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Ultimate Sacrifice 2012 Scholarship Recipients Congratulations Graduates Kansas City Police Department Excels in All-Star Game Zanshin or Situational Awareness ?

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Financial Report The Butch Mullen D.A.R.E. Bowling Tournament Aurora Fire Department Saves A Child’s Life “Each Other’s Keeper”

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I hope this magazine has found you well. There are some really exciting things in this issue! This issue contains our 2012 Scholarship Recipients. The PFIA Scholarship is a great benefit of being a member. The scholarship itself is a four-year recurring scholarship of $1,000. This is a great opportunity for PFIA to help support students financially who are children and grandchildren of our members. I hope you enjoy reading about the group of recipients this year. There are several articles in this issue that focus on specific events and stories happening in departments around the country. Maybe, you have a great story or event that you would like to see in the magazine? Be sure to talk with your local representative about helping you submit your idea for the magazine. I can’t wait to hear from you! One last thing. Congratulations to Ernst Macke on winning our If You Can’t Stand The Heat cookbook giveaway! As before, if you have photos or stories that would be perfect for The Protector, please tell your representative or contact me. My email is aburns@pfia.net. If you prefer, mail submissions to Angela Burns, c/o PFIA, 101 E 116th St., Carmel, IN 46032. If you have any questions, feel free to call between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday – Friday; 1-800221-7342 ext. 126.

Holy moly—what happened? No rain for two months—more 100-degree days than I care to remember and humidity that stifles your breathing when you go outside. That certainly was a trying summer and makes the argument of all who believe in global warming. We will all get through it and there will be complaints of the winter chill soon enough. I can’t wait. I am writing this as I watch the destruction of hurricane Sandy. It is hard to believe the damage, and even here in Indianapolis we had high winds and rain from the storm. We wish all our members and salespeople the very best during this difficult time and hope their recovery progresses quickly. Police and Firemen’s just completed the process of awarding 100 new scholarships to children of our police and firemen. We are so proud to help the children of our members and hope they do well in college. As of the end of this year, PFIA will have awarded 2,409 students a total of $7,570,000. That is an eye-opening number. Please get involved and give your student a chance to receive this scholarship. Talk to your agent or call the home office for information. PFIA is not just for active police officers and firefighters; we encourage retirees to take advantage of member benefits. When you retire, please call your agent or the home office to continue your coverage. Most of the time, you are on payroll deduction and that stops when you retire. We have ACH quarterly, semi-annual, or annual premiums available if we are contacted when you retire. One important means of payment is your charge card. We can’t do this on a permanent month-after-month situation, but if you get behind on your payments, please call us and we will do our best to keep you as a member. Long before you retire, you should check your group policy that your department has to find out what it becomes when you leave the job. Most of the group policies either have to be converted to Select Whole Life or are eliminated completely. The group policy is a term policy while you are active. Before you retire, please get all the details and obtain a policy through either PFIA or some company to protect your family in your retirement years. A life policy issued by PFIA does not change when you separate from your job and in most cases, any policy you have can be taken into retirement. So call your agent or the home office for all the details on your policies. All the employees here at the home office wish everyone a great Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas. Stay safe and remember, “We are Each Other’s Keeper.”

Angela Burns, Editor and Creative Services

Fraternally,

Mark Kemp, President Retired IFD, Local 416


Features

The Butch Mullen D.A.R.E. Bowling Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Aurora Fire Department Saves A Child’s Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ultimate Sacrifice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 In Memoriam - Robert Malvern “Mal” Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2012 Scholarship Recipients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Congratulations Graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Kansas City Police Department Excels in All-Star Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Volume 28, Number 2&3 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

Zanshin or Situational Awareness ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark S. Kemp

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Senior Vice President, Executive Secretary . . . . . . Peter F. Episcopo

Financial Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Departments

Missing & Exploited Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Spirit of Brotherhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Heroes Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Vice President, Treasurer . . . . . . Tom Clines

Board of Directors Dave Brunner . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camby, Indiana Mike Carrigan . . . . . . . . Littleton, Colorado Ruben Cevallos . . . . . . San Antonio, Texas Tom Clines . . . . . . . . . . Noblesville, Indiana

Meritorious Service Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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

PFIA Remembers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Tom Giampietro . . . . Providence, Rhode Island

Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Body Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Swap Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Edward Griffith, III . . . . . . Brick, New Jersey Gerald Housel . . . . . . . Speedway, Indiana Tom C. Jackson . . . . . . . . . . Peoria, Illinois Mark S. Kemp . . . . . New Palestine, Indiana

Chili & Donuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

David G. Lentz . . . . . . . . . Slidell, Louisiana

Odds ‘n Ends . . . . . . . . . 43

Alan Melancon . . . . . . . . . . Slidell, Louisiana

Home Office Directory/ PFIA Services . . . . . . . . 44

Don Trejbal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Akron, Ohio

ABM/AR Directory . . . 45

Steve D. Murphy . . . . . . Indianapolis, Indiana Salvatore Valvo . . . . . . Lancaster, New York Legal Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Davis Coots John D. Hoover Michael B. Murphy Donald J. Pistillo

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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 RUNAWAY

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.

Oscar Torres

Rachel Merrell

Mario Martinez

Sex: Female Height: 5'01'' Race: White Weight: 120 Birth: 9/17/96 Eyes: Blue Age Now: 16 Hair: Lt. Brown

Sex: Male Height: 5'08'' Race: Hispanic Weight: 160 Birth: 9/13/95 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 17 Hair: Black

Sex: Male Height: 5'06'' Race: Biracial Weight: 230 Birth: 6/30/95 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 17 Hair: Black

Missing: February 29, 2012 - Ellijay, GA

Missing: February 5, 2012 - Hanford Works, WA

Missing: December 28, 2011 - DeSoto, TX

Rachel may be with a male companion. Rachel’s nickname is Ray Ray.

Oscar is believed to be in Fresno, California.

Mario may still be in the local area, or he may travel to Kerens, Texas. Mario is biracial; he is White and Hispanic.

Jesse Wehling

Ashley James

Denise Hart

Sex: Male Height: 5’06'' Race: White Weight: 155 Birth: 11/6/95 Eyes: Blue Age Now: 17 Hair: Lt. Brown

Sex: Female Height: 5'01" Race: Am. Ind. Weight: 115 Birth: 7/2/96 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 16 Hair: Brown

Sex: Female Height: 5'07'' Race: Black Weight: 147 Birth: 3/16/98 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 14 Hair: Black

Missing: February 11, 2012 - Albuquerque, NM

Missing: February 11, 2012 - Finley, OK

Missing: June 12, 2012 - Miami Gardens, FL

Jesse was last seen on February 11, 2012. He may still be in the local area.

Ashley was last seen on February 11, 2012. She may be in the company of a juvenile male.

Denise may still be in the local area. Denise has several tattoos. She has a scar on her lower left leg.

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GREENLEY STAMPEDE PROCLAMATION RIDE Denver Police Mounted Patrol and Sheriff’s Posses from Denver, Adams and Weld Counties sponsored the Stampede Proclamation Ride on June 14, 2012. It affords youth horseback riders the opportunity to ride through Denver to the State Capitol to pick up the proclamation signed by the governor and transport it to the opening of the Greeley Stampede. PFIA Representatives Mike Carrigan and Jim Snyder helped sponsor this event.

RAIN

Above: Andy Roberts, Richmond Firefighter and participant in RAIN. Right: Tony and Chris Allen, Richmond Firefighters who participated in RAIN.

ICE CREAM SUPPER AND SILENT AUCTION PFIA Agent Tara Burnett, in an effort to support Crabbs Prairie Volunteer Fire Department, donated a “Movie Snack Night Bucket” for a silent auction held during the department’s Annual Homemade Ice Cream Supper. The Movie Snack Night Bucket was filled with candy, popcorn, soda and PFIA goodies. Tara also made ice cream, helped collect donations, and cleaned up after the event. This year’s silent auction raised more money than any other organized by the department. 30th Anniversary FOP Lodge 63 Golf Tournament Richmond Firefighter and PFIA Rep. Brian Benedict, Richmond Police Officer Michelle Kircher, Richmond Police Detective and Coordinator Dave Carter

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Congratulations to four Richmond Firefighters for completing the Ride Across Indiana (RAIN) on July 21st. RAIN is an annual ride across the State of Indiana sponsored by the Bloomington Bicycle Club. The 160-mile length runs mostly on the Historic National Route 40, an older divided four-lane road with light traffic. It has gentle rolling hills. It’s a ride one should be able to average at least 12 to 14 mph for more than 11 hours. Tony Allen, Chris Allen, Andy Roberts, and Joe Pierce participated this year. Tony completed the race in 7 hrs. 21 minutes, finishing in 11th place. Chris finished 30th, with a time of 7 hrs. 39 minutes. Joe finished 77th, with a time of 8 hrs. 21 minutes and Andy finished 127th, with a time of 9 hrs. 4 minutes. Great job!


ARVADA GOLF TOURNAMENT Representatives Mike Carrigan and Jim Snyder coordinated a donation of $200 and 144 golf towels to the Arvada Fire Department Golf Tournament, which took place on June 16, 2012, at the West Woods Golf Club.

LITTLETON HOCKEY TOURNAMENT PFIA representatives Jim Snyder and Mike Carrigan, helped sponsor the Littleton Firefighter’s Face-Off Challenge Hockey Tournament. Donations went to the Little Firefighter’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

PFIA Representative Greg Toyeas gives Ed Buns, Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run Director, a PFIA donation for the Special Olympics.

PFIA Golf Team: Richie Ponseti, Wiz, Fluffy and Adam Pommiere. This team participated in the New Orleans Fire Department’s Benevolent Fund Golf Tournament and shot 4 under. The tournament raised more than $9,000.

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The Butch Mullen D.A.R.E. Bowling Tournament Written by: Officer Michael D. Hummel In 2008, Deputy Joe Younts and I got together to form a bowling tournament that would support all the Randolph County Schools of Winchester, IN. The decision was made to have all county schools receive a scholarship along with giving money to Pam Mullen, widow of Butch Mullen, in her late husband’s honor. Butch was not your ordinary police officer. He came to law enforcement late in his life. Butch worked at a local automotive garage and decided to join the career field that would make permanent, his legacy in this community of 5,000 people. Butch was a police officer that did not see you as what color you were or how much money you made. He treated everybody the same and with respect. He and Pam were very involved in the community and school system. Pam was an elementary teacher at Baker Elementary and Butch was the first Winchester police officer to be a D.A.R.E. instructor. On top of it, they had two kids that were very involved in the sports and clubs. Butch volunteered his time every Friday night to drive the football equipment to away games in a trailer that he made. The bowling program was set up to provide money for scholarships, but also a day to honor Butch. Pam advised me that Butch did enjoy all sports and that one time he was involved in a bowling league. On April 21, 2012, we held the fifth-annual Butch Mullen memorial bowling tournament. This year’s tournament surpassed the previous four in donations from local sponsors and bowlers that participated in the event. Each year, Joe and I honor two people with a 941 Award. 941 was butch’s badge number and is now retired at the Winchester Police Department. The recipient is awarded based on their dedication to the local D.A.R.E. program and to the bowling tournament. This year, Butch’s son Brad requested that we give a special 941 award. Late last year, one of the police department dispatchers fell very ill with cancer. Kathy Leach, former

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Winchester police dispatcher, was now working as a secretary for the department. Kathy was a very strong woman and survived many things in life. She was a mother to all police officers at work and was the original field training officer for the police department. By the sound of your voice, she could tell what was going on during the call and what you were getting into. She was your lifeline on the other end, and a darn good one, too. In 1997, Kathy was working dispatch when Butch Mullen passed away of a massive heart attack while driving his patrol car. That day always haunted her. They worked together and always had a connection. In Dec. 2011, Kathy was diagnosed with Lung Cancer. She tried to fight it the best she could, but lost her battle with it on February 21, 2012. The cancer had started in her lungs and spread throughout her body. Kathy was one of those people who would come dressed up on dress down days or the weekends. She looked first class every day. It was hard for her at first to have police officers come out and see her. She told me the best thing that any cancer patient could. She said, “I have to face this first, before I could face you and the guys.” She was so right. She fought to the end. Her son, Todd Leach and husband Leon, accepted the award in her honor. The Mullen family also decided that from now on, the number 960 (Kathy’s dispatch number) would stand proud next to 941 for the rest of the bowling tournaments. The Mullen family also decided to give part of the money raised from the raffle to the local cancer services. And a big thank you goes to PFIA representative Brian Benedict for donating another plaque. It was used in the raffle again this year. Brian is an outstanding person to work with each year and even came through in a crunch last year when we had a police officer suffer from a heart attack. Hats off to Brian!

Left: PFIA Rep. Brian Benedict and Officer Michael Hummel


Aurora Fire Department Saves A Child’s Life According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), installing and using child safety seats may appear to be easy enough, but 3 out of 4 parents do not properly use child restraints. Often, installation is incorrect or the wrong type of seat is being used for the child’s height, weight or age. For these children, the safety seat may not be protecting them the way it should. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of kids under the age of 14. The use of car seats has helped to decrease the collision-related death rate in children from birth to age 4 by almost 50% since 1975. Proper installation of car seats can reduce an infant’s risk of death in a crash by 71%. As of Aug. 1, 2010, Colorado has changed the car seat law to give parents the flexibility in choosing the type of car seat for younger children. The law requires that babies and children up to the age of eight must be properly restrained in a car seat. With so many options and types of car seats, how do you know your child’s car seat is properly installed? The Aurora Fire Department wants to make sure your child’s car seat is installed correctly to help prevent any injuries. It is holding a FREE car seat installation check every fourth Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

On June 14, 2012 Aurora Fire Department, Station 2 received the following letter: “To the Aurora Fire Fighter’s at Station #2, I wanted to write and say thank you, Kathleen Hancock, for putting my baby’s car seat in the right way. Shortly after Kathleen installed the car seat, we were going on a trip westbound on I-80, when a deer ran out in front of us and we hit it, and then we were rear ended by a semi-truck going 75 mph. The car rolled five or six times and we ended, right-side-up in a ditch. My 10-month-old daughter, was in the car seat and except for a couple minor bruises to her head, she was unharmed. I am sure, that if it wasn’t for the car seat being properly installed and for our air bags deploying, we probably all would have died. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Chynel Dobbs and Aaliyah”

Come to the Aurora Fire Station #9 located at 17200 E. Mexico Avenue, in Aurora. Certified Car Seat Technicians will teach parents/guardians how to correctly install their car seats. Certified Car Seat Technicians will be able to verify that no recall has been issued on your car seat. This is a FREE event for all families. For any questions, please contact the Aurora Fire Department at 303-326-8999.

Right: Chynel’s vehicle, after the accident that could have killed her daughter Aaliyah if it weren’t for the efforts of Kathleen Hancock, a PFIA Meritorious Service award recipient and Aurora firefighter.

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Fatal Fire On Jan. 19, 2011, units were alerted to 4709 40th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD to a house fire with people trapped. Engine 93 (6 men) arrived seconds after Engine 55 with fire showing from the entire front of the house. The crew from 93 and Truck 1 were the first units to push in and start rescue efforts. Once inside, the lineman knocked down two rooms, while the OIC Schultz and back-up man Mummaw located one of the trapped occupants. The patient was removed to side “A” of the house where members from several departments, including Bladensburg Engine 9 and Ambulance 9, started medical care.

Fire at 4709 40th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD that trapped 7 occupants, killing two and injuring two firefighters.

Engine 92 (6 men) and Engine 94 (using Engine 72 with 5 men) stretched additional lines to both divisions to assist knocking the fire. Engine 94 was making its way to division 2, when passed by Truck Company 1, who located the second trapped occupant. This patient was removed to side “C” and Ambulance 99 started patient care. It took around 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. A total of 7 occupants were transported to various hospitals for care. Unfortunately, the 9-year-old girl succumbed from her injuries at the hospital. The 13-year-old later succumbed to her wounds at Baltimore Shock Trauma center. Chief 9B had the 40th Avenue Command. Chief 9 assisted at the Command post during the incident. Company 9 cleared the scene.

