down so Franco could breathe easier. McGrath assessed Franco for other injuries and discovered that Franco had no feeling below his neck. It was obvious to McGrath that this was going to be a very complicated extrication. He relayed his assessment of the situation to Fire Command, Franco’s condition and what rescue equipment


would be needed. Neukum was able to be removed through his passenger-side door; however, Franco’s removal would prove to be much more involved. To eliminate any movement of the tree and prevent further crushing of the patrol car, McGrath requested cribbing and high-lift jacks. A significant challenge for this rescue was the extremely tight confines created by the tree branches above and the narrow space between the two vehicles. There was only enough room for McGrath to work in front of Franco’s door, however, Co. #5 Lieutenant Tim Maher and Firefighter Joe Olaya crawled in to assist McGrath without hesitation. After stabilizing the tree, McGrath, Maher and Olaya utilized hydraulic rescue tools and cut away at the damaged patrol car. The three continued to work in the tight space in pitch black darkness and high winds until they were able to remove the door and access Franco. Franco was then removed from the car and placed on a backboard. McGrath never left Franco’s side, constantly monitoring his condition and assuring him that help was there. Franco was turned over to the Wayne First Aid Squad and St. Jospeh’s Hospital Paramedics and then transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson where he later went through a seven hour surgery. In summary these three men risked their own lives to save another, one of our own brothers. They worked to free Officer Franco for 45 minutes in one of the worst storms New Jersey has seen in a long time.”

The White House McGrath, 51, was the only police officer from New Jersey who was recognized by President Obama, along with 43 others from nine states as a National Association of Police Organizations Top Cop. The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association submitted McGrath’s story to the National Association of Police Organizations for consideration and it was selected.

flood areas with the Secret Service. The day at the White House was touted as a media day with family, however, only the officers were given the opportunity to meet the president. The following evening was the actual awards ceremony at Washington, D.C.’s elite Omni Shoreham Hotel. And joining McGrath was Franco and his family. During his speech, McGrath said the best part about the night was that Bob was able to enjoy it with him. Police Chief John Reardon was also at the awards dinner. Reardon was in D.C. having participated in the Police Unity Bicycle Tour, an annual trek to honor officers who died in the line of duty. “This is a great award for Mark. And it was good that Bob could be there with him,” he said. “It’s a tremendous effort for Wayne to be recognized on a national level as there are so many deserving people out there.” Reardon also pointed out that it was a collective effort to save Franco’s life. “Members of Wayne’s volunteer fire departments and first aid squad also worked hard to save Bob’s life that night,” Reardon added. Each award was accompanied with a video clip at the ceremony. One thing that stands out in his mind months later, says McGrath, is how grave everything seemed, and now compared to how well Bob is doing, it’s truly amazing. Franco, 43, is working towards returning to work on light duty this fall, according to McGrath. He continues to take part in routine therapy as he still needs full movement in one of his arms. One is sort of lagging behind the other in terms of usage. But he’s making progress every day.

“It’s quite an honor and very humbling to receive it and exciting too,” McGrath said.

“What has to happen, the nerve in the arm has to regenerate and it’s just a slow process but he’s coming along tremendously,” McGrath said of his friend.

During a separate event, the group of 44 officers met personally with Obama. And as luck would have it, this marks McGrath’s second time meeting the president of the United States. “It’s always an honor,” McGrath said. “The first time happened when the president toured Wayne after Hurricane Irene. I coordinated his tour of the

Above: Capt. Mark McGrath, left, with friend and coworker Officer Bob Franco at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. for the National Association of Police Organizations Top Cop, where McGrath was honored for his heroics while attempting to save Franco’s life during super storm Sandy.

Since that fateful night, McGrath and Franco have discussed it and are leaving it in the past, said McGrath. “It’s time to move on to better things and getting him back to work,” he added.

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GUNS N’ HOSES Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association’s Rep. Tony Ragans, Jacksonville, FL, presents a sponsorship check to Robbie for Guns n’ Hoses, an annual charity event. This year the event was celebrating its 15th anniversary. This year FOP beat IAFF, 8-7.

Anthony Principe and Juan Roa were one of 15 bouts for Guns n’ Hoses. An estimated crowd of 8,000 were on hand cheering on their favorite boxer. All proceeds went to local charities.

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The Film

The Sequel

“Heroes Behind the Badge,” released in the fall of 2012, is a documentary film featuring some of the brave men and women of law enforcement who put their lives on the line and survived, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. This inspiring documentary will change the way we look at the men and women of law enforcement and highlight the unselfish acts of bravery they commit each day in the line of duty. Its stories will be powerful, emotional, insightful, and educational. Thanks to our partnership with the NLEOMF, active duty police officers, retired officers, and family members of the fallen, audiences will experience what it’s really like to walk the thin blue line.

“Heroes Behind The Badge: Sacrifice & Survival” will be released in the fall of 2013 and will not only feature the harrowing stories of the fallen, but will also focus on the incredibly inspiring stories of those who have been critically injured in the line of duty and have survived against all odds.

The Memorial The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Dedicated on Oct. 15, 1991, the Memorial honors federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people. The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 19,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. Unlike many other memorials in Washington, D.C., the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week.

“Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice & Survival” is a new full-length documentary film featuring some of the brave men and women of law enforcement who put their lives on the line and survived, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. “Heroes Behind The Badge: Sacrifice & Survival” is the highly anticipated follow up documentary film to the original “Heroes Behind The Badge,” released in 2012. The new film, “Heroes Behind The Badge: Sacrifice & Survival,” will not only tell the stories of brave officers who have laid down their lives in the line of duty but also the stories of the countless officers each year who are physically disabled, many of them permanently, in violent confrontations. Upon completion of the film, 50% of the net proceeds will go directly back to support the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “Heroes Behind The Badge: Sacrifice & Survival” aims to change the way we look at the men and women of law enforcement and recognize these officers for the supreme sacrifices they make to protect and serve the public. For more information about the films and upcoming events: www.heroesbehindthebadge.com

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The Heroes

OFC. JEREMY HENWOOD San Diego Police Dept.

DEP. SUZANNE HOPPER Clark County Sheriff’s Office

DET. AMANDA HAWORTH Miami-Dade Police Dept.

Officer Jeremy Henwood was randomly assassinated while stopped at a traffic light in an unprovoked attack. Just moments before he was murdered, Henwood performed one last act of kindness – he bought a child food while buying his own dinner.

Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Hopper was shot and killed in an ambush while responding to a call that a window was being shot out at a trailer park. A standoff ensued in which dozens of shots were fired. Deputy Hopper is survived by her husband and two children.

Detective Amanda Haworth was shot and killed when serving a felony warrant on a man who was wanted for murder. She was a veteran officer who had always dreamed of joining the force. The only thing Haworth loved more than her job were her sons.

OFC. RYAN WILLIAMS Fond du Lac Police Dept.

INSP. ANTON SAMPSON Dept. of Homeland Security

OFC. MIKE NEAL Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Homeland Security Officer Anton Sampson, while off duty, saved the life of a 9-year-old girl from two armed assailants who committed a home invasion. Officer Sampson reflects on the ordeal remembering that he had never seen terror like that in a little girl’s eyes.

Wildlife Officer Michael Neal had nearly 18 rounds from an AK 47 fired in his direction by two suspects after he drove his truck into their vehicle to help save the lives of two pinneddown officers. Neal proceeded to fire 30 rounds from his .233 rifle into the van of the gunmen, killing one of the suspects. Seconds later, assisting officers from multiple agencies would take down the second suspect.

Officer Ryan Williams was shot twice in the chest and once in the shoulder while responding to a sexual assault complaint. Fellow officer Craig Birkholz was killed in the same incident. If Williams had not been wearing a vest, he likely would have died as well. Williams’ dog, K-9 Officer Grendel, was also shot and required surgery. During the incident the shooter took his own life.

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n 1921 the first Superintendent, H. Norman Schwarzkopf, established the foundation upon which the New Jersey State Police stands by issuing General Order #1. For the past 90 years, New Jersey State Troopers have been guided by the precepts of honor, duty and fidelity signified by the stars located in the three corners of the badge. Today, the State Police continues its dedication to excellence in public safety through world class law enforcement. The commitment to the ideals of proper law enforcement has continued unabated spanning the decades and continuing forward in the twenty-first century.

General Order # 1

It shall be the duty of the members of the New Jersey State Police Force: •

To be Police Officers of the State

To prevent crime

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To pursue and apprehend offenders

An excerpt from the Sheriff’s of Ocean County 1850-2000 - Complied by Chief Jeff P. Thompson, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and Betty Grant, Ocean County Historical Society.

To execute any lawful warrant or order of arrest issued against any person or persons for any violation of the law

To make arrest without a warrant for violations of the law committed in the presence or view

To make arrest when a misdemeanor or some high crime has been committed and he has good cause to suspect a person of having committed the crime.

