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  • History of the Fraternal Order of Police

     

     
     

     


    Sep 18, 2010

    2016-2018

    President -  Marco Monteblanco Lodge #7

    Eastside VP -  Bill Splawn Lodge #10

    Westside VP -  Mike Peterson Lodge #18

    Secretary - Steve Dills Lodge #18

    Treasurer - Jeff Olson  Lodge #12

    Sergeant at Arms - Trevor Severance Lodge #23

    Chaplain - Chad Peterschick  Lodge #10

    Chairman of Trustees - Brian Banner Lodge #7

    Immediate Past President - Ken Roske Lodge #7

    National Trustee-Jack Simington Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    2014-2016

    President-Ken Roske Lodge #7 Pasco PD

    Westside VP-Mike Peterson Lodge #18 Upper Skagit PD

    Eastside VP-Bill Splawn Lodge #10 Yakima S/O

    Secretary-Marco Montablanco Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Treasurer-Jeff Olson Lodge #12 Vanvouver PD

    Sgt at Arms-Trevor Severence Lodge #23 Mason County

    Chairmain of Delegates-Brian Banner Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Chaplain-Chad Pererschick Lodge #10 Yakima PD

    National Trustee-Jack Simington Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    2012-2014

    President-Ken Roske Lodge #7 Pasco PD

    Westside VP-Mike Peterson Lodge #18 Washington State Patrol

    Eastside VP-Bill Splawn Lodge #10 Yakima S/O

    Secretary-Marco Monteblanco Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Treasurer-Jeff Olson Lodge #12 Vancouver

    Sgt At Arms-Trevor Severance Lodge #23 Mason S/O

    Chairman of Delegates-Brian Banner Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Chaplain-Lisa Neymeyer Lodge #27 Port of Seattle PD

    Chaplain-Finish 2014 term Chad Peterschick Lodge #10

    National Trustee-Jack Simington Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

     

    2010-2012

    President-Ken Roske Lodge #7 Pasco PD

    Westside VP-Mike Peterson Lodge #18 Washington State Patrol

    Eastside VP-Bill Splawn Lodge #10 Yakima County SO

    Secretary-Jeff Olson Lodge #12 Vancouver PD

    Treasurer-Trevor Severance Lodge #23 Mason County SO

    Sgt At Arms-Mike Amos Lodge #10 Yakima PD

    Chairman of Delegates-Brian Banner Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Chaplain-Lisa Neymeyer Lodge #22 Port of Seattle PD

    National Trustee-Jack Simington Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    2008-2010

    President-Ken Roske Lodge #7 Pasco PD

    Westside VP-Mike Peterson Lodge #18 Washington State Patrol

    Eastside VP-Mike Amos Lodge #10 Yakima PD

    Secretary-Doug Rickard Lodge #12 Vancouver PD

    Treasurer-Nick Seibert Lodge #22 Kirkland PD

    Sgt At Arms-Bill Splawn Lodge #10 Yakima County SO

    Chairman of Delegates-Brian Banner Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Chaplain-Russ Cox Lodge #20 Spokane PD

    National Trustee-Jack Simington Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Executive Director-Bill Hanson Lodge #19 Washington State Patrol

    2006-2008

     President-Ken Roske Lodge #7 Pasco PD

    Westside VP-Mike Peterson Lodge #18 Washington State Patrol

    Eastside VP-Mike Amos Lodge #10 Yakima PD

    Secretary-Kris Nowak Lodge #12 Vancouver PD

    Treasurer-Jeff Olson Lodge #12 Vancouver PD

    Sgt At Arms-Brian Banner Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Chairman of Delegates-Jeff Beazizo Lodge #18 Washington State Patrol

    Chaplain-Russ Cox Lodge #20 Spokane PD

    National Trustee-Jack Simington Lodge #7 Kennewick PD 

    Executive Director-Bill Hanson Lodge #19 Washington State Patrol

     

    2004-2006

    President-Ken Roske Lodge #7 Pasco PD

    Westside VP-Mike Peterson Lodge #18 Washington State Patrol

    Eastside VP-Mike Amos Lodge #10 Yakima PD

    Secretary-Kris Nowak Lodge #12 Vancouver PD

    Treasurer-Jeff Olson Lodge #12 Vancouver PD

    Sgt At Arms-Brian Banner Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Chairman of Delegates-Jeff Bezzizo Lodge #18 Washington State Patrol

    Chaplain-Russ Cox Lodge #20 Spokane PD

    National Trustee-Jack Simington Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    2002-2004

    President-Jack Simington Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Westside VP-John Loftus Lodge #1 Kitsap SO