L-R: ABM - Director David Lentz, Detective Gus James NOPD, 3rd Dist. Commander John Thomas NOPD.

Suspect Shoots On Oct. 10, 2011, Officers Frank Garmback, Brendan Russell, and Renee Collins responded to a call, a man robbed at gunpoint in Cleveland, OH. As officers arrived, they spotted the suspect running from the scene. While the officers were chasing him, the 29-year-old suspect fired shots at police. Officer Garmback returned fire as the

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chase stretched through several yards. When the man was finally arrested, officers noticed he had been shot in his left wrist. The man was taken to Metro Health Medical Center to be treated for his injury, police said. Authorities recovered a .38 caliber revolver from the scene. The suspect was charged with assault of a police officer and aggravated robbery.


Cab Driver at Gun Point On Nov. 27, 2011, Detective Gus James, assigned to the Frenchman Street walking beat during the Bayou Classic, observed a white taxi cab at the intersection of Frenchmen and Charters Street pull over to let passengers out. A pickup truck pulled up behind the cab trying to get around the cab. The driver of the truck, pulled up beside the cab and began yelling. Det. James began to approach the vehicles to have them move along, just as the pickup truck began to pull away. Det. James observed the truck hit the cab; the vehicles shook from the collision. The driver of the truck got out of his vehicle and began to run at the cab with what appeared to be a flashlight. The driver of the truck was yelling at the cab driver while shining the light in his face. As Det. James approached the cab from behind he recognized that the flashlight was attached to a Glock handgun; the driver of the cab was being held at gun point. Det. James took swift action in approaching the subject. His service weapon drawn, James ordered the subject to drop his weapon. The subject didn’t respond or drop his weapon. Det. James then swiftly ripped the gun from the subject’s hands. After the gunman was handcuffed, another Glock handgun was found strapped to the subject’s leg. Det. James’ quick actions led to the apprehension of an armed suspect, without harm to the suspect, the victim, or himself.

Fire-Ground Operations On Feb. 9, 2011, members of the Atlanta Fire and Rescue, 4th Battalion were dispatched to 4633 Tuscan Trail SW, to a reported structure fire with confirmed entrapment of an elderly victim who was confined to his bed. Engine 31 arrived on scene first and reported heavy fire involvement in a one-story, frame, single-family dwelling and advised that bystanders confirmed entrapment of an elderly gentleman who was confined to his bed and identified the location of the victim’s bedroom as being on the Charlie/Delta corner. Engine 31 proceeded to lay a 1 3/4-inch cross lay to the front door while the OIC conducted a 360-degree size-up. The size-up was completed and the water source secured, simultaneously. The driver of Engine 31 took a ladder to the Delta side of the structure and climbed to the window identified by bystanders, as Engine 31 began an attack through the front door. At this point, Engine 5 and Truck 31 arrived on the scene and Engine 5 entered the structure on the Delta side of the structure and was able to locate the victim and bring him to the window. Truck 31 was preparing to enter when Engine 5 arrived with the victim and maneuvered him through the window, where Truck 31 carried him down the ladder. As the rescue was under way, the driver of Engine 5 had brought the appropriate EMS equipment to the front yard and care was immediately provided to the patient, who was unconscious and breathing on his own. Patient care was provided by Engine 5, until it was transferred to Georgia EMS 7274. While the rescue was under way, the fire attack was supported by Truck 14. While the roof team affected vertical ventilation, the entry team entered the structure to assist and perform a primary search. Truck 25 was assigned to the interior to support the fire attack and the officer in charge was designated as the interior division. While conditions improved dramaticlly on the main floor of the structure, heavy fire conditions remained in the attic. With crews operating within the structure, and reports of an additional victim, Truck 31 was assigned to check the basement, perform a primary search and insure that there was no drop down fire. Engine 25 functioned as rapid intervention team and as directed, placed an additional two lines (1 3/4 in) on the ground. Primary search was negative and Command was able to confirm that all occupants were accounted for. Interior reported that the attic had been floored out with plywood and there was a significant amount of contents stored in the attic. Fire was extinguished and operations slowed to allow for the investigators to conduct their investigation as to fire cause. At this point, the resources were downgraded to Engine 31, Truck 31, and Truck 25, with Command being transferred to Truck 31 for final overhaul operations.

Lightning Strikes

Car Ablaze

On Aug. 21, 2011, Police Officer Richard Strunk and Police Officer Charles Judd of the Cleveland Police Department were flagged down and told that a nearby house had been struck by lightning and was on fire. There was a woman and three children asleep inside the home. Without any thought of their own safety, the officers ran into the smoke-filled house and rescued the owner and three children along with the dog.

On Jan. 8, 2012, there was a two-car major crash in Brazoria County, Texas. After having a head-on collision, one of the vehicles rolled several times, coming to rest on the passenger side with the driver suspended, hanging on only by a seat belt. The other vehicle spun several times and came to rest facing the opposite direction in which it was traveling. Lt. Michael Villareal, along with his wife, sister and children were traveling eastbound on the same road and were the first to arrive on scene. Without hesitation, Lt. Villareal had his wife call 911 and he immediately checked on the crashed vehicles and their occupants. Lt. Villareal found Jose Gabriel Ramirez-Esquivel hanging by his seat belt and noted that he was still alive. Suddenly, Lt. Villareal observed a flame ignite from RamirezEsquivel’s car. Fearing for the safety of Ramirez-Esquivel’s life, Lt. Villareal, with no regard for his own life, cut the seat belt, freeing Ramirez-Esquivel from the vehicle and physically carried him a safe distance from the crash scene. RamirezEsquivel’s vehicle became fully engulfed in flames. Without the heroic actions displayed by Lt. Villareal, Ramirez-Esquivel would have, without a doubt, died as result of the fire. Continued on Page 15

Officers Strunk and Judd’s quick actions and disregard for their own safety saved the lives of the family and their pet.

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Life Saving Effort On Feb. 18, 2011, Officers Richard Thomas and Stephen Fuller responded to a domestic battery call in St. Petersburg, FL. A man had battered several family members, then engaged in another physical confrontation with his nephew in the front yard of the residence.

Summit County Sheriff Deputies Bill McKinney (left) and Mark McElroy saved a 3-year-old boy who fell into a hotel pool in Phoenix on May 12. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)

Suite Save As off-duty Summit County (Akron, Ohio) sheriff’s deputies William McKinney and Mark McElroy sat down to dinner on May 11, 2012 at the Embassy Suites hotel restaurant in Phoenix, AZ, McKinney spotted a little boy running around the outdoor pool. The 3-year-old then disappeared from view. A few minutes later, McKinney noticed something at the bottom of the pool and the two deputies, who were in Arizona to extradite a prisoner to Ohio, raced out of the restaurant to help. The boy, being pulled out of the water by his panicked father, was lifeless. He’s skin was gray. His lips purple. He had no pulse, and he wasn’t breathing. McKinney and McElroy immediately started chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. After several minutes, the boy let out a gurgle, vomited, spit up water and started taking shallow breaths. He has since made a full recovery, and there are no outward signs of his scrape with death.

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As Officers Thomas and Fuller arrived on scene, they found the man who was reportedly beating his family, lying unresponsive in the front yard not breathing. Without hesitation, Officer Thomas began chest compressions and Officer Fuller retrieved his CPR mask and provided mouth-to-mask respirations until EMS arrived on scene.

Although the patient later died, their efforts provided him with an increased potential for survival. The actions taken by Officers Fuller and Thomas demonstrates their professionalism and dedication to the welfare of the community.

Bank Robbery On April 23, 2011, Lt. Jeff Traci and Patrolman Justin Blatnick of the Lynhurst New Jersey Police Department were dispatched to a bank robbery. The suspect was a white male wearing a blue hood, jeans and sunglasses. Lt. Traci received information that the suspect, who was armed with a semi-automatic pistol, fled the scene in a black Ford F150 pickup truck. Ptl. Blatnick observed the getaway vehicle, a pursuit ensued and the pickup truck crashed after reaching speeds 80-100 MPH. The suspect was arrested and nearly $5,000 was recovered in the truck. An armed bank robber is off the streets because of the efforts of Lt. Traci and Ptl. Blatnick.

Shooting Suspects On Sept. 19, 2011, in Cleveland, OH, Officers Dave Morova and Lou Kitko heard gunshots following a radio broadcast for a male with a gun. Without regard for their own personal safety they drove towards the sound of gunfire. They observed 8-10 people running toward them. Officer Morova


jumped from the car, ordered two males to the ground and took those men into custody. While Officer Morova was taking the two men into custody, a third man fled from the officers. Officer Kitko exited the zone car and pursued and apprehended the third suspect. Once other zone cars arrived, the suspects were handcuffed and placed in the zone cars. Officers Morova and Kitko then responded to the scene of the shooting and organized first aid to the victim and expedited the response of Fire and EMS. It was later confirmed by surveillance video that the three males taken into custody by Officers Morova and Kitko were directly involved in shooting a 16-year-old boy. As a result of Officers Morova and Kitko’s dedication and heroism, this case was resolved and three violent suspects, who threatened the safety of Cleveland, are off the street and facing justice.

Recognition On April 12, 2012, Gold Cross Unit M23 brought a patient into the emergency room at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA. The patient was status post cardiac arrest with CPR in progress. The crew was Paramedic Janne Cullum and EMT TK Herring. Augusta/Richmond County Fire Department firemen, David Moose, Eddie Hightower and Jeremiah Clemons were the first responders who assisted during the call. The quality of care provided for the patient assisted in his survival. At Emergency Department arrival, the patient had return of spontaneous pulse and was sent to the ICU. Each of the individuals involved, performed their job professionally, with competency and as a cohesive team. The Doctors Hospital staff took notice and wanted them to be recognized for their efforts that saved a life that day.

CPR On Thursday, April 19, 2012, Howell Area Fire Department Station 23 was dispatched to a full arrest. Upon arrival at the scene, Lt. Mike Petrosky found a 49-year-old male lying in the middle of the roadway with bystander CPR in progress. Lt. Petrosky took command and relieved the citizen, Mrs. Jolene Campbell, of cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts. Shortly thereafter, Capt. Gary Beal and Asst. Chief Brian Anderson arrived on scene to assist with patient care. One of the bystanders, Mrs. Lynnette Aiken, had provided an AED just shortly before Livingston County EMS arrived on scene. They placed the AED and it administered a shock to the patient. One shock was delivered and they continued CPR for 2 more cycles before the patient regained spontaneous respirations and a rapid, steady pulse. The patient was transported to St. Joseph Livingston Hospital and then was transported by University of Michigan Survival Flight to St. Joseph Ann Arbor Hospital. The patient was recovering at the hospital and is showing signs of progress. It wasn’t until they were taking information that they realized that Mr. and Mrs. Campbell were taking their dog out for a walk when they witnessed the patient jogging and then just dropping to the ground. Mr. John Campbell initiated the 911 call while Mrs. Jolene Campbell, a nurse, initiated CPR and continued until their arrival. Mrs. Lynnette Aiken, while on site, realized she had an AED and volunteered that equipment to them while waiting for Brush 23 and the LCA unit to arrive. Their patient that night was in the hospital for a couple of weeks recovering. Upon his discharge from the hospital he stopped by to say “thank you” and that he is expected to make a full recovery. The Department plans to hold a CPR class for the neighborhood association where the patient lives.

Jupiter Beach Drowning On March 19, 2012, members of the Jupiter Police Department responded to Jupiter Beach Park in reference to a drowning incident. Upon the officer’s arrival, they learned that, Izzy Hernandez, an off-duty Orlando police officer, and Ross Olcott, a concerned citizen, worked together to save the life of a 5-year-old boy who was found unresponsive, and face down in the water. After seeing the child in the water, Officer Hernandez and Olcott immediately entered the water, took hold of the child and pulled him to shore. Officer Hernandez then began rescue breathing efforts until the arrival of Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. The child was transported to the St. Mary’s Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

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The

Ultimate

E End of Watch

Sacrifice 2011

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/search/year?year=2011> and the FEMA U.S. Fire Administration website <www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/index.shtm>.­­

l­aw enforcement deaths

Hopper, Suzanne Michelle . . . . . . . . . Clark County, OH Norsworthy, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Bend County, TX Painter, Ralph Arthur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rainier, OR Torbit Jr., William Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baltimore, MD Morales, Rogerio Rene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davie, FL Maltosz, Christopher Anthony . . . . . . . . . Lakewood, NJ Marceau, Kevin P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas, TX Nehasil, Larry James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Livonia, MI Castillo, Roger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami-Dade, FL Haworth, Amanda Lynn . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami-Dade, FL Hayes, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbus, OH Nesbitt Jr., Charles Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sumter, SC Yaslowitz, Jeffrey Adam . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Petersburg, FL Baitinger, Thomas John . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Petersburg, FL Moore, David Spencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indianapolis, IN Pomales, Casimiro Maximino . Dept. of Corrections, NY Biendl, Jayme Lee . . . . . . . . . . Dept. of Corrections, WA Nickel, Christopher . . . . Dept. of the Interior - NPS, US Malloy, Gregory Guy . . . . . . . . . Dept. of Corrections, FL Bastock, Jonathan V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stow, OH Califano, Michael J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nassau County, NY Peru, Aaron Daniel . . . . . . San Carlos Apache Tribe, AZ Stiles, Daniel Patrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Uniontown, OH Adams, Thomas Richard . . . . . . . . . . Highway Patrol, CA Zapata, Jaime Jorge . . . . . . . . . . . Homeland Security, US Hotsinpiller, Derek William . . . . . . Marshals Service, US McDonough II, John Irwin . . . . . . . . Volusia County, FL Rosenthal, Adam Greg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delray Beach, FL Falcone, John M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poughkeepsie, NY Crawford, David Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Petersburg, FL Weir, Julie Ann . . . . . . . . . Dept. of the Interior -NPS, US Thorton, Frederick Alston . . Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC Alden, Nicholas Jerome . . . . . . . . . . . . . US Air Force, US Cammon, Willie Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . Heard County, GA

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01/01 01/04 01/05 01/09 01/13 01/14 01/14 01/17 01/20 01/20 01/20 01/21 01/24 01/24 01/26 01/28 01/29 01/29 02/02 02/05 02/05 02/13 02/15 02/15 02/15 02/16 02/16 02/17 02/18 02/21 02/24 02/25 03/02 03/03

Wright, Shandon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pierce County, WA Collins, Debra Kay . . . . . . . . . . Dept. of Corrections, MO

03/03 03/04

Sticklen, James Philip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexandria, KY Newman, Donald Joshua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jemison, AL Smith, Harold J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York City, NY Perry, John Brookman . . . . . . Department of Justice, US Sheridan, Jay William . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Limon, CO Breitkopf, Geoffrey J. . . . . . . . . . . . . Nassau County, NY Schaberger, Alain K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York City, NY Justus, Cameron Neil . . . . . . . . . . . Buchanan County, VA Stiltner, William Ezra . . . . . . . . . . . Buchanan County, VA Brown, Stephanie Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio, TX Dunn, Andrew Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandusky, OH Gibson, Jermaine Anthony . . . . . . . . Cathedral, City, CA Wannamaker Jr., Capers . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Matthews, SC Birkholz, Craig Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fond du Lac, WI Basco, Elmer “Buddy” . . . . . . Athens-Clarke County, GA Brooks, Jimmy Gering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison, MS Gordon, Daryl Ray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warden Service, ME Dobson Sr., Kevin Patrick . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, NY Britton Jr., Robert Leo . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smith County, TX Fotiou, Anthony R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, NJ Chapin, James Timothy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chattanooga, TN Stein, Eric John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keokuk County, IA Werda, Jeffrey James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, MI Cooper, Christopher Quinn . . . . . . . Dept. of Justice, US Johnson, Ronald E. “RJ” . . . . . . Dept. of Corrections, SD Schmidt, Jonathan Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trumann, AR Jones, Sherri Katherine . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowie County, TX Zapata, Eric Emiliano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kalamazoo, MI Kilcullen, Christopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eugene, OR Taylor, Clifton Leigh . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnson County, TX Hall, Daryl Anthony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Louis, MO Tirado, Rolando Alberto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buckeye, AZ Braden, Ralph Vester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wartburg, TN Wall, Andrew Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . Highway Patrol, TN Dulle, Brian Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warren County, OH

