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We are “Each Other’s Keeper.”
Volume 29, Number 4 The PFIA Protector is printed quarterly by the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association. The executive and editorial offices are located at 101 E. 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. Local: 317-581-1913 or toll-free: 1-800-221-PFIA (7342). Creative Services . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Burns
Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark S. Kemp Senior Vice President, Executive Secretary . . . . . . Peter F. Episcopo Vice President, Treasurer . . . . . . Tom Clines
Board of Directors Dave Brunner . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camby, Indiana Mike Carrigan . . . . . . . . Littleton, Colorado Ruben Cevallos . . . . . . San Antonio, Texas Tom Clines . . . . . . . . . . Noblesville, Indiana Peter F. Episcopo . . . . . . . . Carmel, Indiana Tom Giampietro . . . . Providence, Rhode Island Edward Griffith, III . . . . . . Brick, New Jersey Gerald Housel . . . . . . . Speedway, Indiana Tom C. Jackson . . . . . . . . . . Peoria, Illinois Mark S. Kemp . . . . . New Palestine, Indiana David G. Lentz . . . . . . . . . Slidell, Louisiana Alan Melancon . . . . New Orleans, Louisiana Steve D. Murphy . . . . . . Indianapolis, Indiana Don Trejbal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Akron, Ohio Salvatore Valvo . . . . . . Lancaster, New York Legal Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Davis Coots John D. Hoover Michael B. Murphy
Features PFIA Scholarship Application . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Ray Downey Courage & Valor Award . . 12 Community Service Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Community Policing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Helping Hands for Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Departments Missing Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Spirit of Brotherhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Heroes Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 PFIA Remembers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Body Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Swap Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Odds ‘n Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Home Office Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 PFIA Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Regional Manager Directory . . . . . . . . . . 28 ABM/AR Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Missing & Exploited Children . . . . . . . . . 33 You can find the online magazine issues at: www.issuu.com/pfia or www.pfia1913.org/protector.html.
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Please help us find members that no longer have a correct address on file with P.F.I.A. Contact with our members is very important to us and there are important papers that need to be delivered to these individuals. If you have any information concerning any of the names listed below, call Mark Kemp or Susan Shinabarger at 1-800-221-7342 and help us contact these members. Timothy E. Barger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omaha, NE
Leonard D. Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sulphur, LA
Mark A. Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greenwood, IN
Heather S. Pettiford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Orange, NJ
Marcella M. Claunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Basehor, KS
Shirley A. Queally . . . . . . . . . . Trabuco Canyon, CA
Thomas P. Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ocean, NJ
Rafael M. Ramirez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newark, NJ
Thomas S. Doyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati, OH
Janet J. Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glastonbury, CT
Robert A. Dygert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loomis, NE
Patricia M. Russotto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rocky Hill, CT
Robin N. Eichrodt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anderson, IN
Jeffrey W. Sawyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati, OH
Robert C. Elwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas City, MO
John W. Smith, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olympia, WA
D.E. or R.A. Emmons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Enfield, CT
Antone-Stewart, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. St. Louis, IL
John P. Fitzgerald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bristol, CT
Joseph G. Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hartford, CT
Roy C. Himes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Magnolia, NJ
Kelly J. Teffner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holiday, FL
Robert K. Holloway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami, FL
Jason M. Theison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omaha, NE
James D. Kelly, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brookhaven, MS
Norman A. Vermaas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lincoln, NE
Merrill F. King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conway, SC
Clifford P. Villavaso Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lafayette, LA
Michael W. King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raynham, MA
Angelyn L. Wollen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omaha, NE
Vallie or Fred Klein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tampa, FL
Raymond A. Yarosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolcott, CT
Charles or Michelle Meehan . . . . . . . . . . Newark, NJ
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PFIA Scholarship Application Request
Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association’s scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin. To be eligible, applicants must be students who plan to enroll, or are already enrolled, in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Applicants must be dependent children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of members in good standing with the Association. Applicants must also hold a policy with the Association as of May 1, 2014. Dependent children are defined as natural or legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the member’s household or primarily supported by the member. The member must also hold a Certificate of Insurance that has been in effect for at least six months. Recipients are selected based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in activities, work experience, statement of future goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award. Awards are renewable for up to three additional
years provided the student maintains a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale in a full-time undergraduate program and their insurance policy, as well as the member’s insurance policy, remains active. Awards may be used for tuition and academic fees. Applications are available beginning March 15, 2014, for the 2014-2015 academic year. To request an application, complete the form below and mail it to Scholarship Management Services, postmarked no later than May 1, 2014. Please complete the application fully and return it to Scholarship Management Services, postmarked by May 15, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 30, 2014. On or about Aug. 15, Scholarship Management Services will mail a check for half the scholarship amount, payable to the school for the student. The remaining amount will be paid on, or about, Jan. 1, 2015. Scholarship Management Services must be notified in writing of extenuating circumstances affecting either payment. All of the information submitted is confidential and reviewed solely by Scholarship Management Services. General conditions and procedures under which awards are made will be reviewed occasionally by PFIA, but no previously awarded scholarship will be affected by any changes made in the future. If you have further questions, call Scholarship Management Services at 507-931-1682 or fax your queries to 507-931-9168.
Request for Scholarship Application Please send me an application for the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association Scholarship Program. (Please print.) Name _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________________________________ State _____________ Zip _______________________ Telephone (_______) ___________________________________ Email _____________________________________________________ Must be included: PFIA Member’s full name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ PFIA Member’s policy #: ______________________________________ Student policy #: ____________________________________ (Policy must be in effect on or before 11/01/13) (Policy must be in effect as of 5/01/14)
This request must be postmarked by May 1, 2014. Please mail form directly to:
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Game for Good
PFIA Agent Jason Cusack coordinated the PFIA sponsorship of the “Game for Good” Charity Football Game and Tailgate between the New Haven Fire Department and the Boston Fire Department. All proceeds of the event benefited the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp. PFIA was a half-time sponsor and donated the trophy, which ultimately went to Boston Fire Department.
Angelina County Sheriff’s Department Employee Appreciation BBQ Luncheon Angelina County (TX) Sheriff Gregg Sanchez contacted PFIA’s Tom Pierce for sponsorship and vendor participation in the Sheriff’s Department Employee Appreciation BBQ Luncheon and PFIA was the only vendor to respond. PFIA Agent and Advisory Board Member Tom Pierce was Head Cook and was assisted by PFIA Advisory Board Member Greg Dawson and Texas/Louisiana PFIA Regional Manager Marshall Herklotz. The event fed more than 250 employees.
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Above: PFIA Regional Manager Marshall Herklotz, Sheriff Sanches, and PFIA Agent Tom Pierce.
Prison Boss Cook Off
PFIA Texas Agents participated as a BBQ Cook-off Team at the Prison Boss Cook Off to benefit the Correctional Peace Officer’s Foundation. The Prison Boss Cook-off raised more than $5,000. The PFIA Team Participants were Tom Pierce (Montgomery County PD/Sheriff/Corrections), Lang Spencer (Williamson County FD/PD/Sheriff/ Corrections), Eileen Kennedy (Bexar County Sheriff & Corrections), Sheila Thun (McLennan County Sheriff), Joe Ponder (Amarillo FD/PD), Tara Burnett (Walker County FD/PD/Sheriff/Corrections), Carolyn Irish (Gatesville Corrections TDCJ), and Cathy Stokes (Walker County FD/PD/ Sheriff/Corrections).
PFIA Agent Frank Daunno, Jr. presents a donation to the Paterson (NJ) Police Department’s Police Athletic League Director Augustino Feola.
Indy 911 Slugfest PFIA is a co-sponsor of the Indy 911 Slugfest, live boxing action between police officers and firefighters. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Photo: PFIA President Mark Kemp, PFIA Agent Steve Kemp, and PFIA Midwest Regional Manager Bradd Roembke at the 2013 Indy 911 Slugfest.
PFIA Agent Frank Daunno, Jr. presents a donation to Officer Pichardo and Officer Bilbao on behalf of the Paterson (NJ) Police Officer Down Memorial Fund.
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Heroism and Courage
Firefighters arrived on scene moments later to extinguish the fires. Both homes were significantly damaged. Waco Fire Marshal Kevin Vranich said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
On Nov. 11, 2012 at approximately 7:30 a.m., CO-III Cody Waller and CO-III Dwayne Smith were returning to the Estelle Unit (TX) after being relieved of security duty at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan. Both officers were traveling east on Hwy. 30 when they came upon an auto vehicle accident approximately 10 miles from Huntsville. The officers stopped and rendered aid to a civilian trapped inside a vehicle that was on fire. The victim had a broken femur bone protruding from his leg and had very limited mobility due to the accident. Both officers worked together to assist the man getting out of the vehicle, and they carried him away from the car just as it became engulfed in flames. Both officers attribute their training in high security for being able to make a quick and effective decision under extreme pressure. Co-III Waller was promoted to Sergeant.
Family Rescued Four Waco police officers showed that the call to “protect and serve” goes before law enforcement, rescuing a family of four from their burning home recently. Officer Garen Bynum discovered a house fire that had engulfed a vacant house. He hadn’t heard any traffic on the police scanner about the fire and called dispatch to alert the fire department. Within 20 seconds, fellow officers Jenny Duncan, Kevin Spicer and Craig Mrosko arrived. The blaze had grown so intense that it began to spread to a neighboring home. The officers saw cars in the driveway, indicating that someone was there,
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Bynum said there were no smoke alarms going off in the home as the officers entered, even though Spicer said the smoke was thick enough that it forced him to hold his breath as he made his way into the home.
Above: ABM Pat Tripodi in City of Stamford, CT presenting Firefighter John Robotti with his Heroes Hall of Fame award for the off-duty rescue of a person trapped in a burning vehicle on I-95 in Fairfield, CT. Read more about FF Robotti in the Summer 2013 issue on page 6.
and broke through a locked, 8-foottall chain-link fence around the home to alert the residents. Mrosko kicked in the door when no one responded to Duncan banging on the front door with her police baton. The family of four had been asleep inside the home. Two girls, ages 7 and 9, were in a bedroom on the left side of the home, where the fire from next door was spreading. “They really had no idea what was going on,” said Bynum, who completed the police academy last year. “I don’t know if it was the shock just from their house being on fire or from their house being on fire and us kicking their door in.” Within two minutes, the officers ushered the children and their parents outside. Duncan helped the father retrieve the family’s German shepherd, which had fled into a nearby alleyway during the commotion.
