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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.
It is with Deep Sadness that the Retired Association membership is notified of the passing of Brother Kenny Savoid #325 on November 18, 2019. Kenny joined the department in 1969 and retired in 1989. He was 81 years old.
Any service arrangements will be posted when received.
It is with Deep Sadness that the membership of the Retired Association is notified of the passing of Brother Steve Lennon #651 on November 19, 2019. Brother Lennon joined the department in 1973 and retired in 1995. He was 71 years old.
We are saddened to inform you of the Death of Connie Johnson from Cancer. She is the wife of retiree Danny Johnson. Rausch funeral home is 4405 Brookes Island Rd. Port Republic MD 20676
Viewing will be Thursday at 10 - 11 with services right after.
Michael Grimes, brother of retired PGPD Cpl. Anthony Grimes #1450 and retired Sgt. Michelle Grimes (Reedy) #1496. Passed suddenly on 11/7/19.
Memorial service arrangements are as follows: Monday, December 2, 2019, 6:30pm-8:30pm @ JB Jenkins Funeral Home, 7474 Landover Rd, Hyattsville MD 20785.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 than 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
Please keep Brother Joe Vasco's wife Betty in your prayers. She is in a hospice program. Betty and Joe are staying at their daughter Christina's home at 1717 Ball Rd. Port Republic, MD 20676
Joe's phone is 410-490-2426
Kenny Savoid in Civista Hospital in LaPlata being treated for dementia.Kenny is being sent home with Hospice.
10-15-19 Kenny has been moved to, Charleston Senior Community 45 Saint Patrick's Drive Waldorf, MD 20603.Brother Savoid's room phone number 240-270-7489 His room number is 2335 and the main number for the assisted care home is 301-932-7013.
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.
Just an update. Cindy’s doctors gave us mixed news Friday. The main tumor in her lung continues to shrink. The other tumors continue to shrink or show sign of development. This is great news.
However a lymph node in her lung has grown significantly and they are concerned. They suspect radiation will be necessary. Two modules have begun to grow in her lung also.
They are doing a special blood study to see if this a new cancer or the same one morphing into something else. They told us her suspected life expectancy is between 2-5 years after initial diagnosis.
The pain treatment has shown no signs of relief. We’ll be seeing her pain specialist as a follow up in early December Thank you all for your prayers and support.
Fraternally Bro. Shifflett 1528
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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