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From Brother Tam Cragg
Liberty University is offering 25% percent off in tuition for LE/security/fire/ems and 50% for military members (regardless if the individual have/have no GI bill benefit). Programs such as Theology and Education degree, individuals may be able to combine their education benefits (75%). I originally enrolled as an Ed. D. student and would have been receiving this 75% combined tuition discount, but I changed my graduate major to Criminal Justice and is only receiving a 50% tuition discount for military service.
REMINDER DEADLINE APPROACHING The scholarship is open to the child or grandchild of a Retired Association Member that is in good standing (dues must be paid for the current year) THE DENNY HUSK COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS The Retired Association is proud to offer the 19th annual college scholarship, which will be awarded by lottery to the child or grandchild of a retired Prince George’s County officer who is in good standing (dues paid for the current year). There are three $1500 scholarships given in two $750 installments, one at the beginning of each semester. If you have more than one eligible candidate, you may copy this form. Any new or current student is eligible as long as their sponsoring retiree is up to date on his dues or dues exempt. The deadline for submission is August 31, 2023. This means the entry form and required paperwork must be in our mailbox at the FOP by this date. Applicants will have to submit proof of enrollment to include copies of both the letter of acceptance to the college and a tuition bill for the upcoming semester. Students other than first semester freshman must submit their last grade transcript, which must be 2.0 or better. Payment for the second semester will require a grade transcript of 2.0 or better. The winner must submit their transcript in January before the second payment is mailed to them. In the event, that the winner of the fall scholarship does not meet grade requirements, a new drawing for the spring semester will be held from the same applicant pool. APPLICATION FOR THE DENNY HUSK SCHOLARSHIP NAME OF STUDENT: _________________________________ RELATIONSHIP TO SPONSOR:________________________ NAME OF SPONSOR:_________________________________ NAME OF COLLEGE:________________________________ 1ST SEMESTER FRESHMAN? ____ CURRENT STUDENT? _____ ATTACH COPIES OF LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE, TUITION BILL, AND LAST GRADE TRANSCRIPT (if applicable) and mail to: Prince George’s Retired Police Association C/O FOP89, PO Box 510 Lothian, MD 20711 and mark the envelope: Attention Scholarship Application

We will be ordering Memorial Bricks for our deceased brothers and sisters. The plan is to get them ordered the end of Sept. so we can have them placed at our memorial walk before the ground freezes. If anyone is interested in ordering a brick now would be the time to complete your order. Bricks are only ordered when a significant number can be ordered at one time. To order a brick go to: thatsmybrick.com/fop89. Its simple to design and order. Thanks for the support. George.
Brothers and Sisters, Just wanted you to know that Denny Campbell and Bruce Evartt, are announcing that a reprint of Journey Through Time is in the works and should be delivered to us around February 1st. We're announcing it on a number of Facebook pages, as well as through other websites and through emails. We were wondering if it would be possible to post the attached flyer on your website that many retirees in Florida see. We're just trying to get the word out through as many venues as possible.

Brothers and Sister's:
The Retired Association has been made aware of two retirees that have had false claims using their information to the unemployment administration. The Financial Crimes Division has issued the below memorandum. The false claims concern both active and retired FOP personnel. Additional information will be posted when received. Many thanks to Brother Mark Rimkus for assistance in this matter.
From Departments Financial Crimes
1. Monitor yours and your family's credit. At a minimum create a fraud alert, (which is good for 1 year), for free. If you get a credit freeze, (Which is recommended), this is free. Refer to the attached pamphlet for the credit bureau contact information.
2. Make a report with Department of Labor at; www.dllr.state.md.us, to report the fraud.
Download the form. (To save time, the form has been attached to the e-mail). Once completed, e-mail to; ui.fraud@maryland.gov
(Do not attempt to call. There is not enough staff to handle the volume of calls).
3. Create an account through the Social Security Administration.
https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/. Through prior investigations the Financial Crimes Unit and Federal Agencies have found that the bad actors can apply for an account and apply for benefits using your personal information, if you have not set up an account. YOU WILL BE UNAWARE OF THIS UNTIL YOU APPLY FOR BENEFITS.
4. Look into ChexSystem. If you have LifeLock there is a prompt you can click on to go to the website.
Q: What is ChexSystem? It is added protection from someone opening accounts in your name, Or writing checks in your name. Once you apply, you will receive a PIN number in the mail.
Q: How Long does the Freeze last?-- 5 years
Q: If I want to temporarily unfreeze, to open another bank account, what do I do?
Call 800.887. 7652, Customer relations to temporarily unfreeze account