None of the four officers, who each have between one and seven years of police experience, ever have entered a burning building or been trained in fire rescue or response. “You have to react to whatever the situation is,” Mrosko said. “You have to make the right decision and go with it, and hope the outcome turns out to our favor, which it did.” Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton called the officers heroes and commended them for thinking and acting quickly to rescue the family. He said the department likely will consider presenting them each with a Lifesaver Award for their actions. “You can’t train officers to do what these guys did last night,” Sawnton said. “It’s just instinct and ability that takes over.”
Suicide Save A young man stood outside a thirdstory window in the rear of the threestory home in Fair Haven, CT. According to Assistant Fire Chief Pat Egan and police Sgt. Tony Reyes, he looked down preparing to jump. A crew from the Lombard Street fire station rushed to the scene along with Fair Haven cops. Sgt. Herb Johnson, among others, called up to him, trying to calm him
down and convince him not to jump. “You want a ladder to help you down?” the man was asked. He didn’t respond. Bracing himself on the eave of the roof, he looked down, appearing determined to leap. The firefighters had a 35-foot ladder ready. But they didn’t want to place it in front of the man for fear that would cause him to jump. They positioned it nearby. Meanwhile, Police Officers Diego Quintero and Elvin Rivera ran upstairs. Rivera positioned himself on a stairwell landing about 10 feet below the window outside of which the man stood, which was at a corner of the house. Rivera used a ladder to get close to the window. Quintero went to an attic crawl space that had a small opening at a 90-degree angle to the stairwell window. “Don’t jump,” the officers on the ground continued to urge the man. “Think of your family.” Egan and Reyes each backed up one of the officers, by the window and by the crawl-space opening. As it appeared the man was preparing to leap, Rivera and Quintero grabbed his legs. Egan and Reyes reached out to grab the man’s legs as well. The openings were too small to pull the man in, because he had stiffened his legs. “We were grabbing on for dear life,” Reyes said. “There was no room for error.” Reyes, a hostage negotiator by training, kept trying to win the man’s trust. “Listen,” he told the man, “all these people are here because we care about you and we want to make sure you’re safe. That’s all we care about. You’re not in any trouble.” The man was unmoved. At that point, firefighters put the 35-ladder in place. Fire Lt. Frank Ricci and firefighter Tim Borer climbed up. Ricci climbed first. As Borer held Ricci in place, Ricci succeeded in getting the man’s legs to bend. At that point the two firefighters pushed and the officers pulled the man through the window into the stairwell. A struggle continued inside. Reyes said he and other officers kept reassuring the man. Finally they wrestled him to control. They didn’t end up needing to handcuff him. The officers walked him outside to a gurney; the man was then transported to the hospital. “It’s scary: This could have gone the other way,” Reyes said later. “You dread the idea of not being able to effectively do your job. The family was there.” In the end, he said, “it was a relief.” The man was safe. No one got hurt. A life was saved. “These are the days,” Reyes reflected, when “we earn our keep.” - by Paul Bass, New Haven Independent - March 11, 2013.
Kidnapping Intervention On a cold December morning, during the same week as the horrific Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut, Correctional Officer David Gomez was arriving home from a long night’s work at the Texas Department of Criminal
PFIA Rep./ABM Rick Buddelmeyer presents Heroes Hall of Fame awards to two of the Horry County police officers who evacuated several condominium residents from a fire that destroyed 26 buildings. [Bottom Photo] The Windsor Green Condominums ablaze. [Top Photo] Read more about this incident in the Fall 2013 issue, pg. 6.
Justice. Gomez, who is a correctional officer at the George Beto Unit, pulled into the Timber Crest Apartments where he witnessed two black males fighting in the parking lot. One of the men broke away from the fight and began running toward a Westwood Elementary School bus that was on its morning route. The man entered the bus that was filled with 22 elementary school children and a bus driver who, at the time that the subject entered, was assisting the children in finding a seat midway down the aisle of the bus. The driver attempted to get back into his driver’s seat when the subject pushed him to the ground, disabling him. The subject then jumped into the seat and attempted to drive the bus away when Gomez, along with an apartment janitor and a civilian, pulled the subject from the driver’s seat and wrestled him to the ground. Gomez and the two other men restrained the subject until the police arrived and arrested him. After further investigation, it was determined that the subject was under the influence of PCP and alcohol. He was charged with 22 counts of felony kidnapping.
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Continued Engine 16 Engine companies were dispatched to a possible structure fire with entrapment of a child. Engine 6 arrived and advanced an attack line into the front door and began fighting the fire. They arrived with CPT Partin assuming command. He advised his remaining crew to perform a right-hand search due to the occupant stating a child was in the first room on the right. Engine 13 arrived and secured a water source and proceeded a RI team. Engine 16 arrived and was tasked with a left-hand search. Per LT N. Wright, his team found the child in a back bedroom. The child was out and care tuned over to EMS. All crews on scene performed in a very professional manner but Engine 16 was credited with finding and removing the victim.
River Rescue The driver of a pickup that crashed into the River Des Peres recovered thanks to a quick-thinking off-duty firefighter. His truck was pulled from the murky water after firefighters say the man somehow lost control while driving on Courtois Street in south St. Louis.
Above: PFIA Rep. Paul Perhacs with Cleveland Police 4th District Commander Deon McCaulley and the Heroes Hall of Fame recipients Det. Thomas Barnes, Det. Michael Rasberry, Det. John Hall, and Lt. Gordon Holmes. Read more about this Vice Unit in ‘Vice Unit Patrol’ in the Fall 2013 issue of the Protector on page 6.
Off-duty St. Louis firefighter Chris Dimza just happened to be driving by when he saw people waving like something was wrong. Dimza jumped into the water and swam to the bubbles rising to the surface of the water. As Dimza was swimming, he saw the driver come to the surface. Dimza pulled the bewildered man to safety on the shore. The man was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. Firefighters on the scene say nobody else was in the vehicle.
Traffic Stop Shot Orlando Police arrested two suspects after a police officer was shot during a traffic stop on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Police said that Demetrius Patterson had a 7-year-old girl in his car when he was arrested. The other suspect was found in a wooded area. Officials say these two men, described as two black males, got out of their vehicle and shot Officer Jason Hajek at least twice in the stomach at an Orlando intersection. Hajek, 24, was able to shoot back at the two male suspects before they fled on foot. The officer was able to call for help and provide a description of the suspects to dispatch. The officer underwent surgery and is expected to be OK.
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Top Left: PFIA Rep. Paul Perhacs with Heroes Hall of Fame recipient Officer Michael Moctezuma. Top Right: PFIA Rep Paul Perhacs with Heroes Hall of Fame recipient Sgt. Edward Lentz. Bottom Left: Heroes Hall of Fame recipient, Officer Kim Forkins with PFIA Representative Paul Perhacs. Read more about Officer Forkins in the Heroes Hall of Fame section in the Summer 2013 issue of the Protector on page 4 and Officer Moctezuma, and Sgt. Lentz in the Heroes Hall of Fame section in the Fall 2013 issue on page 6.
Trench Rescue On July 23, 2013, Deltona, FL Fire Department Engine Company 62 responded to a possible trench collapse in Orange City. Engine 62, staffed by Lt. Bryan Maples, Engineer Randy Sievert and Firefighter Keith Wyche responded to the alarm to find an Orange City Utilities employee who had become entrapped under heavy soil while locating a water line. Recognizing this as a serious alarm, Lt. Maples requested additional resources, including VCSO Air-1 to be put on standby. The patient was trapped underneath the dirt in a hole only 16-inches wide, 80-inches long and 6-feet deep. The crew recognized that he may only have minutes to live if action was not immediately taken to free him from the soil. Without regard to their own safety and without all of the standard equipment to perform a trench reuse, the crew climbed into the partially collapsed trench. The trench could have caved in at any moment, so the crew began digging with their hands and small hand tools to reach the victim. After moving through approximately two feet of soil, they found the victim who was not moving, making any noise, and did not appear to be breathing. As backup units arrived, the crew was secured with a rescue line and continued to remove dirt from around the victim, who still showed no signs of breathing. The crew used procedures to help to stimulate the victim to breathe. The patient began breathing with snoring respirations, and the crew delivered oxygen. The crew of Engine 62 calmed the patient and assured him that they would get him out. As additional personnel arrived on scene, backboards and ground pads were put into place to stabilize the hole from further collapse. The patient was extricated from the hole, assessed and transported to the Trauma Center, at Halifax Medical Center. Without immediate actions by the crew of Engine 62, the patient would have surely succumbed to his injuries. It is for this act of selflessness that Lieutenant Maples, Engineer Sievert and Firefighter Wyche are receiving Heroes Hall of Fame Awards.
Gun Safety On June 19, 2012, Officers Bruce Garner, Vu Nguyen, and Aaron Reese were flagged down by a citizen who said there was a man waving a gun around and pointing it at people. Officer Reese used the spotlight to search the area. When the light landed on the suspect, he fired one shot at the officers and then ran down the street. Officer Nguyen then broadcast that they were just shot at. After hearing the shot, Officer Garner exited his zone car and chased the suspect. He was joined by the other two officers. The suspect was then secured and arrested without further incident. A .40 Caliber Baretta was recovered from his waistband. L-R: PFIA Representative Paul Perhacs with Heroes Hall of Fame recipients Officers Aaron Reese, Vu Nguyen, and Bruce Garner.
The suspect was charged with Felonious Assault on a Police Officer.
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Brian Woehlke - May 8, 2013 Wayne-Westland Fire Department (MI), 1-year veteran Brian Woehlke was killed while attempting to control a fire at a strip mall in Westland, MI. Woehlke died when the roof of the structure collapsed. He had only been on the job for 10 months and was the first firefighter to die in the line of duty in Westland Fire Department’s history, so the tragedy hit particularly hard for those close to the well-liked hero. He is survived by his wife Jennifer and his daughter Ava. Stanley Wilson - May 20, 2013 Dallas Fire-Rescue Department (TX), 28-year veteran Fire Rescue Officer Wilson died of injuries sustained in a multi-unit residential structure fire. Wilson became caught and trapped when a portion of the condominium unit in which he was operating collapsed. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities.
