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Southwestern Hamilton County, Ohio Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 113




  • Ambush style killings of law enforcement officers are on the rise; officers in New York and across the country have been killed simply because of the color of their uniform – blue.
  • On average over 58,000 officers are assaulted each year, with over 15,000 being injured. On average 149 officers are killed in the line of duty each year.  (source:
  • The number of law enforcement officers killed by gunfire in the United States is up 57% over 2013 statistics. (source
  • On average, a law enforcement officer is killed every 58 hours in the United States.  (Source:


  • Ohio’s law enforcement officers feel frustrated and under attack due to recent incidents
  • Law enforcement officers pride themselves on building relationships with their communities

    • Those relationships are being threatened by outside forces
    • Officers know that the vast majority of the community supports them but often times, those in disagreement are much louder.      
  • We need to stand with cops to sustain the important link between community members and those who keep the community safe.
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"We have learned over a long period of time,  having made our own mistakes, a pullover related to a license plate should not, in the normal course of events, lead to lethal force," said Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley. "Therefore, reform is in order.

Really? Perhaps reform is in order, but it would be in reforming politicians, who on one day express deep sorrow regarding the murder of an officer, and less than a month later hold a press conference to in essence denounce the actions of an officer who may have acted in defense of his police life, which does matter.  Will the evidence show that the U.C. officer involved in the fatal encounter was one shot away from ending up like P.O. Kevin Crayon, who was dragged to his death by an "unarmed" 12 year old auto thief on Sept. 1, 2000? At this point, intelligent, rational people who are prejudiced cannot come to a conclusion.  But the Mayor, who has not seen the tape, or heard the evidence, can call for reform. Sad, but true.

What evidence do we have at this point?  We have an officer, doing his job, in an unpredictable environment where the outcome is often most influenced by the actions of a violator.  We have a traffic violator, who unlike most violators was not known for a strong adherence to the laws of our society, but rather had, as reported by a local newspaper, a "criminal history in Hamilton County includes at least a dozen arrests for misdemeanor drug crimes and traffic offenses, court records show. He also served time in a state prison on a 2005 marijuana trafficking charge."  Now we have an initial police incident report indicating that there were witnesses to the officer being dragged by the car, along with physical evidence that would substantiate that account.

Unfortunately, those that seek anarchy will likely engage in assaultive behavior and wanton destruction of property no matter what decision the Grand Jury makes after hearing the evidence.  It makes no difference to them, since they have already reached their decision. Sadly, that is the nature of prejudice.



News Item: Read the Justice Department Report  here
Officer Darren Wilson  03/04/2015

VI. Conclusion For the reasons set forth above, this matter lacks prosecutive merit and should be closed


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A Mayor who Pre-judges = Prejudice Against Police

HR-218 is the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004.

It exempts active and retired law enforcement officers with firearm certification credentials from local laws (with some exceptions) prohibiting concealed firearms.

FOP Legal Defense Plan offers HR-218 coverage for FOP active and retired law enforcement officers. Legal defense coverage will be provided for civil or criminal claims associated with HR-218.

The annual coverage limit is $25,000 at a cost of $50 per participant.

If you are an active officer covered by the FOP Legal Defense Plan, coverage for the HR-218 is automatically included. 

The FOP Star

The emblem adopted by the National Fraternal Order of Police is designed to remind the membership of the duties that are expected of them as a citizen, a police officer and a member of the lodge. The five-cornered star tends to remind us of the allegiance we owe to our Flag and is a symbol of the authority with which we are entrusted. It is an honor the people we serve bestow upon us. They place their confidence and trust in us; serve them proudly.

fop_star.gifDecember 3, 1967

FOP Lodge 113 was chartered on December 3, 1967. Of the charter members, three continue to be lodge members, active in lodge events.


FOP113_Logo.jpgThe Fraternal Order of Police is the largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers in the world, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. The FOP is dedicated to its members, committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers, and attentive to the safety of officers.

The FOP provides employee representation for many officers, along with legal representation.  For those who are not represented by the FOP through collective bargaining agreements, the FOP has made available a Legal Defense Plan, tailored to the needs of law enforcement officers.  The plan is available with coverage in several areas: Criminal, Civill and Administrative.   

Our lodge also offers a death benefit, FOP Services for those who have departed, and intangibles such as the fraternity that exists amongst our members. Click here for a brochure.


Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #113
Adward Banquet Raffle

The Lodge will be conducting a raffle for a 100th Anniversary of the FOP Collector's set. The winner will be drawn at the annual awards banquet on 12/5/15 at the Meadows. Raffle tickets are available.  Contact our for info.




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