Brothers and Sisters,
Due to the current crisis and measures needed to reduce chances of transferring COVID 19 from one person to another our Executive Board has decided to cancel all upcoming events at our Lodge Hall. The scheduled elections will be held at a later date and may involve electronic voting if it can be worked out. We are sorry but we must think about the health of our membership before all else.
KCFOP, Lodge 99
Kansas City, Missouri
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #99
527 W 39th, Kansas City, MO 64111
We face one of the greatest challenges in recent history. Now isn’t the time for blame, finger pointing, or political divisions. We simply must lay issues aside and concentrate on helping one another. Our elderly, food insecure and many others are at the greatest risk.
Our members who serve this great city hold this promise: We will not turn aside or fail you. We have your backs. While this virus spreads, we know that some are reeling from job losses and other financial issues. We will work hand-in-hand with other first responders to ensure that our community is served at the highest levels.
Clearly our members have been and will be affected by this virus. Our members will continue to protect this city and save lives. We swore an oath to stand against anything that places our city at risk. We charge directly into danger to protect you, and this current crisis will not deter us.
This isn’t new for us, or this country. Throughout history brave men and women have stood up and placed themselves in peril. Natural disasters, foreign wars, violent felons and even past epidemics all produced stories of great men and women who performed great deeds. None of us know what the future weeks and months hold, but we promise we will not shy away from protecting you and providing the safety you deserve.
Our members understand they are at risk. While we will do our part in minimizing that risk, some is inevitable. Our families are understandably worried, as you may be, but they understand that public safety carries a risk every day.
We ask that the community do its part in assisting in reducing this pandemic. Follow the mandates of our local leaders and stay home, if you are able. Reduce your personal contacts as much as
you can. You are being asked to make a huge sacrifice and we understand that presents many issues. There is no question we are in uncharted waters, but together we can navigate through this
This isn’t for the government’s to singularly solve. Police alone cannot protect against this new enemy. We each have a responsibility to play our role. Medical personnel, firefighters, those in public transit, grocery workers and many others will bravely continue to serve this community. Great leaders come from all walks of life, and rest assured many will stand up during this trying time.
America was founded and served by many who found the courage to lead and make sacrifices. This is our time, this is our promise, and our members will not turn aside. We have your backs.
Brad Lemon, President, Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police
Download: Our Promise.PDF
Thank you for your interest in the Regional Law Enforcement Memorial Garden!
This is a youTube video explaining the memorial: https://youtu.be/SyxHulv1ip4
Attached is the paver form to assist in the purchase of the pavers. You can also purchase one online at http://www.kclemg.org/donate.
November 15, 2019 is the last date to submit for your paver to be installed for the opening of the memorial in May, 2020.
Paver orders will continute to be taken after November 15, 2019, but will be engraved at a later time.
Download: KCLEMG_PaverForm_Final 4-29.pdf
The KCFOP affiliated charitable foundation, the Kansas City Police Officer's Memorial Foundation, has been added to AmazonSmile!
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The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase prize from your eligible purchases. You can change your charity any time you like by visiting smile.amazon.com.
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Your KCFOP Lodge #99 Executive Board and numerous lodge members delegates are currently in Nashville, Tennessee attending the FOP National Conference. We have been meeting with delegates from across Missouri, hearing about important legal issues, and listening to speeches from candidates who are running for positions on the National Executive Board.
We want to share some important information with you that has been mentioned several times here, in Nashville.
There is a new program the National FOP is offering called the Fraternal Order of Police Free College Benefit. This program allows you (as an FOP Member) or your family (Family is defined as spouses, children, stepchildren, dependents and grandchildren) to get an associates degree in one of several programs through online courses offered by Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) for FREE.
EGCC is an accredited college in the University System of Ohio. This means that any credits earned will transfer to other institutes of higher education with relative ease.
Students who have completed a state approved Peace Officer Training program may be eligible for up to 33 credits from EGCC—that’s almost a year of work already finished!
All of this is offered to Members, and their families, for FREE.
Please visit http://fopfreecollege.org for additional information. There are videos and a comprehensive FAQ there that will address any lingering doubts you may have.
Please consider taking advantage of this great opportunity and benefit, before it's too late!