To make arrest upon the information of responsible persons, when there is not an opportunity to procure a warrant, and in such cases, you should try to get the person that gave the information to make complaint and appear as witness

An arrest without a warrant should be made, by announcing yourself as a Police Officer, and if in civilian clothes, showing your official badge

To give first aid to the injured, and if necessary call a doctor

To give succor to the helpless

The Sheriff’s Department of Ocean County works very closely with the New Jersey State Police in the law enforcement duties of the county. In the early days of Ocean County, law enforcement was the responsibility of the sheriff, the prosecutor’s detectives and the local constable throughout the county. Aggrieved parties had to search out a constable or send to the county seat for the sheriff. These men were without any training in law enforcement. The breakdown of the original concept of the sheriff-constable system caused the prosecutor of the peas to add to their function of prosecuting criminals, that of gathering evidence for the prosecution and apprehending of criminals. This was done by hiring their detectives or by hiring outside agencies. The state had delegated almost entirely the administration of policing of the life and property to local governments. The only statewide organization available for police protection was the National Guard. And this could not be used without seriously depleting the ranks necessary for national defense; therefore, the Guard was rarely called out. As the pollution of the counties grew, there was demand for the establishment of a statewide police organization. In Ocean County, the sheriff was in favor of the establishment of a state police for the better protection of the more sparsely settled rural areas. Ocean County had vast unpatrolled interior areas, and long stretches of seashore homes that were inhabited only during the summer, and therefore empty and locked up three quarters of the year. The rural areas of the county had no patrolling forces. Arson in the wide-flung forests was a continuing problem. Ocean County was next to the largest in the area of the 21 counties and the sheriff did not have a staff large enough to ensure the safety of his people. Only one of the 33 municipalities in the county had an organized and competent police force. This left a large area of the county to be covered by the Sheriff’s Department with few trained men to do the work.

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The New Jersey State Police The large amount of unpunished crime in Ocean County in those years pointed up the necessity of better law enforcement procedures. Statistics compiled by New Jersey State Bureau of Commerce Research for the years 19141916 show 341 crimes unpunished for a total of 73 percent. The same statistics continue by showing the proportions of the population and of the total property without police patrol in Ocean County: population 77 percent; property 50 percent. Of persons under indictment 21 or 16.4 percent had not been apprehended, i.e. were fugitives. By 1920, the need for a state police force was widely seen as urgent. As envisioned by its advocates, this force should enable to move throughout the state in a system of rural stations and substations, and should consist of men of the highest character who were well-trained in police work. It was deemed at that time to be absolutely essential that politics and influences have no place in this force. The goal was coverage of the county with law enforcement agents for the welfare and safety of the people. These troopers were not to supplant constable or sheriffs and other officials in authority. Their primary duty would be to prevent accidents, save life and property. In 1921, the Legislature provided for the creation of a State Police Force, and in 1923 two troopers were stationed in Toms River. By the middle of the 1920’s, the New Jersey State Police was a well-trained force of law enforcement officers working closely with all law enforcement officers in the counties throughout the state. This was the era of prohibition and these troopers were specially active in enforcing the prohibitions laws as they related to illegal stills, slot machines and rum running. Many raids were carried out in close cooperation with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and the Prosecutor’s Office.

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State Police auditing confiscated “rum” from a raid. Photo source - Ocean County Historical Society

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CONCUSSIONS THE BRAIN IN CRISIS

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oncussion injury — which is a form of traumatic brain injury — is commonplace on playing fields. Recent estimates indicate head trauma due to contact sports occurs nearly 3.8 million times a year in the U.S. Concern has grown over concussion brain injuries in professional athletes as well as in teens and children. Youngsters — whose brains are still developing — are competing at ever-earlier ages in concussion-prone contact sports. The concern spotlights the need for more awareness of concussion dangers and how to prevent them. A concussion occurs when there’s a blow to the head or a sudden jolt that shakes the head and causes the brain’s gelatinlike cortex to rapidly collide into or bounce off the inside of your skull or to rotate within it. When it occurs, the brain’s function is altered. Loss of consciousness may or may not happen, which is one of the reasons some concussions go unrecognized. No matter the cause, when a first time concussion brain injury is identified and the brain is given adequate rest and time to heal properly, most recover completely. However, changes that occur in the brain due to concussion make it potentially vulnerable to repeat injury and possibly even permanent damage. For someone who’s had multiple concussions,

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recovery becomes less certain with each concussion.

Inside Matter According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, concussions make up the majority of traumatic brain injuries each year. Among adults 65 and older, falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injury. For all age groups, motor vehicle accidents are the second-leading cause. Part of the concussion conundrum is that the brain has no pain receptors. So, during a concussion — when the brain is slung through its cushion of cerebrospinal fluid and crashes full force into the cranium — that impact registers indirectly. Initially, or within several minutes, you may experience confusion and memory loss. This may or may not be preceded by loss of consciousness. Although you may appear to be fine immediately after a concussion, it’s a different story inside the brain. The instant after a concussion the brain is in crisis. Many brain cells (neurons) can become activated all at once. This can cause a sudden release of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters). Within minutes to hours after a concussion, the brain’s power drain produces signs and symptoms that may include headache, dizziness, imbalance, nausea or vomiting, slurred speech,

fatigue and being unaware of your surroundings. While some symptoms are more immediate, others may show up in the hours and days that follow, including: • Difficulty concentrating or remembering things • Sensitivity to light and noise • Persistent headache • Unexplained irritability or other personality changes • Sleep disturbances • Depression and problems adjusting psychologically • Altered senses of taste and smell As long as symptoms are present,

A concussion occurs when a blow to the head or a sudden jolt shakes the head and causes the brain’s cortex to bounce off the inside of your skull or to rotate within it.

Reprinted from the August 2012 Mayo Clinic Health Letter with permission of the


it’s critically important to avoid a second concussion. During this time, the brain is vulnerable to a rare but fatal brain-swelling complication. Long-term changes from a brain concussion are more uncertain. Although symptoms due to concussion may no longer be apparent, structural damage to the brain may be slower to recover. Recent studies using specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans show changes in certain brain structures even at six months.

Medical Care Matters A head injury should be evaluated by a medical professional. That person may be your primary care doctor or any other member of your primary health care team capable of giving you advice and assuring follow-up. Young athletes or children should be removed from play for any suspected concussion. Typically, a neurological exam is done for a head injury. This may include evaluation of your memory and ability to concentrate, vision and hearing, pupils, strength and sensation, balance, coordination, and reflexes. Although brain imaging isn’t always done, depending on your symptoms, a computerized tomography (CT) scan or MRI may be done to assess the brain right after injury. However, the findings are usually normal. Imaging is also likely if you’re 65 years of age or older or are taking medicines that affect blood clotting. Depending on the findings, you may need to be hospitalized overnight for observation. Monitoring is important in the

hours after a concussion because brain injury may lead to more-serious problems, including bleeding in or around the brain. If your doctor says home observation is reasonable, you’ll need to have someone check on you every few hours for at least 24 hours to be sure that your symptoms don’t get any worse. Emergency care is needed if your symptoms get worse or you experience any of the following: • Repeated vomiting • Severe headache • Loss of consciousness • Difficulty with mental function or • physical coordination

Time For Recovery Because the brain is fragile after a concussion, the focus during recovery is rest — both physical and mental. It takes time for the brain to restore itself. And how much time varies. Several factors can influence how quickly you recover, including your age, severity of the concussion and whether you have other health conditions. Recovering from a concussion is no time to ignore your symptoms and “tough it out” — doing so can make symptoms worse. Instead: • Take time to rest — Get plenty of sleep at night and rest during the day. • Moderate how much and how intensely you think — Special imaging scans show that thinking causes the brain to use energy, which is fine when the brain isn’t in the process of healing. But after a concussion, energy use from thinking takes away from the brain’s efforts to heal and recover. Concentration slows recovery and can even make symptoms worse. That’s why it’s important to avoid activities that require a lot of concentration. • Avoid physically demanding activities — Put your workout aside for now. Let someone else mow the lawn or clean the house. Save the energy you have each day for activities that are most important to you. If your doctor says you can ease into some regular activities, see how you do. If your symptoms return or you get new symptoms, more rest is needed. When concussion recovery is managed properly, most people recover completely within a week or two and have no further symptoms. However, for those whose recovery from concussion takes longer, persistent headache can be a common challenge.

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Rochester, Minnesota 55905.

