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(Source: Missouri Department of Public Safety)

You can support law enforcement by becoming community members of Fraternal Order of Police

You now have a practical way to show your support for law enforcement officers. The Missouri Fraternal Order of Police has launched a statewide initiative to increase membership and generate a wave of community support. Anyone can join, even if you don’t live in Missouri.

“We encourage all Missourians to join us as community members of the FOP and make a stand to defend and promote Missouri’s frontline law enforcement officers,” said Rick Inglima, president of the Missouri FOP. “As an FOP community member, you are joining a dedicated effort to support the families and efforts of the Missouri FOP — strengthening support for Missouri’s law enforcement officers in every way possible.”

The FOP highlighted several ways these new memberships will help advance and strengthen the statewide organization. As a community member of the FOP, contributions will:

  • Directly support Missouri’s frontline law enforcement officers and their families, who are dedicated to keeping communities safe.
  • Support public relations, legislative and educational efforts that foster respect for law enforcement officers and improve the conditions under which they serve society.
  • Assist family members in instances where police officers have given the ultimate sacrifice, being killed in the line of duty.
  • Support the annual service held at the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial in Jefferson City to honor law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

“As law enforcement officers, we cannot succeed without the support of the community that we proudly serve,” said Brad Lemon, president of Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 99. “We need your help on a variety of fronts as Missouri has become a difficult state to serve in. Enough is enough. We encourage all Missourians to join us and make a stand to Back the Blue.”

Three levels of community memberships are available starting at $45 per year. In addition, the FOP opened an online storefront offering merchandise and apparel, with proceeds directly supporting the FOP’s initiatives. Enrollment forms and additional information are available at www.missourifop.org.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice