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The Jason Conklin Memorial Lodge #957 of the Fraternal Order of Police is a non-profit organization comprised of law enforcement personnel. Our goals are to help elevate the image of the law enforcement community and enhance relations between the numerous agencies involved.  We will recognize those in the private sector and the law enforcement community with monthly awards.

 

Go to the May 2000 issue of "The Dispatch"
Go to the April 2000 issue of "The Dispatch"

President's Message: May 2000

The April meeting was a very moving meeting.  We were lucky to have Det Steve McDonald, NYPD  who was paralyzed 14 years ago by a young miscreant.  Steve, who has every right to be bitter, impressed the members by his forgiveness and bright outlook on life, and during his speech he held the audience spellbound.

    We also had as another guest speaker, Patricia Bodnar, (and new Lodge member), whose husband, Alex, a retired NYTPD PO and Memorial Wall honoree, spoke about her husband coming to her rescue as a perp broke into their house and attempted to rape her.  Alex shot and killed the perp after the perp had stabbed him numerous times.

    The two speakers during the time that they spoke, held the audience - there wasn't a sound to be heard and quite honestly there weren't too many dry eyes in the audience.  Someone came up to me after the meeting and said that it seems that we like to have one tear-jerker meeting a year.  While this is not the intention, it does make the public aware of what we do for a living and what we face and more importantly, what our families face.

    This May 15th is Police Memorial Day, with ceremonies going on the entire week.  While we had planned to have our Wall up and starting annual services to remember our fallen comrades, things did not turn out as we have planned.  We are still talking to the County about the site for the Memorial, and once their legal problems are settled, we will be doing the groundbreaking for the Wall. 

    In keeping with Police Memorial Week, we are trying to get as many survivors of our Wall Honorees to attend the meeting May 8th to show that their loved ones' sacrifices have not been forgotten.  Hopefully we will have a larger turnout to show our support for the family members who will attend.

    As a whole let us try to remember Police Memorial Week in our own way, but to also show our support by wearing a blue ribbon during the week in honor of those who will no longer attend Roll Call.

    And lastly, remember, stay safe and wear your vest.

Tom

 


Next Meeting
Monday, May 8th, 2000  8pm
@ American Legion Post #488
Lakes Rd., Monroe
In keeping with Police Memorial Week, we are trying to get as many survivors of our Wall Honorees to attend the meeting May 8th to show that their loved ones' sacrifices have not been forgotten.  Hopefully we will have a larger turnout to show our support for the family members who will attend.

National Police Week
1998 - Summaries and Pictures from Washington D.C. service, Hicksville FOP service, and Rockland County service during National Police Week, May 1998. 
2000 Police Week Activities

Local Police Memorial Services
    On May 20, at 7 PM there will be a service and blessing of the colors at Sacred Heart Church in Monroe.  This will be a non denominational service and will be attended by many departments.  Please wear your dress uniforms.  Lodge 957 will be there with their colors.

New York State Grand Lodge Memorial Services
    The Empire State Lodge will be holding a memorial service on Thursday May 11 at 11:00 am.  It will conducted outside the State Headquarters at 911 Police Plaza, Hicksville, Long Island.  Members of the Lodge will be attending and it is requested that members who  attend do so in dress uniform or business attire.



About Officer Conklin
Membership Information
Board of Directors
Photo Album
Honorees of the Month
Police Links
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Lodge #957 Membership Application

Upcoming Events
- The Lodge is planning a day of VIN and Bike Etching in May.  Stay tuned for details. 


"The Dispatch" Archived Issues
 
May 2000 April 2000 March 2000
Feb 2000 Jan 2000 Dec 1999
Nov 1999 Oct 1999 Sept 1999
Aug 1999 July 1999 June 1999
May 1999 April 1999 Feb 1999
Jan 1999 Dec 1998 Oct/Nov 1998
Sept 1998 Aug 1998 July 1998



Orange County Police Memorial
About the Memorial and planned dedication
Memorial Biographies - an in-depth look at the local officers killed in the line of duty UPDATED 3/28/00


Miscellaneous Info.
Cellular One Phone Deal for Members
Order Form for Lodge #957 Merchandise
How to order FOP licence plates (NY)
Advertise in "The Dispatch"
Defibrillator for Harriman PD
New York State Assembly Citation
Proclamation from Sen.William J. Larkin, Jr.
Letter from Sen. Larkin to Treasurer Dobson

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