03/04 03/05 03/05 03/08 03/09 03/12 03/13 03/13 03/13 03/15 03/19 03/19 03/19 03/20 03/22 03/23 03/25 03/26 03/28 03/28 04/02 04/04 04/06 04/07 04/12 04/12 04/18 04/18 04/22 04/23 04/24 05/01 05/02 05/07 05/10


Rojas Jr., Eduardo . . . . Dept. of Homeland Security, US 05/12 Clark, Hector R. . . . . . . Dept. of Homeland Security, US 05/12 Orrell IV, Craig Allan . . . . . Dept. of Criminal Justice, TX 05/12 Nauden, Paul Winston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago, IL 05/20 Hunter, Shaft Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, MD 05/21 Phillips, Trevor Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuscaloosa, AL 05/21 Wong, George M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York City, NY 05/24 Garton, Andrew Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hawthorne, CA 05/26 Roberts, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denver, CO 05/27 Vann Sr., Kenneth Gary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bexar, TX 05/28 Will, Kevin Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston, TX 05/29 Briggs, Timothy Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FBI, US 05/31 Engelhardt, Ellen E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, MA 06/01 Taylor, Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riverside, MO 06/03 Wyman, Kurt Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Onedia, NY 06/07 Bellar, Richard Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . Dickson County, TN 06/07 Lewis III, Warren Basco “Sneak” . . . . . Nash County, NC 06/09 Tom, Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York City, NY 06/09 Armour, Charles Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit, MI 06/11 Alexander, Jeffrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chemung County, NY 06/12 Sandoval, Kevin Alexis . . . . . . . . . . . South Pasadena, CA 06/14 Ford, Morton “Morty” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexandria, VA 06/18 Bowen, Adam Maynard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Police, VA 06/24 Curley, Darrell Cervandez . . . Navajo Div. of Public Safety, US 06/26 George, Russell Anthony “Roscoe” . . . . . . . . . . . . Ball, LA 06/26 VanMeter, Charles Allen . . . . . . . . . Brazoria County, TX 06/26 Galfano, Barry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York City, NY 06/26 Pagerly, Kyle David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berks County, PA 06/29 Stewart, James D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spalding County, GA 07/03 Mecklenburg, John Charles . . . . . Hernando County, FL 07/03 Warren II, Timothy Felton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memphis, TN 07/03 Ortiz, Edwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York City, NY 07/04 Colonroche, Elieser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sanford, NC 07/05 Herbert, Bryan Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beaumont, TX 07/08 Kenner, Steven Rickie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bismarck, ND 07/08 Stringer, Ryan Embert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alhambra, CA 07/10 Long, Brent Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terre Haute, IN 07/11 Rice Jr., Roger Dale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurens County, SC 07/14 Archer, Fermin “Sonny” . . . . . . . . . . . New York City, NY 07/14 Gomez-Crespo, Luis E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Puerto Rico, PR 07/15 Daly, Richard Joseph . . . . . . . . . . . . Clayton County, GA 07/20 Gross, Bryan Phillip . . . . . . . . . . . . Converse County, WY 07/28 Ackerman, Daniel Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buena Park, CA 07/30 Willingham Jr., Russell Mark . . . . . . Winston-Salem, NC 07/30 Rambo, Tina Liston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ocean County, NJ 08/01 Guthrie Jr., Frederick Freeman . . . . Highway Patrol, MO 08/01 Dawson III, David Jennings . . . . . . . Greene County, NC 08/01 McCandless, James Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rapid City, SD 08/02 Settle II, Jeffrey Lynn . . . . . . . . Dept. of Corrections, NC 08/04 Armstrong, Nicholas Keegan . . . . . . . . . . . Rapid City, SD 08/06 Henwood, Jeremy Nicholas . . . . . . . . . . . San Diego, CA 08/07 Kendall, John Ray . . . . . . . . . . Dept. of Public Safety, LA 08/09 Lasso, Robert Allen . . . . . . . Freemansburg Borough, PA 08/11

Cole Jr., Charles D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nassau County, NY Burns, Evan Donald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caruthersville, MO Sollohub, Justin David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anniston, AL Scianna, Mark Luis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bexar County, TX Torres-Soto, Emiliano R. . . . . . . . . . Puerto Rico PD, PR Bishop, Tiffany Danielle . . . . . Dept. of Corrections, GA Aigner, Kevin Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis County, TX Abrams, Sherman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York City, NY Fontes, Eric Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Honolulu, HI Szczerba, Joseph Lawrence . . . . New Castle County, DE Whittle, Derrick Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Union County, GA Toney, Mark Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Patrol, IA Sleeper, Bryan Keith . . . . . . . . . . . . Burleigh County, ND Stuckey, Paul Berches . . . . Dept. of Wildlife/Fisheries, LA Lowry, Timothy Evan . . . . . . . Pottawatomie County, OK Roberts, Michael Don . . . . . . Pottawatomie County, OK Haddock, John Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grenada, MS Kotecki, Derek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lower Burrell, PA Slot, Trevor Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker, MI Wargo Jr., Joseph S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mount Arlington, NJ Paugh, James David “JD” . . . . . . Richmond County, GA Flemming, Terry Mae Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albany, GA Jones, Bradley Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glendale, AZ Clark, Daniel Cecil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Bernardino, CA Morgan Jr., Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newark, NJ Wilson, Robert Shane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doraville, GA Capoot, James Lowell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vallejo, CA Rodriguez-Maldonado Jr., Mariano . . . . Puerto Rico, PR Herron, Buddy Ray . . . . . . . . . Dept. of Corrections, OR Pollitz, Micahel Joseph . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Louis Park, MN Hicks Sr., Jerry E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leadwood, MO Giniewicz, Anthony Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Signal Hill, CA Crouse, Deriek W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virginia Tech, VA Rhyne, Richard Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moore County, NC Enzbrenner, David Ernest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atchison, KS Figoski, Peter J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York City, NY Pizarro-Pizarro, Isaac Joel . . . . . . . . . . . . Puerto Rico, PR Pyette, Patrick Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blaine County, MT Boehm, Michael Andrew . . . . . . . . . Dept. of Interior, US Smith, Ronnie Eugene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Butts, GA Dryer, John David . . . . . . East Washington Borough, PA Schock, Timothy Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chesapeake, VA Crispin, Arnulfo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakeland, FL Richardson, Edward Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aiken, SC Miller, Matthew Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seminole County, FL Lewis, Clifton P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago, IL Knapp, Daniel Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FBI, US Schneider, Shawn Steven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake City, MN Capano, John Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . Dept. of Justice, US

08/14 08/16 08/25 08/27 08/28 08/31 09/10 09/12 09/13 09/16 09/18 09/20 09/28 09/30 09/30 09/30 10/07 10/12 10/13 10/16 10/23 10/28 10/29 11/03 11/07 11/14 11/17 11/21 11/29 11/30 12/04 12/07 12/08 12/08 12/09 12/12 12/13 12/14 12/16 12/17 12/19 12/20 12/21 12/21 12/26 12/29 12/29 12/30 12/31

Total number of officers killed in the line of duty in 2011: 173

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Last Call

fire service deaths

2011

Ruprecht, Ronald Dwane . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stone Lake, WI

06/11

Rasmussen, Garet Gardner . . . . . . . . . . . Wenatchee, WA

06/12

Davis, Scott Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Muncie, IN

06/15

Shaw, Corey Ray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Du Quoin, IL

06/17

Remington, Sr., David Earl . . . . . . . . . . . . Shapleigh, ME

01/03

West, Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wellford, SC

06/19

Paul, Richard Eugene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas City, MO

01/07

Burch, Joshua Orner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake City, FL

06/20

Hopman, William Floyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quincy, CA

01/11

Fulton, Brett Luther . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake City, FL

06/20

Eleam, Jarrett Tyrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blasdell, NY

01/12

Pham, Chris Khuong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas, TX

06/23

Niles, Jimmie Duane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downs, KS

01/13

Hadaller III, Matthew Morgan . . . . . . . . Mossyrock, WA

06/27

Hannon, Patrick Bernard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago, IL

01/15

Gibson, Harold Gregory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta, GA

07/02

Frey, Harold Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandown, NH

01/16

Hamm, Caleb Nathanael . . . . . . . . . . . Salt Lake City, UT

07/07

Falkenhan, Mark Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Towson, MD

01/19

Sparks, Charles Victor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbia, KY

07/08

Clark, Leslie Leonard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dixon, MO

01/20

Lackovic, Jr., John Joseph . . . . . . . . . . . . Valley Forge, PA

07/11

Eason, David Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Memphis, AK

01/26

Miller, Travis Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waterloo, IN

07/20

Auch, Steven Fredrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indianapolis, IN

02/01

Gagne, Gaston Aloysius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baytown, TX

07/25

Dare, Daniel Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avon, IL

02/02

Bowen, Jeffrey Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asheville, NC

07/28

Barbour, Richard Leo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smithfield, NC

02/04

King, Kyle Kenneth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perry, OK

07/29

Kozorosky, Derek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadena, APO

02/11

Cocke, Jeffery Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Altavista, VA

08/04

Wilkes, Joshua Jay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guntown, MS

02/13

White, Timothy R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cedar Lake, IN

08/05

Gressett, Sr., Larry Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . Toomsuba, MS

02/17

Haskvitz, Trampus S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rapid City, SD

08/11

Lam, Jr., Donald Ray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frankfort, KY

02/17

Krodle, Todd Wesley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas, TX

08/14

Regan, Thomas V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garden City Park, NY

02/17

Cauthen, Dennis James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lancaster, SC

08/16

Allen, Glenn Leroy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Los Angeles, CA

02/18

Cox, Stephen Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bountiful, UT

08/28

Stock, Christopher Tomhave . . . . . . . . . . . . Westport, KY

02/24

Branscum, Henry “Jay” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cairo, MO

09/02

Von Roden, James Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee, Florida

03/12

Peterson, Christopher Joseph . . . . . . . . . . Jonesboro, LA

09/03

Hunsinger, Jr., David Jerome . . . . . . . . . . . Tar Heel, NC

04/07

Waldner, Jacob Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Britton, SD

09/15

Boley, Randy Dale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shreve, OH

04/12

Waldner, William George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Britton, SD

09/15

Simmons, Gregory Mack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eastland, TX

04/15

Fisher III, George Wendell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kinston, NC

09/22

Carter, Jacob Anthony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Becker, MS

04/17

Rankin, Keith Gregory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bausman, PA

09/25

Watts, Robert Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Windsor, CT

04/18

Cruz, Vincent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hagatna, Guam

09/29

Jaquez, Elias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cactus, TX

04/20

Boyt, Andrew K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cape May, NJ

10/03

Harris, Gregory Leon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doral, FL

04/22

Adair, Charolette Rae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berkley, OH

10/28

Webb, Michael Conley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neon, KY

04/27

Steffy, Edward N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rothsville, PA

11/10

Foster, Charles Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Branch, MS

04/29

Young, Jonathan C.W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roselle, NJ

11/16

Esposito, Michael P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baldwin, NY

05/18

Baker, Gregory S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lewisville, OH

11/20

Howell, David Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roseboro, NC

05/22

Osenenko, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker, LA

12/03

Imker, Chip Andrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cambridge, MN

05/23

King, Joseph A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Charleston, WV

12/04

Tieche, Robert J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canfield, OH

05/28

Davies Sr., Jon D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Worcester, MA

12/08

Shields, Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flanders, NJ

05/31

Townes Sr., Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mount Vernon, NY

12/08

Perez, Vincent A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Francisco, CA

06/02

Rice, James M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peabody, MA

12/23

Valerio, Anthony Michael . . . . . . . . . . San Francisco, CA

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Heroes Hall of Fame & Meritorious Service Award continued... Sound Save On July 22, 2012, Stamford Connecticut Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a boat in distress in Stamford Harbor off Saddle Rock Road. While responding to the accident site, it was reported that there were two victims on top of the overturned boat with possibly three victims trapped. Upon arrival, Stamford Fire and Rescue found one boat of Oyster Bay Police Department tied to the capsized boat. Oyster Bay Police Department had taken on the two victims that were on top of the overturned boat. They had also made contact with victims under the boat by tapping on the hull and receiving replies of the same. First swimmer, FF Jamie DeFelice, entered the water in dry suit/fins and mask only, attempted to make contact with trapped victims and assess other hazards present for divers. Stamford Police boat returned to the dock for additional gear and to transport medics to dive site. First diver, FF Joseph Maida entered the water and made initial contact with the victims and determined that a pony bottle and regulator would

aid in the victims rescue. The first attempt was to rescue the female victim, but she initially refused to leave the air pocket in the cabin under the overturned boat. FF John Lockwood entered the water to assist because of a mechanical failure (leaking BC) and was unable to continue to dive. Third diver, FF William O’Connell, also entered the water to assist FF Maida. After several attempts, they were able to guide the male victim to the surface and to the recovery boat. FF O’Connell made additional dives under the boat to pull the remaining female to the surface, during which time he suffered a laceration to his left hand and was transported with victims to shore and treated at Stamford ER. Police Officer and Diver, Daniel Ehret of the Darien Police Department was also a critical part of assisting during the rescue and recovery. Unfortunately, the fifth person of this accident died and his body was recovered 13 hours later. Keith Morris, the fifth victim, was the boat owner and also an active-duty firefighter of the New Rochelle New York Fire Department.

The Stamford Fire and Rescue Department’s Deputy Chief Trevor Roach, Captain Donald Mitchell, Lieutenant James Kravchuk, Acting Lieutenant Thomas Gibbons, FF John Lockwood, FF Michael Allegrini, FF Jamie DeFelice, FF Daniel Hickman, FF Allan Byrne, and FF Richard Comerford are being awarded with Meritorious Service Awards for their efforts in making the rescue operation successful. The Stamford Police Department’s Sergeant Peter Wolff, Sergeant Robert Monck, PO Donald Walters, PO William Fox, and PO Robert Johnson along with the Darien Police Department’s Detective Mark Capelli and PO Derek Mulcahy as well as The Oyster Bay Police Department’s Bay Constable Christopher Brigg and Bay Constable Edward Toscano were also awarded Meritorious Service Awards for their support in the rescue of four victims and the recovery of an additional victim.

Fire fighters, Jospeh Maida and William O’Connell of the Stanford

In Memoriam

Robert Malvern “Mal” Price

Robert Malvern “Mal” Price, age 94, of Richmond, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Arbor Trace Exceptional Senior Living.

Born March 13, 1918, in Lancaster, Kentucky, to Dewey and Lucinda Carter Price, he lived most of his life in Richmond. Mal was a 1936 graduate of Morton High School and served in the U.S. Army. After serving as the Richmond Fire Chief for 24 years, he retired in the 1960s. Mal was Chairman of the Board for the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association and served on the Wayne County Planning and Zoning Board for more than 20 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Sibyl Gay Holloway Price; daughter, Janet (Paul) Vertesch of Centerville; five grandchildren, Jana Drew of Centerville, Jeff (Portia) Drew of New Mexico, Andra (Junior) Solis of Hagerstown, Shannan

Fire and Rescue Department and PO Daniel Ehret are being awarded the Heroes Hall of Fame Award for their rescue and diving efforts.

(Joe) Hicks of Hagerstown, and Tyler (Amanda) Dougherty of Richmond; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, Mikenzie Drew, Madison Davis, Bailey Davis, Derek Davis, Sammy Solis, Mason Hicks, and twins, Emma and Ellie Hicks; three step-great-grandchildren; brother, Gene (Jan) Price of Hamilton, Indiana; sister, Martha (Bill) Borden of Lancaster, Kentucky; nieces; nephews; and many friends. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wayne County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830 or a charity of the donor’s choice. Mal will always be remembered for his smile and gentle demeanor. Everyone learned from Mal and his dedication to Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association will be missed. We wish Sibyl and his daughter, Janet, our very best.

