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From Sister Diane Salen Vice President
Phil, I did some research based on the info that Brother Leukhardt forwarded to us and found this program that is available to anyone 65 or older in Maryland. What this program offers is the ability for anyone age 65 or older to register with the Department of Aging, Senior Call Check Service. This service allows the individual to select a time each day ( within a one hour window) when a call will be made either to a landline or cellphone. If the call is not answered then the contact person that is designated would be notified and that person would be informed that the regularly scheduled call had not been answered, giving that designated person the ability to check on the welfare of the registered person.
The process to sign up is either online or by phone. There is a link to a brochure that is attached that details the program and the website or phone number to sign up.
It looks like they have a similar service in Florida as well. I have attached the link to that service also. If we can get this out to the retirees, I think this may be an invaluable service to those that qualify and wish to use it. I will continue to work for other alternatives and options that can explore for additional services. I will bring copies of the brochure to the next meeting for distribution.
Many thanks to Brother Ron Leukhardt for the lead on this service.
Florida Department of Elder Affairs - Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program
If you do not have someone to check on you call the Retired Association, we will supply someone.

This web address provides information as to the cost of a DUI Arrest in Florida as compaired to other states "Verses" Using a Ride Sharing Service.
It is for your information.

"Chief Stawinski gratefully acknowledges the following officers of Session #68 who attained thirty years of service on August 1, 2018, with the following promotions:
Francis R. Carson #1482 promoted to Senior Corporal
Bernard T. Nelson Jr., #1503 promoted to Senior Corporal
Gregory L. Barnes #1478 promoted to 1st Sergeant
Alfred L. Michael Jr., #1500 promoted to 1st Sergeant
Terrence I. Nelson #1502 promoted to 1st Lieutenant

The Police Department has Graduated the first members of the New Police Cadet Program. Good luck to the members in their Police Career.
The below Retired Lapel Pin is available Through Mr. Lott the Dept's Supply Manager Cost is $5.00 Per-Pin

Mr. Brian"Randy" Lott, C-1373 Supply Manager Prince George's County Police Department Clothing and Supply Unit 8905 Presidential Parkway Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 (Main) 301-516-5635 - (Office) 301-516-5637 - (Cell) 240-393-3892

In recent months members of the Retired Association have notified the Association that it was difficult to obtain a letter needed to obtain a Maryland gun permit.
Spoke with Major Tony Schartner, the Chief's Executive Officer, who stated to obtain a letter contact the Chief's office 301-952-4740 ask for Anita Swann, or email
This is for a Maryland permit not a HR218 permit.

After receiving numerous complaints from retired members the FOP negotiated the following:
5. Off-Duty Appearances at Court
Former Employees
When a former employee is subpoenaed to a judicial proceeding for actions taken while employed by the County, they shall be paid a flat daily fee of $200. Compensation is available for one calendar year following the date of employment separation.
To request compensation, the former employee shall send a memorandum to the Fiscal Management Division (FMD). The memorandum will contain:
RMS Case Number
Citation or court docket number
Court location
Date and time of appearance
Type of case
A copy of the court summons and Compensation Request Form, signed by the Court Liaison Unit, must be attached to the memorandum. The FMD then verifies court appearances and has the County’s Office of Finance mail checks to former employees.
Former employees are not compensated for court appearances resulting from actions taken during secondary employment.
President John Zeek Teletches

Brother Frank Kobilis reached out to the association to share information regarding ICMA Deferred Comp.
He, like many others, are approaching 70 1/2, that magic age where you have to start drawing on your deferred comp.
When he reached out to ICMA, he found that they were never notified by the county that he retired and was just listed as inactive.
He immediately reached out to the County, and was advised there was a period of time during which ICMA was not accepting updates from the county, the staff was very helpful and made the notification right away.
Since this status update, apparently has IRS implications, he wanted to be sure to share with the membership.
As discussed in meeting last evening, this would be a great opportunity to contact the county, ensure that not only your deferred comp status is correct, but also to verify that your benefits and beneficiaries are as you want them!
Thanks for the notice Frank!!

