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Welcome to the Official Website of the Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge

Pennsylvania is the birthplace of the Fraternal Order of Police, which was formed in Pittsburgh in 1915.  The Pennsylvania State Lodge was established on July 24, 1934, and currently represents nearly 40,000 law enforcement members from Pennsylvania.  The State Lodge works tirelessly on behalf of its membership providing member assistance, educational programs, public service, and by advocating on their behalf for legislation to enhance their safety and security as well as that of the public.  The State Lodge has 107 subordinate lodges across the Commonwealth, and represents law enforcement officers from many different types of police agencies.  We welcome you to our website and hope you enjoy the information provided here.

Another Officer Assassinated!

FOP Demands Expansion of Hate Crimes Law to Protect Police!

Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police,
renewed his call to expand Federal hate crime laws to include those who
target law enforcement officers.  He spoke yesterday in reaction to the
unprovoked assassination of Harris County Texas Deputy Sheriff Darren H.
Goforth while he was refilling his cruiser's gas tank.

“My thoughts and prayers today are with the family of Deputy Goforth, who
was brutually murdered on Friday while pumping gas into his police
vehicle,” Canterbury said.  “His murderer ambushed him, shooting him in
the back of the head and then stood over his body and fired additional
shots.  This is a horrific incident.”

For more than ten years, the FOP has pushed for the expansion of Federal
protections for law enforcement by increasing the penalties on
perpetrators who select their victims because they are or are perceived to
be police officers.  After the assassination of two New York City Police
Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, the FOP renewed their effort to get
such legislation passed.

“In 2009, Congress saw a need to expand the law to protect a group of our
fellow citizens who we suspected were being targeted as victims of
violence,” Canterbury explained.  “In the last few years, ambush attacks
aimed to kill or injure law enforcement officers have risen dramatically. 
Our officers deserve this same level of protection.”

Of the 23 officers killed by gunfire this year, three were targeted
because they were police officers.  Canterbury cited two other ambush
attacks in addition to Deputy Goforth’s murder:
   •    Detective Terence A. Green, a 22-year veteran of the Fulton County
Police Department, was shot by a gunman from a concealed position; and
   •    Patrolman James Bennett, Jr. Housing Authority of New Orleans Police
Department was killed from ambush while in his squad car.

In 2014, nine law enforcement officers were killed in ambush attacks.

“All of these officers died because of the uniforms they were wearing,”
Canterbury stated.  “They were killed because their murderers had one
purpose–to kill a cop. Our nation’s law enforcement officers deserve
“Twenty-three cops killed by gun fire in 2015; 12 killed by ambush in the
last two years,” Canterbury said.  “I look forward to working with the
Administration and Congressional leadership to introduce and pass an
expansion to our nation’s hate crimes laws and I hope they share our sense
of urgency on this important issue.”

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor
organization in the United States, with more than 330,000 members.

Baltimore City FOP Lodge 3
Dear Members and Supporters,    The messages of support and encouragement for the officers involved in the situation in Baltimore has been overwhelming. We are extremely grateful and humbled.   Along with that support are the many, many people who wish to donate monetarily to support these officers during what appears to be lengthy judicial process.
Brother Robert Podvorec
About Robert Podvorec and his fight to survive against cancer. Description To help Bob with his fight with cancer. To give him courage, and strength through our Lord Jesus Christ. Read more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.

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