Message From Paul Mazzei
Brothers & Sisters,
Our profession and the brave Men & Women behind the badge are currently under attack in the Maryland Legislature. We need your help to let the Local Legislators know that bad policies will do nothing more than prevent good officers from Keeping Maryland Safe!
It is imperative that you visit www.keepmarylandsafe.com and CLICK THE TAKE ACTION BUTTON to fill out the form and let the legislature know that you support Maryland's Law Enforcement Officers. We must share this with our family and friends so they can fill out the form as well. The more responses the larger our voice. In the coming days you will also begin to hear radio ads and see an increased social media presence from "Keep Maryland Safe". The time is now, click the link above to TAKE ACTION!
*If you currently live out of state or wish not to provide your home address, please use your work or the lodge address to fill out the online form - 2905 Old Largo Rd Upper Marlboro, MD 20772*
Paul Mazzei 2nd VP, FOP 89 301-952-0882 (Office)

From Brother George Swope:
Just to let everyone know. Memorial bricks for all of our deceased brothers and sisters have been ordered. Also if you recently placed an order for a brick they have also been ordered. Due to the corona virus the company that makes the bricks is shut down. I don't have a time line when we should receive them. Obviously they won't be in place before the May memorial service if there is a service this year. Everyone stay safe. George.

A discussion, brief presentation, followed by a question and answer session will be had regarding the purchase of Ballistic Vests to Retirees, at the Retirees Meeting this Wednesday, September 2, 2020. The meeting starts at 6pm! Those who are interested are strongly encouraged to attend. This is a project that I would like to move rather quickly given today's climate and global unrest.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, or are not able to attend, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.
and yes for those of you that are down in Florida, accommodations are in the works to be made for you all to be fitted as well, if you are interested.
Fraternally,Ret. Sgt. Brian "Randy" Lott, - forever #2201! Supply Property Clerk IV

Members, It is the time of year that I am getting ready to delete the members who are not current with their dues. You will have until the end of March to send them in or be deleted. You will not receive emails, or a newsletter, depending on when I receive late dues and make you current it could affect the Denny Husk Scholarship applicants. If you need to check to see if you are current or not, feel free to send me an email at Frostbutter110@aol.com to check. Please do not contact President Constantino he cannot answer your request.
Thank You Toni Frostbutter Nelson Assistant Secretary

At one of the last retirees meeting Brad Rupert asked me to look into whether or not MPTC was accepting federal training for comparative compliance purposes. Since I thought this might interest other retirees I thought it might be worth putting out to everyone.
The answer is yes and no.
MPTC may accept federal training (FLETC) if it is supplemented by agency specific training.
FLETC training on its own will most likely not be accepted.
The process for comparative compliance remains the same. The Maryland Law Enforcement Agency has to apply to the Training Commission for a waiver of entry level training. The Training Commission will then review the training records of the applicant and make a determination if they meet the requirements for a comparative compliance class. Agencies typically will not submit for a waiver unless they think the applicant has a good chance of being approved and meeting the Maryland hiring standards.
An individual cannot submit training records to the commission in an effort to ascertain if they meet the requirement. The records have to be submitted to the Commission by the Law Enforcement Agency for review.
If anyone has any further questions about this they can email me directly at diane.salen@gmail.com

Although we have been working on this research project for the past several months - this the first time we've formally announced that the project is functional. We can't reach any of the project's goals without your support- so please keep us in mind. Your support is critical -so please keep us in mind. We also ask that you share this email with other persons who, in one way or another, have a connection with the County Police or FOP 89. The attached message will better explain the project's goals and what we hope to accomplish.
"Keeping our History Alive"
President John "Zeek" Teletchea of FOP Lodge 89 and Police Chief Henry Stawinski have agreed to jointly sponsor a Police History Research Project. Retired Lieutenant Denny Campbell and retired Sergeant Bruce Evartt have volunteered to coordinate the project. Lodge 89 has provided office space in the renovated lower portion of the old lodge building along with two computers and some support office equipment. One of the project's primary goals is to establish a digital file of photographs and old documents relating to the history of the department and lodge. Chief Stawinski has also set space aside for a Police Museum in a new headquarters building. If you have any old police artifacts please consider giving or loaning them to the museum. Another more distant goal is to publish an updated departmental and lodge history book similar to Journey Through Time - A Pictorial History of the Prince George's County Police Department.
The Police History Research Project is a long-term endeavor and will most certainly require additional volunteer helpers. Please consider volunteering some of your time and talents. Again, one of the primary goals is that of establishing a permanent departmental history dedicated to honoring the service of our department's many employees - both sworn and civilian. To date, we've been able to scan more than a thousand photographs/negatives that have been thus far submitted. One of the most time-consuming problems associated with the project is that of scanning photographs and then attempting to identify the individuals pictured. We are actively searching for new photographs, newspaper clippings and other material such as old departmental rosters, teletypes, promotional lists, or stories (be they serious or humorous) relating to our law enforcement experiences. All material submitted will be credited to its donor and placed in a researchable photo or hard copy file. Photographs or newspaper clippings can be returned, upon request, to their contributor after scanning. We will, however, accept the donations of police related items to the museum.
Our office email address is Pgpdhistory@gmail.com. Unfortunately, we do not have land-line telephone service; accordingly, our personal cell phone numbers and email addresses are listed below for contact purposes. Questions or suggestions about the project are encouraged. We look forward to your support, or better yet your participation in our Keeping Our History Alive Project.
Sincerely, Bruce Evartt - Cell phone 301-704-8409 or evartt@comcast.net
Denny Campbell - Cell phone 540-894-3333 or ddccamp@comcast