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PATCHES Looking for commemorative Firefighter MDA/IAFF lapel pins years 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993. These were given to F.D. members who participated in annual MDA boot drives. Contact: Pat Fitzpatrick at Cheryl-Pat@hotmail.com. (0712) • Indianapolis Firefighter’s Museum is collecting patches for display. Contact Brian Killilea by email at enginegrunt@aol.com. (0412) • Herculaneum FD patches to trade, one for one. New patches only. Contact Bill Haggard by mail at 441 Jefferson, Herculaneum, MO 63048 or by phone at 636-475-5476, or email billh6300@hotmail.com. (1011) • Retired FF Kenneth Bertholf would like to sell two wall hangings—each featuring 80 different fire patches from around the globe. Both measure 3' x 4'. Photos available upon request. Email hellfytr2U2@aol.com or call “Bogart” at 386-547-9382 for price. Other fire memorabilia available. (1110) • Retired Buffalo Housing Police Officer looking to trade (new for new) law enforcement patches. Buffalo Housing Police patches are now obsolete. Contact Chuck Palumbo at HousingLt@aol.com (1110) • Retired Texas officer has several badges from various Texas agencies for sale. All in new and excellent condition. Contact G. Smith at bbbysixkiller@yahoo.com (0410)

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Pueblo, Colorado police officer and EOD tech looking to trade police, fire, bomb and military patches. Will trade one for one, with many extras. Contact R. Jones at k-rjones@comcast. net; or mail items to P.O. Box 11916, Pueblo, CO 81001-0916. (0210) • Fire fighter would like to swap patches or shirts (one for one), although he is building a patch wall at his station. Contact Alan K. Dole at 303-359-1957 or adole1@hotmail.com; or just mail items to him at 1182 Tamarron Ct., Parker, CO 80138. (0210) • Sean Fortney wants to trade fire or police patches. Email areamedical@ live.com if you are interested. (0110) • WANTED – Any law enforcement patch (local, county, state) from West Virginia, Delaware and Nevada. I still need many to fill extensive collection. I will trade fairly for any patches I don’t have. Please email a list to Max Bellard at maxbellard@yahoo.com (1009) • Collecting fire department patches from state capitals. Will trade one for one. Please contact FF Larry Dostanko at twister427@gmail.com (0409) • Police Criminal Defense Unit, MultiAgency Taskforce Texas Community Defense Unit patches. American J.T.T.F. edition. Contact James Zink for other patches and pricing: kazink@earthlink.net (0209) • Richmond, Indiana fire fighter would like to swap patches (one for one). Please contact Phil Schroeder: 910 Crestdale Drive, Richmond, IN 47374 resqdivr@comcast.net (0209)

Junction City, Kansas fire fighter would like to trade Fire/EMS patches (one for one). Please contact Tim Dokken at tdokken@firehousemail.com (1108)

OTHER Collector’s item, a rare Colorado Springs Police belt buckle, circa 1976, which was made by Western Flair in Colorado Springs. As far as I know, there were only 50-60 produced and only available to CSP officers at the time. Has been appraised by a jeweler for $400-1,500 but will accept a reasonable offer. Contact Larry at 602-741-2390, oldlawdog88@gmail.com, or Lmartine1@aol.com (0613) • Cookbook entitled “If You Can’t Stand the Heat - A New Orleans Firefighter’s Cookbook” by Robert Medina available at www.fireitup.tateauthor.com. (0712) • The “Jammer” is a candy cane-shaped device that hangs on the inside of a door hinge and prevents it from closing. “Never let a door close behind you.” Excellent for both PD/FD needs, Contact: Tom Surowiec at tom@thejammerusa.com or www.thejammerusa.com. (0512) • Wanted: Memorabilia for display from: New York State Police, Cheektowaga, NY P.D., Depew, NY P.D., and Lancaster, NY P.D. Contact Michael Drechsel at 1267 French Rd., Apt. 4, Depew, NY 14043 (0412)“History of Lake County and Ohio Law Enforcement 1840-2008,” 108 pages $10.00 + $2.00 S+H. Contact Chief Jim McBride (ret) at chiefjim@aol.com (0811)


Fire fighter looking for photos of ANY Station #7 for an art project. 5MP or greater. With or without rigs (no personnel, please). Email photos to dfahrney@wesmetrofire.org. Questions: 720-468-1077, David Fahrney. (0410) • FFAsTrap – Rescue and utility strap designed for fire fighters, EMS, law enforcement, SWAT and the military. Check out the many ways to use FFAsTrap at www.ffastrap.com or call Greg Weaver at 303-880-3003. (0310) • Artistic prints – 11”x14” action scenes of fire fighters, by fire fighter/artist Paul Walsh, www.walshprints.com, or call 860-829-556 for more information. (0210)

Solid oak Axe Presentation Plaques, featuring solid bronze axe with 36” oak handle. Three letter styles available (script/vinyl, script/carved or fully carved) for name, department, rank and years of service. Custom designed and crafted by retired Cincinnati fire fighter Ken Codling. View full line of fire fighter-themed wood gifts at www.itsafirefighterthing. com, email KenPBR160@aol.com, or call (toll-free) 877-353-3994 for a brochure or to place an order. (0209)

PFIA, Attn: Susan Shinabarger, 101 E 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032

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FD/PD Custom Printing & Embroidery —jackets, T-shirts, jerseys, hats and much more! Contact Howie or Donald at American Screen Print in Passaic, New Jersey. Call 973-471-0206, email AmrcnScreen@aol.com, or visit www.AmrcnScreen.com (0510)

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ATTENTION fire fighters! FREE personalized fireman and angel print with prayer. View, print and order online www.firepolicesite.com. (0309)

address below and send it with the mailing label on the back of this issue. __________________________________________________________

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Buffalo fire fighter looking for Code 3 Fire Engine 38. If you have one, or know someone who does, please email Mark Reed at sparksbfd@adelphia.net. Thank you and be safe! (0409)

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Limited-edition prints and challenge coins available to help erect the fire dog movement in Washington, D.C. Contact agent Jerry (303-941-3117 or nationalfiredogmonument@gmail.com) or visit www.nationalfiredog monument.com (0111)

Swap Shop is for fire fighters or law enforcement officers who have items

to swap or sell, or are looking for items to add to a collection. There is no charge for this service, but we ask that you follow one rule: items advertised must relate to your profession as fire fighters and/or law enforcement officers. PFIA solely makes it possible for you to contact one another. PFIA does not accept any responsibility for transactions. To participate, please complete the form below and mail to Swap Shop, 101 E 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. You may use any address and/or telephone number you wish.

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Custom-designed blankets with PD/ FD logos. Choice of colors to match department and company patches. Contact Lt. R. Ramadam at ramze1@ optonline.net, sv145@aol.com, or 973930-6612 (0110)

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• Customized Giclee fire and police prints available at www.thomasegripp.com. Giclee prints are generated with high-resolution digital scans and printed with archival-quality COLOfast inks. Contact Thomas at thomas@thomasegripp.com. (1109)

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Dumb Criminal A woman’s wallet was stolen in February and two weeks later she found her driver’s license that was in her wallet. The theft victim was a waitress and was sincerely shocked when the thief handed her none only than her own driver’s license while trying to order a drink from the bar. Wrong move sister. The waitress called the cops and continued to serve up adult beverages to the “dumb criminal” until they arrived. Even more unbelievable, the thief was 26 and had no reason to use the driver’s license to order from the bar in the first place. Source: now.msn.com

Wrong Hiding Spot After hopping one too many fences, a teen running from police in Florida met a neighbor willing to help him hide out. At least that’s what he thought. Just before noon on a Monday, an off-duty officer standing in front of his home in Opa Locka, near Miami, noticed a teen had been running around his block. “He stopped, put his hands on his legs, trying to catch his breath. He says, ‘I’m running from the police. Can you help me?’” as told by the officer. The homeowner is a Miami-Dade Schools’ detective. “Sure, I can help you.” he answered. The teen hopped the fence and walked right into the friendly man’s home. He jumped right onto the leather couch but failed to notice his surroundings. There are several pictures of the homeowner in uniform, and a police radio on the table. None the wiser, the teen started spilling the beans, telling the officer he had pushed his foster mother.“But he didn’t push her, he beat her and then he ran,” said the officer. In fact, according to an Opa Locka police report, his victim was 61 years old. She was found covered in blood and her left eye swollen shut. Once inside the officer’s home, the teenager got even more comfortable. He took off his shirt and wiped the sweat off his face. He was so relaxed, he didn’t pick up on the fact that the officer had been on the phone with one of his colleagues who works for the Maimi-Dade Police Department. The homeowner spoke in police jargon to get the authorities to the house. When the teen saw the patrol cars in the front yard he asked the homeowner, “What are we going to do?” “I don’t know what we’re going to do, but you’re going to jail,” the officer told him. Source: usnews.nbcnews.com

Nude Dude & Donuts What is it with certain dudes and inappropriate nakedness? This guy was so in factor of the idea that he reportedly did it twice, freaking out some Dunkin Donuts employees in the process. Nude Dude allegedly drove up to two different Massachusetts Dunkin Donuts in two difference states of undress: the first time naked except for a coat over his waist, and the second time, completely in the buff. Employees, who were presumably grossed out by the entire show, witnessed him try to pull the same act on a McDonald’s and called police, who apprehended Nude Dude and booked him on a public lewdness charge. Source: now.msn.com

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Police Dog Writes Witness Statement According to Cop Humor on Facebook, this witness statement was sent to prosecutes in England by West Midlands police after repeated requests for a statement from “PC Peach” were allegedly made, even though the Peach in question is a canine. The statement read: “ I chase him. I bite him. Bad man. He tasty. Good boy. Good boy Peach,” signed with a paw print. The Crown Prosecution Service apparently underwhelmed by Peach the police dog’s statement, descriptive as it was, and have reportedly asked police internal affairs to investigate.

