Indiana State FOP News
CUT OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS FOR THE WINTER BOARD MEETING/FRENCH LICK IS MONDAY NOVEMBER 3RD, 2014 - 10/30/2014

CUT OFF DATE - WINTER BOARD MEETING/BOWLING TOURNAMENT

 


Our Deepest Sympathy to the Brothers & Sisters in Kentucky on the passing of National Trustee Michael Hettich - 10/21/2014

Our Deepest Condolences to the Brothers & Sisters in Kentucky on the passing of National Trustee Michael Hettich.

Brothers and Sisters,

 

Funeral arrangements for National Trustee Mike Hettich are as follows:

 

Pearson Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207

 

Visitation Saturday, October 25th, 4 P – 7 P, Sunday, October 26th, 2P – 8P, with the FOP Service on Sunday at 7P

 

Funeral at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 212 Mt. Mercy Drive, Pewee Valley, KY on Monday, October 27th at 11 AM.

Burial will be in church cemetery.

 

Arrangements for guest flying into Louisville:  Send email with your air travel arrangement schedule to: jaubrey@jcsoky.org.

Make sure you have airline, flight # & arrival time.  We will have transportation at the airport to pick you up and when necessary to return you back to airport.

 

Galt House Hotels has blocked  rooms under (KY FOP – Mike Hettich Friends and Family).  Room rates are $99.00 for standard room and $119.00 in suites. To make hotel reservations call 1-800-843-4258 or 502-589-5200, mention the room block (KY FOP). The Galt House is located at 4th & River Road, Louisville, KY 40202

 

Hospitality will be available at Jefferson County Deputy Sheriffs FOP # 25, 719 Lynn Street, during the following times: Saturday, 5P – midnight; Sunday, 8P – midnight and Monday after the funeral.


Commemorative Bricks and Paver Sales - Indiana State Lodge - Make Checks Payable to the Indiana State Lodge - 07/16/2014

The green space that we are planning will be an opportunity for members across Indiana to purchase a brick or granite paver to recognize all of our members who have played a part in making the FOP what it is.  The green space will have the outline of Indiana in it and will be surrounded by trees, bushes and flowering plants. You will be proud to be part of this space.  Just one of the ideas I have heard, is purchasing an area to recognize all the family members who were in the FOP.  My brother David and I have talked about getting a granite piece to honor our father for his many years of service.  The starting cost for a 4x8 red brick will be one hundred dollars and one hundred and twenty five dollars for a granite piece the same size.  

This June, at the State Conference, the commemorative pavers will go on sale for all members.  Members interested in purchasing a paver recognizing their local lodge will be able to call the state office after June 1st.   Every effort will be made to place the bricks in an area of your choosing, but it will be on a first come first serve basis.  With over 15,000 active and retired members and 108 lodges, space could be limited as to where your brick will be placed. 

We, on the board, are hoping this fundraiser will not only make the green space something we can all be proud of, but also serve as a tribute to R Pat Stark, Addie Maddox, Chris Anton and all the others who made Indiana a great FOP State.   

commemorativebrickgranitepurchase.pdf

2014 F.O.P. Base Pay and Pension Information - 06/04/2014

2014FOPPENSIONINFOANDBASEPAY.pdf
IMPD Officer Pablo Navarrete in need of help - 05/27/2014

Pablo Navarrete (a NW District IMPD Officer) lost almost everything in an apartment fire at Fox Club Apartments yesterday when it was struck by lightning. I am asking that you share this link with any contacts you may have so that he can get some relief. All information and pictures are on the page. Thank you so much.

www.gofundme.com/pablonavarrete

 


Tax Status Information on the Legal Defense Fund - 03/05/2014

“Membership fees paid to the Legal Defense Fund are not tax deductible.”