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Joshua O. Burch - June 20, 2011 Division of Forestry (FL), 10-year veteran Joshua O. Burch died while battling the Blue Ribbon Forest Fire on the Hamilton/Columbia County border. He was a dedicated Forest Ranger/Firefighter with the Division of Forestry who served the State of Florida and its citizens faithfully. First and foremost though, he was a husband and father who loved to spend time fishing on the river, hunting in the woods and spending time with his wife and two sons. He is survived by his loving wife and two children. Brett L. Fulton - June 20, 2011 Division of Forestry (FL), 13-year veteran Brett L. Fulton died while fighting the Blue Ribbon Fire on the Columbia/Hamilton County Borders on State Road 6. Mr. Fulton was born in Columbus, Ohio, and had worked for the Parsons and Sons Seed Mill in Wellborn, Florida, for 14 years prior to working with the Florida Division of Forestry for the past 13 years. Brett was an accomplished welder and had attained the rank of Senior Forest Ranger within the Division of Forestry. Brett was being aided at the time of his death by his friend and co-worker, Joshua Burch, who also died as a result of the fire. Fulton is survived by his wife, two children, and two grandchildren. Barbara Pill - March 6, 2012 Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL), 30-year veteran Deputy Sheriff Barbara Pill was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle near the intersection of John Rodes Boulevard and Elena Way, in Melbourne. The vehicle was wanted in connection with a stolen property call from a local motel. As Deputy Pill made contact with the driver and ordered him out of the vehicle, he opened fire on her, striking her multiple times. Responding deputies, Melbourne police officers, and Florida troopers chased the vehicle a short distance until it crashed on Turtlemound Road. A male and female subject in the vehicle were taken into custody and face charges in connection with Deputy Pill’s murder. Deputy Pill was transported to the Holmes Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to the gunshot wounds. Deputy Pill had been in law enforcement for 30 years and served with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for 15 years. She is survived by her husband, two sons, who also serve in law enforcement, and a grandchild.

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Javier Arana, Jr. - March 24, 2012 Texas Highway Patrol (TX), 2-year veteran Trooper Javier Arana was killed in an automobile accident as he responded to assist a vehicle pursuit in El Paso. During the response, Trooper Arana’s vehicle collided with a pickup truck near the intersection of Joe Battle Boulevard and Bob Hope Drive. Trooper Arana’s patrol car burst into flames upon impact. Trooper Arana was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for two years. He is survived by his wife and five children. Jaime Padron - April 6, 2012 Austin Police Department (TX), 17-year veteran Senior Police Officer Jaime Padron was shot and killed after responding to a Walmart store on the I-35 Frontage Road to investigate reports of an intoxicated man who was shoplifting. Upon arriving at the scene, Officer Padron spoke with two employees and then tried to stop the man as he attempted to leave the store. The subject immediately attempted to flee on foot but was tackled by Officer Padron and they both fell to the ground. During the ensuing struggle the man produced a small handgun from his pocket, shot Officer Padron in the vest and neck, and then fired at the store employees. Two Walmart employees tackled the suspect and held him down and then used Officer Padron’s radio to notify dispatchers of the shooting. They held him down until responding units arrived and placed him under arrest. He was subsequently charged with capital murder. Officer Padron succumbed to his wound at the scene. Officer Padron was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Austin Police Department for three years. He had previously served with the Austin Airport Police Department and the San Angelo Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his two young daughters and parents. Robert P. Neary - April 9, 2012 Philadelphia Fire Department (PA), 38-year veteran Lieutenant Neary was killed in a 5-alarm blaze in an abandoned factory in Kensington along with Firefighter Daniel Sweeney. In Neary’s nearly 38-year career as a firefighter, he had been awarded several commendations for saving lives. Neary also served for 10 years in the U.S. Army Reserve and three years as a Philadelphia police officer. Neary is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, mother, brother, sister and two grandchildren.


Daniel Sweeney - April 9, 2012 Philadelphia Fire Department (PA), 6-year veteran Firefighter Daniel Sweeney, son of retired Captian David Sweeney, was killed in a 5-alarm blaze in an abandoned factory in Kensington along with Lieutenant Robert Neary. Other firefighters of Ladder 10 described Sweeney as hardworking and likable. Sweeney was survived by his mother and father, three sisters, niece, grandmother, and girlfriend. Maxwell Dorley - April 19, 2012 Providence Police Department (RI), 16-year veteran Sergeant Max Dorley was killed when his patrol car struck a utility pole on Admiral Street, near Huxley Avenue, as he responded to a disturbance call. Two vehicles in front of him pulled to the side, however, a third vehicle attempted to make a left turn in front of him, causing him to swerve. His vehicle left the roadway and struck the pole head-on, causing the pole to break in half and fall on the patrol car. He was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Sergeant Dorley had served with the Providence Police Department for 16 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeant. He is survived by his wife and two children. Lorraine Quinn - May 10, 2012 Gurney Unit Corrections (TX), 13-year veteran Lorraine Quinn, an employee of the Texas Department of Corrections, Gurney Unit, was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident while traveling from the Gurney Unit to the Michael Unit to perform normal job duties. Jeremy Bitner - May 28, 2012 Englewood Police Department (CO), 8-year veteran Detective Bitner was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop at an intersection. During the initial stop, he had the driver exit the vehicle. As the two stood in the roadway next to the car, a drunk driver sideswiped Detective Bitner’s patrol car and then struck him and the other driver, throwing them both approximately 50 feet. A witness to the collision called 911 and followed the drunk driver as he fled the scene in his vehicle. Officers from the Littleton Police Department arrested him several minutes after the crash due to the witness’ actions. Detective Bitner and the citizen were both transported to Swedish Medical Center in critical condition. The officer succumbed to his injuries approximately 11 hours later. Detective Bitner was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Englewood Police Department for 7 1/2 years and had previously served with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office for six months. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Detective by the Chief of Police at his funeral service. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Robert Warren Crapse, Sr. - June 15, 2012 Bryan County Sheriff’s Office (GA), 13-year veteran Sergeant Bobby Crapse was killed when his patrol vehicle was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver. The subject was driving without lights. He had just completed a traffic control assignment and was driving back to the north part of Bryan County when the crash occurred. Sergeant Crapse’s canine partner sustained very minor injuries in the crash. Sergeant Crapse had served with the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office for 13 years and was posthumously promoted to Sergeant. He is survived by his wife and three children. Celena Hollis - June 24, 2012 Denver Police Department (CO), 7-year veteran Police Officer Celena Hollis was shot and killed while attempting to break up a fight at a jazz festival in Denver’s City Park. Two groups of people had begun to fight and Officer Hollis intervened, attempting to stop the fight. One of the subjects involved in the fight opened fire with a handgun, striking Officer Hollis in the head. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her wounds. One subject was taken into custody at the scene and held on suspicion of first degree murder. Officer Hollis had served with the Denver Police Department for seven years and acted as the president of the Denver Black Police Officers Organization. She had previously served with the Detroit Police Department for four years. She is survived by her daughter. Matthew Tyner - July 24, 2012 Colorado Springs Police Department (CO), 16-year veteran Police Officer Matt Tyner was killed in a motorcycle accident while performing traffic enforcement on Austin Bluffs Parkway. His motorcycle collided with another vehicle, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. Officer Tyner had served with the Colorado Springs Police Department for 13 years and had previously served with the Kansas City Police Department for six years. He was assigned to the Specialized Enforcement Motorcycle Unit. He is survived by his mother and siblings. Sergio Aleman - July 31, 2012 Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (WI), 18-year veteran Deputy Sheriff Sergio Aleman was killed in an automobile accident. The sheriff’s office motorist assistance truck struck the back of a flatbed tow truck that was stopped on the shoulder of the highway. Deputy Aleman was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Froedtert Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Deputy Aleman is survived by his wife and six children.

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2012 Scholarship Recipients Justin Andersen Emily Archacki Metropolitan Community College Sacred Heart University Fire Science Technology Broadcasting/Communication

Chris Bach University of Denver Public Policy

Megan Bajema Grand Valley State University Allied Health Sciences

Connor Bartlett Indiana University Marketing

Once again, Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association has awarded 100 children, stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of PFIA members with scholarships this year. The scholarships amount to $1,000 per year, and are renewable for three consecutive years, provided eligibility requirements are continually met. To avoid bias, winning students are selected by Scholarship AmericaSM; employees of PFIA do not participate. Scholarship America bases their decision on the students’ academic performance, demonstrated leadership abilities, and participation in school and community activities. Considerations are also based on work experience, unusual personal or family circumstances, letters of recommendation, and a statement of the applicant’s goals and aspirations. All of this information is confidential. Conditions and procedures under which awards are granted are reviewed occasionally by PFIA.

Brittany Barton Joseph Battinelli Georgia Institute of Technology University of Connecticut Biomedical Engineering International Business

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Haley Baughman University of Indianapolis Nursing

Victoria Benza Otterbein University Physics

Matthew Biery Colorado State University Nursing


Alec Bunting University of Iowa Health/Human Physiology

Erin Callahan Rowan University Elementary Education

Braden Chudzik Rochester Institute of Technology Physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Assistant

Ariel Cipoletta New York University Psychology

Lissa Clear Whatcom Community College Graphic Design

Emma Contreras University of Minnesota Political Science

Rachel Cordasco Misericordia University Physical Therapy

Quinton Cox Rice University Chemical Engineering

Susan Day University of Findlay Japanese

Megan Derrig Walsh University Nursing

Shawn Donovan University of Pittsburgh Business

Erica Dunham Hope College Nursing

Christa Ensalaco University of Florida Biochemistry/Pre-Medicine

Troy Gilbeaux Texas State University Chemistry/Law

Kaylee Glyder University of Florida Telecommunications

Alyssa Dippel Alexis Dolin-Stevens University of South Dakota Ohio Northern University Psychology Pharmacy

Leanne Ertle Benedictine College Chemistry

Marc Flauto Bailey Gilbeaux Youngstown State University McNeese State University Business Neonatal Nursing

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Anthony Gonnello Northwest Missouri State Undecided

Rhett Goodman Florida State University Criminology

Gabriella Houser Marist College Communications

Meagan Huber University of Colorado Communication

Marisa Hur Michigan State University Pre-Medicine/Biochemistry

Jace Jackson University of Denver International Business

Wade Jimerson Texas A&M University Animal Science

Elizabeth Kapsner Indiana University Kinesiology

Karen Kelsey Crown College Linguistics/TESOL

Katelyn Kidwell Florida State University Biology

Jeffrey Kohnke SUNY College International Business

Thomas Lamson St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University Physics

Peter Lobosco Rutgers Biochemistry

Lauren Mahon Eastern Connecticut State University

Margaret Masse Rhode Island College Communications

Jacob Laramore Katherine Llewellyn Northeastern Junior College University of the Incarnate Word Medical Interdisciplinary Studies

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Jasmine Guidry Joseph Guy Kendra Haisma Prairie View A&M University Missouri State University Grand Valley State University Biology Business Hospitality Management

Business


Erin McCracken Ohio State University Psychology

Maura McGinty Ohio University Graphic Design

Brooke Miller University of Wyoming Ag. Ed./ Ag. Business

Kayla Morrison Kathleen Morton Kent State University Saint Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University International Relations/Finance Business

Sarah Nelsen Northwestern University Journalism

Meagan Parker University of Michigan Health Sciences

Walker Payton Wayne State College Chemistry

Lauren Poulicek Tahner Pinkman Rockhurst University Southeast Community College Speech Language Pathology Nursing

Chelsea Preedy Utah State University Dietetics

Kevin Race Aquinas College Pre-Engineering

Kaitlyn Reif University of Iowa Health & Human Physiology

Rachel Robinson Murray State University Physical Education

Bobbi Randolph Tia-Rose Raymond Florida Atlantic University Florida Atlantic University Nursing Nursing

Ellynn Rolett Knox College Anthropology/Sociology

Abrielle Romero Colorado State University Nursing

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Sarah Reidy Texas A&M University Nursing

Melissa Rostek Hofstra University English/History

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Gabriella Santoferrara Hofstra University Legal Studies

Aidan Schenkus DePaul University Pre-Medicine

Megan Schneider Colorado State University Natural Resources

Jillian Schwartz Loyola University Chicago Communications

Danielle Sheehan Seattle Pacific University Biology

Alison Shottek Albany College Pharmacy

Zachary Shunk Brevard Community College Computer Engineering

Cory Simpleman Tulane University Engineering

Jenna Smith Indiana University Business

Leslee Smith Colorado State University Education

“I am writing to express my heartfelt appreciation to you for making your scholarship possible. I was delighted and overwhelmed with excitement to learn of my selection of such a distinct honor. I am sincerely grateful and truly blessed for your financial assistance. I thank you again for your generosity and support. I promise that I will continue to work hard and fulfill the requirements of this scholarship. You have inspired me to want to give back to students and help them achieve their goals and dreams like you have done for me.“ Thanks again, Hayley Stempien Madonna University Nursing

Brooke Sullivan University Houston Communications/Journalism

Jessica Toney Western Kentucky University Pre-Medicine

Kerry Trlak Florida State University English/Journalism

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Gianna Tucker Lauren Trojanovich Jordan VanderWall Mount St. Mary’s University University of Colorado Calvin College Biology/Psychology Criminal Justice/Forensics Engineering


Hannah Vegh University of Rhode Island Marine Biology

Stephen Westhafer Illinois Central College Pre-Medicine

Eric Veldkamp Calvin College Education

Tori Walls Hugh Weck Savannah College of Art & Design Maryville University of St. Louis Photography Physical Therapy

Abigail Whiting Ohio State University Molecular Genetics

Kelsey Whitlatch Ohio State University Nursing

Alexandra Williams Case Western Reserve University Pre-Medicine

Kelsey Welter University of Wyoming Agriculture

Tatum Willoughby Capital University Pre-Medicine

“I recently received notice of my selection as a PFIA scholarship winner. I wanted to give you my sincerest thanks and appreciation for this generous contribution towards my academic pursuits. As a student funding their own college expenses, I really cannot say how much this scholarship means to me.” Sincerely,

Emma Contreras

Meaghan Zieser Loyola University Chicago Biology

Not Pictured: Zachary Mahler University or Nebraska Pre-Medicine/Biology

THANK YOU!

“Thank you so much for the scholarship! It will greatly help with my journey to scheme a college education. With a twin brother going off to college, this scholarship eases my family’s burden and is much appreciated. I am honored to have been chosen, and my family and I extend our deepest thanks to The Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association.” Sincerely, Bailey Gilbeaux

Thank you for awarding me the scholarship from Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association. It will benefit me greatly with college expenses. With gratitude, Troy Stephen Gilbeaux

P.S. My mom picked out the card. Editor’s Note: Quotes from student letters are sometimes paraphrased. Summer/Fall 2012

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Congrats, College Graduates! PFIA is proud to showcase the names of the enterprising young women and men who have completed their college education with the assistance of our scholarship program. The list below is comprised of the most recent 2011 and 2012 graduates. We, at PFIA, wish you all the very best as you set out to begin your careers or embark on your Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or PhD. Recipients

Scholarship

College Attended

Major(s)

Graduation

Adams, Jonathan D.

2010

University of Denver

International Studies

May 2012

Alicea, Diana

2010

Bryant University

Marketing

May 2012

Archuleta, Joel M.

2008

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Public Relations

May 2012

Bainter, Jacob J.

2009

Western Illinois University

Law Enforcement

May 2012

Barrow, Kristen M.

2008

Villanova University

Pre-Law

May 2012

Bauer, Lisa A.

2008

Quinnipiac University

Nursing

May 2012

Bean, Alaina M.

2010

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Physiology

May 2012

Becerra, Breann P.

2008

Metropolitan Community College

Social Work

May 2012

Byrd, Caitlyn R.

2010

Texas Christian University

Nursing

May 2012

Chase, Caitlin M.

2010

Colorado State University

Music Therapy

Dec. 2011

Chura, Meghan J.

2008

Boston University

Athletic Training

May 2012

Corbett, Chrstopher P.