    Eastside VP-Ken Roske Lodge #7 Pasco PD

    Secretary-Mike Genack Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

                   Kris Nowak Lodge #12 Vancouver PD

    Treasurer-Brian Banner Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Sgt At Arms-Jeff Olson Lodge #12 Vancouver PD

    Chairman of Delegates-Jeff Beazzizo Lodge #18 WSP

    Chaplain-Russ Cox Lodge #20 Spokane PD

    National Trustee-Mike Amos Lodge #10 Yakima PD

    2000-2002

     President-Jack Simington Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    VP-Ken Roske Lodge #7 Pasco PD

    2nd VP-Jim Sjothun Lodge #11 Medical Lake PD

    Secretary-Mike Genack Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Treasurer-Jason Nunez Lodge #7 Franklin County SO

    Sgt At Arms-Jeff Olson Lodge #12 Vancouver PD

    Chairman of Delegates-John Loftus Lodge #1 Kitsap County SO

    Chaplain-Dean Munday Lodge #15 Snohomish County SO

    National Trustee- Kelly Hembach Lodge #11 Cheney PD

    1998-2000

    President-Jack Simington Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Vice President-Kelly Hembach Lodge #11 Cheney PD

    2nd VP-Ken Roske Lodge #7 Pasco PD

    Secretary-Mike Genack Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Treasurer-Gerry Shigeno Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Sgt At Arms-Jim Sjothun Lodge #11 Medical Lake PD

    Chairman of Delegates-Tom Cooper Lodge #9 Walla Walla County SO

    Chaplain-Jay Daigle Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    National Trustee-Wayne Meyer Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    1996-1998 (Charter Member Executive Board 7-31-96)

    President-Jack Simington Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Vice President-Kelly Hembach Lodge #11 Lincoln County SO

    2nd VP-Sid Grant Lodge #7 Washington State Patrol

    Secretary-Simon Mantel Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Treasurer-Rick Marquette Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    Sgt At Arms-Mike Jones Lodge #1 Deptartment of Defence

    Chaplain-Jay Daigle Lodge #7 Kennewick PD

    National Trustee-Mike Genack Lodge #7 Kennewick PD


    Jan 13, 2010

    By: John E. Mc Mahon
    Two foot patrolman, Martin Toole and Delbert Nagle, were the original Pittsburgh Police Officers who thought of organizing other officers into a body to secure much needed improvement in their way of life. During the era of 1915 Police Officers were underpaid and overworked. Their job security was at the whim of a politician who could fire them at the drop of a hat and they had no recourse for unjustified dismissal.
    Police were forced, at times, to work twelve hours a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year and no thought of being paid overtime. Their patience worn thin and they were ready to organize so as a group they would have strength in seeking justice for their plight.
    During the Spring of 1915 Martin Toole and Delbert Nagle met nightly at the corners of Second and Flowers Avenue, Hazelwood, and would discuss the problems of the police officer. One particular evening the conversation was about organized labor when suddenly Toole blurted out “What do you say about trying to organize the police?” Nagle replied “What the devil are we waiting for, let’s go.”
    Considerable planning had to be done in a very secretive manner for if their plans were known “heads could hit the chopping block.” On Friday, May 14, 1915 twenty-three men met in secret at 9:00 A.M. at the Wabash Station Building, Ferry Street and Liberty Avenue. It was at that meeting that the name Fraternal Order of Police was adopted. Temporary Officers were elected until such time when a Charter for the organization was granted. Twenty-three was adopted as the password for the group. This was in recognition of the twenty-three men who realized that they were sticking their necks out. They were determined to have a police organization regardless of the consequences.
    Police Superintendent Noble Matthews learned of the meeting that afternoon and was furious. He threatened to “sharpen his ax” but it was a waste of his time and no doubt played havoc with his blood pressure.
    History relates, after hearing what was in the wind he sent a policeman to Toole’s home instructing him to report to headquarters immediately. Toole obeyed the order and told him what had transpired.
    According to Toole, Matthews called him an agitator and what ever else came to mind at that moment. He wanted to know why Toole did not talk with him before starting such nonsense. Toole gave him several plausible reasons but he did not wish to hear any of them.
    Toole further explained that at the next meeting a committee would be formed to talk things over with him. That blew the cork out of the bottle for Matthews who screamed “Oh - so you are going to have another meeting huh, how many men have taken part in this?” Matthews had a dizzy spell when told that over 300 men were actively involved. After regaining his composure he exploded again saying “get out of here and break it up. Do you hear, break it up at once.” Toole made no reply but left the office. Their next important move was to contact Mayor Joseph G. Armstrong and explain directly what they had in mind. Superintendent Matthews had to be shown the light of day and labor oriented Mayor Armstrong was the man to enlighten him. According to research Mayor Joseph G. Armstrong, an active member of the Flint Workers Union, helped with the original planning of Pittsburgh Fire Fighters Local No. 1. They formed May 5, 1903.
    Saturday morning President William H. Larking, Vice President Delbert Nagle and Secretary Martin Toole went to mayor Joseph Armstrong’s office and told him what had transpired and it was the desire of the police to organize. After explaining in detail to the Mayor he agreed with them. He stated “Well boys I don’t see a thing wrong with this, as long as you adhere strictly to the methods and principles you have adopted. You will never go wrong. They should carry you through with flying colors. You have my hearty approval and full cooperation.” When told that Superintendent Matthews was trying hard to discourage the organization he picked up the phone and asked for the Superintendent of Police. Mayor Armstrong said, :Listen Noble, let them boys alone! Let them go. Don’t interfere - They have as much right to organize as any one else. Let them go!”
    At a meeting, Wednesday, November 17, 1915, Attorney Robert G. Woodside read the Charter granted earlier that day by Judge Thomas J. Ford of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
    Immediately plans were formulated to lobby City Council for a reduction of the 365-day work schedule. Council realized that action must be taken on the F.O.P.’s complaint and passed an ordinance on Monday, October 9, 1916, giving police officers two days off each month with pay. Other police departments took notice and they began to organize under Pittsburgh’s leadership.
    State Lodges were established and then the Grand Lodge was formed to encompass the United States. From the original 23 members the membership now totals over 325,000 and there are over 2200 local Lodges and one in Dublin & Blarney, Ireland and one in Ontario, Canada 
    At the 5th Annual National Convention held August 15-18, 1921, at Reading, Pennsylvania, Joseph G. Armstrong was introduced to the assembled body as the “the ex-Mayor of Pittsburgh who is the father of the Fraternal Order of Police.”
    NOTE: John Mc Mahon is a retired City of Pittsburgh Police Officer and former editor of the F.O.P. Pittsburgh Police News.
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    Fort Pitt Lodge #1
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    The place where it all began in 1915
    We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today’s police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.