School of Public and Environmental Affairs - Indianapolis World Police & Fire Games Scholarship - Deadline April 1st - 02/28/2014

This Scholarship is for retired or full-time police officers and firefighters pursuing undergraduate or graduate work at IUPUI.

http://www.instatefop.org/Portals/0/Police%20and%20fire%20games%20scholarship%20app%20MASTER.pdf


Destination: Retirement www.inprs.in.gov - 02/27/2014

Detination Retirement:  for Police Officers, Firefighters, Judges, Excise, Gaming & Conservation Officers & Prosecuting Attorneys

http://www.instatefop.org/Portals/0/retirement.pdf


Informational letter regarding - Reemploymet in a PERF-covered position after retirement from the 1977 Fund. - 01/29/2014

77 Fund and PERF Second Retirement 01 28 14.pdf

 


Indiana Police & Firefighter Memorial - 10/04/2013

The Indiana Department of Corrections and numerous facilities gave donations to replace all lighting at Memorial.  Thank you:

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
New Castle Correctional Facility/GEO Group
Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility
Reception Diagnostic Center
Miami Correctional Facility
Henryville Correctional Facility
Plainfield Correctional Facility
Rockville Correctional Facility
Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility
Corizon, Inc.
Pendleton Correctional Facility
Madison Correctional Facility



2013 Legislative Summary - 07/19/2013

2013 Legislative Summary

A number of INPRS-related legislative changes were approved by the 2013 Indiana General Assembly. Click http://www.in.gov/inprs/2691.htm for a brief summary of the legislation. You may e-mail inquiries to questions@inprs.in.gov or call PERF at (888) 526-1687 or TRF at (888) 286-3544 for more information. 
  

http://www.instatefop.org/Portals/0/2013%20Legislative%20Summary.pdf


Outdoor Festivals and Fairs - Temporary Stages - How to comply with the Indiana's Building and Fire Safety Laws - 04/27/2012

Good morning - As you may know, the State Fire Marshal’s Office inspects all temporary outdoor stages and outdoor stage equipment. In an effort to find all of the locations where these stages and stage equipment may be used anywhere in the state, Marshal Greeson is asking our public and private partners to help spread the word that anyone who’s using outdoor stages or outdoor stage equipment needs to notify the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
 
Marshal Greeson would very much appreciate your help in distributing the 2 attached information sheets to as many members of the law enforcement community as possible so that he and his staff can continue these vital public safety inspections.

Thank you for your help.

State Fair -  Publication Text (Temporary Stages - Final)

Outdoor Stage Equipment


Senate Enrolled Act No. 1 - Memo From President Tim Downs - 03/30/2012

timdownsmemosenateact1.pdf

http://www.instatefop.org/Portals/0/SB0001[1].pdf


President Tim Downs letter to Governor Daniels regarding Senate Bill 0001 - 03/13/2012

governordanielsltrsb1.pdf
FINAL HOUSE & SENATE VOTE ON SB1 - 03/10/2012

This is the final vote count on SB1 for your records, as you can see despite all our efforts they unfortunately passed it. I want to thank all those that work so hard with us in our attempt to defeat it, a special thanks to Leo for all the long hours and huge effort he put in. Please remember these individuals when you go to the poles. 

President
Tim Downs

http://www.instatefop.org/Portals/0/FinalHouseVoteonConferenceCommitteeReport.doc

http://www.instatefop.org/Portals/0/FinalSenateVoteonConferenceCommitteeReport.doc


Senate Bill #1 Passed - 03/09/2012

Senate Bill #1 passed late last night over our continuous objection. Despite our best efforts the Conference Committee, after forced changing of Conferees over the issue, agreed and the report was approved by the majority on the House and Senate. This occurred literally in the 11th hour of what proved to be the last day (night) of this session.
The FOP has not given up the fight on this issue and encourages all members to use extreme caution when called upon to make an entry and to document all such incidents, especially those leading to altercation as a result of the new law.
We will be issuing a complete legislative report very soon.

Leo T. Blackwell
Ruckelshaus, Kautzman, Blackwell,
Bemis & Hasbrook
107 N. Pennsylvania St, Suite 900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
ph: (317)634-4356
fax: (317)634-8635