Sergeant McLean served with the Hood County Sheriff’s Office for five years and four years with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his wife, two special-needs children, mother, brother, and grandfather. Rodney R. Thomas - July 7, 2013 New Orleans Police Department (LA), 8-year veteran Police Officer Rodney Thomas was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on the I-10 High Rise Bridge at approximately 1:00 a.m. Officer Thomas was en route home following his shift when he was involved in a minor accident. He was still in uniform and put on his traffic vest to check on the other occupants of the vehicle. As he did so, a vehicle driving recklessly entered the crash scene. As Officer Thomas attempted to signal the vehicle to stop it struck him. He was dragged a short distance before being thrown to the pavement.
It was an emotional scene: Dallas firefighters saluting their fallen brother as they carried the body of Stanley Wilson out of the rubble.
Detectives discovered the vehicle in a body shop several days later. The driver, an occupant, and the body shop owner were all arrested and charged in connection with Officer Thomas’ death and subsequent attempt to cover up evidence.
As the six-alarm fire raged at the Hearthwood North Condominiums, Wilson sent out a signal he was trapped.
Robert “Bobby” Hornsby - July 14, 2013 Killeen Police Department (TX), 4-year veteran
Mayor Mike Rawlings spoke for the entire city. “Our heart is broken for the family, for the city, and for the department.” Wilson worked as a second driver and engineer on the B-shift at station 53 in East Dallas. He graduated from Dallas’ Lake Highlands High School in 1980. Stanley Wilson leaves behind a wife and two teenage sons. Lance Allen “Lou” McLean - June 29, 2013 Hood’s County Sheriff’s Office (TX), 9-year veteran Sergeant Lance McLean succumbed to a gunshot sustained the previous day while responding to a disturbance call in the Oak Trail Shores community near Lake Granbury. A subject who was awaiting trial for sexually assaulting a juvenile female had shown up at the girl’s home. The subject was known to officers because of a previous criminal trespass warning at the location. Sergeant McLean was the first officer to arrive at the location. The man opened fire on him, striking him in the head. The man then fled in a van and proceeded to the Granbury City Hall. As other deputies and officers attempted to stop him, he walked towards them and opened fired with a semi-automatic rifle, wounding one Granbury officer before being shot and killed. Sergeant McLean was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following morning.
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Police Officer Bobby Hornsby was shot and killed while participating in a SWAT deployment at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Grandon Drive shortly after midnight. Earlier in the evening, a resident in the complex displayed a weapon as he confronted several people who were using the pool. When initial units arrived, the subject brandished an AK-47 rifle and barricaded himself in his apartment. The agency’s Tactical Response Unit was deployed and arrived at the scene approximately one hour after the initial call. As members of the tactical unit attempted to make contact with the man, the subject fired one shot and then opened the apartment door with his hands up. When the subject refused to exit the apartment, the tactical team moved in to subdue him. The man backed further into the apartment, grabbed the rifle, and opened fire. Officer Hornsby and another officer were wounded before the subject was killed by return fire. Both officers were transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, where Officer Hornsby succumbed to his wounds shortly before 2:00 a.m. Officer Hornsby had served with the Killeen Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, mother, and three brothers.
Ivorie Klusmann - August 10, 2013 DeKalb County Police Department (GA), 10-month veteran
Robert C. Deckard, Jr. - December 20, 2013 San Antonio Police Department (TX), 7-year veteran
Police Officer Ivorie Klusmann was killed in a singlevehicle crash while responding to backup another officer at approximately 2:45 a.m.
Police Officer Bobby Deckard succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on December 8 while pursuing two robbery suspects in Atascosa County.
He had been involved in a pursuit earlier in the evening that had been called off in compliance with the department’s pursuit policy. Another officer requested backup after spotting a vehicle matching the description of a wanted vehicle. Officer Klusmann was responding to the assistance call when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree near the intersection of DeKalb Medical Parkway and Heritage Park Trail.
The suspects, who had committed 15 robberies in San Antonio over the previous several days, were driving a distinctively painted vehicle that Officer Deckard had spotted. He attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspects fled. Officer Deckard pursued the suspects on I-37, into Atascosa County, where one of the men in the vehicle opened fire on him near Exit 109.
Officer Klusmann had served with the DeKalb County Police Department for only 10 months and was assigned to the East Precinct. Officer Klusmann is survived by his two children. Paul Butterfield - September 9, 2013 Michigan State Police (MI), 14-year veteran Trooper Paul Butterfield was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on Custer Road, near Townline Road, in Mason County, at approximately 6:20 p.m. A few minutes after radioing in the stop, a citizen called 911 to report a trooper had been shot. Responding units located Trooper Butterfield on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was flown to Munson Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds while in surgery. Using a vehicle description provided by Trooper Butterfield as he stopped the vehicle, investigators were able to identify a suspect and located him, along with a female accomplice, at a convenience store in a neighboring county approximately two hours later. Officers exchanged gunfire with him as they made contact, wounding the male subject before taking them both into custody. Trooper Butterfield was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Michigan State Police for 14 years. He is survived by his fiancee and his father. Arlie “Pooh” Hill III - October 27, 2013 Whitley City Fire Department (KY)
One of the rounds passed through the cruiser’s windshield and struck Officer Deckard in the head, causing his vehicle to crash. He was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he remained in grave condition until succumbing to his wounds. He was kept on life support so his organs could be donated. Both subjects were arrested in Wilson County later in the day after attempting to kill a Poth Police Department officer. Officer Deckard had served with the San Antonio Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two children. Adam Davis - December 11, 2013 Bell County Sheriff’s Office (TX), 7-year veteran Deputy Sheriff Adam Davis was killed in a single-vehicle crash on FM 1237, near Asa Road, while responding to a report of a subject brandishing a gun near Troy. His patrol car left the roadway at a 90-degree curve in the road and rolled over several times. He suffered severe head injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to Scott & White Hospital. Deputy Davis remained in the hospital until succumbing to his injuries. Deputy Davis had served with the Bell County Sheriff’s Office for six years and had previously served with the Troy Police Department and Rogers Police Department. He is survived by his wife and 10-year-old son.
Lieutenant Hill and his brother-in-law, Lt. Adam Stephens who is also a firefighter with Whitley City Fire Department, witnessed a fire in a residence near Hill’s home. After reporting the fire to which their fire department also responded, the two initiated a search of the home. While inside the structure, the firefighters were caught by rapid fire progress and injured. Stephens suffered fewer injuries and was able to rescue Hill from the burning home. Lieutenant Hill succumbed to his injuries, severe burns, after nearly two months in the hospital. Officer Thomas had served with the New Orleans Police Department for eight years and was assigned to the 2nd District. He is survived by his wife and two children. Winter 2013 • The PFIA Protector
FIREFIGHTER WILLIAM O’CONNELL RECEIVES THE RAY DOWNEY COURAGE & VALOR AWARD On April 24, 2013, at the FDIC 2013 Opening Ceremonies, Firefighter William O’Connell of the Stamford (CT) Fire Department was presented with the 2013 Ray Downey Courage & Valor Award. Robert F. Biolchini, chief executive officer of PennWell Corporation, parent company of Fire Engineering/FDIC, made the presentation. Assisting in the ceremony were Battalion Chiefs Chuck and Joseph Downey, Fire Department of New York, sons of Chief Ray Downey; Robert Halton, editor-in-chief of Fire Engineering and FDIC educational chairman; Dennis Compton, Chairman of the Board for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation; and Ronald Kanterman, administrator, National Fire Academy Alumni Association. “I am once again deeply honored to participate in the presentation of the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award. Chief Ray Downey was an extraordinary man, whom I first met 17 years ago at FDIC,” Biolchini related. “He is an icon for duty, honor, and humility, which he epitomized throughout his life, and he personified fire service courage and valor to his death on September 11, 2001. Like every one of you, he often repeated during his illustrious career that he was ‘just doing his job.’” “This year marks the 12th anniversary of that tragic day on 9/11 when we lost our Dad along with 342 of our brother FDNY firefighters,” Joe Downey recalled. “In their memories this morning, we recognize the actions of Firefighter William O’Connell, actions that prove how our training and dedication can result in the most important of outcomes, saving lives.” Biolchini and Chuck and Joe Downey described for the audience the lifesaving scenario during which Firefighter O’Connell’s conspicuous act of bravery under life-threatening conditions saved
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the life of Dinorah Viaira. O’Connell remained calm and focused and re-entered a hostile environment multiple times despite continuously deteriorating conditions. For his heroism, courage, and composure under pressure, O’Connell was awarded the Medal of Honor and a unit citation from the Stamford (CT) Fire and Rescue Dept. In making the award, Biolchini stated: “On July 22, 2012, Firefighter William O’Connell exemplified the highest traditions of the fire service. Firefighter O’Connell, under life-threatening and extremely dangerous conditions, employed reasoning and innovation to accomplish his mission. His tenacity, perseverance, and selfless efforts are to be credited for rescuing a trapped and drowning citizen. “Firefighter O’Connell’s dedicated and aggressive actions in saving the life of another are in the highest traditions of the Stamford Fire and Rescue Department. His presence of mind, selflessness, and ability to maintain his composure under extremely stressful and personally dangerous circumstances make him a hero.”
Firefighter William O’Connell was presented with the 2013 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Medal along with a $35,000 check from the Fire Engineering Courage and Valor Foundation. O’Connell is an 11-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Rescue Department. He began his career in the fire service as a volunteer with the Bethel Volunteer Fire Department in 1998. In addition to the Stamford Fire Rescue Department Medal of Honor, O’Connell received the Police and Fireman’s Insurance Association Hero’s Hall of Fame Award, a Commendation from the City of New Rochelle, and the American Red Cross Community Hero of Connecticut Award for the July 22 rescue. He has been married to his wife, Corey, for 14 years; they have two sons, Liam and Devin. To read more about the incident that Firefighter William O’Connell was honored for, please see page 15 of the Summer/Fall 2012 issue of the PFIA Protector Magazine.
Source: Fire Engineering originally published on April 24, 2013.
