<![CDATA[WI State Lodge FOP - News & Announcements]]>Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:06:09 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[The Wisconsin State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police urges the Wisconsin Legislature to pass SB 192!]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:45:49 GMThttp://wifop.org/news--announcements/the-wisconsin-state-lodge-fraternal-order-of-police-urges-the-wisconsin-legislature-to-pass-sb-192Picture
SB-192 has been introduced into the WI Senate, and it requires the payment of health insurance premiums and establishes a loan program for the surviving spouse and children of a Law Enforcement Officer or EMT that dies in the line of duty.

Legislation already exists that provides this benefit for Firefighters, and this Bill extends this benefit to LEOs and EMTs.

We ask that you join us in publicly supporting this Bill. Contact your Senator today, and urge them to do whatever is necessary to make sure this Bill is made into Law.



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<![CDATA[2015 Kettle Moraine Lodge #10 Golf Outing]]>Sun, 15 Feb 2015 23:17:32 GMThttp://wifop.org/news--announcements/2015-kettle-moraine-lodge-10-golf-outing

Join Us on June 27th For Our 4th Annual Golf Outing 

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Where:  Scenic View Golf Course
             4415 Club Drive
             Slinger, WI 53086

When:    Saturday, June 27, 2015
              Registration 7:00 - 7:45 am
              Shotgun start at 8:00 am

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Format:   Scramble with teams of four

Cost:       $80/Person-Covers: 
              *  18-holes
              *  Cart
              *  Lunch & Dinner
              *  Two Drinks

Click Here to Download the Flyer & Registration Form
There will be Hole Prizes, and a Raffle after Dinner
All proceeds benefit Lodge 10, Local & State Charities

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<![CDATA[67 Mile BIRKY CHALLENGE - May 30th, 2015 ]]>Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:08:42 GMThttp://wifop.org/news--announcements/67-mile-birky-challenge-may-30th-201567 Mile BIRKY CHALLENGE - May 30th, 2015 
This will be the 5th Year of The Birky Challenge,
honoring fallen Fond du Lac Police Officer Craig Birkholz, Badge #67

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3 routes to choose from: 67 miles, 40 miles and 20 miles from Fond du Lac cycle through the scenic Kettle Moraine Forest on a paved roadway.

Food & Water, SAG Support & Bike Mechanics
$25, $67, and $150 entree fees, including commemorative water bottles, T-shirts & jerseys

For more info, visit the BIRKY CHALLENGE Website
Send specific questions to birkychallenge@fdl.wi.gov
Funds raised will be used for a student scholarship towards Law Enforcement College
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<![CDATA[2015 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is Jan 9th]]>Tue, 30 Dec 2014 22:44:32 GMThttp://wifop.org/news--announcements/2015-law-enforcement-appreciation-day-is-jan-9thPicture
In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all.  In response, the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has partnered with Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) on a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day scheduled for January 9th, 2015.

Each day law enforcement officers across our country put a badge on and go to work knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations. The pay is low, the hours can be terrible, and there is little appreciation for what they do - yet, they do it anyway because it is a calling. 

Often times, the public doesn’t see is the cost of keeping our communities safe.  On average, between 105 and 203 officers die in the line of duty each year; 50,000 officers are assaulted in the line of duty each year; 14,000 officers are injured in the line of duty each year; and over 300 officers commit suicide each year.  With the exception of the military, there is no other profession in the world where you will find these kinds of statistics.  A law enforcement officer must be professional, courteous, caring and yet be ready to protect the public at all times. They must be prepared to make life and death decisions in a moment’s notice. They take an amazing amount of abuse at times, but have to view this abuse as just “part of the job,” and often do not have the liberty to express their emotions during many situations.  No matter how much abuse law enforcement takes, the officers continue to do their job, and do it well.

Law enforcement officers play such an integral part in our society, and without them, chaos would reign.
They are the guardians of our way of life and they deserve our support .... and we believe that the vast majority of our communities support law enforcement, but they are very rarely given the opportunity to show it.  

