Stories tagged with: FOP

December 14, 2015 - 11:19pm
36 weeks 2 days ago

The Fraternal Order of Police took to north Walmart Monday night to give local children a checked off Christmas list.

The annual 'Shop with a Cop' helped 31 families stuff their stockings and President of the FOPA Jim Hicks said it does just as much for the officers as it does for the families.

"It's great," said Hicks. "The officers love it. They spend time with the little kids. The K-9 comes and interacts with the kids and stuff and it's just a great time....

August 9, 2015 - 4:38pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

The Fraternal Order of Police gathered on the green Aug. 9.

The organization hosted a golf tournament in order to raise funds for the Senior Citizen's Christmas Dinner. They hope to raise 5,000 dollars in the coming months.

"A lot of them are former employees of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Department, Zanesville Police Department, and every other law agency here but a lot of them are just citizens that have helped us along the way, support the FOP and it's just our way to...

May 10, 2014 - 3:45pm
2 years 15 weeks ago

 A Peace Officer Memorial Service was held by the Fraternal Order of Police at their Lodge on Perry Lane in Zanesville earlier Saturday.

FOP President Wes Elson opened the...
December 17, 2012 - 8:49pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

The Associates Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police had one of their favorite charitable events this evening.

The annual 'Shop with a Cop' was held at the North Zanesville Walmart for 50 local children in need for warm clothing and Christmas presents. The event is a good opportunity for officers to build positive relationships with children who may have only seen cops during a negative or stressful time.

Jim Hicks, the President of the FOP explained, "Its the 'Shop with a Cop...

December 19, 2011 - 8:20pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

Children had the opportunity to do some holiday shopping with the help of local law enforcement.

The Associates Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police hosted their annual "Shop with a Cop" event at Walmart North in Zanesville. About 50 area children in need selected by Children Services, East Side Community Ministry, and other organizations were given the opportunity to spend 110-dollars to buy items they need and one toy of choice.

"The more we interact with the kids...

May 9, 2011 - 11:57am
5 years 15 weeks ago

The Fraternal Order of Police and Zanesville Mayor Howard Zwelling ask support from voters in repealing Senate Bill 5.

Mayor Zwelling said when he testified again the bill he spoke about his relationship negotiating with the fire and police unions and how they've always made concessions during difficult times.

"The fact of the matter is that I'm diametrically opposed to Senate Bill 5 and I think collective bargaining is something the legislature has no business in and there...

January 20, 2011 - 9:56pm
5 years 31 weeks ago

The local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police swore in it's officers for 2011 Thursday evening.

The Muskingum County FOP hosted a sit down dinner and ceremony at Prophets Park Thursday evening to swear in existing and new members of the organization. FOP President Tom Porter was sworn in again for 2011 as President. He says one of the big issues the FOP hopes to address this year is officer safety since six officers have been killed in the line of duty nationally since the start...

December 9, 2010 - 7:04pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

One Muskingum County organization is continuing a long time holiday tradition.

The Fraternal Order of Police hosted its annual senior holiday dinner. Volunteers from the FOP donated their time to help serve a warm meal to more than 1200 senior citizens.

"When you see all the smiles, when you hand out the door prizes, when you get to greet the people, when you get thanked, when you get just the hugs, you know, everyone is just so warm and welcome. "

The Muskingum...

December 6, 2010 - 9:31pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

Some area children are receiving presents early this holiday season.

The Associates Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police hosted its annual "Shop with a Cop" event at Walmart North in Zanesville Monday night. 35 disadvantaged children selected through United Way were given the opportunity to spend $110 to buy anything of their choice.

"The idea is to put children, young children in with a positive atmosphere with law enforcement because so many times they see bad...

May 8, 2010 - 2:46pm
6 years 15 weeks ago

A somber ceremony takes place at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge as law enforcement honor fallen officers.

Those in attendance listened to Coshocton Sheriff Timothy Rogers speak about the role of law enforcement and then filed outside to pay tribute to the four fallen officers in Muskingum County and one from McConnelsville.

"It's very encouraging for us here to memorialize our fallen officers," explained FOP President Tom Porter. "We offer support for those...

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