2008

Penn State University Park

Undeclared

May 2012

Deickmann, Melissa R.

2008

Rowan University

History/Education

May 2012

Dietz, Crystal N.

2008

Florida State University

Engineering

May 2012

Doty, Brett A.

2008

Lamar University

Pre-Med

May 2012

Duell, Ryan A.

2008

Ball State University

Criminal Justice

May 2012

Duibley, Ashley R.

2010

Ohio State University - Columbus

Nursing

June 2012

Ecklebe, Derek J.

2008

United States Air Force Academy

Behavioral Science

May 2012

Enevoldsen, John T.

2008

Case Western Reserve University

Chemical Engineering

May 2012

Fairlie, Zach R.

2011

University of Northern Iowa

Economics

May 2012

Feden, Hillary A.

2008

Kansas City Kansas Community College Nursing

Dec. 2011

Forfia, Mary K.

2008

Ohio University

Spanish

Dec. 2012

Forfia, Michael D.

2008

University of Akron

Jazz Studies

May 2012

French, Kelly A.

2008

Gordon College

Social Work

May 2012

Friedeman, Halley M.

2006

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Nursing

May 2012

Fullaway, Stephenie D.

2009

Colorado State University

Microbiology

May 2012

Garland, Deena D.

2007

University of Colorado - Boulder

Environmental Engineering May 2012

Grafelman, Bradley J.

2007

Missouri University of Science and Tech. Computer Engineering

Dec. 2011

Gustafson, Mark G.

2008

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Economics

May 2012

Hamilton, James M.

2008

Purdue University

Biological Science

May 2012

Harper, Andrea I.

2010

Indiana University - Bloomington

Nursing

May 2012

Hayes, Garrett M.

2010

Colorado State University

Speech

May 2012

Henning, Samuel R.

2008

University of Colorado - Boulder

Civil Engineering

June 2012

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Scholarship

College Attended

Major(s)

Graduation

Herdzik, Eric M.

2008

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Computer Science

May 2012

Hill, Chelsea

2008

University of Rhode Island

Kinesiology

May 2012

Hofmeister, Connor P.

2008

Butler University

Mathematics

May 2012

Hoover, Allean K.

2008

Anderson University

Athletic Training

May 2012

Horvat, Katherine M.

2008

Northwest Missouri State University

Graphic Design

May 2012

Hutcheson, Peter A.

2008

University of Iowa

Political Science

May 2012

James, Alexandra R.

2007

University of Colorado - Denver

Communications

May 2012

Jensen-Hall, Brittney Leigh

2010

Crown College

Christian Studies/Edu.

May 2012

Jones, Ebony N.

2008

Kent State University

Nursing

Dec. 2011

Jones, Stephanie M.

2008

Boston College

Economics

May 2012

Kapsner, Allison C.

2008

University of Michigan

International Relations

Dec. 2011

Kravchuk, Alexander J.

2008

Holy Family University

Criminal Justice

May 2012

Krysl, Mikayla B.

2008

Iowa Western Community College

Interior Design

Dec. 2011

Kulish, Andrea L.

2009

Catholic University of America

Psychology

May 2012

Kunze, Joseph K.

2010

University of North Carolina - Wilmington Sociology

May 2012

Kyle, Megan D.

2008

University of Nebraska-Omaha

Psychology

May 2012

Lafferty, Gina J.

2008

University of Colorado at Boulder

Business/Chinese

May 2012

Lambert, Taylor

2008

Louisiana State University

Mass Communications

May 2012

Landkamer, Claire L.

2008

California Polytechnic State University

Architecture

May 2012

Malcolm, Justin M.

2008

Michigan State University

Psychology

May 2012

Marshall, Tia K.

2009

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Elementary Education

May 2012

Martin, Phillip E.

2009

Miami University: Oxford

Microbiology

May 2012

Martinez, Kayleigh N.

2010

Community College of Denver

EMT Paramedic

May 2012

Masser, Mitchel D.

2009

Lake Superior State University

Fire Science

May 2012

Mautone, Matthew N.

2007

Stevens Institute of Technology

Cybersecurity

May 2012

McFarland, Bethany L.

2008

Marietta College

Public Accounting

May 2012

McFerran, Kyle L.

2008

Marian University

Biology

May 2012

Meyer, Patrick T.

2009

Miami University - Oxford

Finance

May 2012

Mitchell, Thomas J.

2006

Georgia Institute of Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Dec. 2011

Mixan, Nicole M.

2008

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Studio Art

May 2012

Moore, Hayden P.

2008

University of Kentucky

Economics

May 2012

Moore, Richard C.

2008

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Chemistry

May 2012

Moreno, Elliot J.

2008

Cornell University

Economics

May 2012

Mortillaro, Maci A.

2008

Louisiana State University

Kinesiology

May 2012

Mullane, Danielle E.

2008

University of Colorado - Boulder

Accounting

May 2012

Muschall, Mattew S.

2009

Morningside College

Comp Sci./Eng. Physics

May 2012

Nekola, Joseph D.

2008

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pre-Medicine

May 2012

Nichols, Courtney L.

2007

University of Alabama - Birmingham

Education

Dec. 2011

Novak, Ariel M.

2008

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Mathematics

May 2012

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Congratulations, continued Recipients

Scholarship

College Attended

Major(s)

Graduation

Parella, Kaitlin E.

2008

DePaul University

English/Communications June 2012

Phillips, Garrett N.

2010

Wayland Baptist University

Music

May 2012

Prachar, Conor P.

2008

Hood College

Business

May 2012

Quinlan, Justin W.

2009

The College of New Jersey

Criminology

May 2012

Reicks, Angela M.

2009

University of Nebraska - Omaha

Psychology

May 2012

Rodriguez, Michael

2009

University of Maryland - College Park

Business

May 2012

Sabin, Meredith R.

2008

Regis University

Nursing

May 2012

Schultz, James K.

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University of Maryland - College Park

Fire Protection

May 2012

Sereci, Kristen M.

2008

George Washington University

Economics

May 2012

Sereico, Angela E.

2008

Philadelphia University

Accounting

May 2012

Shanahan III, Michael J.

2008

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Economics/History

May 2012

Sharkey, Eric S.

2008

Rowan University

Physical Education

May 2012

Sheldon, Jr., Donald J.

2007

Georgia Institute of Technology

Environmental Eng.

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Short, Wiley R.

2008

University of Alabama

Sports Medicine

May 2012

Shropshire, Colleen F.

2010

Rowan University

Special Education

May 2012

Smith, Lauren C.

2008

College of St. Elizabeth

Special Education

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Snelson, Katie E.

2009

Southeast Missouri State University

Business

May 2012

Sorensen, Brent B.

2008

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Civil Engineering

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Spielmaker, Cody J.

2008

Central Michigan University

Engineering

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Stevenson, Kaitlin R.

2008

Spring Arbor University

Visual Arts Education

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Straile, Alyssa M.

2011

Kean University

Education

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Sullivan, Brittany J.

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Howard University

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Swanekamp, Elise M.

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Allegheny College

International Studies

Testa, Nicole K.

2009

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Graphic Design/IT

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VanderWall, Alison M.

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Michigan State University

Education

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Varone, Andrew J.

2008

Brown University

Biology/Pre-Med

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Veldkamp, Kelly N.

2009

Calvin College

Nursing

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Watkins, Travis K.

2008

Arizona State University East

Engineering

May 2012

Wendle, Paige E.

2009

Webster University

Art

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Wheeler, Bria L.

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University of Louisiana - Lafayette

Mechanical Engineering

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Whitaker, William T.

2007

University of Alabama

Math

May 2012

Winters, Carrie M.

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University of Colorado - Denver

Communications

May 2012

Wood, Danielle N.

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University of Connecticut

Accounting

May 2012

Zeitzmann, Jessica L.

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Missouri State University

Early Childhood Ed.

Dec. 2011

Zenthoefer, Carly A.

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University of Evansville

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Kansas City Police Department Excels in All-Star Game

Left: Officer Matt Smith and his son.

July 2012, Informant, The Kansas City Missouri Police Department

Below: Smith’s catch, replayed on ESPN

From a public safety perspective, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game events went very smoothly in Kansas City. “To say it went well is an understatement,” said Major Rich Lockhart, who coordinated police operations for the event. “It was a huge team effort that showcased Kansas City on a national stage.” About 300 police personnel were devoted to the events throughout the city, with an additional 85 officers working inside Kauffman Stadium. To ensure as many resources for the game as possible, only department members who submitted their requests six months in advance were allowed to take vacation time during All-Star events. And personnel from all over the department – from Police Academy recruits to Internal Affairs Unit detectives – were called on to pitch in. Major Lockhart said the geographic scope of events presented a special challenge for police. Other cities that have hosted the All-Star Game had events concentrated in one downtown area. Kansas City had FanFest and the Charity 5K run Downtown, the Chevrolet Red Carpet Parade on the Plaza and the games several miles east at Kauffman Stadium. But police encountered no major incidents. “I didn’t hear one bad thing,” Lockhart said. “It says a lot about the level of planning and the level of professionalism by everyone.” While it wasn’t part of the official police plan, one officer made it into the national spotlight with an amazing catch at the Home Run Derby. Officer Matt Smith of the East Patrol Division was working an area of the stadium off limits to fans when a ball hit by L.A. Angels player Mark Trumbo came sailing toward him. Officer Smith caught the ball with his bare hands and promptly handed it off to a 7-year-old boy in the stands. It was all caught on camera. Officer Smith was featured on ESPN’s Sports Center and quickly became a media sensation.

Officer Smith said his own 3-year-old son was disappointed when he came home and didn’t have the ball. He had to explain why he gave it to someone else. Dana Wright and Scott Parks, hosts of “Radioactive” on KMBZ 98.1 FM, were touched by Officer Smith’s story. They worked with the Kansas City Royals to get autographed baseballs for Officer Smith and his son and presented them to him two days after the All-Star Game. Officer Smith’s catch and generosity were just a small part of the reason KCPD’s work generated rave reviews from everyone from MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to Kansas City Mayor Sly James. Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck said during the live All-Star Game broadcast July 10 that, “Kansas City law enforcement could not have done a better job.” For the huge undertaking, KCPD worked with many local, state and federal partners. They included the Kansas City Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management, the Jackson and Platte County Sheriff’s Departments, the Independence Police Department, the Kansas City Royals, Major League Baseball, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Kansas City Regional Terrorism Early Warning Center, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “We had a great plan, and we executed it excellently,” Lockhart said.

“I knew I had to catch it or I’d have 50,000 people booing me,” Officer Smith told local media. Before the big catch, Officer Smith said he and his partner already had decided that if a ball came their way, they would give it to the little boy nearby. The boy was wearing a Royals jersey and tried to catch a ball all night, but he wasn’t having any luck. The boy was thrilled to get the ball, but

PFIA Agent Michael Satter, escorting Charlie Sheen during the AllStar Game.

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ZANSHIN

OR SITUATIONAL AWARENESS? BY BRIAN GILES Brian Giles has been an PFIA Representative for 8 years and the following article was written by him and published by Firehouse. We are very proud to have him and are thrilled to share with you his insights on the correlation between martial arts and the fire service.

After 28 years of martial arts training and 23 years of public safety service, I have come to the realization that most lessons within the dojo translate to the fire service. I often find myself comparing and analyzing these seemingly unrelated disciplines. Many of the basic concepts and practices of one can be utilized or adapted to numerous situations of the other. The focus of this article is on one aspect of traditional Karate training and how it applies to the fire service and fire fighter safety. Future articles will build on this initial concept and its practical application illustrating how martial arts training has impacted and enhanced my daily life and fire service career. In Karate training, we talk about and practice the theory of Zanshin. Zanshin has a very direct effect on fire fighter safety and survival. Zanshin is a Japanese term, which loosely translates to “a state of total awareness; preparedness for danger; readiness for action.” At its most basic level it requires awareness of your surroundings and enemies, as

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well as preparation to react to them. Does this ring any bells for you as something we also do in the fire service? It should. On the fire ground we apply Zanshin practice in many ways – situational awareness, size-up, dynamic risk assessment, as well as an ongoing assessment of a building, its conditions, and fire involvement just to name a few applications. Why do we do this? Simple. We do these things on the fire ground because the building is our enemy and we want to maintain “a state of total awareness, preparedness for danger, and readiness for action!” Situational awareness has been hammered home for years in the fire service in the context of fire ground activities. The application of Zanshin, particularly in situational awareness, does not only occur on the fire ground. Instead, we will consider Zanshin and situational awareness and how it applies to our craft on those calls away from the fire ground. These are calls where we may tend to forget this practice and potentially suffer extreme consequences. A good example of this would be medical emergencies and the unknown risks we face each time we encounter patients or the public. Do you maintain situational awareness, or Zanshin, on your third chest pain call of the day? What about the numerous runs for a “man down/nature unknown,” which more often than not turn out to be a sleeping or intoxicated party? It is these calls where you will see fire fighters relaxing, or not maintaining good Zanshin practice. It is easy to fall into a comfort zone on a medical run and become a creature of habit, following your routine and protocols for that particular type of call. Zanshin practice is lowered as no “real” threats are perceived as being present; i.e. no building on fire which you are preparing to run into. When you arrive at a residence on an average medical call, with no known exigent circumstances, do you take the time to look at the location like you would if it were on fire? You should, as Zanshin practice teaches you to take note of several important elements that can prove vital to the safety of you and your crew.


Where are the primary and secondary means of access and egress to the building? Look at the windows. Is anyone watching your approach from inside the residence? Are the windows fortified with burglar bars? Are there any signs of large or potentially dangerous dogs on scene? There are myriad potential threats to the safety and well-being of you and your crew each and every time you arrive at the scene of a call for service. The question is, are you staying sharp and focused, utilizing Zanshin practice to ensure your safety and the safety of your crew? Once you are inside a residence with a patient, are you maintaining Zanshin, in other words, sizing up the surroundings and identifying any potential threats? Applying Zanshin entails identifying any danger signs and taking the steps necessary to eliminate any threats to fire fighter safety; for example, a patient seated next to an edged/pointed weapon, such as a pair of scissors, a knife, letter opener, screwdriver, sharp pencil, etc. Secure any of these items and move them away from the patient and other civilians who may be present. Are you familiar with the minimum reactionary gap/distance to keep between you and someone brandishing an edged weapon? The answer will most likely surprise you! Anything less than 30 feet and your odds of getting cut or stabbed are increased dramatically. To be prepared, always adhere to the principle that action is faster than reaction. Don’t get caught off guard with your hands in your pockets, back on your heels, oblivious

For the advanced martial artist, Zanshin practice is an overarching goal one strives to achieve through rigorous training. Reactions to threats become automatic and come without thought. Over time, these develop into wholly instinctual behaviors based on motor responses drilled into the body through years of intense, repetitive training. The same is true of fire fighter behavior on the fire ground. Many years of on-the-job experience develop into the ability to recognize various strategic cues and implement the necessary tactics to address them, based on repeated fire ground experiences. Just like the fire service, in Karate we expand and enrich our real-world experiences with practical, meaningful and effective training. In 26 years of training and competing, I have found there are many frauds or imposters in the martial arts world. These types spend all their time talking about themselves and inflating their credentials and egos, but they don’t spend much time actually out on the dojo floor sweating and looking for the answers found in training. How many names in your own department just came to mind from this martial arts example of those who lack focused training but not inflated self-worth? My Karate teacher has been training in the martial arts for more than 57 years and has a saying he always uses to address these very types of individuals, easily applicable to both the martial arts and the fire service. His motto is simple: ”Damatte Keiko!” or basically “Shut up and train!”

Brian Giles and John Pitts

to the clues of potential, impending harm to you or your crew. Maintain Zanshin practice until you and your crew are safe in the apparatus and clear from the scene. By introducing Zanshin practice as a related concept of situational awareness in the fire service world, it is my hope that fire fighters will take a moment to reevaluate their own approach to fire fighter safety. Remember to employ Zanshin practice and always be thinking one step ahead in all situations. We’ve been taught to do just that on the fire ground, referring to this practice as forecasting – i.e. where is the fire in the building now and where will it most likely be in five minutes? Zanshin practice should at least begin with the information you are provided at dispatch. While en route to the dispatched location, use this information to develop your state of awareness and plan for the potential problems that you forecast to encounter at the scene. Implementing Zanshin at the time of dispatch “prepares you for danger and allows readiness for action.”

