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York County Police Association
May 14th, 1934 - November 25th, 1934
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 73
November 26th, 1934 - Present
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The York County Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police Number 73 membership consists of Police or other Law Enforcement Officers living or working in York County with the exception of York City and Hanover Borough (which are served by other lodges).
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Sgt. Clair E. Kohler was recognized by State Lodge President Les Neri
Recent Recognition of Retirements!
for his years of dedication to both Spring Garden Township Police Department and Lodge 73.
Sgt. Robert A. Lehman was recognized by President Emig after his retirement from
Spring Garden Township Police Department.
Officer Michael L. Hoffman was recognized by President Emig after his retirement from
Northern York County Regional Police Department
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(Dinner Followed by Meeting)
Viking Athletic Association
318 N Adams Street
York, PA 17404
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Fraternal Order of Police
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today's police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.
The emblem adopted by the National Fraternal Order of Police is designed to remind the membership of the duties that are expected of them as a citizen, a police officer and a member of the lodge. The five-cornered star tends to remind us of the allegiance we owe to our Flag and is a symbol of the authority with which we are entrusted. It is an honor the people we serve bestow upon us. They place their confidence and trust in us; serve them proudly.
Midway between the points and center of the star is a blue field representative of the thin blue line protecting those we serve. The points are of gold, which indicates the position under which we are now serving. The background is white, the unstained color representing the purity with which we should serve. We shall not let anything corrupt be injected into our order. Therefore, our colors are blue, gold and white.
The open eye is the eye of vigilance ever looking for danger and protecting all those under its care while they sleep or while awake. The clasped hands denote friendship. The hand of friendship is always extended to those in need of our comfort.
The circle surrounding the star midway indicates our never ending efforts to promote the welfare and advancement of this order. Within the half circle over the centerpiece is our motto, "Jus, Fidus, Libertatum" which translated means "Law Is a Safeguard of Freedom."
*Article from Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police WebSite.
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|Constitution and By-Laws of the Fraternal Order of Police
Article 4 - Membership
Any regularly appointed or elected and full-time employed law enforcement officer of the United States, any state or political subdivision thereof, or any agency may be eligible for membership in the Fraternal Order of Police, subject to the provisions of this Constitution. No person shall be denied membership on account of race, religion, color, creed, sex, age, or national origin.
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The Fraternal Order of Police Associates (FOPA) is a civilian affiliate of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Our members are friends and families of law enforcement Officers, responsible and respected business persons, professional men and women, and citizens from all walks of life—people willing to devote a portion of their time and efforts toward assisting the various law enforcement agencies of our communities, states and nation.
The FOPA is part of a national organization known as the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Associates (GLFOPA) with local Lodges throughout the nation.
The FOPA's interests revolve around law enforcement and the men and women that have dedicated their lives to the protection of ours.