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Fallen Officer
ALL of us in public safety morn the passing of Commander Carnicle, and pray for the impacted families and speedy recovery of the two other heroes as they recover from their injuries. This is a solemn reminder that life is precious, and we never know when tragedy will strike. PLEASE be safe out there and we thank our brothers and sisters working the street in the face of evil each and every night. Sean Mattson, PresidentArizona Fraternal Order of Police In addition, the Phoenix Police Depart...

A Vacation from the Lodge You Can Use Annually!
Congratulations on Your New Lodge 2 benefit - A Vacation from the Lodge You Can Use Annually! Lodge 2 is committed to your health and well-being. Part of that is remembering to take vacations. To that end, we have partnered with the company to provide vacations for our members. The catch you say? Allow us to explain. Lodge 2 pays for the cost the hotel stay. You simply pay the nightly taxes and fees, such as hotel fees. Go to the FOP Lodge 2 members-only side of the website by clickin...

Tragic loss of Officer Paul Rutherford
The Rutherford family and the City of Phoenix experienced a tragic loss today March 21, 2019. Police Officer Paul Rutherford was struck and killed by a vehicle near the intersection of 75th Avenue and Indian School Road at 8:30 am. Officer Rutherford had been serving the City of Phoenix community for nearly 23 years. He was handling a call for service across the street from the scene of an earlier accident he had responded to when he was struck. He was transported to a local hospital where ...

Verizon Puts A Freeze on Texting for Exiting PPSLA Members – Explained
Yesterday, there was a “soft closure” of many PPSLA Verizon accounts and there will be more to come. This is in lieu of simply turning off all devices last month – something that we should have done under this type of account or risk a huge expense to the lodge. As we stated before, to avoid any interruption in service, simply let us know what you want to do: 1. Keep your benefit as is. For $35/month continue to be an FOP member by filling out an automatic check withdrawal form that we ...

Fallen Trooper Tyler Edenhofer
Trooper Tyler Edenhofer was shot and killed after he and several officers responded to reports of a subject throwing objects at vehicles on I-10, near Avondale Boulevard in Goodyear, at approximately 10:00 pm. Three Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers and two Goodyear Police Department officers responded to the scene and attempted to take the subject into custody. The man resisted arrested and engaged the officers in a struggle that lasted several minutes. The subject was able to obt...

Notice to all recently departed PPSLA Members:
Notice to all recently departed PPSLA Members: We need to set the record straight in the wake of ongoing false attacks by the newly elected and appointed PPSLA – Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association Executive Board. While the PPSLA membership is absolutely entitled to go in a new direction, its new leadership is not entitled to their own set of facts. As you may be aware, the FOP office staff has been contacting PPSLA members one by one to ensure that your benefits — inc...

Show Low Police Officer Darrin Reed was shot and killed
Lodge 2 offers a moment of silence and our prayers! Show Low Police Officer Darrin Reed was shot and killed after responding to a suspicious person call. Officer Reed and other officers responded to a suspicions person call at a motel but were unable to locate the subject. They were called back to the location after leaving the initial call. When Officer Reed and other officers arrived, they located the man who then fled on foot. During the ensuing pursuit, the man produced a handgun and fi...