JANUARY 2018

JANUARY 2018

01/30/2018
Iowa State Police Association Newsletter
January 2018

IN THIS ISSUE

 

 


 

March 6
RTC BOARD MEETING
Location: DES MOINES

 

March 7
ISPA BOARD MEETING
Location: DES MOINES

 

 

 

REMEMBRANCES

 

Kevin M. "Murph" Murphy
(1956-2018)
Local #2 Davenport Police Department

 

Charles R. Jelinek
(1927-2017)
Local #5 Cedar Rapids Police Department

 

Tori Aletheia
(1985-2017)
Local #10 Des Moines Police Department




 

 

BOARD SPOTLIGHT
By Tim Pillack, ISPA President

 

Happy New Year from the Iowa State Police Association (ISPA) Board of Directors. I hope 2018 is a great year for all.

 

We are just starting our 2018 legislative session. I urge you to make contact with your local legislators now. Introduce yourself and tell them you will be contacting them about issues important to ISPA members and law enforcement in general. Some issues we will be watching this year include: opioid, heroin and prescription drug abuse and provisions to ensure the proper and safe use of antidotes; mental health funding and its impact on law enforcement; and any attempt to change our pension system. If you have any legislative issues you would like ISPA to address, please contact a board member....
 

 

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THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN IOWA
By Al Fear, Eastern Iowa Heroin Initiative Director

 

Iowa is now facing the opioid epidemic that has been slowly moving across the United States from the east coast. With increased numbers of overdose cases and deaths within our communities, we must find a way to slow this epidemic down.

 

The opioid epidemic is not scheduled to peak in Iowa for another 3–5 years. Like a hurricane, it is slowly making its way westward across the state. Unfortunately, the issues surrounding opioids and heroin has now reached all four corners of Iowa, and the number of cases involving opioids continues to grow.

 

 

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PURPLE HEART AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

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, the award may be conferred if an injury was averted by body armor. This 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

 

Unsung hero: The story of the Boston bombing’s fifth victim

 

Alameda County Sheriff's deputy gives homeless man help instead of a ticket

 

Trooper, nurse recognized for heroism

 

Bengals defensive end gives Cincinnati officer Super Bowl tickets

 

One Massachusetts police department helps to solve mystery of 1944 love letter

 

 


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