The County website to review your monthly check. W2 and 1099R is
Here is the Prince George's County Police Foundation new website.
It can be accessed by either of the addresses at the end of this email.
Please let me know what you think.
Thanks for your help:
Mike McQuillan 301-655-8897



Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file or ask for them.
Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know.
Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for it.
You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests.

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey

Depression and Trauma


Board of Veteran's Appeals

CARES Commission

CARES Draft National Plan

Center for Minority Veterans

Center for Veterans Enterprise

Center for Women Veterans

Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans

Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc

Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp

Due Process

Duty to Assist

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care

Environmental Agents

Environmental Agents M10

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility


See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet



Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 OR,

Forms and Records Request

General Compensation Provisions

Geriatrics and Extended Care

Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG

Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health

Gulf War Subject Index

Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As


Homeless Veterans

HSR&D Home

Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams

Ionizing Radiation

Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA

M 10 for spouses and children <

M10 Part III Change 1

M21-1 Table of Contents

Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings

Mental Health Program Guidelines

Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence

My Health e Vet


National Association of State Directors

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector)

Online VA Form 10-10EZ

Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders and,

Peacetime Disability Compensation

Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death and, and,

Persian Gulf Registry

This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005:

Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress

Phase I PGR

Phase II PGR

Policy Manual Index

Power of Attorney

Project 112 (Including Project SHAD)

Prosthetics Eligibility

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page

Public Health/SARS

Publications Manuals

Publications and Reports
Records Center and Vault Homepage

Records Center and Vault Site Map


Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses

Research and Development

Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance

Title 38 Index Parts 0-17

Part 18

Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A "Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also § 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)

Title 38§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART A "SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart "General Policy in Rating

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

VA Fact Sheet

VA Health Care Eligibility


VA Life Insurance Handbook ¬" Chapter 3

VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans

VA MS Research

VA National Hepatitis C Program

VA Office of Research and Development

VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War



VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address

Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information

VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals

VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives>

VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http: //

VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans ¬(tm) Health

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence

VONAPP online

WARMS - 38 CFR Book C

Wartime Disability Compensation

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site

What VA Social Workers Do

WRIISC Patient Eligibility


From Vice President Pam McKay

I wanted to share the attached information I received regarding Social Security benefits for those who were active duty military between 1957 - 2001. This is an additional benefit that you are entitled to, but is not automatic, you need to request it when you are eligible to receive and apply for Social Security.
Thank you for your service to our country!!


A new book from our long time Historian Dennis Campbell

Coming soon Redemption At Upper Marlboro. A nonfiction story of a 1893 Prince George's County murder and a series of intriguing aftermath events. Hope to have it in print by the end of next week. Will post additional information as it becomes available.


5-10-16 The latest from our growing list of Authors

Would you please post this on the Retirement Site in case any adventurous souls might be interested in this tale of Gold, Greed, Murder and Heartbreak! Thank you.

Of all the lost mine stories of the Great Southwest, none holds the interest and imagination of the adventurous person like the legend of the famous Lost Dutchman Gold Mine in those dangerous, mysterious Superstition Mountains of east central Arizona. Many people have come to a premature death while searching for the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine! Among the deaths is an 1883 murder case still unsolved cited in the book.

Jacob Waltz , the "Dutchman", really a German immigrant, upon his death in October of 1891, left the world a treasure tale for the ages. Upon his deathbed, Waltz tried to leave clues to his friends of the path to his mine and untold wealth in gold. Waltz stated during 1891 that "the mine would make 20 men millionaires." This would be an estimated 300-400 millionaires today!

I have tirelessly devoted 25 years searching out the stories and legends while documenting my research and physical search of this Lost El Dorado of Jacob Waltz. This includes hundreds of trips into the Superstitions. The canyons and mountains reach thousands of feet with house sized boulders, thorny cactus, and encounters with dangerous critters such as scorpions, rattlesnakes, Javalina (wild pig-like creatures with large tusks), mountain lions and brown bears.