The WI State Lodge FOP would like to invite all those citizens who are discouraged by recent media trends and support their law enforcement, to attend one of the many Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD) rallies that will be held on January 9th.  There will be several events throughout the state, and we will be giving out T-shirts and stickers to law enforcement supporters at the FOP sponsored rallies, while supplies last. 

If you can’t make it to one of the support rallies, you can show still show your support in a number of other ways:
1. Change their profile picture on social media to the image shown above
2. See a police officer? Thank a police officer
3. Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement
4. Send a card of support to your local police or sheriff’s department
5. Share a positive story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media
6. Participate in Project Blue Light by proudly displaying a blue light in support of law enforcement.
7. Business owners can advertise their support through local media outlets, billboards, signs, or store front marquis
8. Children can draw a picture or write a letter and drop it off at your local police or sheriff’s department

Thank you for your support!

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<![CDATA[Welcome MacGillis Wiemer, LLC!!]]>Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:28:52 GMThttp://wifop.org/news--announcements/welcome-macgillis-wiemer-llc

The WI State Lodge FOP would like to welcome 
MacGillis Wiemer as the newest addition of Wisconsin attorneys participating in the FOP Legal Defense Plan

MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, offers clients the services of attorneys experienced in litigation matters who possess the seasoned legal judgment that clients need when protecting their rights in a variety of matters. Because our attorneys have dealt with these issues many, many times, they can help people throughout the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area understand when litigation offers them their best option to resolve their legal matters.
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<![CDATA[2014 WI State Lodge FOP Annual Conference Announced]]>Wed, 05 Mar 2014 02:04:14 GMThttp://wifop.org/news--announcements/2014-wi-state-lodge-fop-annual-conference-announcedPicture
The 2014 Wisconsin State Lodge FOP Annual Conference will be held May 3rd at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

As always, the Conference is open to all WI FOP Members.  Registration begins at 8:30 am, and the Business Meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 am.  Lunch will be provided after the meeting, with a guided tour of the museum at 1:00 pm

More information will be available as the date draws near.  
Contact the State Secretary with questions, or to RSVP.

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<![CDATA[Kettle Moraine Lodge 3rd Annual Golf Outing]]>Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:40:24 GMThttp://wifop.org/news--announcements/kettle-moraine-lodge-3rd-annual-golf-outingKettle Moraine Lodge #10 FOP
3rd Annual Golf Outing
Where:  Scenic View Golf Course
             4415 Club Drive
             Slinger, WI 53086

When:    Saturday, June 28, 2014
              Registration 7:30-8:15 am
              Shotgun start at 8:30 am

Format:   Best Ball with teams of four

Cost:       $80/Person-Covers: 18-holes, cart, lunch & dinner.

All proceeds benefit Lodge 10, Local & State Charities.
      Raffle will be held after the banquet dinner.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM
Feel free to contact John Wozniak at 262 339-7810 or Justin Klopp at 262 909-7621
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<![CDATA[Final 2013 Board of Directors Meeting]]>Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:14:28 GMThttp://wifop.org/news--announcements/final-2013-board-of-directors-meetingPicture
The final WI State Lodge Board of Directors Meeting will be held on December 12, 2013 in Oshkosh. 

Among the items on the agenda, will be the 2014 Budget approval.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 am, and will be concluded by Noon.  Refreshments will be provided.

CLICK HERE to Email the Secretary to RSVP and to be notified of the meeting location.

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<![CDATA[2013 Lodge #10 Ultimate Packer Raffle]]>Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:01:41 GMThttp://wifop.org/news--announcements/2013-lodge-10-ultimate-packer-raffle]]><![CDATA[2013 Law Enforcement Pistol Shoot]]>Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:52:09 GMThttp://wifop.org/news--announcements/2013-law-enforcement-pistol-shoot]]>