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Right: PFIA Representative Brian Benedict with FF Phillip Martin. Martin was a 2009 PFIA Scholarship Recipient who recently graduated from Oxford Ohio University and currently works for Oxford (OH) Fire Department. Martin’s father is FF Lynn Martin of the Greentown Volunteer Fire Department in Ohio.

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Alabama Birmingham FD RAPHAEL HALE 1089 Allison Court Odenville 35120 rrhfire@gmail.com 205-335-7028 (C) Birmingham PD CHRISTY MILLER 4001 Crossings Lane Birmingham 35242 205-981-6566 (H) 205-296-6808 (C) redts@bellsouth.net

Arkansas Monroe Cty. FD, PD, & Sheriff FLOYD RAY P.O. Box 1334 Greenbrier 72058 870-734-6106 (H) drflr@sbcglobal.net

California San Jose FD RICHARD FLOYD P.O. Box 31 Martell 95654-0031 800-832-7333 Treasure Island FD PAUL WALLACE 2190 33rd Avenue San Francisco 94116 415-564-6587 (H)

Colorado Berthoud FD/Longmont PD LEE BRIAN SCOTT 2617 Martingale Drive Berthoud 80513 970-532-2869 (H) lscott@uis-usa.com Colorado Springs FD EDWARD BREECE 277 West Spaulding Avenue Pueblo West 81007 719-320-5232 (C) eebreece@gmail.com Colorado Springs PD DENNIS M. JUHL 1231 Martin Drive Colorado Springs 80915 719-574-3828 (H) 719-351-2067 (C) Denver FD THOMAS A. MANERBINO 2867 South Stuart Denver 80236 303-936-2649 (H) Denver FD JAMES H. SNYDER P.O. Box 118 Arvada 80001 303-888-0810 (C) 303-425-6042 (F) jsnyder6181@msn.com

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Denver PD & Sheriff MIKE CARRIGAN 7609 S Platte Canyon Drive Littleton 80128 303-730-3776 (H) 303-619-6112 (C) mikefandpattys@msn.com Denver West Metro Fire Rescue DUANE G. PELL 6955 West 2nd Avenue Lakewood 80226 303-238-2328 (H) 303-810-2480 (C) pelldp@q.com Littleton FD BRIAN A. CRONIN 4530 Fenwood Place Highland Ranch 80126 303-346-1671 (H) Mountain View FD MIKE STRATTON 214 Becker Circle Johnstown 80534 970-587-8923 (H) 970-412-6730 (C) mikestratton@hotmail.com Pueblo FD JEFFREY MIZE 565 S. Spaulding Avenue Pueblo West 81007 719-251-2255 (C) m4ize@hotmail.com

Connecticut Bridgeport FD LUIS A. RIVERA 565 Clark Street Bridgeport 06606 203-526-1976 (C) hogfire@optonline.net Meriden FD BRIAN WILKINSON 154 Glen Hills Road Meriden 06451 Wilky412@Live.com 203-427-1298 (C) New Britain PD PAUL BAK 174 Hartland Terrace Berlin 06037 860-877-3892 (C) New Britain PD JOHN FLYNN 103 Heartland Terrace Kensington 06037 860-209-7704 JFF0257@sbcglobal.net New Haven Corrections JOHN M. BARRETT 245 Whaley Avenue New Haven 06530 203-808-5052 JMBarrett04@snet.net New Haven FD and Branford FD & PD JASON T. CUSACK 7 Greenfield Avenue Branford 06405 203-996-0597 (C) qball0056@gmail.com

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New Haven FD and Branford FD & PD WILLIAM CUSACK 74 N Main Street, #8 Branford 06405 203-494-6762 (C)

Wilmington FD & PD ANTHONY HARRIS P.O. Box 30819 Wilmington 19805 302-250-5276 (C) Aharris275@msn.com

Norwalk PD RONALD SPAGNUOLO 101 Keeler Avenue Norwalk 06854-1606 203-854-3081 (B) 203-515-1365 (C) rspagnuolo@norwalkct.org

Florida

Norwalk FD & PD GARY MECOZZI 16 Sunset Pass Wilton 06897 203-965-5345 (B)

Deltona FD MIKE MAPLES 2798 Thornberry Court Deltona 32738 386-804-6767 (C) quickstartcpr@earthlink.net

Southington FD & PD MICHAEL KAHN 20 Brownstone Drive Southington 06489 860-982-5567 (C) kahn358@hotmail.com Stamford FD PATRICK J. TRIPODI 29 Boot Shop Lane Monroe 06468 203-452-8271 (H) ptripodi@charter.net Stamford PD FRANKIE FORBES 39 Suppa Drive East Haven 06512 203-469-5320 (H) 203-627-0259 (C) Waterbury FD JOHN PERUGINI 37 Carola Drive Watertown 06795 203-233-3394 (C) jjperugini1969@aol.com Waterbury PD RENATO CREA 15 Mountain Laurel Drive Waterbury 06704 203-206-9814 Lawdawg555@ymail.com West Haven FD & PD CHRISTOPHER STRATTON III 40 Morgan Lane West Haven 06516 203-627-8568 (C) stratco7@aol.com

Delaware Capitol PD SGT. MICHAEL HERTZFELD 34 Fredrickburg Drive Middletown 19709 Hertzy2@yahoo.com 302-562-0378 (C) 302-376-5289 (H) New Castle FD JOSEPH D. MOSER 1418 N Union Street Wilmington 19806 302-757-4776 (C) jd.moser@comcast.net

(P) Pager Number

Cape Coral FD RANDALL R. GASKINS 22548 NW SR 16 Starke 32091 352-745-0751

Flagler County FD LEONARD ENSALACO 11 Hanover Drive Flagler Beach 32136 386-517-6601 (H) 386-931-5841 (C) Fort Pierce PD DANIEL GILROY P.O. Box 7281 Vero Beach 32961 772-559-8599 (C) dgilroy@digital.net Gainesville FD ERIC CHUDZIK 3728 SE 1st PL Cape Coral 33904 239-560-0930 eric.chudzik@yahoo.com

Metro Dade County PD RAYMOND F. TERSIGNI 3903 NW 89th Way Cooper City 33024 954-435-7577 (H) North Miami Beach PD ZOILA SIMMONS 5350 NW 197 Lane Miami 33055 772-621-0056 zoilasimmons@yahoo.com Orlando FD BOB COSCHIGNANO 743 W Winter Park Street Orlando 32804 321-303-3679 (C) HZMTLT@aol.com Orlando PD JASON BATURA 100 S Hughey Avenue Orlando 32801 321-228-7821 (C) pfiaorlandorep@aol.com Palm Bay FD CHERYL PARENTE 1131 Fairway Court NE Palm Bay 32905 321-794-1433 firemedic293@gmail.com Palm Bay FD & PD JIM TURNER 215 Pelican Drive Melbourne Beach 32951 321-258-4679 jimturner@cfl.rr.com

Gainesville FD COLLEEN DENMARK 10408 SW 10th Terrace Micanopy 32667 352-219-9745

Pinellas County FD SCOTT CROWELL 4763 Central Avenue St. Petersburg 33713 727-215-0786 (C) 727-323-0206 (B) SPFDE5@aol.com

Gainesville FD & PD JOSEPH HILLHOUSE 11229 NW 35th Avenue Gainesville 32606 352-494-3961 (C) josephhillhouse@hotmail.com

St. Lucie County Fire District KEVIN HERNDON 5910 Cassia Drive Ft. Pierce 34982 772-461-7756 (H) 772-201-1755 (C)

Gainesville PD CHRIS JACKSON 352-285-1988 jacksonnjc@cityofgainsville.org

St. Petersburg FD WINTHROP M. NEWTON P.O. Box 15514 St. Petersburg 33733 727-323-1213 (H)

Hollywood FD JOSE MORALES JR 12005 SW Bennigton Circle Port Saint Lucie 34987 786-303-5673 juniorm009@aol.com Indian River Shore FD, PD, Sheriff & Corrections TIM DEMPSEY 1292 Katrina Course N.E. Palm Bay 32905 321-863-5121 (C) tdempsey@cfl.rr.com Jacksonville FD ANTHONY E. RAGANS 7190 Oxfordshire Avenue Jacksonville 32219 904-768-3546 (H) 904-699-7181 (C)

St. Petersburg PD RICHARD THOMAS 5360 31 Avenue N St. Petersburg 33710 727-798-7165 (C) rthomas1@knology.net Tampa FD JACE KOHAN 3116 N Boulevard Tampa 33603 813-229-7540 (B) 813-229-7543 (F) sectreas@tampafirefighters.com


Tampa FD RON HOEDEBECK 107 Caldwell Drive #294 Brandon 33510 813-610-0641 (C) rhoede2@gmail.com Tampa PD ROD GLYDER 5723 43rd Court E Bradenton 34203 941-321-5444 (C) rglyder@verizon.net