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olice and Firemen’s Insurance Association is pleased to present the PFIA Community Service Award to one of our accomplished members, Patrick Forward. Patrick was nominated by PFIA Representative Ron Hoedebeck and it is an honor to recognize one of our own for his commitment to his community and the Tampa Fire Explorer Program. Thank you Patrick for all that you do.
The Tampa Fire Explorer Program Tampa Fire-Rescue Explorers are local youth and young adults who assist firefighters in providing service in the areas of fire prevention, fire protection, and emergency medical care. Tampa Fire-Rescue is comprised of the operations, rescue, communications, prevention, and administrative divisions. As Fire Explorers, participants are making a serious investment in their futures. Explorers have an opportunity to pursue their interest as a future firefighter by observing and participating in Fire Rescue work on a firsthand basis. Explorers receive training in fire behavior, extinguishing a fire, first aid, rescue, fire prevention, and investigation techniques, among other topics. In addition, Explorers will have opportunities to participate in service, social events, outdoor sports, and activities. Tampa Fire Rescue Explorers have been given the privilege to participate in a “Ride-Along” program. In order to participate, an Explorer must complete the fire/medical training and possess the Tampa Fire-Rescue Ride-Along card. The Ride-Along program has two phases, phase one is first responder training and phase two is firefighting training. Explorers who are between the ages of 14 to 17 years old are permitted to ride the rescue vehicles. Explorers who are 18 to 21 years old are permitted to ride the fire and rescue vehicles.
Captain Patrick Forward Captain Patrick Forward has been an Associate Advisor with the Tampa Fire Explorer Program since February of 2001. He became the Lead Advisor of the program in November of 2009. Although he does not accept credit for the success and community service provided by this program, he credits retired Inspections Supervisor Betty Coleman with administering this program for well over a decade. His duties with the program include: compiling, directing, and overseeing training exercises, scheduling the assistant advisors, maintaining records of time worked by Advisors, coordinating with the Florida Boy Scout Association and the
Fire Chief on the administration of the program, coordinating training needs with the training division, managing funds collected to support program functions, coordinating the support of TFR functions with public education, coordinating explorer ride-a longs with various company officers and various additional duties as necessary. The training provided by the program is typically emergency medical service oriented for the first 6 months of the year, and fire oriented during the last 6 months. During his tenure with the program, he has kept in contact with several former TFR Explorers who have become gainfully employed with local emergency service providers. Many others are now state-certified firefighters and are awaiting job opportunities. He is proud to be of service to his department in this capacity. He loves being a Fire Captain and receives a sense of fulfillment when he has former Explorers come back to the program to update him on their personal and professional successes. Captain Forward’s service to the community has been with Project H / Azzie’s Angels since November of 1996. Azzie’s Angels receives donations and supports several events per year in order to attain funds to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for several less fortunate families in our community. Captain Forward participates in many of the fundraising events and donates his personal funds to help with the gift baskets. Captain Forward’s service to the organization has, and will continue to be consistent. He provides a terrific service to this community and mankind. Captain Forward feels that giving back is important and key to maintaining a solid, productive society. Winter 2013 • The PFIA Protector
COMMUNITY POLICING May 1977 when he was sworn into the Cleveland Police Department. Bob Guttu worked as a zone car patrolman for 7 years and then joined the Community Policing Unit, working on the east side of Cleveland. His duties included handling nonemergency assignments received from the citizens in the neighborhood, helping to form street clubs, and presenting safety programs for children, adults, and senior citizens in the community. During his career as a community policing officer, he earned three Distinguished Service Medals. One medal was for helping to solve a homicide in the area and the other two were for his assisting in lake rescues. Before retiring in 2008, Guttu was named Police Officer of the Year by the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society. After 31 years as an officer, he believes what made his career a success was that he lived and breathed community policing. For more than twenty years, Guttu used community policing and will always praise the success they had in Cleveland, OH. Bob Guttu is now working at Cleveland State University and serves as a crime prevention consultant, providing community policing programs to other police departments and other law enforcement agencies.
About the Book Community Policing (It Really Works): The Success of Community Policing in the City of Cleveland encompasses a wide variety of philosophies, ideas, programs, and activities. The information included in the book comes from Guttuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal experiences. The book also includes the experiences of other dedicated Cleveland Community Policing officers, who contributed to the success of the program.
About the Author Bob Guttu is a PFIA member and author of Community Policing (It Really Works): The Success of Community Policing in the City of Cleveland. Bob Guttu was born in Cleveland Ohio on March 29, 1951. Guttu attended Cleveland public schools and graduated from John Marshall High School in 1969. Upon graduating, he held jobs in the trucking industry as a dock hand, shipping and receiving positions. In 1974, Bob Guttu joined the University Circle Police Department and served until
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The Community Policing Philosophy Source: Community Policing Defined by the Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice.
Community Policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime. Collaborative community partnerships between law enforcement agency and the individuals and organizations such as; other government agencies, community members/groups, nonprofits/service providers, private businesses, and the media serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police. Under the community policing model, police management needs to infuse community policing ideals throughout the agency by making a number of critical changes in climate and culture, leadership, formal labor relations, decentralized
decision-making and accountability, strategic planning, policing and procedures, organizational evaluations, and increased transparency. It is important that the organizational structure of the agency ensures that local patrol officers have decisionmaking authority and are accountable for their actions. This can be achieved through long-term assignments, the development of officers who are generalists, and using special units appropriately. The principles of community policing need to be infused throughout the entire personnel system of an agency including recruitment, hiring, selection and retention of all law enforcement agency staff, as well as personnel evaluations, supervision, and training. Encouraging recruitment of officers who have a “spirit of service” instead of only a “spirit of adventure.” Community policing is information-intensive and technology plays a central role in helping to provide ready access to quality information. Accurate and timely information makes problem-solving efforts more effective and ensures that officers are informed about the crime and community conditions of their beat. In addition, technological enhancements can greatly assist with improving two-way communication with citizens and in developing agency accountability systems and performance outcome measures. Community policing emphasizes proactive problem solving in a systematic and routine fashion. Rather than responding to crime only after it occurs, community policing encourages agencies to proactively develop solutions to the immediate underlying conditions contributing to public safety problems. Problem solving must be integrated into all police operations and guide decision-making efforts. Agencies are encouraged to think in innovative ways about their responses and view making arrests as only one of a wide array of potential responses. A major conceptual vehicle for helping officers to think about problem solving in a structured and disciplined way is the SARA (Scanning, Analysis, Response and Assessment) problem-solving model.
Problem Analysis Triangle. (Clarke and Eck, 2003) Using the crime triangle to focus on immediate conditions (victim/ offender/location). To understand a problem, many problem solvers have found it useful to visualize links among the victim, offender, and location (the crime triangle) and those aspects that could have an impact on them, for example, capable guardians for victims, handlers for offenders, and managers for locations. Rather than focusing primarily on addressing the root causes of a problem, the police focus on the factors that are within their reach, such as limiting criminal opportunities and access to victims, increasing guardianship, and associating risk with unwanted behavior. www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/vets-to-cops/e030917193-CP-Defined.pdf
Community policing, recognizing that police rarely can solve public safety problems alone, encourages interactive partnerships with relevant stakeholders. These partnerships can be used to accomplish the two interrelated goals of developing solutions to problems through collaborative problem solving and improving public trust. The public should play a roll in prioritizing public safety problems. SARA Problem-Solving Model
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was first introduced to the Helping Hands for Freedom organization by one of PFIA’s Indianapolisbased agents, Detective David Roth. I remember during one of his visits to the home office, he stopped in my office and said, “I have a great story for you … for the magazine.” Now, this is not uncommon for Dave, because he consistently contributes to the magazine. But after being introduced to Darin Fishburn, CEO of Helping Hands for Freedom, I knew we had a cover story. This is an incredible organization that is doing so much great work with the children and families of our military.
Helping Hands for Freedom Helping Hands for Freedom was co-founded by SSG Patrick Shannon and Rodney Smith. SSG Shannon recalls Nov. 29, 2006, a day, during his final deployment in Iraq, that he will never forget. On this unfortunate day, SSG Shannon and his men were attacked; he lost the vision in one eye, suffered nerve damage to his left leg and now deals with moderate traumatic brain injuries. None of his men were significantly injured and two Iraqi policemen’s lives were saved on that hot day. SSG Shannon believes that God walked by his side on that glorious day, “He helped me make all the correct decisions so I might ensure the safe return of all my men … I often wonder how I made it out of there alive, and then I thank God for giving me the strength.”
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SSG Shannon can breathe again as he reflects on this moment that he has termed “One Final Moment” and is now helping others who share similar traumatic experiences. Believing that an injury should not harm your dignity or standard of living, he has dedicated his time to Helping Hands for Freedom and the realization of their mission of supporting military families dealing with injury and loss, and teaching life skills to children through mentorship and positive leadership programs. SSG Patrick Shannon has spent eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps and is currently in his fifth year serving in the U.S. Army. He brings years of military service that is priceless to the development and success of Helping Hands for Freedom. After receiving rewards, like the Bronze Star and Purple Heart from the United States military, he is excited to bring the goals of Helping Hands for Freedom to reality. As a co-founder of Helping Hands for Freedom, SSG Patrick Shannon wishes to ensure that service men, that have lived through tragic experiences similar to his, get the treatment and help they need and deserve. As a father of four beautiful children, he also maintains a vested interest in our nation’s future. By joining Helping Hands for Freedom, SSG Shannon is expanding his mission from a strictly military focus, working with organizations like the Wounded Warriors Project, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in the past, to now focus on military
children. He continues to use his passion and dedication for the military service into becoming a positive role model and leader for children across the country. With SSG Shannon, Rodney Smith brings to Helping Hands for Freedom more than 22 years of nonprofit experience. As an active member of the nonprofit community, Rodney has dedicated his time and efforts to the betterment and advancement of children as well as military service members and their families. Rodney Smith has founded and worked with other non-profit organizations like Future for KIDS and Freedom Is Not Free. He has created, managed and operated 100 youth camps and reached out to more than 130,000 children and parents, as well as raising and distributing more than $580,000 since 2006 in grants and relief funds to wounded service members, their families and the families of the fatally wounded. Both SSG Shannon and Rodney believe that through mentorship and after-school sports and education programs, one can open more doors and create more opportunities for otherwise disadvantaged children. And through financial relief, HHFF can better take care of those who protect us. Helping Hands for Freedom’s objective is to continue a tradition of service in the improvement of those lives we have come to rely upon. Helping Hands for Freedom works to fill the gaps in assistance to better the lives of all.
