MEMBERS' WELL BEING
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From Bro. Mike Flaherty
WE SHARED VETERAN'S DAY WITH OUR OLDEST PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT RETIREE, DETECTIVE SERGEANT BOB BAESCHLIN IN COCONUT CREEK,FLORIDA.
BOB TURNED 98 AND KEPT US ENTERTAINED AS USUAL. A WW II COMBAT VETERAN, WHO JOINED OUR DEPARTMENT IN THE EARLY 1950'S. HE WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF FOP89 AND ALSO THE PRIMARY FOUNDER AND THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE KENTLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.
HE WORKED AS A GENERAL ASSIGNMENT DETECTIVE COUNTY WIDE, INVESTIGATING ALL CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, BEFORE SPECIALTY INVESTIGATIVE UNITS WERE FORMED. HE WAS PROMOTED TO DETECTIVE SERGEANT, BUSTED BACK TO DET. 1ST CLASS FOR EXPRESSING IN HIS COLORFUL LANGUAGE AND VOICING HIS OPINIONS, TO OFTEN TO THE CHIEF. BUT LATER WHEN A NEW CHIEF WAS NAMED, HE WAS RETURNED TO HIS RANK OF SERGENT. HE WAS ONE HELL OF A MARINE AND A HARD WORKING SAVY DETECTIVE.HE WAS A SUPERVISOR IN PATROL,GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS,LATER THE ROBBERY SQUAD AND ORGANIZED CRIME. HE STILL LOVES OUR DEPARTMENT AND JOINS US AT POLICE RETIREE'S EVENTS HERE IN FLORIDA WHEN HE CAN. HAPPY 98TH BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, FOP89, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND OUR COUNTRY.
From Brother John Rhoads:
Brother Joe Vasco has been moved to Hospice Care, His mailing address is 1717 Ball Road, Port Republic, Md. Cards, letters, and prayers are welcomed.
JOHN FASICK, I.D. 830
I JUST LEARNED FRON JOHN’S WIFE, CAROL THAT HE WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL ON DECEMBER 12TH. TO HAVE HIS AORTIC HEART VALVE REPLACED. THREE DAYS AFTER THE OPERATION JOHN HAD A VERY SERIOUS STROKE WHILE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL, WHERE HE REMAINS TODAY. HE IS ON A FEEDING TUBE AND IS UNCONSCIOUS MOST OF THE TIME. HE DOSEN’T COMMUNICATE OTHER THAN A FEW RANDOM WORDS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. CAROL IS WITH HIM EVERY DAY AND THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE CHANGE IN HIS CONDITION. HE IS BEING MOVED THIS WEEK TO ANOTHER FACILITY.
PLEASE SEND CARDS & LETTERS TO THEIR HOME AND SHE WILL READ THEM TO JOHN, WHO OCCASIONALLY SEEMS TO HEAR WHAT IS BEING SAID. JOHN RECEIVED A NATIONAL RUN UP DETECTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CHIEF’S OF POLICE ASSOCIATION AND SERVED MANY YEARS AS AN OFFICER AND TREASURER OF FOP89. PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FRIENDS, JOHN & CAROL. NOTES CAN BE SENT TO….
JOHN & CAROL FASICK 3702 GAVIOTA DRIVE RUSKIN, FLORIDA 33573
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS, MIKE FLAHERTY
Recently a biopsy has shown that my wife's cancer has changed from non-small cell carcinoma to small cell carcinoma and there are several infected lymph nodes in her lung of concern. On Thursday morning they will admit her to Hopkins for three days to start a regimen of chemotherapy, they want to see how the treatment will affect her sodium levels and other related areas of concern. Please pray for this sweet soul as she begins another phase of this terrible trial. Chris Shifflett
From Brother Mickey Ferriter: Please notify our membership the following: Joe Vasco has been admitted to Calvert Hospital and is being treated for kidney problems. He is in room number 251 and visitors are welcome but no phone calls please.
If you have any questions please call me. The forwarded message is from Vasco and he would like this sent to the membership also. THANKS,
Please keep Brother Tony Amoia in your prayers. Brother Amoia is being treated for a cardiac ailment and cancer. Tony would like to hear from his co-workers, friends, and FOP Brothers and Sisters.
240-535-5913 email@example.com 34 Greenwood Shoals Grasonville, MD 21638
Many of us worked with Detective Don Farran over the years, primarily at the old Hyattsville & Seat Pleasant General Assignment Sections during the 60 & 70's. Don joined the Department in the 50's and is now 91 years old and his body is shutting down slowly.
I spoke to Don Farran's son, Dana, recently checking on Don's condition. He explained that Don was diagnosed as having Lewy Bodies Dementia in 2010, while living in Florida. He moved to live with his son in Southbend, Indiana then and the disease slowly progressed over the past 9 years. It caused loss of memory, confusion, tremors, loss of balance & hallucinations. However, Don has appeared to be generally good natured through it all and is confined to a wheel chair. Don is now in the final stages of the disease and enrolled in home hospice. Please include Don and his family in your prayers.
May God bless you and yours, Mike Flaherty
Bro's and Sis's
Frank "Bubba" Nelson #598 was placed in The Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital 6700 Edgelake Dr. Sarasota, Fl. 34240 Phone (941) 921-8600 Rm. 103B.
Visitors welcome for weekends only and calls after 1pm are always welcome. For those in the Southwest Florida Region please take time and go see him.
Over the last couple of months Bubba had lost over 30+ pounds mostly muscle mass and has been unable to move independently and at times evan assisted with a walker. They are hoping to overcome some of his physical disadvantages through rehab.
Retired Officer Melvin Cheshire is being moved to Bridge Point Long Term Care Hospital at 223 7th St. NE Washington DC Room 2005
Family ask that there be No Phone Calls or Visits at this time.
Bonnie Glaubitz - This is a Bob Spigner update: Bob, His Mom and the Doctor and the powers that be had a meeting this morning.....Bob will not be going back to the Apartment with his Mother, his new home is room 239 in the Health Unit for the rest of his life. He is not a Happy Camper....very depressed. Bob has to be lifted with a lift into his wheelchair which he can't use alone because of his impaired vision....he runs into things, he can't stay in it very long it hurts his back, when in bed he has to be turned periodicaly in the bed to prevent bed sores, he has a hard time eating, I don't know what else to say except its very sad.....his Mom said she never thought at age 87 she would have to live alone, she thought Bob would be taking care of her. Please if you get time visit him. He needs to know he hasn't been forgotten I am told he can't use the phone but cards and visits are welcome. Brother John Davey went by to visit Bob and found him at this address. 11750 Asbury Circle Solomons, MD 20685 room 240
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