Georgia Atlanta FD MARK V. McDONNELL 547 Holland Road Powder Springs 30127 678-797-9728 (H) 770-301-3394 (C) mcdnl2410@yahoo.com Augusta FD MYLES CHRISTIE, JR. P.O. Box 462 Hephzibah 30815 706-951-9620 (C) mylestes@bellsouth.net Savannah FD DESMOND H. SMALL 376 Riverview Drive Savannah 31404 912-308-9977 (C) 912-232-8869 (H) desmond_small@att.net Savannah FD & PD LARON WARD 39 Fairgreen Street Pooler 31322 912-257-8002 Laronward2002@yahoo.com

Illinois

Peoria PD TERRY L. PYATT 6105 S Madison Avenue Bartonville 61607 309-697-9325 (H) Rock Island FD NICK THOMPSON 10701 52nd Street Court Milan 61264 309-314-6276 (C) nick3146276@yahoo.com Urbana FD JAMES G. KINGSTON P.O. Box 557 Tolono 61880 217-485-5102 (H)

Indiana Anderson FD & PD MATTHEW COLE P.O. Box 33 Sulphur Springs 47388 765-208-5179 (C) 765-533-3217 (H) fftmc773@yahoo.com Columbus FD GARY E. BURRISS 5815 S 525 E Elizabethtown 47232 812-371-7007 (C) 812-579-6756 (H) g.burriss@comcast.net Evansville FD & PD GREG LEHMAN 6709 Kremer Road Evansville 47720 812-455-3443 (C) 812-624-0023 (H) glehman64@gmail.com

Bloomington FD & PD RANDALL T. WIKOFF 14554 North 900 East Bloomington 61704 309-963-4463 (H)

Ft. Wayne FD & PD JEREMY BUSH 1405 Broadway Ft. Wayne 46802 260-385-1600 (C) president@iaff124.org

Chicago FD MICHAEL WALSH 10104 S. Artesian Chicago 60655 773-852-2927 (C) pfia3210@att.net

Ft. Wayne FD & PD SCOTT C. HINTON 1405 Broadway Ft. Wayne 46802 260-438-1437 (C) treasurer@iaff124.org

Chicago FD MICHAEL J. SHANAHAN 10206 S Artesian Avenue Chicago 60655 312-307-8795 (C)

Hammond FD WAYNE HARGROVE 22 Coolidge Street Hammond 46324 219-937-1781 (H)

Chicago FD HAROLD D. TURRENTINE 3636 N Bernard Chicago 60618 773-478-1054 (C) hdturrentine@hotmail.com

Indianapolis FD STEVEN M. KEMP 1318 N Westminster Court Greenfield 46140 317-250-9933 (C) K3706@Indygov.org

Chicago, Southern Suburbs FD & PD, University Park FD JEFFERY A. DUHOSKI 424 S. Ahlborn Drive Peotone 60468 708-927-0960 paidnproud@aol.com

Indianapolis PD STEVE D. MURPHY 317-786-8198 (H) 317-696-7562 (C) pfsmurphy@gmail.com

Peoria FD PHILIP SNOWDEN 1613 W Burnside Drive Peoria 61614 309-635-0777 (C) psnowden23@yahoo.com

Indianapolis PD DAVID V. ROTH 317-490-9008 (C) Muncie FD & PD LARRY J. DELK 765-282-0541 (H) 765-744-8907 (C) ldelk7501@comcast.net

Richmond FD BRIAN BENEDICT 5630 Mansfield Place Centerville 47330 765-277-2770 (C) bbpfia@yahoo.com St Joseph County & Elkhart County FD & PD JAMES T. BRIEN (BREEN) 315 Ostemo Place South Bend 46617-1019 574-340-4677 (C) 574-233-9554 (H) captaintruck@yahoo.com Terre Haute FD ROBERT L. KIEFNER 2304 N 11th Street Terre Haute 47804 812-460-1279 (H) 812-249-2551 (C) RKiefner@ma.rr.com

Iowa Burlington FD KENNETH MORRIS 4841 109th Avenue, #4 Burlington 52601 319-753-6285 Cedar Rapids FD LYLE THEISEN 22174 Jill Court Anamosa 52205 319-462-3912 (H) Lylepatthe@msn.com Des Moines FD JOE GIUDICESSI 229 SE Bell Avenue Des Moines 50315 515-288-0811 (H) 515-250-2218 (C) Des Moines FD DEAN RODRIGUEZ 4236 SE 22nd Street Des Moines 50320 515-282-6266 (H) 515-669-7848 (C) Des Moines PD RAYMOND A. GALLARDO 306 NW Bramble Road Ankney 50023 515-205-2414 raymond.gallardo@q.com Polk County FD & PD DAN LAMB 3501 Maple Drive SW Bondurant 50035 515-967-2469 (H) 515-779-3887 (C) dmfd273@msn.com

Kansas Junction City FD, PD & Sheriff J. R. REYNOLDS 203 Arapahoe Junction City 66441-8837 785-238-7835 (H) 785-375-1340 (C) Kansas City FD LOARN JEANNERET 330 N 14th Street Kansas City 66102 913-371-5704 (H)

Kentucky Ashland FD & PD KELLY GRIFFITH 606-923-4843 kellyryan222000@yahoo.com

Ashland FD & PD ROBERT M. HILL 5943 Dee Court Ashland 41102 606-922-7463 (C)

Louisiana

Charles County FD & PD MICHAEL WALKO 6940 Walko Place Indian Head 20640 301-399-6120 (C) 301-375-8323 (H) walkom@verizon.net

Baton Rouge FD PAUL H. OWENS 9959 Powell Lane Denham Springs 70726 225-772-4190 (C) paulowens1948@gmail.com

Montgomery County PD CARLO CORVOISIER P.O. Box 6815 Silver Spring, MD 20916 301-580-2595 (C) Corvoisier12@verizon.net

Jefferson Parish Sheriff KIM LENTZ 101 Chubasco Lane Slidell 70458 985-774-4414 (B) 985-639-1723 (F) lentz1848@bellsouth.net

Prince George’s County FD CHRIS CUNNINGHAM 410-739-7191 (C) cunninghamsvcs@gmail.com

Lake Charles FD & PD MACK KENNEDY 876 Tara Avenue Lake Charles 70611 337-855-3714

Prince George’s County PD SEAN M. BABCOCK PO Box 825 College Park 20741 202-321-2176 (C) smbc78@gmail.com

Massachusetts

New Orleans & Slidell FD ALAN MELANCON 303 W Queensbury Drive Slidell 70461 504-905-3185 (C) 985-690-1441 (H) wizmelancon@charter.net

Hampden County Sheriff WILLIAM GRIFFITH 135 Sunset Drive Westfield 01085 413-562-0493 (H) 413-626-4709 (C) BBGriffith@verizon.net

New Orleans & Kenner FD PAUL J. MELANCON 4925 Alexander Drive Metairie 70003 504-524-3878 (H) 504-430-1962 (C)

Michigan

New Orleans PD DAVID G. LENTZ 109 Valiant Lane Slidell 70458 985-649-5741 (Slidell) 504-242-9439 (New Orleans) nameck2@aol.com Shreveport FD & PD, Caddo Parish Sheriff GARY L. RALPH P.O. Box 485 Oil City 71061 318-426-4034 (C) garyralph@bellsouth.net Slidell PD DAVID L. LENTZ 101 Chubasco Lane Slidell 70458 985-639-1723 (H) aquarium4578@bellsouth.net

Maryland Baltimore FD SETH M. ROBBINS 4500 Congress Court N Wales, PA 19454 267-688-2388 (C) 410-396-5167 (W) srobbins40@comcast.net Calvert County PD TIM PALCHAK 14895 Ivanhoe Court Swan Point 20645 202-468-6042 (C) timpalchak@gmail.com Charles County FD, PD & Sheriff JOSEPH PIAZZA 14755 Wisteria Drive Issue 20645 301-751-5514 pfia276@comcast.net

Ann Arbor FD & PD JOHN M. SCHNUR 520 North Wagner Ann Arbor 48103 734-665-2652 Flint PD MICHAEL P. SULLIVAN 3418 Comanche Flint 48507 810-232-3381 (C) 810-237-6888 ext. 4479 (B) Grand Rapids FD KATHLEEN THOMPSON 8912 W Suwanee Trail Howard City 49329 231-937-6009 (H/F) Grand Traverse Cty. FD & PD KARYL L. MOORE 12857 Roseland Drive Traverse City 49684 231-947-1758 (H) Inghamn County Sheriff HARVEY J. CLARK 2935 Tubbs Road Charlotte 48813 517-541-0386 (H) 517-285-5075 (C) hclark2935@gmail.com Lansing FD ERIC WEBER 9711 S Francis Road Lansing 48820 517-272-2991 (H) 517-749-5451 (C) Oakland Cty. PD & Sheriff ROBERT NEGRI 1358 Fieldcrest Court Flint 48507 810-240-1632 (C) 810-239-4597 (H) rnegri@comcast.net

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Oakland Cty./Macomb FD MELISSA A. MEDICI 586-855-7136 (C) jmmedici@sbcglobal.net South Central PD TONY WELDY 419 Sumark Way Ann Arbor 48103 810-614-5194 (C) bluebull297@gmail.com Wayne Cty. PDs & Sheriff MICHAEL L. DUFFEY 5575 Gulf Blvd. St Pete Beach, FL 33706 727-648-9051 sgtduffey@aol.com Wayne County Sheriff ROBERT WALKER 14086 Hubbard Livonia 48154 734-452-9303 (H) 313-510-4730 (C) walkers_pfia@mi.rr.com