Mission, Vision and Values MISSION Helping Hands for Freedom is dedicated to supporting military children and families facing injury, loss and deployment. Helping Hands for Freedom aims to improve children’s lives through compassion, honor, mentorship and leadership programs. VISION Helping Hands for Freedom is devoted to serving the men, women, and children who are most in need. Helping Hands for Freedom works to address the gaps in the military and government’s support for the immediate needs facing our surviving families, wounded service members, and military families facing deployment. In assisting children, Helping Hands for Freedom focuses on life-enrichment programs, after-school programs and sports/education camps that develop young boys and girls into strong and productive leaders of tomorrow. VALUES Helping Hands for Freedom has developed many programs that responsibly allocate funds to in-house and outside programs that support the goals and objectives of the organization. Helping Hands for Freedom ensures that funding gets to those who need it most and the organizations involved are operating at the highest standards in distributing their funds.
Darin Fishburn, CEO and Executive Director of Helping Hands for Freedom brings the kids together to thank the coaches and parents in attendance at the February 2013 Fiesta Bowl Charities and HHFF youth sports clinic.
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often forgotten are those of wives, husbands, and children who stay behind. Their commitment to our country lies in the sacrifices they have to make supporting their family member who serves. Over 2 million children have a parent who is in the military. More than 48,000 have a parent who has been wounded or killed during the current conflict. The period before and during deployment can be quite stressful for a young child. The fear of a parent being injured or even killed can be an ongoing worry. Other difficulties include separation anxiety and the adjustments that must be made when only one parent is home, such as, additional responsibilities with household chores or helping to care for siblings. When a parent returns from deployment, they are not always the same. Major injuries, such as the loss of a limb, Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are life-altering and children often have a hard time understanding the reason for a significant change in the appearance, personality or behavior of a parent.
Military Children HHFF Programs Supporting Military Children & Families Helping Hands for Freedom strives to ensure that those making sacrifices in the name of protecting our freedom are not forced to make additional sacrifices to their basic quality of life. Supporting Youth Development At the forefront of all programs involving children will be mentorship, providing children with positive role models and surrounding them with friends and loved ones. • Helping Hands for Freedom is committed to meeting the challenge of helping brave men and women in all branches of the military where a child is involved. HHFF is devoted to identifying needs, verifying grant requests, and assuring that money and resources go directly to serving needs in a timely, efficient, and caring manner. • Upon rewarding financial assistance to a deserving individual or group, Helping Hands for Freedom monitors the grant recipient’s progress through regular contact and continued service. Vendors are paid directly and service members and their families are afforded relief, as they face the impending personal transitions understood by few. • Money allocation is determined by the community where the money is raised, or designated by the donor. Extensive research and verification will make sure money is going to deserving children and quality providers.
The Forgotten Heroes… The word ‘military ‘calls to mind men and women in uniform, those who are today serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is not hard to imagine the sacrifices that these men and women make. But the images that are too
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The children of wounded service members, and those who lose a parent to war, suffer not only from the devastating loss of a parent and a life-changing home environment, but also the absence of a significant contributor to their growth, development, and education. Children whose parents serve multiple deployments also face considerable change. To these children facing such significant issues, caring mentors and proven leadership provide the vital support, encouragement, and inspiration to help them reach their goals in life. Helping Hands for Freedom works to address the gaps in the military and government’s support for the immediate needs facing our service members, the wounded, their families and the families of the fatally wounded. All Helping Hands for Freedom programs for military children feature curriculums and structures focusing on: LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT SKILLS • Study techniques for test preparation • How to take notes during class • How to seek assistance from teachers, mentors, parents, etc. • The value of a solid education and graduating. CONTINUING EDUCATION AWARENESS • Types of scholarships available for colleges and universities • Types of classes and GPAs required to qualify • Additional information about finding and qualifying for financial assistance, scholarships and grants SPORTS, FITNESS, & LIFESTYLE • Instruction from highly respected, successful professional athletes and coaches • High-level instructors on speed, strength and conditioning
• Segments taught by experts in health and nutrition • Professional educators discuss discipline, dedication and the importance of a strong work ethic • In-depth discussion on sportsmanship LECTURE TOPICS KEY ISSUES FACING YOUTH • Lecture topics unique to military children • Drug and alcohol awareness • Violence and anger management • Race awareness and ethnic tolerance • Valuing family and friends • Current affairs • Local topics
PFIA & HHFF Darin Fishburn is CEO and Executive Director of Helping Hands for Freedom. Prior to HHFF, Darin was the Director of FOP Local 86 in Indianapolis, IN for 13 years. Darin recalls firsthand how important Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association is to the public safety community, “Many of our callouts were under the worst circumstances; however, David Roth was always there to lend a helping hand and to relieve the financial burdens that came with such a loss. As Director of ‘Shop with A Cop’, we were able to make the cover of The PFIA Protector magazine for our charity work a few years ago and it was an honor.”
is currently assigned as a Detective to the Department of Homeland Security. With 16 years of experience as a representative with the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association, he was elected to the PFIA Supreme Legislative Body. A 1991 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Sociology, he is a Stanley K. Lacy Scholarship recipient and a Harvard Kennedy School Leadership attendee. David is married with three stepchildren and two grandchildren and a parishioner of Nativity Catholic Church in Indianapolis. David brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his service as a board member to several successful philanthropic and fraternal organizations to his position as Helping Hands for Freedom Chairman of the Board. “It is humbling to be named as Helping Hands For Freedom’s Chairman of the Board. Although donations are up 33%, we have not yet reached our goals to meet the needs of our brave military families. I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and working hard to increase awareness and funding in order to address the needs of our military children and their families who sacrifice daily to ensure our freedoms.” If you are in the Indianapolis area, keep an eye out this fall for the Helping Hands for Freedom “Paws for a Cause” Dog Walk and Pet Fair happening October 11, 2014 at the Westside Park in Greenwood, Indiana.
“On July 10, 2008, the call came out for IMPD Officer Jason Fishburn, my nephew, had been shot while in pursuit of a suspect. I can recall every single detail from that day. Those things stay with you and never go away. PFIA was there for our family, and that is when I became a member of PFIA myself. As a policyholder, I encouraged my other family members to do the same. I have the privilege of seeing the good in the community as well as the country we live in. I get to see people’s best and also what they’re made of when they face the worst day of their lives. We are blessed to have IMPD Officer and PFIA Agent David Roth as HHFF Chairman of the Board. I would like to thank PFIA for making a difference in protecting and serving those who protect and serve!” Sincerely, Darin Fishburn CEO-Helping Hands for Freedom. On August 8, 2013, Helping Hands for Freedom proudly announced the appointment of their new Chairman of the Board, Mr. David V. Roth. A 20-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, David has served in operations, investigations and administration and Winter 2013 • The PFIA Protector
he oldest federal law enforcement agency in the United States is truly the Marshals Service.
The agency was formed by the Judiciary Act of Sept. 24, 1789. The act specifically determined that law enforcement was to be the U.S. Marshals’ primary function. Therefore, it appropriately defined marshals as law enforcement officers. Origins of the Judiciary Act and the U.S. Marshals President George Washington outlined the origins of his vision of the U.S. marshal in a new nation. Washington gave the judicial branch this important emphasis in his mind when Congress formed the Judiciary Act. His proposed address to Congress in April 1789, although not used, stated that the body “will be pleased therefore to let a supreme regard for equal justice and the inherent rights of the citizens be visible in all your proceedings” when organizing the Judicial Department. Congress worked feverishly on the Judiciary Act in the late spring and early summer of 1789. It was largely the embodiment of a committee of 10 in the First Federal Congress. The framers of the act included Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia and William Paterson
of New Jersey. Ellsworth, Paterson and Massachusetts Senator Caleb Strong had a superior grasp of law, so much of the drafting went through them. Lee was only one of two Anti-Federalists in the group, so a strong, centralized Judiciary Act was assured from the start. Nonetheless, Section 27 was written by an unknown hand — likely a clerk. Ellsworth penned most of the draft and likely contributed the necessary language that created the U.S. Marshals. The debate continued until the bill passed the Senate on July 17, 1789. One of the oddities of the process was the first U.S. marshal of Virginia, Edward Carrington, disapproved of the Judiciary Bill in the presented form. The House referred it to a Committee of the Whole, which made its report on August 13. More amendments were proposed, but these had no bearing on the formation of the U.S. Marshals. After the debate
of these additions, the Judiciary Act was signed on September 24. The present-day Marshals Service was born right alongside the American judicial system.
What do U.S. Marshals do? Judicial Security Since 1789, the U.S. Marshals Service has been the enforcement arm of the federal courts and has been responsible for protecting the federal judicial process. The agency ensures the safe and secure conduct of judicial proceedings at approximately 440 locations in 94 federal court districts and provides protection for federal judges, other court officials, jurors, the visiting public and prisoners. The Threat Management Center provides a national 24/7 response capability to review and respond to threats against the judiciary. The Marshals also manage the security for federal court facilities, which is funded by the judicial branch’s court security appropriation. The agency oversees the daily operation and management of security services performed by more than 5,000 court security officers within the 94 U.S. District Courts and 13 circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Fugitive Operations The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations. The Service arrests 302 fugitives every day on average.
Pictured is the official portrait of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Oliver Ellsworth and his wife Abigail. Ellsworth was the principle author of the Judiciary Act of 1789, the charter for the federal judiciary system and the Marshals Service.
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U.S. Marshals task forces combine the efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate and arrest the most dangerous fugitives.
The United States Marshals Service critical role by managing and selling assets seized and forfeited by DOJ. Proceeds generated from asset sales are used to operate the AFP, compensate victims, supplement funding for law enforcement initiatives and support community programs. The Marshals Service manages various types of assets, including real estate, commercial businesses, cash, financial instruments, vehicles, jewelry, art, antiques, collectibles, vessels and aircraft.