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RIDE4 CANCER 2020 Ride4Cancer2020 is an annual bike ride founded by ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ veteran, Buffalo New York Police Officer and Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association member, Joe Szafranski. Joe rides a bicycle from Buffalo, N.Y. to Albany, N.Y. and back to raise awareness of childhood cancer in the United States. Along with raising awareness, Joe strives to raise money to donate to Camp Good Days and Cancer Mission 2020.

The Story Behind Ride4Cancer2020 as told by Joe Szafranski In 2011, my life took a turn for the worse, as my nephew, James “Jimmy” Szafranski, laid in his hospital bed at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He took his final few breaths before peacefully passing away in his sleep. I knew with the news I received of my nephew’s diagnosis on Oct. 26, 2006, that my life would change forever. Jimmy was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer that affects about 2.5% of all children with cancer in America. I was in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom when I found out Jimmy had cancer. I was halfway across the world and couldn’t take care of my nephew. I just wanted to be home. With a lot of help from friends, I was able to leave Afghanistan and come home. I remember going to Roswell Park Cancer Institute and walking into his room for the first time. He lost a lot of weight; his hair was already falling out. He didn’t look like my Jimmy.

Camp Good Days To this day, I still don’t know how I held back the tears as I sat in the room with him. I thought about how I was going to take care of him. And that’s where Camp Good Days came in. Camp Good Days does so much, not only for kids like Jimmy, but for families, too. The staff all have helped ease the pain, relieve some of the stress, and ALWAYS put a smile on everyone’s face. They care about each and every one of the “FAMILIES” within the organization. Whether it’s sending a card of encouragement, stopping by the hospital to say hello, or sending the kids to any of the great activities they host – hockey games, football games, camping, fishing, golf, family picnics – they create a setting where kids with cancer are surrounded and uplifted by others also dealing with the disease.

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“I am riding not only for my nephew, Jimmy, but for every person that has to deal with a cancer diagnosis. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It affects all of us. This is our cause.” -Joe Szafranski

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He didn’t let cancer define who he was. He didn’t allow the cancer that was taking his life determine how he was going to live. He lived his life the way he wanted to, through strength, determination, laughter and happiness.

The Ride Camp Good Days has given my family memories that will last FOREVER. I will annually ride a bicycle from Buffalo, N.Y. to Albany, N.Y. and back to raise awareness of childhood cancer within the United States. Along the way, if I can raise money for Camp Good Days and Cancer Mission 2020 that, would be great, too.

Joe Szafranski, Buffalo New York Police Officer and founder of Ride4Cancer2020.

Why we need to work together… Cancer is one of the most deadly and costly diseases in America. In

Remembering Jimmy When Jimmy first passed, I spent most days and nights sleeping because I didn’t want his memories to fade away. I would close my eyes, see his smile, and hear his laugh. I decided to ask myself the question: how would Jimmy be best remembered? The first thing that came to my mind was how much he enjoyed life even as he battled cancer, and how he always joked around and had something funny to say.

2010, there were an estimated 1.5 million people diagnosed with cancer and more than 569,000 deaths. Of that number, more than 10,500 people diagnosed were children. If you‘re 85 years old or younger, cancer is the leading case of death in America, and if you’re 30-65 years old, cancer takes three times the number of lives than the next three diseases combined. One out of every two males and one out of every three females will be affected by cancer in their lifetime. What you can do to help find a cure for this horrible disease? You can start by supporting Ride4Cancer2020 from Buffalo, NY to Albany, NY and back.

I will remember him most for his strength, when everyone thought he was at his weakest point; he would pull himself up and say a joke that would make you laugh. I will remember him for his determination. When his body wouldn’t physically allow him to do simple daily tasks, he would try harder than anyone I knew to do something, even if it was simply standing up to stretch his legs. I will remember how brave he was. I took my daughter to get some inoculations a few weeks ago, and she nearly cried like a baby. I can guarantee Jimmy was laughing at her, as he would’ve walked through fire if he needed to!

“See you on the road.”

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About Cancer Mission 2020 Cancer Mission 2020, is the movement to demand action, results, and ensure that the right hand knows what the left hand is doing so that we can be victorious, once and for all, in helping to put an end to cancer. CANCER MISSION 2020 is built upon three key components: INFORMATION – CALL TO ACTION – ACCOUNTABILITY and is based on a quote Gary Mervis, Chairman and Founder, saw many years ago at the Fred Hutchinson Bone Marrow Transplant Center in Seattle, “There is no limit to what we can accomplish, as long as it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.”

About Camp Good Days Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc., a 501(c)3 notfor-profit organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges through summer camping experiences and year-round events and activities. Camp Good Days and Special Times, Inc. was founded more than 30 years ago by Gary Mervis to provide a residential camping program for his daughter, Teddi Mervis, and 62 other children with cancer from Upstate New York, and has grown to become one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. Camp Good Days was the fourth program of its kind in the country and the first to be started by a layperson. This past summer, more than 1,500 children, including children with cancer from several foreign countries, participated and experienced the magic of Camp Good Days firsthand at their own beautiful Recreational Facility, located on the shores of Keuka Lake. All of the programs and services at Camp Good Days and Special Times, provided to many children and their families, are offered free of charge for the participants. The only reason they are able to continue doing this is because of their many successful fundraising events and the generous donations from very special individuals and organizations in their community. Camp Good Days maintains their own Recreational Facility, located on the shores of Keuka Lake, where the residential camping programs take place. The Camp Good Days’ Headquarters & Volunteer Training Center is located in Mendon, NY and Camp Good Days also maintains offices in Buffalo, Syracuse, and Ithaca, NY.

Joe Szafranski and his friend Mike during the 2012 Ride4Cancer2020.

CONNECT Ride4Cancer2020 www.ride4cancer2020.com/ facebook.com/Ride4Cancer twitter.com/Ride4Cancer2020 youtube.com/user/Ride4Cancer2020

Cancer Mission 2020 www.cancermission2020.com facebook.com/CancerMission2020 twitter.com/endcancer2020 youtube.com/user/cancermission2020

Camp Good Days www.campgooddays.org facebook.com/CampGoodDays79 twitter.com/campgooddays campgooddays.blogspot.com/

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Fire Station No. 3

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fter the hurricane of 1926, the city of Fort Lauderdale decided to build Fire Station #3 in the Sailboat Bend area. An architect was hired — Francis Louis Abreu had a great flair for designing buildings in Fort Lauderdale. He displayed a blend of Mediterranean and Spanish influence in his architec-

Memorial “We dedicate this memorial to our brothers and sisters who gave so unselfishly of themselves — Their dedication, loyalty and heroism will be long remembered by those who were privileged to be a part of their lives — We Shall Not Forget Them”

ture. Frank Stranahan was the city commissioner at the time and helped in the westside fire station project. Station #3 was started in June 1927.

Museum Established in 2003, the team of volunteers at the Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum has made outstanding progress toward meeting our mission to: • Restore and display Historic Fire Station 3, • Present the inspiring story of service and courage of Fort Lauderdale’s Fire Department and firefighters, and to • Share an exciting and life-changing message of fire safety with our citizens. The nearly 100 years of advancement and service of the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department are highlighted through photos, videos, historic uniforms and equipment. Learn about major fires and emergencies that challenged our firefighters through the years.

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Station #3 is not only a museum but a memorial site. Outside of the station, there is a courtyard with a permanent memorial. This memorial site is a place to remember those individuals in the fire service who lost their lives in the line of duty. The memorial is used as the site for a 9/11 memorial service.


Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fire Safety At the Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum, they have a special program created especially for children that teaches them how to prevent fires, how to escape from a burning home and the importance of working fire alarms. The program includes: • Short video and interactive discussion with local firefighters. • Take home information for child and parent discussion. • Firefighter demonstration of fire truck and safety equipment. • Hands-On activities including target practice with fire hose and fire pole slide. The museum can accommodate groups of up to 50 children in each program.

The Haunted Station 3 Southeast Florida Ghost Research & The Fort Lauderdale Fire & Safety Museum conducts Ghost Tours and Ghost Hunts with séance inside historical Fire Station #3. This haunted establishment is haunted by several entities. One of the strongest forces of the station is Robert Leland Knight, who died on his 2nd day working for the Fire Station. Hear ghost stories about the firemen who haunt this location and learn about past and current paranormal research in this haunted historical landmark. Firefighters live in a world of reality, often harsh reality. That fact, makes even more unusual the phenomena of unexplained door movements and apparitions described by otherwise skeptical firefighters … a situation that has intrigued so many people for so many decades.

Above: Photo of the South East Florida Ghost Research Team hosing a séance at The Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum. Pictured Below: Robert Leland Knight.

Do these events relate to the young fireman from Fire Station 3 who was tragically killed in the line of duty before he could finish even one week of service? Or does it relate to the Seminole Indian burial grounds nearby? Or does it relate to the infamous “Hanging Tree” across the street?

The firefighter was Robert Leland Knight, the young fireman from Fire Station 3 who, two days after Christmas, 1940, was tragically electrocuted in the line of duty when he stepped off the fire engine into a pool of electrically charged water on only his second day of service.

1927 Above: PFIA Regional Manager Ben Kiszkiel, Joan Tersigni, and Representative Ray Tersigni at the 5 Alarm Carnival.

5 Alarm Carnival The 5 Alarm Carnival was a fundraiser benefiting the Fort Lauderdale Fire & Saftey Museum. It was held Feb. 18, 2012. PFIA was one of the supporters of this event which included carnival rides and games, dunk the firefighter, fire safety demonstrations and a family barbeque at the museum. Regional Manager Ben Kiszkiel and Representative Ray Tersigni were present at the event and gave out information about Police and Firemen’s Insurance to those who were in attendance. Summer/Fall 2012 • The PFIA Protector

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INSULIN RESISTANCE It’s estimated that up to 1 in 4 Americans has developed or has been diagnosed with prediabetes (insulin resistance). Many more are at risk. Having insulin resistance means that your blood sugar (glucose) levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance usually causes no symptoms, but can lead to worsening of cholesterol levels and high blood pressure — and it increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Moreover, once you develop prediabetes, research indicates that within 10 years, you’re likely to go on to develop type 2 diabetes. That is, unless you do something about it. Thankfully, you can. By losing around 7 percent of your body weight with improved diet and exercise, it’s very likely that you can prevent type 2 diabetes — and maybe even return your glucose levels to normal. Losing weight may sound like a lot of work, but when you consider the hassle, expense and discomfort of dealing with type 2 diabetes and its many consequences, it’s a worthwhile investment for better health and a better life.

Insulin Resistance

Every time you eat, your body converts a portion of the digested food into glucose. Your blood carries the glucose to your body’s tissues, where the cells use it as fuel. Glucose enters your cells with the help of insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. Insulin acts as a master key, unlocking the doors of your cells and allowing glucose inside. In people with insulin resistance, cells don’t respond normally to insulin, and glucose can’t enter the cells as easily. Levels of glucose in your bloodstream increase, and your body produces more insulin to overcome the resistance. Over time, cells of your body become even more resistant to

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insulin and your body can’t keep increasing insulin production. Unchecked, blood glucose levels continue to rise and you develop type 2 diabetes. Development of insulin resistance appears to be caused by a complex interaction between genetic and lifestyle factors. People with a family history of type 2 diabetes are at increased risk, as are blacks, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics and Pacific Islanders. Women who have had gestational diabetes, which develops during pregnancy (gestation), are at risk of future type 2 diabetes. And keep in mind, being overweight — especially with excess body fat around the abdomen — is by far the greatest modifiable risk factor for progressing to type 2 diabetes if you already have insulin resistance. A sedentary lifestyle also is a major risk factor. In addition, several commonly prescribed drugs can impair glucose tolerance and may increase risk of type 2 diabetes. Among these drugs are cholesterol drugs called statins. But don’t stop taking statins or any other drugs without discussing with your doctor the risks and benefits as they relate to your chances of developing diabetes.

The Power of Less

Body fat is an agent that causes cells to become resistant to insulin. But, as you lose weight or body fat, your cells become more responsive to insulin. The change is often remarkable. One large study found that for adults 60 and older, modest lifestyle changes reduced the risk of progressing from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes by 71 percent. In this study, called the Diabetes Prevention Program, participants who reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes the most:

• Ate in a healthier way, including eating less fat and fewer calories. • Performed exercise equivalent to brisk walking for 150 minutes a week — an average of 30 minutes a day for five days a week.

• Aimed to lose 7 percent of their body weight. For someone weighing 200 pounds, that’s 14 pounds. A healthy diet that can lead to weight loss and prevention of type 2 diabetes involves:

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


An emphasis on eating minimally processed foods — These include fruits, berries, vegetables, beans and other legumes, and whole grains. In addition to high amounts of fiber, these foods offer a vast array of beneficial nutrients — not to mention an array of delicious flavors. Importantly for weight loss, fruits and nonstarchy vegetables have low energy density, meaning they contain relatively few calories for a given portion size. Whole grains contain more fiber than do refined grains and help you feel full on fewer calories. Apart from their role in weight loss, consuming whole grains and fiber — whether the fiber is from whole grains or other sources — has also been strongly associated with improved insulin sensitivity and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Moderate portions of low-fat dairy, fish and other protein sources — Picture the size of a deck of cards and limit your daily intake of meat, poultry and fish to that amount. Consume skim milk and low-fat dairy products in moderation. These foods can be calorie dense, meaning small portions provide lots of calories. You’ll still get plenty of protein if you eat a wide variety of plant foods and consume adequate calories. Saturated fat — found in meat, poultry and dairy products containing fat — appears to promote insulin resistance beyond its contribution to high calorie intake. Fats found in fish or in plant oils such as canola or olive oil don’t appear to have this effect and may even be slightly protective. Minimal amounts of sweets, sugary beverages and processed baked goods such as cookies and pastries — These foods have high levels of sugar, fat and calories with little in the way of nutritional value. It’s easy to rapidly consume high amounts of calories with these items — especially soda — without realizing that you’re doing so. Moreover, some of these products contain trans fats, which have been linked to increased insulin resistance. Overall portion control — Strategies for portion control include eating slowly so your brain has time to register fullness, stopping eating when you feel satisfied, serving food in smaller amounts or using smaller plates and bowls, not eating from a container, and focusing on eating rather than being distracted by television or work. A few indulgences — Some of the great delights of life — namely a cup or two of coffee, a square or two of dark chocolate, and no more than one alcoholic beverage a day — have in some small studies been modestly associated with better insulin sensitivity.

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Get Moving

Physical activity helps prevent type 2 diabetes in many ways. Aerobic activity — such as brisk walking — or strengthening exercises are each beneficial, but a plan that includes both offers the greatest benefit. Exercise is an important component of any weight-control plan. Exercise burns calories directly — but it also burns calories indirectly by increasing your muscle mass. Since muscle tissue burns more calories than does fat tissue, increased muscle mass causes you to burn more calories, even when you are at rest. Exercise also promotes the transfer of glucose from your blood to your cells. The more you exercise, the more glucose you use, thus lowering the amount of glucose left in your blood. Exercise also makes your cells more responsive to insulin. The best exercise is the exercise that you’ll actually do. Planned exercises — such as walking, bicycling or swimming — are good choices. Physical activity such as gardening, dancing or mowing the lawn with a push mower can count, too. Whatever you choose, aim for an intensity level in which you feel yourself working and maybe even breaking a sweat — but you can still say a sentence out loud without having to pause to catch your breath. Gradually building up to doing 30 minutes of exercise on most days is a great benchmark for preventing type 2 diabetes. If you already exercise, you can gradually make your exercise more intense or increase the amount of time you spend exercising. Intervals are a great way to add intensity. These involve repeated bursts of relatively intense activity separated by short recovery periods. With walking, this may involve walking faster than usual for two minutes, followed by one minute of ordinary walking pace, then repeating that pattern several times. More intense exercise can lead to an increased level of insulin sensitivity for 12 to 48 hours after the exercise session is over.