Missouri Kansas City FD CHRIS VANDERMILLION 4331 N Drury Kansas City 64117 816-305-1544 (C) cvandermillion@gmail.com Kansas City PD MICHAEL SATTER 3509 NE 77th Terrace Kansas City 64119 816-665-5222 (C) msatter.pfia@outlook.com St. Louis FD BRYAN A. RADLEY 5210 Schollmeyer Avenue St. Louis 63109 314-724-3005 (C) bryan.radley@yahoo.com St. Louis PD JOSEPH MADER 56 El-Jer Cedar Hill 63016 314-808-7531 (H) jbmader@aol.com

Nebraska Lincoln FD & PD BRIAN S. GILES 6540 Sundance Court Lincoln 68512 402-421-0982 (H) 402-202-9311 (C) bgiles23@gmail.com Omaha FD JAMES E. CLINES P.O. Box 390866 Omaha 68139 402-553-2634 (B/F) Omaha PD MARK T. SCHENKELBERG 17173 Franklin Drive Omaha 68118 402-932-8787 (H)

New Jersey Asbury Park FD MARK DONOFRIO 1107 Wall Road Spring Lake 07762 732-974-8397 (H) 732-775-6300 (B)

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Atlantic City FD WILLIAM J. SCULLY 22 Buckingham Drive Egg Harbor Township 08234 609-653-0337 (H)

Hoboken FD BRIAN J. GREENE 70 Humboldt Street Wood Ridge 07075 201-933-9206 (H)

Atlantic City PD JOSEPH A. KELLY 302 Pennsylvania Avenue Somers Point 08244 609-214-7161 (C) ffgjkelly@gmail.com

North Hudson FD JOSEPH D. McLEAN 942 Yellowbank Road Toms River 08753 201-725-6513 (C) joemclean74@verizon.net

Union City PD DOMINICK DePINTO 3715 Palisade Avenue Union City 07087 201-401-4351 dominick226@comcast.net

Hudson County Sheriff RICHARD RANALLI 201-424-4306 (C) richard.ranalli@yahoo.com

Nutley FD & PD JOHN HUND 238 Pasadena Avenue Hasbrouck Heights 07604 201-615-5831 (C) Hund@optonline.net

Wayne FD & PD SCOTT RAPPAPORT 16 Raleigh Lane Wayne 07470 973-632-2885 (C) srappaport@me.com

Ocean County PD KEVIN C. LYONS 52 Shore Avenue Manahawkin 08050-2623 klyons286@comcast.net 609-597-7820 (H) 609-548-2930 (C)

New York

Bayonne FD & PD STEPHANIE BURT 123 Watchung Avenue, Apt. 2 Montclair, NJ 07043 973-713-2199 (C) Bloomfield FD HUGH R. FLAHERTY 147 Lexington Avenue Bloomfield 07003 973-429-7940 (H) Brick Township PD WILLIAM J. RUOCCO 401 Chambers Bridge Road Brick, NJ 08723 732-262-1100 (B) 732-575-5116 (C) wruo125@aol.com Camden FD DANIEL C. PAYNE 347 Washington Terrace Audubon 08106 609-605-8887 pfianj@comcast.net East Jersey Corrections VALERIE WASHINGTON 38 Warner Avenue Jersey City 07305 551-655-5040 (C) East Orange FD & PD ANTHONY L. THOMPSON 242 Rutledge Avenue East Orange 07017 973-202-9001 (P) 973-674-7486 (F) thompson513@gmail.com East Orange FD CHARLES SALLEY 703 Warfield Road North Plainfield 07063 908-392-0006 (C) Elizabeth PD ANTHONY “FOGE” FAZIO 23 Linda Court Laurence Harbor 08879 908-377-2052 (C) foge69@aol.com Fort Dix Corrections BOB PETROWSKI III petrowskiby@gmail.com 201-669-8392 (C) Hackensack FD THOMAS J. FREEMAN 756 Palmer Avenue Maywood 07607 201-843-6183 (H) Hackensack FD JUSTIN J. DEREVYANIK 8 Mavus Place Moonachie 07074 201-394-6860 (C) HFD126@aol.com Haledon PD CHRIS LEMAY 862-505-0730 (C) lemay1469@msn.com

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Hudson County Sheriff ILIANA A. SANTIAGO 257 Cornelison Avenue Jersey City 07302 201-988-9855 (C) 201-763-7321 (F) IDiaz333@gmail.com Hudson County DOC TEDDY ROQUE 201-437-1779 (H) 201-522-1603 (C) Hunterdon County Correx. EDWIN VAZQUEZ 973-610-8180 (C) thunderbolt516@aol.com Jersey City FD ROBERT PILGER 284 Willow Avenue Lindhurst 07071 201-638-5297 (C) rpilg@aol.com Jersey City PD VINCENT COOK 973-476-2199 (C) vjc2598@msn.com Jersey City PD ALLAN SLATTERY 201-315-4314 (C) allanslattery@yahoo.com Linden FD STEVEN SMIGELSKY 505 Jansen Avenue Avenel 07001-1333 732-634-8582 (H) 732-236-3036 (C) srs214@msn.com Mercer County FD GREGORY A. SWANSON 609-352-9931 (C) g.swanson@bordentownfmba.com Monmouth County FD & PD JAMES P. FAY 1 Scarlet Lane Howell 07731 732-489-0744 (C) gldstr37@optonline.net Morris County FD & PD CHAD DiGIORGIO 201-206-5183 (C) chad.digiorgio@cedarknollsFD.com Newark FD EDWARD J. GRIFFITH, III 40 Meadow Point Drive Brick 08723 732-674-3143 (C) EJG3@comcast.net Newark PD & Essex County Sheriff ALEX MARTINEZ 8 Lincoln Trail Hopatcong 07843 973-390-1918 (C) 973-398-7666 (H) alnpd@mac.com

Passaic FD & PD JASON AYALA 148 Harrington Road Clifton 07012 973-249-7976 (H) samjay@134@gmail.com Passaic County Sheriff THOMAS M. PANZARINO 973-296-8006 (C) 973-225-3689 (B) bkckgangarino@optonline.net Paterson FD FRANK PETRELLI 793 11th Ave. Bld. 4, Apt. 5D Paterson 07514 973-617-0808 Frankomaha@gmail.com Paterson FD JOHN A. MAURO, JR. P.O. Box 321 Cedar Grove 07009 973-865-9577 (C) AJM1524@gmail.com Plainfield FD KENNETH CHILDRESS 191 North Avenue #268 Dunellen 08812 908-405-1168 (C) KWC66@aol.com Plainfield PD EDWIN MALDONADO P.O. Box 2534 Plainfield 07060 908-623-9452 (C) 1-888-402-6041 (P) PPDSCU141@aol.com South Bergen FD EDWARD J. TANDERIS 110 Mercer Street Wallington 07057 973-472-8999 (H) WSET1@aol.com Sussex County FD & PD KENNETH KUZICKI kuzicki.pfia@yahoo.com 973-222-2198 Trenton Corrections RICHARD J. WILLIAMSON 7 Ellenel Boulevard Spotswood 08884 908-420-8014 rwillpfia@yahoo.com Trenton FD & PD, KENNETH S. LUGO Trenton Police Department 740 Estate Blvd Apt 198 Mercerville 08619 609-977-8777 (C) KenLugo@hotmail.com

Albion Corrections THOMAS SUTTON 5851 Buffalo Street Sanborn 14132 716- 471-9326 (C) co11to7@aol.com Albany County Sheriff CHRISTOPHER J. PARKER 73 George Street Green Island 12183 518-378-2283 (C) parkerc24@yahoo.com Albany FD EDWARD VERHOFF 33 Orlando Avenue Albany 12203 518-378-1488 (C) everhoff@hotmail.com Binghamton FD CHRISTOPHER K. GILFILLAN JR. 607-206-0923 (H) cgilfillanjr.pfia@gmail.com Binghamton FD JOHN M. SULLIVAN 14 Esther Avenue Binghamton 13903 607-771-6318 (H) Binghamton FD WILLIAM H. NEWLAND 4 Loretta Drive Binghamton 13905 607-724-5351 (H) Buffalo FD JOHN E. MURPHY 52 Lincoln Boulevard Kenmore 14217-2307 716-553-7611 (C) 716-876-1633 (F) jmurphy737@roadrunner.com Buffalo PD JOHN A. PETRICCA 5619 Green Meadow Court Hamburg 14075 716-380-2057 (C) 716-649-3441 (H) jpd441@verizon.net Buffalo PD SALVATORE A. VALVO 9 Cambridge Court Lancaster 14086 716-651-9904 (H) salvatorvalvo@roadrunner.com Cattaraugus County Sheriff NATHAN A. ROOT Randolph, NY 14772 naroot@cattco.org 716-938-2334 (B) 716-498-3252 (C) Erie County Sheriff CHRIS CIESLA cociesla7@gmail.com 716-822-5872 (H) 716-603-4386 (C)