Task force officers are state and local police officers who receive special deputations with the U.S. Marshals. While on a task force, these officers can exercise U.S. Marshal authorities, such as crossing jurisdictional lines. U.S. Marshals work with the international law enforcement community to apprehend fugitives abroad as well as to seek foreign fugitives living or residing in the United States. The Marshals provide assistance, expertise and training on fugitive matters to federal, state, local and international agencies. The U.S. Marshals “15 Most Wanted” fugitive program draws attention to some of the country’s most dangerous and high-profile fugitives. These fugitives tend to be career criminals with histories of violence, and they pose a significant threat to public safety. Asset Forfeiture The Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program has become a key part of the federal government’s efforts to combat major criminal activity by stripping criminals of their ill-gotten gains. The U.S. Marshals Service plays a
The Marshals manage the distribution of equitable sharing proceeds to state and local law enforcement agencies that participated in investigations leading to forfeiture as well as payments to victims of crime and innocent third parties. Prisoner Operations The U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for the safe and humane custody of more than 220,000 federal prisoners, beginning at the time of arrest and ending when prisoners are acquitted, arrive at a designated Federal Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a sentence or are otherwise ordered released from Marshals custody. The agency provides housing, medical care and transportation for an average daily population of about 59,000 federal prisoners throughout the U.S. The Marshals Service brings all individuals arrested on federal offenses before a U.S. magistrate or U.S. District Court judge for their initial court appearances. The court determines if they are to be released on bond or remanded into the custody of the Marshals Service to await trial. The Marshals Service does not own or operate detention facilities but has agreements with more than 1,800 state and local governments for jail
space. Prisoners can also be housed in 15 private facilities or BOP facilities. Prisoner Transportation The U.S. Marshals’ Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS) transports prisoners between judicial districts and correctional institutions in the U.S. JPATS is one of the largest transporters of prisoners in the world — handling 810 movements per day on average. It transports prisoners in federal custody between federal judicial districts to hearings, court appearances and detention facilities, having a network of aircraft, cars, vans and buses to accomplish these coordinated movements. They operate a fleet of aircraft to move prisoners over long distances more economically and with higher security than commercial airlines. JPATS is the only government-operated, regularly scheduled passenger airline in the nation. Witness Security The U.S. Marshals Service operates the federal Witness Security Program, sometimes referred to as the “Witness Protection Program.” The Witness Security Program provides for the security, safety and health of government witnesses and their authorized family members, whose lives are in danger as a result of their cooperation with the U.S. government. Witnesses and their families typically get new identities with documentation. The Witness Security Program has successfully protected an estimated 18,400 participants from intimidation and retribution since the program began in 1971. Source: www.justice.gov/marshals/
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STAIRCLIMB TRAINING About the Author Dr. Karlie Moore www.fitfordutyconsulting.com Dr. Moore gives firefighters the tools they need to improve their physical health and start leading the life they’ve always wanted, at work and at home. Moore’s work with firefighters began in 2007 while working on her master’s degree. She worked for a company that conducts police and firefighter fitness tests for more than 30 departments in southern California. She enjoyed the job immensely. She left Southern California to pursue her PhD in Exercise Science and Nutrition at Oregon State University, but continued to help firefighters as she contracted with the local fire department to provide annual fitness assessments and educational lectures for their members. Moore dedicated all of her research at Oregon State to firefighter health. And in 2011, she married a Corvallis firefighter. By the start of 2012, Moore was conducting fitness assessments and providing health classes to three fire departments in northern Oregon. Through this work, and her own research, she learned a great deal about the physical demands of firefighting and developed a goal to help lower the alarmingly high incidence of injuries and cardiovascular events in this sector. As a scholar and scientist, Moore believes the greatest tool to accomplish such a goal is education; Moore thrives on helping firefighters understand how their behaviors affect their risk on the job, and how, specifically, they can lower that risk. After three years of running a local business, she began to dream about the possibility of helping firefighters who weren’t within her physical reach. Thus, Moore’s website, ww.fitfordutyconsulting.com, was born. Moore gets to use her skills as a researcher, writer, and speaker and interact with my favorite people. She gets to help firefighters improve their quality of life for the job and for retirement. She also helps departments save money, be more efficient and ensure that everybody goes home.
How to Train for a Stairclimb. Stairclimb events have become very popular, and a lot of firefighters (as competitive as you all can be) are asking: how can I improve my time? The best way to train for a stairclimb is ... yep, climbing stairs. However, extremely repetitive stair climbing can put your lower body joints, especially the knees, at risk for overuse injuries. Having inflamed knees would obviously be counterproductive to your training and your performance at the stairclimb competition. The solution is to mix stairclimbing in with other exercises that will also improve lower-body muscular endurance – the component of fitness that you want to develop. Further, if you’re wearing your gear and pack, you’ll need to work a little on upper body muscular endurance so those muscles don’t fatigue too quickly, which would compromise your posture and ultimately your performance. Below is a workout designed to work the intended muscles, in the right way, for performance at a stairclimb with gear. I’ve combined several exercises into one to make it more efficient and dynamic.
Dr. Karlie Moore is committed to providing clear and pertinent health information that can change peoples’ lives. Her work has been featured in Fire Engineering, SHAPE magazine, IDEA Fitness Journal and the Corvallis Gazette Times. She offers free health tips and information about her upcoming online trainings through her email newsletter and blog — you can sign up for free on her website.
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The Firefighter Stairclimb Workout This is intended to be a circuit so you will do it more than once in one workout. Start with two times and add more as you improve. Warm-up Warm up with 30 jumping jacks, 30 butt-kicks (run in place and kick your feet up to your glutes each time) and 30 forward leg swings (taking large steps, swing the opposite leg as high as you can) Deadlift to Upright Row – 10 repetitions
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Holding two hand weights, bend at your waist with a slight bend in your knees. Keeping your back completely flat, let your weight shift onto your toes as you lower the weights to just below knee level. Then drive your hips forward to stand up, squeezing your glutes and hamstrings. Once standing, bend the elbows and bring the weights up to chest level to complete the upright row. Note: for the deadlift, I do not recommend much bend in the knees as that makes it more of a quadriceps exercise, nor bringing the weights all the way down to the floor. Squat to Row – 10 repetitions Holding on to a cable/pulley or a resistance tube wrapped around a secure surface, squat down making sure to stick your butt out and shift your weight onto your heels. Upon standing, pull handles back and squeeze the shoulder blades together to complete the row. Walking Lunges – 10 on each leg Do this without weights or with light weights. The biggest mistake people make with walking lunges is letting their front knee come forward. So, with each lunge, take your time to shift your weight back, bring your hips straight down, and keep your front knee right above the ankle.
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5-minute Run with Incline On a treadmill, run at a light/warm-up pace for 1 minute. Now increase the speed to a light jog and increase the incline to at least 6%. Do this for 2 minutes. Now bring the incline back to 0 and increase the speed to a faster jog. Do this for 2 minutes. If outside, find a hill to run up. Stairclimbing for 5 minutes Using real stairs or a stairclimbing machine, match the pace that you want to be at for the competition for 5 minutes. Repeat
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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 email@example.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) • Firefighter 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 email@example.com (1009) • Collecting fire department patches from state capitals. Will trade one for one. Please contact FF Larry Dostanko at firstname.lastname@example.org (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: email@example.com (0209) • Richmond, Indiana firefighter would like to swap patches (one for one). Please contact Phil Schroeder: 910 Crestdale Drive, Richmond, IN 47374 firstname.lastname@example.org (0209)
OTHER Retired Cleveland Police Officer, Bob Guttu’s book titled “Community Policing (It Really Works)” Available at www.smashwords.com, search word: community policing. Contact Bob Guttu at email@example.com. (0314) • Fire Bike Painting commemorating 9/11 by artist “Motor Marc Lacourciere.” A framed GicLee Collector’s Piece #2 of 250 - $1,500. Contact William Irby at 386-316-8275 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (0314) • Honor your badge hero today … Give them a Personalized 8x11 Color Print with their name and prayer for their service and safety - with free prayer cloth $6.00 free shipping. Visit www.FirePolicePrayer.com. (0314) • Retired FF/Driver looking to purchase leather fire helmets, pony soda acid (1 1/4 gal.) fire extinquishers, and fire grenades. No 2 1/2 gal. soda acid extinquishers please. Contact Mark Carter at email@example.com or call 352-494-7619. (1213) • Looking for old or unique sprinkler heads. Contact Mike Bunyon at firstname.lastname@example.org (1213) • Collector’s item, a rare Colorado Springs Police belt buckle, circa 1976, which was made by Western Flair in Colorado Springs. As far as I know, there were only 50-60 produced and only available to CSP officers at the time. Has been appraised by a jeweler for $400-1,500 but will accept a reasonable offer. Contact Larry at
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.nationalfiredog monument.com (0111) • 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) • FFAsTrap – Rescue and utility strap designed for firefighters, 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)
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 email@example.com. (1109) • Buffalo firefighter looking for Code 3 Fire Engine 38. If you have one, or know someone who does, please email Mark Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and be safe! (0409)
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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 email@example.com or www.thejammerusa.com. (0512)
Custom-designed blankets with PD/ FD logos. Choice of colors to match department and company patches. Contact Lt. R. Ramadam at ramze1@ optonline.net, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 973930-6612 (0110)
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)
address below and send it with the mailing label on the back of this issue. _______________________________________________
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Artistic prints – 11”x14” action scenes of firefighters, by firefighter/artist Paul Walsh, www.walshprints.com, or call 860-829-556 for more information. (0210) •
602-741-2390, email@example.com, or Lmartine1@aol.com (0613)
Swap Shop is for firefighters 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 firefighters and/or law enforcement officers. PFIA solely makes it possible for you to contact one another. PFIA does not accept any responsibility for transactions. To participate, please complete the form below and mail to Swap Shop, 101 E 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. You may use any address and/or telephone number you wish.
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Above: New PFIA agent, Frank Daunno, Jr., with a 20-year PFIA member, Cpl. Joseph Tanis, standing next to new Paterson (NJ) PD police unit.