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.

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 BRLott@co.pg.md.us (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 anitaaswann@co.pg.md.us.
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

Brothers and Sisters:
In the past week two members have asked about replacement ID's and badges. They were given the current information we have. Apparently the info we have has expired. The department head quarters have moved from Palmer Park to Presidential Parkway in the Upper Marlboro/Foresrtville area. Presidential Parkway is located off Pennsylvania Ave. Route 4 and the Suitland Parkway. Driving from the beltway down Pennsylvania Ave turn left at the Suitland Parkway and that will be Presidential Parkway. Many of the department's offices have moved there. Many workers still work from home due to the covid crisis.

For a new ID card email police_personnel@co.pg.md.us and request an appointment. It will take 24-48 hours for a response. Please provide the following:Name, rank, ID #, date of hire/retirement, type of retirement.

For a new badge call or email Zel Windsor 301-516-9968 Azwindsor@co.pg.md.us

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 https://memberdirect.princegeorgescountymd.gov/
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 mcq521@aol.com




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 http://www.wri.med.va.gov/

Depression and Trauma http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/depression-and-trauma.asp

Appeals http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc

Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

CARES Commission http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

CARES Draft National Plan http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105

Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Center for Veterans Enterprise http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm

Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html

Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011..html

Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6%20/ch07.doc

Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page http://www.va.gov/

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

Due Process http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc

Duty to Assist http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/

Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf

Environmental Agents http://www1.va.gov/environagents/

Environmental Agents M10 http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication..asp?pub_ID=1002

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication..asp?pub_ID=315

http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOCand http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication..asp?pub_ID=1158

See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc


Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE http://www1.va..gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf OR, http://www1.va..gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm

Forms and Records Request http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

General Compensation Provisions http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.html

Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.html

Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf

Gulf War Subject Index http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A

Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf

Hearings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc

Homeless Veterans http://www1.va.gov/homeless/

HSR&D Home http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/

Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm

Ionizing Radiation http://www1.va.gov/irad/

Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/

M 10 for spouses and children < http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007

M10 Part III Change 1 http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication..asp?pub_ID=1008

M21-1 Table of Contents http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html

Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC

Mental Health Program Guidelines http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication..asp?pub_ID=1094

Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

My Health e Vet http://www.myhealth.va.gov/

NASDVA.COM http://nasdva.com/

National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.com/

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4_124a.doc

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/

Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www.1010ez..med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf and, http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/

Peacetime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131

Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.html and, http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.html and, http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii_.html

Persian Gulf Registry http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication..asp?pub_ID=1003

This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005: http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232

Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication..asp?pub_ID=1006

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf

Phase I PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication..asp?pub_ID=1004

Phase II PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication..asp?pub_ID=1005

Policy Manual Index http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm

Power of Attorney http://www.warms.vba..va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc

Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) http://www1.va.gov/shad/

Prosthetics Eligibility http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication..asp?pub_ID=337

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/

Public Health/SARS http://www..publichealth.va.gov/SARS/

Publications Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4

Publications and Reports http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.html
Records Center and Vault Homepage http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html

Records Center and Vault Site Map http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html

REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf

Research and Development http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm

Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html

Title 38 Index Parts 0-17 http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02..tpl

Part 18 http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv2_02..tpl

Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A "Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl

Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also § 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here) http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl

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 http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims http://www.vetapp.gov/

VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206..pdf

VA Fact Sheet http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html

VA Health Care Eligibility http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp

VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html

VA Life Insurance Handbook ¬" Chapter 3 http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310

VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm

VA MS Research http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

VA National Hepatitis C Program http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/

VA Office of Research and Development http://www1.va.gov/resdev/

VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp

VA WMD EMSHG http://www1.va.gov/emshg/

VA WRIISC-DC http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/

VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.html

Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.html

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page http://www.vba.va.gov/

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/

VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/

VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13http://webmaila.juno.com/webmail/new/UrlBlockedError.aspx>

VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http: // www.publichealth.va.gov/

VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans ¬(tm) Health http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp

Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04..doc

VONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

WARMS - 38 CFR Book C http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html

Wartime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site http://www.gibill.va.gov/

What VA Social Workers Do http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3

WRIISC Patient Eligibility http://www.illegion.org/va1.html


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 Amazon.com 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



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 sales@lucianmail.com www.lucians.com


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





Jason Swope
Brothers and Sisters,
FOP Lodge 89 is creating a Heroes' Walk at our Fallen Heroes' Memorial. You can now purchase a brick for the walk which can be engraved with a personalized message. See the link below for a copy of the brochure which has full details and ordering information.
To go directly to the website to order your brick (preferred way to order) click the link below

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 pam.moore@fop89.org or 301-952-0882
3) Retired Association PGRetiredAssn@aol.com
4) National FOP https://www.fop.net/login.shtml
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 Pam.Moore@fop89.org 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,http://www.floridastatefop.org
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.

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.

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Brothers and Sisters, In the coming days you should receive an informational packet in the mail from the Lodge detailing a new benefit for both Active and Retired members. Lodge members will now have access to a suite of Insurance and Wellness products from the AIL Company.
Please review the information as you receive it. There is no obligation to participate.
If you do not receive your information within the next two weeks please email Pam at the Lodge to confirm/update your current information in our records. Pam.moore@fop89.org
Fraternally, Paul Mazzei 2nd VP, FOP 89
301-952-0882 (Office)-240-695-4809 (Cell) Brothers and Sisters,
We have received a number of inquiries into the new FOP College Program, now called the "National Fraternal Order of Police University". Below is a link that outlines the new opportunities available from the 17 partner Colleges and Universities, including the University of Maryland Global Campus. Each school offers a different set of programs and discounts for our members. Please consider taking advantage of this well deserved opportunity.
Click the FOP University Link below to learn more Message from President Angelo Consoli: Please take Action
National FOP President Patrick Yoes joined Representatives Congressman Garret Graves, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, and organizations representing tens of thousands of Americans who are negatively impacted by the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) outside the U.S. Capitol today.
At this afternoon’s press conference, they announced the bill now has 290 cosponsors, making it the third most cosponsored bill in the House.
Reaching 290 cosponsors means the bill’s sponsors have the option of moving the legislation to the House floor using a special rule or—which was the case last year—the Committee on Ways and Means will have to consider it.
This legislation is a top legislative priority for the FOP, which waged an intense campaign to achieve this legislative milestone. The WEP affects workers who spent some time in jobs not covered by Social Security and who also worked other jobs where they paid Social Security taxes long enough to qualify for retirement benefits. Like the WEP, the GPO may reduce the benefit received by surviving spouses if these spouses also receive a surviving spousal benefit from a public.
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We have received a number of requests for our new FOP Jackets, Vests, and Carhart 1/4 zips. This year we have partnered with local public safety owned National Ink & Stitch in Calvert County to offer a direct purchase link to our members! Check out the link to order direct - shipping or pick up options are available during check out!
Additional items, including hats, will be added soon! Order now!!
**There is also a sale on all in stock shirts and hoodies at the Lodge!** **New Fallen Hero challenge coins are also on order** **Christmas Ornaments are also on sale at 89**
Fraternally, Paul
Paul Mazzei 2nd VP, FOP 89 301-952-0882 (Office) 240-695-4809 (Cell)
ATTENTION: To all Maryland Law Enforcement Officers:
As a result of the passage of recent legislation by the Maryland General Assembly, as of July 1, 2022, law enforcement officers will no longer be permitted to expunge certain disciplinary records from their personnel files.
The Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police is reminding law enforcement officers that prior to June 30, 2022, every current and former law enforcement officer must make a written request to their Chief, Sheriff, Superintendent, or Commissioner to have all prior disciplinary investigations in which the investigations were determined to be Non-sustained, Unfounded, Exonerated or Found Not Guilty at an administrative trial board, be expunged from all files maintained by their agencies.
Every officer should keep a written record of the expungement request and if possible, have a supervisor sign the submitted request as a witness.
Michael Davey, General Counsel,Maryland State FOP

Brothers and Sisters,
We have received a number of inquiries into the new FOP College Program, now called the "National Fraternal Order of Police University". Below is a link that outlines the new opportunities available from the 17 partner Colleges and Universities, including the University of Maryland Global Campus. Each school offers a different set of programs and discounts for our members. Please consider taking advantage of this well deserved opportunity. Click the FOP University Link below to learn more