Fishkill Corrections PETE MANN 716-712-6744 pmann00@gmail.com Mid-State Corrections MARK R. TOLMAN 468 Euclid Road Utica 13502 315-732-6162 (H) 315-723-2660 (C) specialt59@aol.com Monroe County Sheriff ALFRED N. DeROSA 11 Hampshire Lane Mendon 14506 aderosa58@gmail.com 585-208-3902 (C) 585-753-4021 (W) Niagara County Sherrif KEVIN MACK 7234 Bear Ridge Road North Tonawanda 14120 716-573-4115 (C) kdmotors1@verizon.net Niagara Falls PD­ LOUIS V. TERRITO 223 83rd Street Niagara Falls 14304 716-286-4536 (B) Niagara Falls FD JOSEPH TORRE 3618 Woodland Avenue Niagara Falls 14304 716-940-8225 (C) j.torre@nypfia.org Rochester FD & PD JONATHAN YOUNG 61 Monroe Street Honeoye Falls 14472 585-310-2259 PFIA@mac.com Schenectady FD RON BAIER 518-527-5107 (C) 518-864-7482 (H) Ltreb4@aol.com Syracuse PD JOHN J. KAVANAGH 511 S. State Street Syracuse 13202 315-956-0470 jkavanagh@syracusepolice.org Syracuse FD JAMES ENNIS 315-430-0340 (C) 315-468-8630 (H) jennis@twcny.rr.com Troy PD ROBERT D. FITZGERALD 55 State Street Troy 12180 518-470-5103 (C) bobfitzgerald@nycap.rr.com

Utica FD & PD PETER A. CARUSO III 315-269-4886 (C) 2 Parkway Circle, Utica 13501 paac3@yahoo.com Wende State Corrections ANGEL L. MENDEZ 270 Mapleview Road Cheektowaga 14225 716-818-3797 (C) AngelLMendez906@gmail.com

Ohio Akron PD DON G. TREJBAL 330-352-4502 (C) APD506@aol.com Akron PD GREG GEARHART 330-351-2673 (C) gearhartpfia@gmail.com Canton FD Massillon FD & PD MARC R. JACKSON 1617 Kolp Place NW Canton 44709 330-491-1073 (H) CFD110@aol.com Cincinnati PD GREG TOYEAS 11687 Hawk Drive Harrison 45030 513-738-4141 (H) 513-484-2459 (C) gregtoyeas@yahoo.com Cincinnati/Greater Cincy FD MARK REUSS 3328 Markdale Court Mack 45248 513-574-3340 (H) 513-706-1287 (C) jamreuss@fuse.net Cincinnati/Hamilton Cty. PD LEONARD E. LABRECQUE 1867 Lois View Lane Cincinnati 45255 513-474-2359 (H) Cleveland FD VINCE VIANCOURT 24500 Center Ridge, Suite 300 Westlake 44145 440-835-5647 (H/B) benefits.consulting@hotmail.com Cleveland PD PAUL PERHACS 10097 Jamestown Drive North Royalton 44133 440-877-9607 (H) 216-346-5966 (C) pbp2456@yahoo.com Cleveland PD LINDA SEALEY 216-322-6950 (C) InsureMeLinda@aol.com

Troy FD RAYMOND J. DAVIS 14 Manor Boulevard Troy 12180 518-423-8918 sdavistroy@hotmail.com

Columbus FD WAYNE REDMON 11150 Pickerington Road Pickerington 43147 614-833-1812 (H) wredmon@insight.rr.com

Utica FD & PD PETER A. CARUSO 2 Parkway Circle Utica 13501­­­ 315-797-5712 (H) 315-223-7225 (B)

Columbus PD WILLIAM CAPRETTA 13985 Commercial Point Ashville 43103 740-983-6347 (H) 614-563-9636 (C)

Coshocton County FD & PD CORY WILSON 1716 Flint Lane Coshocton 43812 740-502-9240 (C) cwilsoniaff@roadrunner.com Cuyahoga Falls PD JOHN J. SIM 2200 16th Street Cuyahoga Falls 44223 330-310-7273 (C) 330-923-1986 (H) simjj@cityofcf.com Dayton PD HOWARD JORDAN 5140 Rivers Edge Boulevard Dayton 45414 937-750-4886 (C) daytonhojo@aol.com Licking County FD & PD JOHN CAPRETTA 116 Brittney Road Commercial Point 43116 614-554-6688 (C) jcapretta@aol.co25 Loveland/Symmes FD OTTO HUBER #1 Safety Center Drive Loveland 45140 513-583-3001 (B) Marietta FD JOE A. MATTHEWS 966 Lancaster Street Marietta 45750 740-373-3053 (H) mayorjoe@suddenlink.net Marion FD & PD MICHAEL M. RADCLIFF 2198 Heron Lane Marion 43302 740-386-2582 (B) mandjradcliff@roadrunner.com Toledo FD TIM BOHLAND 5154 Oldham Drive Toledo 43613 419-690-4686 (H) 419-376-4543 (C) Youngstown FD SHAWN P. MURRAY, SR. 2261 Coral Sea Drive Youngstown 44511 330-518-2966 (C) 330-793-7363 (H) ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY, contact C. Guzzy, (Youngstown PD) Youngstown PD CHARLES GUZZY 330-707-2171 (H) 330-743-8812 (B)

Oklahoma Laredo FD JERRY RANGEL 319 Oklahoma Laredo 78041 956-334-1116 (C) jrpolice.fire@yahoo.com Tulsa FD STEVEN DANIELS 918-691-0719 (C) sdaniels24@yahoo.com Tulsa FD KENNY GUNN 918-231-6805 (B)

Pennsylvania Alleghney County PD STEVEN NAVE 12245 Frankstown Rd. Pittsburgh 15235 412-704-7508 (H) 412-913-4613 (C) stevematt3@aol.com Bucks County FD & PD ANDREW R. HILBERT 825 Glenmar Road Fairless Hills 19030 215-416-9897 (C) andy30dcfd@gmail.com Erie PD GREGORY L. BANEY JR. gbags44@hotmail.com 814-440-2694 (C) 814-870-1280 (B) Erie FD & PD STEVEN McKENRICK 8770 Old Lake Road Lake City 16423 814-774-4159 814-746-0716 stevemckenrick@roadrunner.com Johnstown FD ROBERT J. OPETT 118 Timothy Street Johnstown 15904 814-659-9313 (C) opett24@ymail.com Karthaus Corrections MICHAEL J. CHRISTOFF 200 Third Street Curwensville 16833 814-236-2132 (H) 814-421-7450 (C) lordc8day@verizon.net McKeesport FD & PD JEFFREY D. TOMOVCSIK 2715 Kansas Street McKeesport 15132 JTomo170@comcast.net 412-523-3903 (C) 412-675-5021 (W) Philadelphia FD LOU LUPO 3127 Belgrade Street Philadelphia 19134 267-847-9681 (C) 215-423-1362 (H) loulupo@aol.com Philadelphia FD TIMOTHY G. McSHEA 913 Fillmore Street Philadelphia 19124 215-518-9683 (C) tbonemick@comcast.net Pittsburgh FD DONALD DORSEY 312 Bon Air Avenue Pittsburgh 15210 412-433-0755 (P) Pittsburgh FD THOMAS HERAK 1508 Pennock Road Pittsburgh 15212 412-761-6281 (H) Pittsburgh PD CARL R. MOROSETTI, JR. 2221 Lynnbrook Avenue Pittsburgh 15226 412-600-2806 (C) carl3393@verizon.net

Scranton FD & PD, & Waymart Corrections ANDY POLANSKY 709 Stafford Avenue Scranton 18505 570-961-9024 (H) 570-878-1248 (C) andy.polansky@verizon.net York County and Dauphin County FD & PD CHAD DEARDORFF 1846 Golden Eagle Drive York 17408 717-668-8445 (H) 717-858-2361 (C) yfdbadge47@comcast.net

Rhode Island Johnston PD SETH D. CROSBY 42 Cameron Court Warwick 02886 401-641-1575 (C) 401-921-0159 (H) scros788@gmail.com Providence FD THOMAS GIAMPIETRO 24 Riverview Drive North Providence 02904 401-353-0036 (H) Providence PD SCOTT ZAMBARANO 401-265-1657 (C) zambarano1075@yahoo.com

South Carolina North Myrtle Beach FD & PD RICHARD BUDDELMEYER 4240 Luck Avenue Little River 29566 843-249-5334 (B/F)

Tennessee Bristol FD & PD DENNIS M. LEY 423-652-2895 (H) 423-361-0747 (C) tabc340@yahoo.com

Texas Amarillo FD& PD JOE C. PONDER P.O. Box 33281 Amarillo 79120 806-584-0953 joeponder2012@yahoo.com Angelina County Sheriff GREGORY DAWSON 409-489-8749 (C) dawsongreg@sbcglobal.net Bee County FD, PD, Sheriff & Corrections RICHARD L. WEBB 2874 Cagle Lane Beeville 78102 361-319-3758 (C) urout_78102@yahoo.com Bexar County Sheriff & Correx. EILEEN KENNEDY 210-216-4825 hbiceileen@yahoo.com Brazas County Sheriff DAVID C. STEWART P.O. Box 262 Huntsville 77342 936-662-7962 (C)