Recruits graduate from the 49th Providence (RI) Fire Department Training Academy The new members of the PFD were officially sworn in after their completion of a rigorous 22-week training process under the leadership of the Director of Training; Captain Scott G. Mello. Of the class of 55 candidates, 43 are residents of Providence, 4 are women, and 16 are minorities. The ceremony was held at the Providence Fire Department Division of Training. Firefighter Alexander J. Varone, who finished first in the class, was presented with a plaque from PFIA, by ABM Thomas Giampietro. Photo, L-R: Captain Scott Mello, Director of Training, FF Alex Varone, ABM Thomas Giampietro, and Captain Jeff Varone (FF Varoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father.)
Above: Ed Griffith, PFIA AR/ABM and Board Member addresses Newark, NJ Fire Recruits.
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Photo, submitted by PFIA Regional Manager Mike Tersigni, of Lititz, PA fire station No. 1.
PFIA member, Patrolmen Francis Belton, celebrates 42 years of service to the Paterson (NJ) Police Department, never called in a single sick day, congratulated by Regional Manager, Mike Tersigni.
Above: (L-R) PFIA ABM Wayne Redmon; Training Academy Capt. James Lewis; Top Recruit - Physical, Autoris Hutras; Top recruit - Academic, Austin Kearns; and Columbus, Ohio Fire Department Chief Greg Paxton.
The Fourth Watch Motorcycle Club with Lt. Colonel Dan McKnight Lt. Colonel McNight was portrayed by Tom Sizemore in the movie “Black Hawk Down.” Fourth Watch MC PFIA members in the picture are Scott Bulmer, Juan Marti, Frank De Pinto, and PFIA Agent Dominick De Pinto. Above: Wilmington, DE Police Department Honor Guard. Photo submitted by PFIA Agent Anthony Harris (far left in the photo.)
69th Annual Florida Professional Firefighters Convention, at Daytona Beach. Regional Manager Ben Kiszkiel (L) and FPF District Vice-President and PFIA Agent, Winthrop Newton (R). Broward County Fire Rescue Boat - submitted by Regional Manager Ben Kiszkiel.
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St. Petersburg FD WINTHROP M. NEWTON 727-323-1213 (H) St. Petersburg PD RICHARD THOMAS 727-798-7165 (C) email@example.com Tampa FD JACE KOHAN 813-229-7540 (B) 813-229-7543 (F) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Oakland Cty. PD & Sheriff ROBERT NEGRI 810-240-1632 (C) 810-239-4597 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Calvert County PD TIM PALCHAK 202-468-6042 (C) email@example.com Charles County FD, PD & Sheriff JOSEPH PIAZZA 301-751-5514 firstname.lastname@example.org Charles County FD & PD MICHAEL WALKO 301-399-6120 (C) 301-375-8323 (H) email@example.com Montgomery County PD CARLO CORVOISIER 301-580-2595 (C) Corvoisier12@verizon.net Prince George’s County FD CHRIS CUNNINGHAM 410-739-7191 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Prince George’s County PD SEAN M. BABCOCK 202-321-2176 (C) email@example.com
Jefferson Parish Sheriff KIM LENTZ 985-774-4414 (B) 985-639-1723 (F) firstname.lastname@example.org
Hampden County Sheriff WILLIAM GRIFFITH 413-562-0493 (H) 413-626-4709 (C) BBGriffith@verizon.net
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New Orleans & Slidell FD ALAN MELANCON 504-905-3185 (C) 985-690-1441 (H) email@example.com New Orleans & Kenner FD PAUL J. MELANCON 504-524-3878 (H) 504-430-1962 (C) New Orleans PD DAVID G. LENTZ 985-649-5741 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Arbor FD & PD JOHN M. SCHNUR 734-665-2652 Flint PD MICHAEL P. SULLIVAN 810-232-3381 (C) 810-237-6888 ext. 4479 (B) Grand Rapids FD KATHLEEN THOMPSON 231-937-6009 (H/F) Grand Traverse Cty. FD & PD KARYL L. MOORE 231-947-1758 (H)
Wayne Cty. PDs & Sheriff MICHAEL L. DUFFEY 727-648-9051 email@example.com Wayne County Sheriff ROBERT WALKER 734-452-9303 (H) 313-510-4730 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Missouri Jackson County FD, PD & Independence FD DONNIE SHOOK Cell: 816-315-9943 email@example.com Kansas City FD CHRIS VANDERMILLION 4331 N Drury Kansas City 64117 816-305-1544 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Kansas City PD MICHAEL SATTER 816-665-5222 (C) email@example.com St. Louis FD BRYAN A. RADLEY 314-724-3005 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org St. Louis PD JOSEPH MADER 314-808-7531 (H) email@example.com
Nebraska Lincoln FD & PD BRIAN S. GILES 402-421-0982 (H) 402-202-9311 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Omaha FD JAMES E. CLINES 402-553-2634 (B/F) Omaha PD MARK T. SCHENKELBERG 402-932-8787 (H)
New Jersey Atlantic City FD WILLIAM J. SCULLY 609-653-0337 (H)
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Atlantic City PD JOSEPH A. KELLY 609-214-7161 (C) email@example.com Bayonne FD & PD STEPHANIE BURT 973-713-2199 (C) Bloomfield FD HUGH R. FLAHERTY 973-429-7940 (H) Brick Township PD WILLIAM J. RUOCCO 732-262-1100 (B) 732-575-5116 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Camden FD DANIEL C. PAYNE 609-605-8887 email@example.com East Orange FD & PD ANTHONY L. THOMPSON 973-202-9001 (P) 973-674-7486 (F) firstname.lastname@example.org East Orange FD CHARLES SALLEY 908-392-0006 (C) Elizabeth PD ANTHONY “FOGE” FAZIO 908-377-2052 (C) email@example.com Fort Dix Corrections BOB PETROWSKI III firstname.lastname@example.org 201-669-8392 (C) Hackensack FD THOMAS J. FREEMAN 201-843-6183 (H) Hackensack FD JUSTIN J. DEREVYANIK 201-394-6860 (C) HFD126@aol.com Haledon PD CHRIS LEMAY 862-505-0730 (C) email@example.com Hoboken FD BRIAN J. GREENE 201-933-9206 (H) Hudson County Sheriff RICHARD RANALLI 201-424-4306 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Hunterdon County Correx. EDWIN VAZQUEZ 973-610-8180 (C) email@example.com Jersey City FD ROBERT PILGER 201-638-5297 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Jersey City PD VINCENT COOK 973-476-2199 (C) email@example.com Jersey City PD ALLAN SLATTERY 201-315-4314 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Linden FD STEVEN SMIGELSKY 732-634-8582 (H) 732-236-3036 (C) email@example.com Mercer County & Trenton FD GREGORY A. SWANSON 609-352-9931 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Monmouth County FD & PD JAMES P. FAY 732-489-0744 (C) email@example.com Morris County FD & PD CHAD DiGIORGIO 201-206-5183 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Newark FD EDWARD J. GRIFFITH, III 732-674-3143 (C) EJG3@comcast.net Newark PD & Essex County Sheriff ALEX MARTINEZ 973-390-1918 (C) 973-398-7666 (H) email@example.com North Hudson FD JOSEPH D. McLEAN 201-725-6513 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Nutley FD & PD JOHN HUND 201-615-5831 (C) Hund@optonline.net Ocean County PD KEVIN C. LYONS email@example.com 609-597-7820 (H) 609-548-2930 (C) Passaic FD & PD JASON AYALA 973-249-7976 (H) samjay@firstname.lastname@example.org Passaic County Sheriff THOMAS M. PANZARINO 973-296-8006 (C) 973-225-3689 (B) email@example.com Paterson PD FRANK DAUNNO 973-330-2968 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Paterson FD JOHN A. MAURO, JR. 973-865-9577 (C) AJM1524@gmail.com Plainfield PD EDWIN MALDONADO 908-623-9452 (C) email@example.com South Bergen FD EDWARD J. TANDERIS 973-472-8999 (H) WSET1@aol.com Sussex County FD & PD KENNETH KUZICKI firstname.lastname@example.org 973-222-2198 Trenton Corrections RICHARD J. WILLIAMSON 908-420-8014 email@example.com
Trenton PD, KENNETH S. LUGO 609-977-8777 (C) KenLugo@hotmail.com
Niagara Falls FD JOSEPH TORRE 716-940-8225 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Union City PD DOMINICK DePINTO 201-401-4351 email@example.com
Rochester FD & PD JONATHAN YOUNG 585-310-2259 PFIA@mac.com
Wayne FD & PD SCOTT RAPPAPORT 973-632-2885 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Schenectady FD RON BAIER 518-527-5107 (C) 518-864-7482 (H) Ltreb4@aol.com
Albion Corrections THOMAS SUTTON 716- 471-9326 (C) email@example.com
Syracuse PD JOHN J. KAVANAGH 315-956-0470 firstname.lastname@example.org
Albany County Sheriff CHRISTOPHER J. PARKER 518-378-2283 (C) email@example.com
Syracuse FD JAMES ENNIS 315-430-0340 (C) 315-468-8630 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org
Albany FD EDWARD VERHOFF 518-378-1488 (C) email@example.com Binghamton FD CHRISTOPHER K. GILFILLAN JR. 607-206-0923 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org Binghamton FD JOHN M. SULLIVAN 607-771-6318 (H) Binghamton FD WILLIAM H. NEWLAND 607-724-5351 (H) Buffalo FD JOHN E. MURPHY 716-553-7611 (C) 716-876-1633 (F) email@example.com Buffalo PD JOHN A. PETRICCA 716-380-2057 (C) 716-649-3441 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org Buffalo PD SALVATORE A. VALVO 716-651-9904 (H) email@example.com Cattaraugus County Sheriff NATHAN A. ROOT firstname.lastname@example.org 716-938-2334 (B) 716-498-3252 (C) Erie County Sheriff CHRIS CIESLA email@example.com 716-822-5872 (H) 716-603-4386 (C) Monroe County Sheriff ALFRED N. DeROSA firstname.lastname@example.org 585-208-3902 (C) 585-753-4021 (W)