Isn’t there a drug?

Several medications have been shown to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The best of these appears to be metformin (Glucophage). However, studies indicate that metformin — when used to prevent type 2 diabetes — is least effective in adults over the age of 45. Furthermore, it’s generally not recommended for use to prevent type 2 diabetes in adults age 60 or older. Even for adults under age 45, metformin isn’t nearly as effective for prevention of type 2 diabetes as is losing weight and exercising.

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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 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) • 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)


MOVING? Please, fill in your new

Artistic prints – 11”x14” action scenes of fire fighters, by fire fighter/artist Paul Walsh, www.walshprints.com, or call 860829-556 for more information. (0210) • 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) • 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) • 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) • ATTENTION fire fighters! FREE personalized fireman and angel print with prayer. View, print and order online www.firepolicesite.com. (0309)

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

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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)

Collecting State Police/Highway Patrol license plates. Can you help? Contact Col. Jefferey Alexander at jalexander 771@hotmail.com (1108)

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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)

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

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)

New Address

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)

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.

Name ___________________________________________________________________ Contact Information _____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ My Swap Shop ad should read as follows: __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________

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Statutory statements from audited years ending December 31, 2011 & 2010 The Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinion and a complete set of Financials will be furnished by the Association upon request.

Admitted Assets

Dec. 31, 2011

Dec. 31, 2010

Cash and invested assets Bonds

Preferred and common stocks

$79,798,498

$68,179,718

15,965,821

12,669,108

Real estate

2,453,519

2,483,917

Certificate loans

2,891,720

2,722,346

Receivable for securities

1,000,000

0

Cash and cash equivalents

4,206,239

11,011,987

$106,315,797

$97,067,076

Total cash and invested assets Accounts receivable

Premiums deferred and uncollected

$1,409,297

$1,339,199

Investment income due and accrued

1,523,272

1,490,674

Other assets

8,519,942

8,158,590

$117,753,901

$108,055,899

$74,503,917

$63,684,982

Liabilities Policy liabilities and accruals

Reserve for life policies and claims

Reserve for accident and health policies and claims

9,389,314

9,242,170

Policyholder funds on deposit

4,982,907

5,448,411

Premiums and annuity considerations received in advance

55,019

50,467

Asset valuation reserve

Interest maintenance reserve

Commissions payable

$88,931,157

$78,426,030

$2,559,507

$2,821,117

0

0

98,124

90,702

General expenses payable

719,627

1,140,313

Deferred compensation

667,693

607,051

$93,498,908

$83,085,213

24,254,993

$24,221,586

$117,753,901

$107,306,799

Surplus

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Unassigned funds


Statutory Statements of Operations

Dec. 31, 2011

Dec. 31, 2010

$29,858,250

$31,907,908

361,418

465,891

3,389,153

3,367,161

21,007

15,110

46,063

35,174

$33,675,891

$35,791,244

Revenue

Premiums earned

Reinsurance commissions and expense allowances

Investment income

Amortization of interest maintenance reserve

Miscellaneous Benefits and Expenses

Death benefits

$3,081,692

$2,119,380

Annuity benefits

1,732,013

1,780,699

Disability, accident and health benefits

7,262,157

7,209,891

Surrender benefits

559,747

529,048

Matured endowments

14,989

0

Interest on policyholder funds

Increase in aggregate reserves

Increase in loading on deferred and uncollected premiums

$12,650,598

$11,639,018

$155,670

$179,367

10,569,396

11,691,226

13,118

(16,646)

Commissions

2,319,786

2,529,669

General insurance and fraternal expenses

5,904,326

6,567,613

Insurance, taxes, licenses and fees

271,597

171,554

Gain from Operations before Refunds to Members and Net Realized Capital Gains

$23,375,664

$21,122,783

$1,791,400 $3,029,443

Refunds to Members

508,401

472,424

Net Realized Capital Gains

160,487

(9,586)

$1,443,486

$2,547,433

$24,221,586

$21,923,587

Net Income

Statutory Statements of Changes in Surplus Surplus - Beginning of the year

Net income

1,443,486

2,547,433

Changes in net unrealized capital gains (losses)

(625,839)

1,844,478

Changes in non-admitted assets

(314,647)

191,565

Changes in asset valuation reserve

261,610

(1,530,722)

Additional minimum pension liability adjustment

(731,204)

(755,026)

Option I Rider adjustment to life reserves

0

0

Other changes in surplus

0

0

$24,254,993

$24,221,585

Balance - End of the year

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Thank You, Officer

Cozy Criminal

Mark Allen knows exactly when his life turned around: at 2:30 a.m. on March 23, 2003. Allen was arrested for drunk driving that night, and he credits those handcuffs — and the Omaha police officer who clicked them around his wrists — with putting him on the path to sobriety. Now nine years sober, Allen recently returned to that police station to thank Officer Chuck Matson for “saving [his] life.”

It’s often said that the most important thing to remember when committing a crime is to never return to the scene. However, it’s even more important to actually leave in the first place. When a man broke into an apartment in Moscow, he showed an unusually derelict approach to his chosen profession by helping himself to his victim’s vodka and passing out. When police arrived after the owner of the apartment spotted the broken door lock, they found the thief snoozing peacefully in his would-be victim’s bed. He was awoken and duly arrested, but, at least he will now have somewhere cozy to sleep — for the next 10 years or so.

“That night was the first time that I really started thinking I might have a problem,” Allen said. Despite the years and the distance between them, he kept his promise to thank Matson. “I’ve never had anyone try to contact me,” Matson said. “This will be in my memory banks forever.”

Source: msn.com, 7/5/12 Source: msn.com, 6/19/12

Getaway Vehicle Gets No Where Authorities say a bank robbery was foiled when the suspect’s car ran out of gas as he tried to flee. Police say a man entered a city bank one afternoon and handed a teller a note demanding money. The man, who indicated he had a weapon, then fled to his car with an undisclosed amount of cash as bank employees contacted authorities. The robber, who had parked at a nearby business, tried to drive away but didn’t get far before running out of gas. He then called a cab company for a ride, but was captured by police just moments after he got out of his vehicle. Police say the “weapon” he had was a garden hose spray nozzle.

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Wrong Number If you’re going to call someone at 4 a.m. to complain about the drugs you’ve purchased, it’s best to make sure you have the right number — or you might just be filing your customer complaint with an officer of the law. A sheriff deputy received four calls on his cell in the early hours from people whining about the illicit wares they’d been sold and demanding compensation, according to the Sheriff’s Officer report. The deputy arranged to meet the disgruntled customers, whereupon they were arrested. The deputy later met two others who were also arrested, making a total of four arrests — all because of one wrong number.

Editor’s Note: Know funny or ironic stories you would like to share? Email your submission to aburns@pfia.net.


Above: Columbus Fire Department’s Top Recruit, Class of July 2012 L-R: PFIA Advisory Board Member Wayne Redmon, Training Captain Jim Lewis, Top Recruit Kevin Johnson, and Columbus, Ohio Fire Chief Gregory Paxton.

Left: Mauro Farullo, Passaic, NJ Police Department President with longtime friend, PFIA Regional Manager, Mike Tersigni at the Unity Tour Fundraiser. Above: East Coast PFIA Seminar attendees with Executive Secretary/Sr. Vice President, Peter Episcopo.

Above: Mike Carrigan presenting a check and plaque to Detective Joe Engelbert for the Denver Police Officer’s Foundation.

Above: PFIA Rep. Tony Ragans of Jacksonville, FL, shows up to welcome Chief Griggs at Station 4 into the PFIA family.

Left: PFIA Rep. Mike Carrigan presenting Jonathan Adams of South Metro a check and plaque for the Professional Fire Fighters Golf Tournament.

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Executive Committee

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Mark Kemp, President; Peter Episcopo, Senior Vice President/ Executive Secretary; Tom Clines, Vice President/Treasurer; Tom Jackson, Chairman of the Board

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Accident & Sickness Products

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For more information about PFIA programs or our free fraternal benefits, please contact your local representative from the listing on the following pages. If a local agent is unavailable, contact one of our regional managers, listed below:

Debbie Burkett, Amanda Phillabaum

Claims Examiner Susan Pickett

Chief Underwriter Tana Dulin

Creative Services Angela Burns

General Services Stacy Workman, Linda Harris

Information Services

Director of Marketing

Matthew Longobardi 172 Foxon Road, East Haven, CT 06513 203-687-5255 (C) 203-468-7600 (F)

Regional Managers Florida Ben Kiszkiel

419 Scanlon Road Southwest, Palm Bay, FL 32908 321-432-3057 (C) 321-215-7319 (F) fire230@bellsouth.net

Chris Marlor, Josh Bernardin

Louisiana & Texas Marshall Herklotz

New Business

2515 Ellis Park Lane, Conroe, TX 77304 936-662-6606 (C) 936-828-2192 (F) hzherk@earthlink.net

Brian Kinnaird, Brandy Bushman, Emily Prater

Policy Owner Services Annette O’Neil, Rochelle Dahl, Anne Karn

Mid-Atlantic Mike Tersigni

Amanda Morey

151 Vista Terrace, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442 973-460-0740 (C) mptersigni750@aol.com

Secretary to the Executive Officers

Midwest Dan Louder

Reception

Susan Shinabarger

Statutory Accounting Joe Tauber

Supplies/Mail Room Cristian White

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9411 Dick Road, Harrison, OH 45030 513-738-8107 (H) 513-235-6521 (C) dlouder@zoomtown.com Northeast Alan “Tom” Evans, Jr.

5775 West Street, Sanborn, NY 14132 716-628-4774 (C) nypfia@gmail.com


Directory of Advisory Board Members & Account Representatives (H) Home Phone

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 Jefferson County PD RICK MILLER 4001 Crossings Lane Birmingham 35242 205-296-6997 (C) mill422@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 Francisco FD ROBERT McGUIRE 12 Mariposa Lane Novato 94947 415-892-1539 (B) bobbymac9@hotmail.com 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)

(C) Cell Phone

(B) Business Phone

Denver FD JAMES H. SNYDER P.O. Box 118 Arvada 80001 303-425-6181 (H) jsnyder6181@msn.com

New Haven Corrections JOHN M. BARRETT 245 Whaley Avenue New Haven 06530 203-808-5052 JMBarrett04@snet.net

Denver PD & Sheriff MIKE CARRIGAN 7609 S Platte Canyon Drive Littleton 80128 303-730-3776 (H) 303-619-6112 (C) mikefandpattys@msn.com

New Haven FD and Branford FD & PD JASON T. CUSACK 7 Greenfield Avenue Branford 06405 203-996-0597 (C) qball0056@gmail.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

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

Littleton FD BRIAN A. CRONIN 4530 Fenwood Place Highland Ranch 80126 303-346-1671 (H) Montrose PD PAUL L. ELLER 1848 Naralia Way Montrose 81401 970-209-8145 (C) badpig_911@bresnan.net 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 125 Columbus Boulevard New Britain 06051 860-209-7704 JFF0257@sbcglobal.net

Norwalk PD RONALD SPAGNUOLO 101 Keeler Avenue Norwalk 06854-1606 203-854-3081 (B) 203-515-1365 (C) rspagnuolo@norwalkct.org Norwalk FD & PD GARY MECOZZI 16 Sunset Pass Wilton 06897 203-965-5345 (B) Southington FD & PD MICHAEL KAHN 1218 Woodruff Street Southington 06489-2946 860-982-5567 (C) 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) State Dept. of Corrections DAVID LaPOINTE 11 Hillside Avenue Winchester 06098 860-379-2736 (H) Waterbury FD JOSEPH C. VALAITIS 19 Pine Mountain Circle Barkhamsted 06063 860-738-9531 (H) 860-716-4017 (C) JJOEV162@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

(F) Fax Number

(P) Pager Number

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

Florida Broward County FD MONICA L. MALDONADO 7008 NW 99 Avenue Tamarac 33321 786-205-0033 (C) Monicam649@gmail.com Cape Coral FD ERIC CHUDZIK 3728 SE 1st Place Cape Coral 33904 239-560-0930 (C) eric.chudzik@yahoo.com Deltona FD MIKE MAPLES 2798 Thornberry Court Deltona 32738 386-804-6767 (C) mike_deanne@earthlink.net 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 COLLEEN DENMARK 10408 SW 10th Terrace Micanopy 32667 352-219-9745 Gainesville FD & PD JOSEPH HILLHOUSE 11229 NW 35th Avenue Gainesville 32606 352-494-3961 (C) josephhillhouse@hotmail.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) Manatee County PD & Corrections WILLIAM J. HIGH 124 30th Street NW Bradenton 34205 941-747-7008 (H) 941-737-6998 (C) reelhigh28@aol.com Metro Dade County PD RAYMOND F. TERSIGNI 3903 NW 89th Way Cooper City 33024 954-435-7577 (H) 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 Pensacola FD & PD, Escambia County FD & PD TIMOTHY ZOULEK 5633 Windermere Trace Pace 32571 850-995-8352 (H) 850-232-4070 (C) ecfr39@yahoo.com Pinellas County FD SCOTT CROWELL 4763 Central Avenue St. Petersburg 33713 727-215-0786 (C) 727-323-0206 (B) SPFDE5@aol.com St. Lucie County Fire District KEVIN HERNDON 5910 Cassia Drive Ft. Pierce 34982 772-461-7756 (H) 772-201-1755 (C) St. Petersburg FD WINTHROP M. NEWTON P.O. Box 15514 St. Petersburg 33733 727-323-1213 (H) St. Petersburg PD RICHARD THOMAS 5360 31 Avenue N St. Petersburg 33710 727-798-7165 (C) rthomas1@knology.net

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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 Dekalb County FD JONATHON CARDWELL 60 Tallapoosa Street Temple 30179 256-310-5466 (C) Savannah FD DESMOND H. SMALL PO Box 6521 Savannah 31414 912-308-9977 (C) 912-232-8869 (H) desmond_small@att.net

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

Indianapolis PD DAVID V. ROTH 317-490-9008 (C) 317-761-7768 (P) Muncie FD & PD LARRY J. DELK 7501 S Equestrian Place Muncie 47302 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

Anderson FD & PD MATTHEW COLE P.O. Box 33 Sulphur Springs 47388 765-208-5179 (C) 765-533-3217 (H) fftmc773@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

Columbus FD GARY E. BURRISS 5815 S 525 E Elizabethtown 47232 812-371-7007 (C) 812-579-6756 (H) g.burriss@comcast.net

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

Evansville FD & PD GREG LEHMAN 6709 Kremer Road Evansville 47720 812-455-3443 (C) 812-624-0023 (H) glehman64@gmail.com

Vincennes FD ROBERT A. JARRELL P.O. Box 1445 Vincennes 47591 812-895-0382 (H) 812-882-2600 (B)

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

Iowa Burlington FD KENNETH MORRIS 4841 109th Avenue, #4 Burlington 52601 319-753-6285

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

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

Cedar Rapids FD LYLE THEISEN 22174 Jill Court Anamosa 52205 319-462-3912 (H) Lylepatthe@msn.com

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 BRADD T. ROEMBKE 4170 Seifert Court New Palestine 46163 317-498-4348 (C) broembke@yahoo.com

Des Moines FD JOE GIUDICESSI 229 SE Bell Avenue Des Moines 50315 515-288-0811 (H) 515-250-2218 (C)

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

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

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

Indianapolis PD STEVE D. MURPHY 5262 McFarland Road Indianapolis 46227 317-786-8198 (H) 317-696-7562 (C) pfsmurphy@gmail.com

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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) Kansas City PD JASON SPREITZER 888-642-0493 (B) 816-679-8266 (C) 816-533-7171 (F) jason@pfiakcmo.com www.pfiakc.org

