The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. 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.
Massachusetts State Fraternal Order of Police
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During the April Regional Trustee Meeting that was hosted by the DOC FOP Lodge #28 at the Millersville Men’s Club in Blackstone, MA on April 16, 2014 William Cabino received a plaque and a Lifetime Membership to the FOP. This award was given on behalf Lodge #28 presented by President Todd Bramwell of the Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police. William is a retired Correctional Officer. The son of William, Lance Corporal Shayne M. Cabino, USMC was killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. A second award was given by Dave Malone who is the American Legion Commander from Post 85 in Woonsocket, R.I. and he is also Commander of the Department of Rhode Island First County Legion. Dave presented William Cabino with the American Legion Medal of Valor.
Police Week 2014
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Wednesday, November 12th
State Lodge - Norton, MA
Message from the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police:
Recently, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick decided to weigh in on the turmoil taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. The Governor is quoted as saying he is “sick of unarmed black men being shot by police”. Really? While it is certainly his right to comment, we seriously question the wisdom of such an inaccurate and inflammatory comment; actually, we find the comment quite outrageous; but not unexpected from a Governor who has demonstrated over and over again that he is no fan of the police. Given his public position, the Governor’s comment merely fuels the fire with his broad brush indictment of the law enforcement community.
The incident and subsequent riots in Ferguson are clearly tragic; but we will keep our own counsel as to any act that rises to criminal until the grand jury investigating the shooting completes its work; The Governor would be wise to do the same.
We do agree with the Governor’s rejection of the “lawlessness in the streets” that has occurred since the shooting and we note with great concern the small group of purported protesters who would use their Constitutional right of Peaceful Assembly and protest as a cover for looting and assaults on police forces who are charged with keeping the peace.
Massachusetts FOP Members,
After careful consideration, the Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police are proud to announce their support for a "NO" vote on question 3, repeal of the casino law. The $400 million in revenue generated by the resort casino law will increase local aid, enhance public safety and help improve municipal police services. This is money that is currently being spent in other states. After conversations with public safety officials in other jurisdictions that have gaming facilities, we know that casinos have no major impact on crime. The Massachusetts expanded gaming law is recognized nationally for its comprehensiveness, oversight and compliance measures. We urge each of our members to vote "NO" on question 3 and to encourage their family and friends to do the same.
The Massachusetts FOP Executive Board
The Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police is pleased to announce the appointment of Boston Detective Mike Kane to the position of State Treasurer. Mike has been very involved with the state lodge for the past few years contributing and assisting in the many activities of the order. His experience and enthusiasm is a welcome addition to the executive board.
The Executive Board would also like to congratulate Jim Fowlie (Ret. Melrose P.D.). Jim was unanimously re-elected to the position of Chairman of Trustees. This Re-Election was made by the lodge trustees in attendance at the October meeting. Jim has served in that position for the past year and a half. He has done a great job and been a great asset to this organization.
With the addition of Mike and the re-election Jimmy, we look forward to the continued growth and success of the F.O.P. in Massachusetts.