Read of the clues and real life adventures of and my companions and myself in this dangerous quest for Lost Gold. Plenty of photos for us old timers included.

This book can be purchased via or personally autographed at a discount price for all retired and current police/public safely employees

Thank you for your interest. Proud to have served along with my brother, John ID 469 and my son Rusty ID 1391 with the best officers in the world! Jack San Felice ID 212


May-be some of the retirees might be interested in a good story based on actual events in what was then Prince Georges County in 1755. All characters are based on real people who lived then and the main events actually occurred. The book is available on Amazon and Barns & Nobel in the United States. There are 31 other distributors in other countries that have this book. It was released on April 21st. Lee Teter and I wrote this just after we worked on the movie "Last of the Mahican's" and it has laid in my shop for 24 years and was nearly thrown out several times as I did not think any one wanted to read what we wrote until my sister picked it up a few months ago, read it and asked if she could send it to a publisher. They came back in two weeks with a contract offer and here we are. Go Figure, I got an e-mail this morning and they are even looking at it in Hollywood. Lee did the art work for the cover, the rifle on the cover is one I built for Lee many years ago.

Thank you for looking, Wayne P. Watson ID # 352


Governor Hogan visits FOP Lodge 89


This afternoon I had the honor and privilege of visiting the fine officers of the Fraternal Order of Prince George's County Police, Lodge 89 and extend to them my deepest sympathies on the loss of their brother in blue, Officer Jacai Colson, in the line of duty earlier this week.
I would also like to thank these brave officers, as well as the entire Prince George's County Police Department and all of our law enforcement officers across the state for their tireless service and for putting their lives on the line every single day to keep our communities safe.


Enterance Door at Districe 3 after shooting (note new sign)


Please check and see if your on this list.
If you are please contact the lodge to update your info.


The below items are for sale by the Lucien Bladensburg, MD. Your name and/or your ID number can be added to the items. They will be shipped to you. 1-888-790-1374 301-779-2227


December 27, 1955.... 90 men signed the charter for FOP 89. Men like Bob Zidek #19(Pictured here with President Elect John Teletchea) set an example for us not only follow but to teach the next generation. Very proud to be a part of the greatest FOP, cheers to the first 60 years!


From Brother Steve Piazza:
I am conducting live scan fingerprinting (electronic fingerprinting) now in Calvert County.
If you want to put it out there that perhaps I can accommodate the retirees, current police and/or civilians, I will do that.
Maybe even come to the lodge on designated nights, maybe retiree meetings. Thanks and have a great New Year.
Steve Piazza 240-375-7601


Brothers and Sisters,
Brother Ron Kozlowski has been pursuing a Workman's Comp case that the use of a radar gun caused him to get sick. Please review the below message and respond if appropriate.
Phil workman's comp denied my complaint reference cancer job related thru the use of radar. John Hall wants to take it to court to see if we can't get the law changed in Maryland for Police Officers.
I was wondering if you could put something out requesting information from our retired officers that were radar operators if they have gotten any type of cancer, how long on the force, how long they were operators and what years. And what machines they used( the Decatur or Kustom). This could help us all if we can show a higher rate of incident among radar operators .
Please send your response to 14900 Nashua Lane Bowie MD 20716
Thanks Ronald Kozlowski


Brother Moses Kelly went to the County and got a new PGPD Retired ID today.
He called the FOP to share the updated information: Wednesdays are "Walk In Wednesdays" to get new ID's, however, any other day of the week, an appointment is required.
Their phone number is 301-780-8195.
They have moved from the CAB to 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 270, Largo, MD 20774.

