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FOP 89 has designed a badge to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. To ensure that you will receive your badge set by September 1st, please order by June 28th. If you order after June 28th, there is no guarantee that your order will be received by September 1st. All orders will be shipped to your home. Please use the link below to place your order. Be Safe and Take Care of Yourself and Others.
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; email@example.com
(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
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 Brother George Swope regarding Memorial Brick Orders
Scholarship opportunity for family members of sworn and retired members
The Prince George's County Scholarship Fund applicant is for your use if your child is a graduating senior (of any high school) this school year. As a sworn or retired officer, your child is eligible to interview for the FOP Lodge 89 Scholarship Award. If your child is graduating from a Prince George's County Public School, they may be eligible to interview for additional scholarships administered by the Prince George's County Scholarship Fund Committee.
If you wish for your child to be considered for these scholarships, take a moment to complete the online application by clicking on this link https://pgcscholar.org/ and submit it by March 12, 2021. The interview process will take place by phone or video conference in May and your child will receive an email or letter from the committee confirming the date and time of their interview. Your child must conduct the phone or video conference to receive the award.
If you have any questions concerning this opportunity, feel free to contact me by email or my contact numbers listed below. Please post this information for those who may not have access to a county computer.
Best Regards, Sergeant Rodney Gause #2278
Police Liaison Officer - Faith Based Prince George's County Police
Internal Affairs Division Court Liaison Unit Hyattsville Courthouse
4990 Rhode Island Avenue 3rd Floor Hyattsville, Maryland 20781
301-985-5956 Office-240-429-4593 Cell
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.
**FOP 89 Help Our Heroes Campaign 2020**
In this chaotic time Fraternal Order of Prince George's County Police, Lodge 89 is looking to partner with our community members and businesses as we attempt to keep our members on the front lines of this Pandemic safe. As many are aware, buying essential cleaning supplies in bulk is almost impossible. As a result, FOP 89 has begun a campaign to purchase Our Troops gift cards that will be distributed to individual squads to purchase these items on a smaller scale. FOP 89 will kick start the campaign with the purchase of cards for every patrol squad. We are in need of community partners to donate so we can expand that reach and ensure all of our members are taken care of. Please consider a donation (no amount too small) to help the brave members of FOP 89 survive this trying time. If you are a local business that would like to partner with the FOP on a larger scale, please send us a DM or email us directly at Fop89@Fop89.org
**Please note: PayPal Link below goes directly to FOP 89 (no third party) and will be used solely to assist our members as this Pandemic continues**
Thanks,Paul Mazzei 2nd VP, FOP 89 301-952-0882 (Office)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Legal Plan Form
Click here for the 2021 Legal Plan
We have had a number of inquiries regarding the 2021 Legal Plan. We typically distribute those during the December meeting however this year we were unable to do that. I have attached a copy of the form and you can download it and mail it in. please remember two things.
The form must be submitted with your payment by the end of the month.
The form must be sent directly to the law firm, do not send it to the lodge.
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.
FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE 89/PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT HISTORY RESEARCH PROJECT
"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.
Bruce Evartt - Cell phone 301-704-8409 or email@example.com
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
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is for a Maryland permit not a HR218 permit.
After receiving numerous complaints from retired members the FOP negotiated the following:
CHIEF'S SPECIAL ORDER #18-002 VOLUME II, CHAPTER 16.
COURT APPEARANCES & SUMMONS SERVICE
5. Off-Duty Appearances at Court
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
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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU)
See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.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
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/
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 PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS
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=38:184.108.40.206.5.1..96.11&idno=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
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 email@example.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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 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.
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
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.