FEBRUARY 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

02/13/2017
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Iowa State Police Association Newsletter
February 2017

IN THIS ISSUE

 

 



Feb. 26—March 5
NAPO pension and
benefits seminar

 

March 1
Coalition Legislative
Breakfast

 

March 7-8
ISPA/Rabiner
Board Meetings

 

May 2-3
ISPA/Rabiner
Board Meetings

 




REMEMBRANCES

William "Bill" Meyer
(1941-2017),
Iowa State Police Association
Local 5 Cedar Rapids Police

 

Earl F. Haferbecker
(1921-2016),
Iowa State Police Association
Local 9 Dubuque Police

 

Wayne Beasley
(1922-2016),
Iowa State Police Association
Local 17 Marshalltown Police

 

 

BOARD SPOTLIGHT
By Becki Sammons, Jr. Director

Hello fellow Iowa State Police Association (ISPA) members. Many of you may already know that I’m the newest member of the ISPA Board. (If you were able to attend the annual conference last fall in Sioux City, you may remember me as “Julie.”) But since we have more than 3,000 members, I should introduce myself.

 

I am an Iowa City native, happily married to my high school sweetheart, John, and we have three children who will all be in college next year. I have been an officer for the Iowa City Police Department for almost 25 years. I also was a reserve deputy for Johnson County through college and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1992. (For you Cyclone fans, I have a newfound appreciation since my son is now a student at Iowa State.) During my career, I have served as a field training officer (FTO), accident reconstructionist, crisis negotiator and facilitator of Project Lifesaver. I love my job, and most days I still look forward to going to work.

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POLITICAL UPDATE

By Tim Pillack, First Vice-President

On January 5, 2017, I had the opportunity to attend a meeting in Washington D.C. at the request of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO).

 

NAPO Executive Director Bill Johnson, NAPO Governmental Affairs Director Andy Edmiston and I met with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and members of the National Sheriffs Association to discuss our support for Senator Jeff Sessions to be the next U.S. Attorney General.


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PURPLE HEART AWARD NOMINATIONS
By Brad L. Klug MSW, CEO of RTC

The Iowa State Police Association (ISPA) Purple Heart Award was developed in 2013 for the purpose of honoring extraordinary Iowa peace officers who have been seriously wounded or killed in the line of duty as a result of a combat incident.

 

In addition, this award may be conferred if an injury was averted by body armor. The award will be given in all cases resulting in line of duty death, but will otherwise be limited to those cases involving an attack by an assailant or the performance of an act of valor.

 

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LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS


Man fights speeding ticket with deer defense

 

Struggling mom gets a traffic ticket — then an amazing surprise from police

 

10 tips for a police spouse

 

 


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