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Brazoria County FD, PD, Sherrif & Corrections VICKE MOSSBARGER 2210 FM 655 Road Rosharon 77583 979-864-0286 (C) vicke.moss@gmail.com Brazoria County FD, PD, Sherrif & Corrections WILL MOSSBARGER 2210 FM 655 Road Rosharon 77583 979-864-9126 wm635@aol.com College Station FD & PD JIMMY O. YOW 604 N Glass Street Franklin 77856 832-595-7575 (C) 979-828-3055 (H) jyow26@gmail.com Dallas FD & PD RONALD VAUGHN, SR. 8035 E R L Thornton Freeway Suite 511 Dallas 75228 469-713-7759 (C) 972-289-8376 (H) policenfire@yahoo.com Denton County Sheriff LES WOODS 2809 Calico Rock Drive Fort Worth 76131 817-675-6151 (C) lwpfia@yahoo.com El Paso Sheriff THOMAS DOWNS 6825 Cielo Vista #2 El Paso 79925 915-443-2080 tdowns.pfia@yahoo.com Falls Cty. FD, PD, Sheriff DARRELL ALLEN 1523 Lorene Lane Marlin 76661 254-229-2951 (H) d_insuranceman@yahoo.com Fort Bend Sheriff CHERYL L. HILLEGEIST 1410 Williams Way Richmond 77469 713-480-6033 (C) chill77040@yahoo.com Galveston Sheriff & Corrections CECILIA FIELDS 2022 Bayou Road LaMarque 77568 409-370-7322 (C) niecies@swbell.net Garland FD JEFF TOKAR 1817 Drake Drive Richardson, 75081 972-781-7111 (B) Gatesville Corrections CAROLYN L. IRISH 1310 Westview Gatesville 76528 254-223-3449 (H) Gurney Unit Corrections CINDY ARNOLD 8769 FM 2419 Elkhart 75839 903-724-9007 (C) cindyarnold18@yahoo.com

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Jasper FD & PD STANLEY D. CHRISTOPHER 39 Chestnut Circle Jasper 75951 409-381-0350 (H) chiefjpd@hotmail.com

Pasadena FD & PD JOHN NOEL 1726 Roaring Springs Lane Seabrook 77586 832-788-4414 (C) jnvnnoel@hotmail.com

Jefferson County Corrections DAWN A. WILLIAMSON 3240 Parkway Drive Nederland 77627 409-728-3174 (C) wmsonda@aol.com

Port Arthur FD STEPHEN L. CURRAN 3164 Andes Port Neches 77651 409-656-2828 (C) scurran@ci.port-neches.tx.us

Jefferson County Sheriff ROBERT ADAMS 7933 Viterbo Road, Suite 5 Beaumont 77705 409-722-1033 (B)

Pinehurst FD & PD KIESHA LUNA 409-330-0013 (C) kieshaluna@yahoo.com

Kleberg County FD, PD, Sheriff & Corrections MICHAEL LUNA 2721 Quebec Drive Corpus Christi 78414 FFLUNA301@yahoo.com 361-288-4882 (C) LaPorte FD & PD ROD DAVIS 5110 Creekside Avenue Baytown 77523 832-266-7639 (C) lppd612@yahoo.com Little Elm FD, PD & Corrections JANICE MARSHALL HARRISON 3023 Delray Court Little Elm 75068 409-474-0562 jmar211@yahoo.com Lubbock FD RICKY MURPHY 5817 Alcove Avenue Lubbock 79407 806-891-4370 (C) lubfire@aol.com McAllen FD & PD AMADO CANO, JR. P.O. Box 145 Santa Rosa 78593 956-867-4257 McAllen PD ROLANDO CASTILLO 2313 N. 36th Street McAllen 78501 956-655-8476 (H) r.c.21@hotmail.com McLennan Cty. PD & Sheriff KATHY MEALS P.O. Box 1411 Waco 76703 254-722-1711 (C) mealsk16@msn.com McLennan County Sheriff SHEILA THUN 705 Kane Street Waco 76705 254-405-3797 (C) sdthun@ctwa.com Montgomery County PD, Sherrif & Corrections THOMAS M. PIERCE 3644 Violet Lane Huntsville 77340 936-355-0490 toetee@aol.com

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Port Arthur FD & PD H. OTIS III P.O. Box 991 Port Arthur 77641 409-293-5742 (C) setx307@yahoo.com San Antonio FD JOE VALADEZ 15919 Quail Circle San Antonio 78247 210-656-9046 (H) 210-693-4344 (F) valadezjp@aol.com San Antonio FD RUBEN CEVALLOS 2367 Estate Gate Drive San Antonio 78260 210-861-4578 (C) 830-438-8207 (H) ruben.cevallos@gmail.com Tarrant County Sheriff & surrounding Metroplex area TANYA YOUNG 4901 Shell Ridge Drive Ft. Worth 76133 817-988-9704 (C) 817-292-5388 (F) tanyayoung7800@sbcglobal.net Walker County FD & PD TARA M. BURNETT P.O. Box 6673 Huntsville 77342-6673 936-668-9193 (C) burnett.t2013@att.net Walker County FD, PD, Sheriff & Corrections CATHY STOKES PO Box 8064 Huntsville 77340 936-661-0929 (C) 936-594-6072 (H) Webb County Sheriff CYNTHIA GARCIA 320 Lily Lane Laredo 78046 956-771-9957 (C) cindyg1211@yahoo.com

Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. FD PETER J. BAGDOVITZ P.O. Box 253 Barstow, MD 20610 301-980-0843 (C) pjbagdovitz@juno.com

Washington, D.C. PD MIGUEL MIRANDA 1700 Rhode Island Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20018 202-439-2292 (C) 800-426-2707 (P) miguel.miranda@verizon.net

West Virginia Huntington FD & PD RANDY D. ELLIS P.O. Box 999 Proctorville, OH 45669 740-886-5388 (H) 304-633-4975 (C)

Wisconsin Milwaukee PD MIKE CRIVELLO P.O. Box 341352 Milwaukee 53234 414-412-0746 (C) crivello@milwaukeepoliceassoc.com

Wyoming Laramie Cty. FD, PD & Sheriff B. JOHN FITZGERALD 3672 Foxcroft Road Cheyenne 82001 307-775-9610 (H) JCATFitz@cs.com


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ur members are in a unique position to spot missing children. PFIA urges you to make a special effort to try to locate these missing children.

ENDANGERED RUNAWAYS

If seen, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children immediately at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or report a sighting online at www.missingkids.com. You may also call or visit the website for free abduction prevention tips.

Alura Myers

Brian Yeagley

Molly Miller

Sex: Male Height: 5’11'' Race: Hispanic Weight: 120 Birth: 3/11/99 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 14 Hair: Brown

Sex: Female Height: 5'05'' Race: Biracial Weight: 95 Birth: 4/30/96 Eyes: Blue Age Now: 17 Hair: Brown

Missing: March 7, 2013 - Brooker, FL

Missing: June 30, 2013 - Colorado Springs, CO

Missing: July 2, 2013 - Wilson, OK

Alura may travel to Chiefland, Florida. When Alura was last seen her hair was dyed dark brown underneath. She may go by the alias last name Viera.

Brian may still be in the Colorado Springs, CO area. Brian has a mole on the right side of his nose and a mole above his left ear. He may wear glasses.

Sex: Female Height: 5'06'' Race: White Weight: 120 Birth: 11/16/95 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 18 Hair: Blonde

Molly is biracial. She is White and American Indian. When Molly was last seen, her hair was dyed black. Her bottom lip is pierced.

SPECIAL NOTE: Height and weight are listed from the date an individual went missing and may not currently be accurate..

Nancy Lopez Sex: Female Height: 5’0'' Race: Hispanic Weight: 160 Birth: 1/6/96 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 17 Hair: Black Missing: July 1, 2013 - Tulare, CA

Nancy may travel to Texas.

Rockel Matthews

Bryce Laspisa

Sex: Female Height: 5'0" Race: Black Weight: 180 Birth: 9/15/95 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 18 Hair: Black

Sex: Male Height: 5'11'' Race: White Weight: 170 Birth: 4/30/94 Eyes: Blue Age Now: 19 Hair: Red

Missing: June 30, 2013 - Stone Mountain, GA

Missing: August 30, 2013 - Castaic, CA

Katherine was last seen traveling with an adult male in a silver Oldsmobile with Michigan plates. The vehicle has since been recovered. She was last seen wearing pink shorts and a pink tank top with black and pink flowers.

Bryce was last seen on August 30, 2013. He has a tattoo on his left shoulder of a Taurus bull head and Roman numerals.

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Fort Worth (TX) - Officer John Bell, Heroes Hall of Fame recipient with PFIA Representative Tanya Young and Chief of Police Jeffrey Halstead, read more about Officer Bell on page 6.