    Jan 13, 2010

    Sep 18, 2010

    2019-National-New Orleans Louisiana

    2018-State-Mt Vernon Lodge #18 Host

    2017-National-Nashville Tennessee

    2016-State-Spokane Lodge #20 Host

    2015-National-Pittsburg Pennsylvania 100 Years

    2014-State-Green River Lodge #27 Host

    2013-National- Cinncinati Ohio

    2012-State-Tri Cities Lodge #7 Host

    2011-National- Salt Lake City Utah

    2010-State- Vancouver Lodge 12 Host

    2009-National-Long Beach California

    2008-State-Yakima Lodge 10 Host

    2007-National-Louisville Kentucky

    2006-State-Mt Vernon Lodge 18 Host

    2005-National-New Orleans Louisiana

    2004-State-Spokane Lodge 20 Host

    2003-National-Providence Rhode Island

    2002-State-Vancouver Lodge 12 Host

    2001-National-Phoenix Arizona

    1999-National-Mobile Alabama

    1997-National-Orlando Florida

    1995-National-Virginia Beach Virginia

    1993-National-Lousiville Kentucky

    1991-National-Pittsburg Pennsylvania

    1989-National-Oklahoma City Oklahoma

    1987-National-Mobile Alabama

    1985-National-Baltimore Maryland

    1983-National-Phoenix Arizona

    1981-National-Orlando Florida


    Jan 13, 2010

    Jan 13, 2010

    Jan 19, 2010

    WHO ? ~     The Washington State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police is the state level group of the national organization called the Grand Lodge with more than 2200 lodges and over 320,000 members.

     

    WHAT ? ~    The Washington State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police is a fraternal organization promoting the positive aspects of law enforcement to police officers and the citizens of this state. Individual or group membership is offered.

     

    WHERE ? ~     The Washington State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police has chartered local lodges throughout the State. Any fully commissioned officer, active or retired, is eligible for membership in the FOP.  

     

    WHEN ? ~    The Washington State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police was chartered on July 31, 1996 in Kennewick.

     

    WHY ? ~    The Washington State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police was formed to promote unity and fraternalism amongst police officers from all agencies (city, county, state and federal) and as way for law enforcement officers to help each other.

      

    HOW ? ~    Contact any local FOP lodge member, the Washington State Lodge at 509.586.0323 or WashingtonStFOP@charter.net, the State Lodge web site at wafop.com, the Grand Lodge at 1-800 451-2711 or the Grand Lodge web site at grandlodgefop.org


    Jan 19, 2010

    Jan 19, 2010



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