JUNE 2019

JUNE 2019

06/01/2019
Iowa State Police Association Newsletter
June 2019

IN THIS ISSUE

 

 

 

 

July 9
RTC TRUSTEES/OFFICER ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE
Location: AMES

 

July 10
ISPA BOARD
Location: AMES

 

Aug 6 - Aug 10
NAPO ANNUAL CONVENTION
Location: STEVENSON, WA

 

Oct 7 - Oct 9
ISPA 87TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Location: WATERLOO

 

 

 

REMEMBRANCES

 

HARRY F. GEARHART
(1953-2019)

LOCAL #22 NEWTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

DENNIS L. WASICEK
(1944-2019)

LOCAL #18 MASON CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

LAWRENCE E. LEITZKE
(1944-2019)

LOCAL #10 DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

GEORGE E. ADDISON
(1924-2019)

LOCAL #69 POST 14 OTTUMWA
 

 

 

 

 




 

 

BOARD SPOTLIGHT
By Josh Bell, Third Vice President

 

The Iowa State Police Association (ISPA) once again was represented in Washington, D.C. during National Police Week. This year was unique — five of us drove out together: President Dave McFarland, Steve Hanson, Judy Kellen, Fred Lepley and myself. First Vice President Matt Harkin elected to make the journey on two wheels, and despite the fog, rain and chill, he made it safely to D.C. We also had the pleasure of Past President Zach Lewis accompanying us for the week.

 

 

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IOWA LEGISLATIVE REPORT
By Paula Feltner and Mike Heller, Lobbyists

 

88th General Assembly, 2019 Session

The 2019 Legislative Session adjourned Sine Die on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The session, which began Jan. 14, lasted 104 days. Bills received by the Governor during the last three calendar days of session must be signed or vetoed within 30 calendar days. The Governor will have until May 27th to sign, veto, or item-veto legislation still pending.

 

In the 2018 elections, the Republicans maintained control over both chambers with the margin of control in the Senate increasing to 32 to 18. In the House, democrats picked up five seats, and the chamber was split 54 to 46. Representative Andy McKean, the longest serving republican in the legislature, changed his party affiliation during the session to narrow the republican majority to 53 to 47. One of the democratic senators, Jeff Danielson, resigned during the session, but a democrat was elected in a special election to fill the vacant seat.. . . .

 

 

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IOWA PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL
By Steve Hanson, Second Vice President

 

On Friday, May 10, 2019, the Iowa Police Officer Memorial service was held at the Iowa Police Officer Memorial Monument located on the state capitol complex in Des Moines. This year, Polk County Sheriff Deputy Don Newquist was added to the memorial.

 

 

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WHY SUICIDE IS NOT THE ANSWER FOR A POLICE OFFICER’S PERSONAL STRUGGLES
By Stan Popovich

 

You are a police officer, you are the end of your rope, and you can't take it any much longer. You are suffering from anxiety, depression, guilt or some other fear-related issue, and you feel there is no hope. Although things may seem difficult, suicide is not the answer to your personal struggles.

 

Here are six reasons why suicide is not the solution to your problems:

 

1. Things change over time. Regardless of your situation, things do not stay the same. You may feel very bad today, but it won't last forever. Remember this fact: regardless of your current situation, everything changes with time. This includes your current situation. Nothing remains the same forever.

 

 

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LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS

 

Local Police Run for Fallen Officers at Relay Iowa

 

Iowa City's Police Officer of the Year committed to helping community, department

 

Law enforcement challenged with limited resources

 

Summer internship program wants to encourage more law enforcement officers

 

 


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