Subject: Retiree Identification Card Update Department Wide Notification
Beginning September 16, 2015, the Police Personnel Division will commence updating the identification cards of retired sworn and civilian personnel.
If you know of any retirees that are interested in updating their identification card please share the enclosed information with them. They are to report to the Police Personnel Division during September and October on Wednesdays between 1300 hrs. and 1600 hrs. Retirees can opt to e-mail the attached Identification Card Request Form (PGC#886) along with a passport photograph as a PDF or JPEG file to attention: Mr. Ricardo Jaimez at
Please note that retirees must return their previously issued identification card to the Police Personnel Division for processing. If their identification card was lost or stolen, a police report case number must be listed on the request form. Retirees can submit the needed documents and previously issued identification card to:
Prince George's County Police Department Police Personnel Division 4380 Forbes Blvd. Lanham, MD 20706
In the event of a name change due to marriage, divorce, or other reason, a copy of an official document, with seal, must be provided in the form of a Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree or Court Order prior to the issuance of a new identification card. A new identification card will not be issued without the previous identification card having been submitted to PPD or a police report case number citing lost or stolen property. Old ID cards can be returned to the retiree once they are hole punched and rendered invalid.
Retirees can contact the Police Personnel Division at (301) 794-1055 if they have questions or concerns. Staff members are available to assist them during the designated time frames previously noted above. Thank you for taking the time to share this information with your fellow retirees.

Below is a copy of correspondence between Brother Russ Yonkers and Mr. Jaimez.
Thank you Russ very much. This is opposite of what we were told at the Lodge.
Mr. Jaimez,
Do all ID cards have to be replaced? Mine is in good shape but I want to make sure that I have what I need to comply with HR 218. Thanks. Russell W. Younkers
Greetings Retired Sgt. Younkers #539,
Sir, the updating of your retirement card is optional and not required. If your current identification card is in good condition you do not need to replace/update it. Only do so if the condition of the identification card is unable to identify who you are. Take care sir.
Ricardo Jaimez C1075 Personnel Aide III Police Personnel Division


Jason Swope
The first set of bricks next to the memorial at FOP 89 have been placed and are looking great.
Bricks are still available for purchase if you haven't ordered yours yet.
Feel free to contact the FOP during business hours or send me a message if you have any questions.


City of Seat Pleasant Police Department
To All,
It was really great to see all of the old photographs of Prince George's County Police District III Station.
That is where I started my 28 year career and where I worked with such great officers as Danny Husk, Bobby Stallings, KC Brown, Al Joy, Mike Reiss, Bruce Lewis, Jim Hasty and many, many others on Squad 24 .
What many of you might not know is that in 2012 I became the Police Chief of the City of Seat Pleasant Police Department. And on January 2015 we moved into our new location which is located where the old District III Station use to sit.
It is amazing how my career has done a complete 360 and brought me back to where it all started. All the great memories and all the great people who worked here. If you never had the opportunity to work old District III you will never understand what I am talking about. It is indeed sacred ground.
I've included a few pictures of our new facility. We our not 100% complete but all of you are welcome to visit anytime
Sincerely, Chris Cotillo Chief of Police City of Seat Pleasant 301-499-8700


From Bro Bill Richards "The Value of a K-9 Partner"

Don't forget to update your Mailing Address directly with the following:
1) The County 301-883-6390
2) FOP 89 or 301-952-0882
3) Retired Association
4) National FOP
You must notify each separately. The County does not Share Your Information w the FOP or Retired Association.

While sending out mailings or trying to reach out to members, we constantly find that FOP 89 does not have updated information for our Active and Retirement members.
Attached is a copy of the form we send out via Departmental mail requesting updated info. Unfortunately, we do not have that option if the member is retired.
If you could please print this form, fill it out and send it to the FOP to make sure your information is up to date Or please feel free to type all of the information in an email and send it to Please do not post your information on this website as it is visible to the public.
FOP 89, PO Box 510, Lothian, MD 20711
Please Remember FOP 89 does not receive any USPS Mail at our physical address.
Thank you.




