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WAFOP Presents 2020 Legislator of the Year awards
For Immediate Release Contact: Marco Monteblanco, President, WAFOP Phone: 509-205-9803 E-mail: [email protected] (Olympia, WA, August 5, 2020) The Washington State Fraternal Order of Police (WAFOP) Legislator of the Year Award is presented to a member of the House and Senate of the Washington State Legislature for demonstrating leadership in supporting and/or advancing legislation and polices that support public safety and law enforcement. Representative John Lovick (D-Snoh...

WAFOP letter to King County DPAA Equity & Justice Workgroup
July 24, 2020 To: King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg Mr. Satterberg, We are writing regarding the letter sent out on behalf of the King County DPAA Equity & Justice Workgroup, as well as the proposals presented by the same. While we were disappointed in the language used in both the letter and the proposals, as it painted your peace officer partners in a negative light, we are more concerned with the workgroup’s proposal to significantly reduce the PAO’s partnership wit...

WAFOP letter to Seattle City Council
July 21, 2020 To: Seattle City Council Council Members, While we are not the bargaining agent of the Seattle Police Department, we are writing due to concerns we have regarding the impacts both on public safety and the community as a whole if the Council continues to consider defunding the police department by 50%. As the largest police union in this country and Washington State, we have had many community members contact us, including some spouses of Seattle Police Officers as well as ...

WAFOP letter to Molly Moon's Ice Cream
July 9, 2020 To: Molly Moon Neitzel Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream Capitol Hill Ms. Moon Neitzel, We have been made aware of your sign outside the Capitol Hill location of Molly Moon’s specifically stating that police may not enter your business while in possession of their firearms. We are reaching out to you regarding this policy. While we recognize the tension between police and some parts of the community in Seattle, we want to point out that the officers entering your esta...

Washington State FOP Memorial Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients
The Washington State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of its annual academic scholarship awards. Since 2013 the Washington State FOP Memorial Foundation has invested over $35,000 into WAFOP members and their families as they pursued their academic goals. In 2020 we are adding an additional 10 recipients to the list and increasing our lifetime total to $45,000. The 2020 recipients are; Tri-Cities, Lodge #7 Marissa Korten Emily Reynolds Hale...

Washington State FOP supports the Benton County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild vote to recall the Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher
For Immediate Release Contact: Marco Monteblanco, President, WAFOP Phone: 509-205-9803 E-mail: [email protected] (Kennewick, WA, June 24, 2020) Washington State FOP supports the Benton County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild vote to recall the Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher: On February 28th, 2020 Sheriff Hatcher’s released a statement responding to the Washington State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) February 26, 2020 press release requesting an independent investigation of...

Press Release 6.23.20 - Capitol Hill Occupied Protest
For Immediate Release Contact: Marco Monteblanco, President, WAFOP Phone: 509-205-9803 E-mail: [email protected] (Seattle, WA, June 23, 2020) The current tensions between law enforcement agencies and both protestors and occupiers in the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” or “CHOP” requires collective and collaborative leadership from all stakeholders and is essential to the restoration of public safety services and the rebuilding of fractured relationships with the commu...

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