Troy PD ROBERT D. FITZGERALD 518-470-5103 (C) email@example.com Troy FD RAYMOND J. DAVIS 518-423-8918 firstname.lastname@example.org Utica FD PETER A. CARUSO 315-725-5712 email@example.com Utica PD PETER A. CARUSO III 315-269-4886 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Wende State Corrections ANGEL L. MENDEZ 716-818-3797 (C) email@example.com
Ohio Akron PD DON G. TREJBAL 330-352-4502 (C) APD506@aol.com Akron FD GREG GEARHART 330-351-2673 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Canton FD Massillon FD & PD MARC R. JACKSON 330-491-1073 (H) CFD110@aol.com Cincinnati PD GREG TOYEAS 513-738-4141 (H) 513-484-2459 (C) email@example.com
Niagara County Sherrif KEVIN MACK 716-573-4115 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Cincinnati/Greater Cincy FD MARK REUSS 513-574-3340 (H) 513-706-1287 (C) Mark.Reuss@cincinnati-oh.gov
Niagara Falls PD LOUIS V. TERRITO 716-286-4536 (B)
Cincinnati/Hamilton Cty. PD LEONARD E. LABRECQUE 513-474-2359 (H)
Cleveland FD VINCE VIANCOURT 440-835-5647 (B) 216-534-6927 (C) email@example.com Cleveland PD PAUL PERHACS 440-877-9607 (H) 216-346-5966 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Columbus FD WAYNE REDMON 614-496-221(C) 614-833-1812 (H) email@example.com Columbus PD WILLIAM CAPRETTA 740-983-6347 (H) 614-563-9636 (C) Coshocton County FD & PD CORY WILSON 740-502-9240 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Cuyahoga Falls PD JOHN J. SIM 330-310-7273 (C) 330-923-1986 (H) email@example.com Dayton PD HOWARD JORDAN 937-750-4886 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Licking County FD & PD JOHN CAPRETTA 614-554-6688 (C) email@example.com Loveland/Symmes FD OTTO HUBER 513-583-3001 (B) Marietta FD JOE A. MATTHEWS 740-373-3053 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org Marion FD & PD MICHAEL M. RADCLIFF 740-386-2582 (B) email@example.com
Pennsylvania Alleghney County PD STEVEN NAVE 412-704-7508 (H) 412-913-4613 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Erie PD GREGORY L. BANEY JR. 814-440-2694 (C) email@example.com Erie FD & PD STEVEN McKENRICK 814-774-4159 814-746-0716 firstname.lastname@example.org Johnstown FD ROBERT J. OPETT 814-659-9313 (C) email@example.com Lehigh Valley FD/PD/Sheriff CRAIG McGINNIS 484-223-9245 firstname.lastname@example.org McKeesport FD & PD JEFFREY D. TOMOVCSIK JTomo170@comcast.net 412-523-3903 (C) 412-675-5021 (W) Penn. Law Enforcement JONATHON RUSH 412-952-5615 email@example.com Philadelphia FD LOU LUPO 267-847-9681 (C) 215-423-1362 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org Philadelphia FD TIMOTHY G. McSHEA 215-518-9683 (C) email@example.com Pittsburgh FD DONALD DORSEY 412-433-0755 (P) Pittsburgh FD THOMAS HERAK 412-761-6281 (H)
Toledo FD TIM BOHLAND 419-690-4686 (H) 419-376-4543 (C)
Pittsburgh PD CARL R. MOROSETTI, JR. 412-600-2806 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Youngstown FD SHAWN P. MURRAY, SR. 330-518-2966 (C) 330-793-7363 (H) ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY, contact C. Guzzy, (Youngstown PD)
Scranton FD & PD, & Waymart Corrections ANDY POLANSKY 570-961-9024 (H) 570-878-1248 (C) email@example.com
Youngstown PD CHARLES GUZZY 330-707-2171 (H) 330-743-8812 (B)
Oklahoma Laredo FD JERRY RANGEL 956-334-1116 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Tulsa FD STEVEN DANIELS 918-691-0719 (C) email@example.com Tulsa FD KENNY GUNN 918-231-6805 (B)
York County and Dauphin County FD & PD CHAD DEARDORFF 717-668-8445 (H) 717-858-2361 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Providence PD SCOTT ZAMBARANO 401-265-1657 (C) email@example.com
South Carolina North Myrtle Beach FD & PD RICHARD BUDDELMEYER 843-249-5334 (B/F)
Tennessee Bristol FD & PD DENNIS M. LEY 423-652-2895 (H) 423-361-0747 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Amarillo FD& PD JOE C. PONDER 806-584-0953 email@example.com Angelina County Sheriff GREGORY DAWSON 409-489-8749 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Bee County FD, PD, Sheriff & Corrections RICHARD L. WEBB 361-319-3758 (C) email@example.com Bexar County Sheriff & Correx. EILEEN KENNEDY 210-216-4825 firstname.lastname@example.org Brazas County Sheriff DAVID C. STEWART 936-662-7962 (C) Brazoria County FD, PD, Sherrif & Corrections VICKE MOSSBARGER 979-864-0286 (C) email@example.com Brazoria County FD, PD, Sherrif & Corrections WILL MOSSBARGER 979-864-9126 firstname.lastname@example.org College Station FD & PD JIMMY O. YOW 832-595-7575 (C) 979-828-3055 (H) email@example.com Dallas FD & PD RONALD VAUGHN, SR. 469-713-7759 (C) 972-289-8376 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org Denton County Sheriff LES WOODS 817-675-6151 (C) email@example.com
Johnston PD SETH D. CROSBY 401-641-1575 (C) 401-921-0159 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org
El Paso Sheriff THOMAS DOWNS 915-443-2080 email@example.com
Providence FD THOMAS GIAMPIETRO 401-353-0036 (H)
Falls Cty. FD, PD, Sheriff DARRELL ALLEN 254-229-2951 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fort Bend Sheriff CHERYL L. HILLEGEIST 713-480-6033 (C) email@example.com Galveston Sheriff & Corrections CECILIA FIELDS 409-370-7322 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Garland FD JEFF TOKAR 972-781-7111 (B) Gatesville Corrections CAROLYN L. IRISH 254-223-3449 (H) Gurney Unit Corrections CINDY ARNOLD 903-724-9007 (C) email@example.com Jasper FD & PD STANLEY D. CHRISTOPHER 409-381-0350 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org Jefferson County Corrections DAWN A. WILLIAMSON 409-728-3174 (C) email@example.com Jefferson County Sheriff ROBERT ADAMS 409-722-1033 (B) Little Elm FD, PD & Corrections JANICE MARSHALL HARRISON 409-474-0562 firstname.lastname@example.org Lubbock FD RICK MURPHY 806-891-4370 (C) email@example.com McAllen FD & PD AMADO CANO, JR. 956-867-4257 McAllen PD ROLANDO CASTILLO 956-655-8476 (H) firstname.lastname@example.org McLennan Cty. PD & Sheriff KATHY MEALS 254-722-1711 (C) email@example.com McLennan County Sheriff SHEILA THUN 254-405-3797 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County PD, Sherrif & Corrections THOMAS M. PIERCE 936-355-0490 email@example.com
San Antonio FD JOE VALADEZ 210-656-9046 (H) 210-693-4344 (F) firstname.lastname@example.org San Antonio FD RUBEN CEVALLOS 210-861-4578 (C) email@example.com Tarrant County Sheriff & surrounding Metroplex area TANYA YOUNG 817-988-9704 (C) 817-292-5388 (F) firstname.lastname@example.org Walker County FD & PD TARA M. BURNETT 936-668-9193 (C) email@example.com Walker County FD, PD, Sheriff & Corrections CATHY STOKES 936-661-0929 (C) 936-594-6072 (H) Webb County Sheriff CYNTHIA GARCIA 956-771-9957 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Webb County Sheriff JOEY MEDELLIN 956-324-1352 (C) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. FD PETER J. BAGDOVITZ 301-980-0843 (C) email@example.com Washington, D.C. PD MIGUEL MIRANDA 202-439-2292 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia Huntington FD & PD RANDY D. ELLIS 740-886-5388 (H) 304-633-4975 (C)
Wisconsin Milwaukee PD MIKE CRIVELLO 414-412-0746 (C) email@example.com
Wyoming Laramie Cty. FD, PD & Sheriff B. JOHN FITZGERALD 307-775-9610 (H) JCATFitz@cs.com
Port Arthur FD STEPHEN L. CURRAN 409-656-2828 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org Pinehurst FD & PD KIESHA LUNA 409-330-0013 (C) email@example.com Port Arthur FD & PD H. OTIS III 409-293-5742 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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.
Amanda Gaskin Sex: Female Height: 5'03'' Race: Black Weight: 120 Birth: 12/6/98 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 15 Hair: Brown Missing: January 11, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA
Ashley White Sex: Female Height: 5’08'' Race: White Weight: 220 Birth: 4/16/96 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 17 Hair: Brown Missing: June 24, 2013 - Chickamauga, GA
Ashley may still be in the local area. Ashley’s tongue is pierced.
Regina Twist Sex: Female Height: 5'05'' Race: Hispanic Weight: 130 Birth: 2/10/98 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 16 Hair: Black Missing: April 14, 2013 - Jerome, ID
Regina may be in the company of an adult male.
SPECIAL NOTE: Height and weight are listed from the date an individual went missing and may not currently be accurate.
Wendoline Garcia Sex: Female Height: 5’03'' Race: White Weight: 180 Birth: 2/24/97 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 17 Hair: Brown Missing: June 6, 2013 - Manassas, VA
Wendoline has “Love” tattooed on her right wrist. She has pierced ears. Wendoline may go by the nickname Wendy.
Sex: Female Height: 5’06’’ Race: Black Weight: 140 Birth: 12/7/98 Eyes: Brown Age Now: 15 Hair: Black
Sex: Female Height: 5’02’’ Race: White Weight: 112 Birth: 9/3/97 Eyes: Green Age Now: 16 Hair: Brown
Missing: February 9, 2014 - Chicago, IL
Aladyia’s ears are pierced. She may have a black weave in her hair. Aladyia may go by the nickname Lady or Ladyi.
Missing: February 9, 2014 - San Jacinto, CA
She may go by the alias last name Danielle.
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George Beto Unit (TX) - PFIA Agent Cindy Arnold presents David Gomez with a Heroes Hall of Fame Award, read more about C.O. Gomez on page 7.