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Iowa State Police Association Newsletter
April 2018

IN THIS ISSUE

 

 


 

May 1
RTC BOARD MEETING
Location: DUBUQUE

 

May 2
RTC BOARD MEETING
Location: DUBUQUE

 

July 10
RTC AND ISPA BOARD MEETING
Location: FORT DODGE

 

 

 

REMEMBRANCES

 

Donald G. Cartwright
(1939-2018)
Local #2 Davenport Police Department

 

John M. Woolsey
(1956-2018)
Local #10 Des Moines Police Department

 

Lloyd J. Boone
(1933-2018)
Local #18 Mason City Police Department

 

Duane A. Nielsen
(1922-2018)
Local #14 Clinton Police Department

 

Michael L. Delong
(1950-2018)
Local #22 Newton Police Department




 

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
By Paula Feltner and Mike Heller, ISPA Lobbyists

 

As of this writing, we are smack in the middle of the 87th General Assembly, second legislative session. It is a week of change for two reasons. First, the Senate had to elect new leadership because Senator Bill Dix resigned from the Senate and his position as Senate Majority Leader. He was replaced by Senator Jack Whitver from district 19 (Ankeny). Senator Charles Schneider from district 22 (West Des Moines) will be the new Majority Leader. Amy Sinclair from district 14 (Allerton) will be Majority Whip.

 

Second, the end of this week is the second "funnel" deadline, which means that many bills will be dead for the session, and the appropriations, ways and means bills take center stage along with bills that escaped the funnel. This session has produced the largest number of bills affecting law enforcement in all the years we have represented the Iowa State Police Association (ISPA) — as of this writing, midterm in the session...

 

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IOWA PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL
By Steve Hanson, ISPA Third Vice President

 

This year’s Peace Officers Memorial ceremony is set for Friday May 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Monument located next to the Oran Pape State Office Building on the State Capital Complex.

 

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the State Capital Building rotunda.

 

The following is a list of officers whose name will be added to the Peace Officers Memorial Monument at this year’s ceremony.

 

 

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IOWA’S HEROES — Drew Hereid and CJ Nichols

 

 

A happy Thanksgiving for family in need.

 

On November 23, 2017, Waterloo Police Officers Drew Hereid and CJ Nichols were dispatched to an apartment for a welfare check. The four individuals living there lacked food but were not in imminent danger. Thanksgiving was the next day. Using their own money, Hereid and Nichols went shopping and bought groceries for the family.

 

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COPLINE: AN OFFICER’S LIFELINE NEEDS YOUR HELP

 

1-800-COPLINE (1-800-267-5463)

 

 

Copline is the first national law enforcement officers’ hotline operated entirely by retired officers. These individuals receive intensive training in active listening and are knowledgeable about psychosocial stressors officers and their families go through both on and off the job. Active and retired officers or their families can call 24/7 and be assured that a trained retired officer is on the other end of the line. Copline is strictly confidential — the officer’s department will not be notified, and the officer won’t face any repercussions for seeking help.

 

Copline was created with the active and retired officer in mind. Many times, the only person a cop feels safe talking to is another cop. When an officer retires, they take with them the wisdom and experience that only time on the job can provide. Officers enjoy helping others; they like being there for another person and letting them know someone really does care — especially if it is a fellow officer.
 

 

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LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS

 

Firefighters and police take the ice for cancer research

 

Naked man who led police on chase through Kansas City facing multiple charges

 

Video: Suspect flees from police, gets hit by own car

 

Poem: The Policeman's Fight

 

Police, firefighters save choking puppy

 

“It’s not about me,” says officer who caught Stoneman Douglas shooter

 

Fallen officer's squad escorts daughter to dance

 


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