Florida FOP Tags

The following Information is for members who have become Florida residents, and who wish to obtain Florida FOP Registration Plates for vehicles they own.

First get out your FOP Membership Card, go to this website, you may also reach it by clicking on the link on the LENF LINK to your left.
Click on the car in the middle of the page, then fill out boxes and submit. You will receive a E-Mail with your authorization that you will take to the Tax Collector to get your plates.

March 6, 2014 Looking for a replacement retirement badge? Report to a police agency your lost or stolen badge. Then contact Prince George's County Police, Fiscal Management Division, 7600 Barlowe Road, Palmer Park, MD 20785; phone: 301-772-4820. They will guide you the rest of the way.

Did you know that when you pull up the FOP89 web site you can click on the word retirees on the top tool bar and receive additional information. Most members see the drop down menu and click on the subject they want.

Bro. Ed. Ciesielski announced that his Novel IN SHEEPS CLOTHING is now available as an Audio Book.See the below link.
Thanks, Ed Ciesielski

Old Badges

Brothers and Sisters, This has been a long coming.
The old style badges have been turned over to the Retired Association, by the Department Brother Hank Anderson while in clothing found these badges and completed the attached spread sheet listing the previous owner. During the regime while Hank was in clothing the badges would not be released. One day while at clothing the property custodian at the time released them to the Retired Association. They are here at the Lodge.If you are interested please send an E-mail to Phil Please DO NOT CALL THE LODGE.


Longest serving police officer in Prince George s celebrates 50 years on the job


The below Newspaper story appeared when Sgt/Maj. Walters had his 45 anniversary with the departmant.
By Lynh Bui, E-mail the writer

In 1969, Richard Nixon was president, sending a letter cost only 6 cents, and Sgt. Major Gregory Walters started his career as a police officer in Prince George's County. There have been seven presidents since then, and the cost of a stamp crept up to 49 cents. Through it all, Walters stayed on the force.

The county recently honored Walters for his 45 years of work a tenure that makes him the longest-serving officer in the history of the police department.

I don't know how this happened, Walters now a grandfather of six said from police headquarters the day he received an award for his service. When I was a rookie, I thought if I could make 20 years, it would be great. Twenty years turned to 25, which turned to 35 which turned to 45.

Walters spent his first 28 years on the force as a patrol officer, eventually becoming the department s fleet manager. He now works as a project manager for the information technology department. And even though he isn't on the streets patrolling anymore, he still takes satisfaction in his IT work. I am helping officers get their jobs done, Walters said.

Walters is the son of a Maryland State Police trooper. After seeing his father working in law enforcement, Walters decided it would be a solid job and wanted to do the same.

Walters was born in D.C. but grew up in Laurel. After graduating high school, he served in Vietnam through the U.S. Marine Corps before coming back and joining the force in 1969. He said much of his work has been helping others and serving the community. We may fear what we're doing, but we run toward it anyway, Walters said. You just do it and get it done.

During his time on the force, Walters said he's seen the evolution of law enforcement. Without cellphones, Walters had to find pay phones on the street if he needed to call into the station. And when he first started, police cars had a simple, red bubble light on the roof, not the fancy spotlights, computers and sirens that come with today's cruisers.

But police work was also simpler, Walters said. Designer drugs didn't exist, and people seemed to have more respect for the police than they do today. Before, people wouldn't want to encounter a police officer, Walters said. Now they don't care. They're more brazen. It's disheartening.

After receiving recognition for his service, Walters walked back to his office and joked, I got an award for being old.

But Prince George's County police Chief Mark Magaw said Walters is a rare breed. There are fewer than 10 officers in the department who have served Prince George's for about 35 to 40 years. Officers are eligible for retirement after 20 years of service. Forty-five years is a tremendous accomplishment doing anything, let alone police work, Magaw said. This is who he is. He's invested his entire life here. It's an investment Walters plans to continue, with no plans to retire anytime soon.

As long as I feel good and the job is satisfying, Walters said, I'm going to stay.