Kentucky Ashland FD & PD KELLY GRIFFITH 5069 Lakin Drive Catlettsburg 41129 606-923-4843 kellyryan222000@yahoo.com Ashland FD & PD ROBERT M. HILL 5943 Dee Court Ashland 41102 606-922-7463 (C) Kenton County PD & FD DEBORAH BROWNING 1717 Sherman Court Union 41091 859-893-4465 (C) deborah.browning@yahoo.com

Louisiana Baton Rouge FD PAUL H. OWENS 1622 Heatherview Court Baton Rouge 70815 225-772-4190 (C) pfiaowens@yahoo.com Jefferson Parish Sheriff KIM LENTZ 101 Chubasco Lane Slidell 70458 985-774-4414 (B) 985-639-1723 (F) lentz1848@bellsouth.net Lake Charles FD & PD MACK KENNEDY 876 Tara Avenue Lake Charles 70611 337-855-3714 New Orleans & Slidell FD ALAN MELANCON 303 W Queensbury Drive Slidell 70461 504-905-3185 (C) 985-690-1441 (H) wizmelancon@charter.net New Orleans & Kenner FD PAUL J. MELANCON 4925 Alexander Drive Metairie 70003 504-524-3878 (H) 504-430-1962 (C) 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 1105 Avenal Boulevard 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 Charles County FD & PD MICHAEL WALKO 6940 Walko Place Indian Head 20640 301-399-6120 (C) 301-375-8323 (H) walkom@verizon.net Montgomery County PD CARLO CORVOISIER P.O. Box 6815 Silver Spring, MD 20916 301-580-2595 (C) Corvoisier12@verizon.net Prince George’s County FD CHRIS CUNNINGHAM 410-739-7191 (C) cunninghamsvcs@gmail.com Prince George’s County PD SEAN M. BABCOCK 9200 Edwards Way #907 Adelphi 20783 202-321-2176 (C) smbc78@gmail.com Prince George’s County PD CLIFF TINSLEY 717-881-2091 (C) 717-599-2210 (B) cliff2598@gmail.com

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

Michigan 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@dishmail.net

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)

East Jersey Corrections VALERIE WASHINGTON 38 Warner Avenue Jersey City 07305 551-655-5040 (C) 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)

Lansing FD ERIC WEBER 9711 S Francis Road Lansing 48820 517-272-2991 (H) 517-749-5451 (C)

Omaha PD MARK T. SCHENKELBERG 17173 Franklin Drive Omaha 68118 402-932-8787 (H)

Oakland Cty. PD & Sheriff ROBERT NEGRI 1358 Fieldcrest Court Flint 48507 810-240-1632 (C) 810-239-4597 (H) rnegri@comcast.net

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

Hudson County Sheriff ILIANA A. DIAZ 257 Cornelison Avenue Jersey City 07302 201-772-6821 (C) 201-763-7321 (F) IDiaz333@gmail.com

Oakland Cty./Macomb FD MELISSA A. MEDICI 586-855-7136 (C) jmmedici@sbcglobal.net

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

Hudson County DOC TEDDY ROQUE 201-437-1779 (H) 201-522-1603 (C)

South Central PD TONY WELDY 419 Sumark Way Ann Arbor 48103 810-614-5194 (C) bluebull297@aol.com

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

Jersey City FD ROBERT PILGER 340 Pearsall Avenue Jersey City 07305 201-638-5297 (C) rpilg@aol.com

Wayne Cty. PDs & Sheriff MICHAEL L. DUFFEY 784 York Street Plymouth 48170 734-416-5041 (H) sgt.duffey@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 JASON SPREITZER 888-642-0493 (B) 816-679-8266 (C) 816-533-7175 (F) jason@pfiakcmo.com www.pfiakc.com Kansas City PD MICHAEL SATTER 3509 NE 77th Terrace Kansas City 64119 816-665-5222 (C) 816-533-7171 (F) msatter@pfiakc.org

New Jersey

Bayonne FD & PD STEPHANIE BURT 123 Watchung Avenue, Apt. 2 Montclair, NJ 07043 973-713-2199 (C) Bergen County FD, PD, & Sheriff LOUIS MERCADO 39 Strathmere Street Waretown 08758 732-814-1751 (C) glmercado8@aol.com 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 & PD WILLIAM COLUCCI 737 Carter Avenue Bellmawr 08031 856-580-0206 (H) 856-313-8215 (C)

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

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 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 9 Halko Drive Cedar Knolls 07927 201-206-5183 (C) ckamd@optonline.net

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) North Hudson FD JOSEPH D. McLEAN 942 Yellowbank Road Toms River 08753 201-725-6513 (C) joemclean74@verizon.net Nutley FD & PD JOHN HUND 238 Pasadena Avenue Hasbrouck Heights 07604 201-615-5831 (C) Hund@optonline.net Ocean County PD KEVIN C. LYONS 52 Shore Avenue Manahawkin 08050-2623 klyons286@comcast.net 609-597-7820 (H) 609-548-2930 (C) Passaic FD & PD JASON AYALA 148 Harrington Road Clifton 07012 973-249-7976 (H) Passaic County Sheriff THOMAS M. PANZARINO 973-296-8006 (C) 973-225-3689 (B) bkckgangarino@optonline.net Paterson FD JOHN A. MAURO, JR. P.O. Box 321 Cedar Grove 07009 973-865-9577 (C) AJM1@optonline.net

Union City PD DOMINICK DePINTO 108 Hiclory Street Carteret 07008 201-348-5800 201-401-4351 dominick226@comcast.net Wayne FD & PD SCOTT RAPPAPORT 16 Raleigh Lane Wayne 07470 973-632-2885 (C) srappaport@me.com

New York Albion Corrections THOMAS SUTTON 5851 Buffalo Street Sanborn 14132 (716) 471-9326 (C) co11to7@aol.com Albany FD WILLIAM TOBLER 7 Ichabod Lane Albany 12211 518-436-8683 (H) Albany PD RICHARD GORLESKI JR. 31 Lynn Road Averill Park 12018 518-860-9673 Auburn Corrections MICHAEL B. O’SULLIVAN 135 State Street Auburn 13021 ibtgog@twcny.rr.com 315-253-8401 ext. 5853 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)

Paterson PD JAMES DURKIN 294 Berkshire Avenue Paterson 07502 973-390-3770 (C) rocket1964@gmail.com

Buffalo FD JOHN E. MURPHY 52 Lincoln Boulevard Kenmore 14217-2307 716-553-7611 (C) jmurphy737@roadrunner.com

Plainfield FD KENNETH CHILDRESS 191 North Avenue #268 Dunellen 08812 908-405-1168 (C) KWC66@aol.com

Buffalo PD JOHN A. PETRICCA 5619 Green Meadow Court Hamburg 14075 716-380-2057 (C) 716-649-3441 (H) jpd441@verizon.net

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) Trenton FD & PD, KENNETH S. LUGO Trenton Police Department 740 Estate Blvd Apt 198 Mercerville 08619 609-977-8777 (C) KenLugo@hotmail.com

Buffalo PD SALVATORE A. VALVO 9 Cambridge Court Lancaster 14086 716-651-9904 (H) salvatorvalvo@roadrunner.com Cape Vincent Corrections GEORGE J. BEARUP 519 W Mullin Street Watertown 13601 315-778-2046 (C) Cattaraugus County Sheriff NATHAN A. ROOT Randolph, NY 14772 naroot@cattco.org 716-938-2334 (B) 716-498-3252 (C)

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Depew PD FRANK CAPARASO 61 Wyandotte Street Depew 14043 716-681-3422 (H) 716-863-8443 (C)

Rochester FD & PD JONATHAN YOUNG 61 Monroe Street Honeoye Falls 14472 585-310-2259 PFIA@mac.com

Cincinnati/Greater Cincy FD MARK REUSS 3328 Markdale Court Mack 45248 513-574-3340 (H) 513-706-1287 (C) jamreuss@fuse.net

Marion FD & PD MICHAEL M. RADCLIFF 2198 Heron Lane Marion 43302 740-386-2582 (B) mandjradcliff@roadrunner.com

Erie County Sheriff CHRIS CIESLA 4316 Milestrip Road Blasdell 14219 cociesla7@gmail.com 716-822-5872 (H) 716-603-4386 (C)

Rochester FD MARK HUDSON 87 Bakerdale Road Rochester 14616 585-350-8420 (C) policefireinsurance@gmail.com

Cincinnati/Hamilton Cty. PD LEONARD E. LABRECQUE 1867 Lois View Lane Cincinnati 45255 513-474-2359 (H)

Toledo FD TIM BOHLAND 5154 Oldham Drive Toledo 43613 419-690-4686 (H) 419-376-4543 (C)

Fishkill Corrections PETE MANN 716-712-6744 pmann00@gmail.com Monroe County Sheriff ALFRED N. DeROSA 11 Hampshire Lane Mendon 14506 aderosa58@gmail.com 585-208-3902 (C) 585-753-4021 (W) New York State Corrections - Wyoming GREGORY L. BROWN 2039 Nesbitt Road Attica 14011 585-356-1341 (C) 1gregorybrown2@gmail.com New York State PD JOSEPH P. DeBERGALIS 38 Collette Avenue Cheektowaga 14227 716-674-4076 (H) New York State Wende Correctional JOSEPH MANCINI P.O. Box 491 Depew 14043 JLM1260@hotmail.com 716-984-8093 (C) New York State Wende Correctional, Buffalo Special Police, Depew PD JULIANO S. PECORA 38 Suffield Avenue Depew 14043 716-685-2549 (H) 716-907-9694 (C) PALERMO321@aol.com 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 Onondaga County Corrections HEATHER M. CLOSE 351 County Route 32 Hastings 13076 518-852-9582 (C) HClose28@gmail.com

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Schenectady FD RON BAIER 1351 Mariaville Scotch Church Rd. Pattersonville 12137 518-527-5107 (C) 518-864-7482 (H) Ltreb4@aol.com Syracuse FD JAMES ENNIS P.O. Box 701 Syracuse 13219 315-468-8630 (H) Troy PD ROBERT D. FITZGERALD 55 State Street Troy 12180 518-470-5103 (C) bobfitzgerald@nycap.rr.com Troy FD PHILIP O. QUANDT 4 Valley View Troy 12180 518-273-6836 (H) Troy FD RAYMOND J. DAVIS 14 Manor Boulevard Troy 12180 518-423-8918 sdavistroy@hotmail.com Utica FD & PD PETER A. CARUSO 2 Parkway Circle Utica 13501­­­ 315-797-5712 (H) 315-223-7225 (B) Westchester County FD EUGENE J. MALONE, III 95 Dobbs Ferry Road White Plains 10607 914-682-8439 (H)

Ohio Akron PD DON G. TREJBAL 2840 Caxton Circle Akron 44312 330-352-4502 (C) APD506@aol.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

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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 17902 Hillgrove Road Cleveland 44119 216-322-6950 (C) InsureMeLinda@aol.com Columbus FD WAYNE REDMON 11150 Pickerington Road Pickerington 43147 614-833-1812 (H) wredmon@insight.rr.com 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

Youngstown FD SHAWN P. MURRAY, SR. 2261 Coral Sea Drive Youngstown 44511 330-518-2966 (C) 330-793-7363 (H) Youngstown PD CHARLES GUZZY 2071 Bishop Woods Court Poland 44514 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 4608 S 194 E Avenue Broken Arrow 74014 918-691-0719 (C) sdaniels24@yahoo.com Tulsa FD KENNY GUNN 3911 S 123 E Avenue Tulsa 74146 918-231-6805 (B)

Pennsylvania 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. 626 State Street Erie 16501 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 PD ROCHELLE BILAL 1516 W Girard Avenue Philadelphia 19130 267-259-6694 (C) rochelle369@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 PSCOA Corrections MATTHEW DILLON 1312 Clay Ave., Bldg. A2L Dunmore 18510 570-309-4949 (C) Mmatthewjj@aol.com 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) scros78@cox.net Providence FD THOMAS GIAMPIETRO 24 Riverview Drive North Providence 02904 401-353-0036 (H)


Providence PD SCOTT ZAMBARANO 725 Branch Ave. Apt. 129 Providence 02904 401-265-1657 (C) zambarano@verizon.net Warwick FD JAMES G. McLAUGHLIN 85 Teakwood Drive Warwick 02886 401-732-4526 (H)

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

Texas Beaumont PD DANIEL J. VALDEZ P.O. Box 5096 Beaumont 77706 409-860-1702 (H) 409-841-3524 (P) 409-284-3595 (C) Bee County FD, PD, Sheriff & Corrections RICHARD L. WEBB 2874 Cagle Lane Beeville 78102 361-319-3758 (C) urout_78102@yahoo.com Bexar Cty. Sheriff & Corrections AVERY WALKER P.O. Box 190207 San Antonio 78220 210-573-4132 (C) pfiaprotection@aol.com Brazas County Sheriff DAVID C. STEWART P.O. Box 262 Huntsville 77342 936-662-7962 (C) Brozoria County FD, PD, Sherrif & Corrections VICKE MOSSBARGER 2210 FM 655 Road Rosharon 77583 979-864-0286 (C) vicke.moss@gmail.com Brozoria 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 915-208-9258 (C) 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 1500 East State Highway 66 Garland 75040 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 Harris County FD TIFFANY D. KUEHN 32911 Oak Creek Drive Magnolia 77354 281-935-4611 (C) mk007@ev1.net Harris County PD & Sheriff MARTY R. KUEHN 1014 Twinbrooke Houston 77088 281-935-4610 (C) 281-439-6116 (P) mk0670@yahoo.com Jasper FD & PD STANLEY D. CHRISTOPHER 39 Chestnut Circle Jasper 75951 409-381-0350 (H) chiefjpd@hotmail.com Jefferson County Corrections DAWN A. WILLIAMSON 3240 Parkway Drive Nederland 77627 409-728-3174 (C) wmsonda@aol.com Jefferson County Sheriff ROBERT ADAMS 7933 Viterbo Road, Suite 5 Beaumont 77705 409-722-1033 (B)

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 Lubbock FD RICKY MURPHY 5817 Alcove Avenue Lubbock 79407 806-891-4370 (C) lubfire@aol.com McAllen FD & PD AMADO CANO, JR. 137 Camellia McAllen 78501 956-686-8883 (H) 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 Nacogdoches Sheriff GARY D. CHANNEL 13150 State Highway 21 West Douglass 75943 936-569-9720 (H) Odessa FD & PD, Ector County Sheriff LOUIS R. GUERRERO 1504 Fargo Odessa 79761 432-272-5428 (H) 432-212-8376 (C) louis_grrr@yahoo.com Pasadena FD & PD JOHN NOEL 1726 Roaring Springs Lane Seabrook 77586 832-788-4414 (C) jnvnnoel@hotmail.com Port Arthur FD STEPHEN L. CURRAN 3164 Andes Port Neches 77651 409-656-2828 (C) scurran@ci.port-neches.tx.us

Pinehurst FD & PD KIESHA LUNA 3701 Platt Avenue Port Arthur 77640 409-330-0013 (C) kieshaluna@yahoo.com 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 Smith County Sheriff G. L. BLALOCK 11324 Meadows Lane Flint 75762 903-574-2966 (C) gblalock@smith-county.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

Washington, D.C. PD LACHELE A. BETHEA-GOODE 6008 Griffith Drive Camp Springs, MD 20746 202-996-2425 (P) 202-576-7597 (B) 240-351-4327 (C) Washington, D.C. PD MIGUEL MIRANDA 1700 Rhode Island Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20018 202-439-2292 (C) 800-426-2707 (P)

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 FD DAVE SEAGER 10929 W Meadowcreek Court Milwaukee 53224 414-510-0442 (H) dseager1@wi.rr.com 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

Tyler County Fire CLINT STURROCK 118 CR 2617 Chester 75936-9713 409-429-6327 (C) cstrrock_tcso@yahoo.com Walker County FD & PD TARA M. BURNETT P.O. Box 6673 Huntsville 77342-6673 936-668-9193 (C) burnett.t2012@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

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The Butch Mullen D.A.R.E. Bowling Tournament, Aurora Fire Department Saves A Child's Life, Ultimate Sacrifice, In Memoriam - Robert Malvern...

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