On May 1, 2013, Thomas Plumbley will be joining approximately 40 other law enforcement officers and survivors in a 1000 mile bicycle ride from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Brunswick, Georgia to Washington, DC. We will be riding in honor of all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2012. I will be riding in honor of Sgt Robert Warren " Bobby" Crapse, Bryan County Sheriffs Office who was killed in the line of duty on June 15, 2012. I will also be honoring USPO Tom Gahl and have designed the attached patch to honor Tom and to challenge other Probation and Pretrial Services Officers to join me next year. The official ride does not begin until May 10, 2013, in Chesapeake, Virginia, but a few of us start the ride in Brunswick, GA and meet with approximately 250 other law enforcement officers on May 10th to begin the official ride. We finish the ride in Washington, DC on May 13, 2013. As part of my commitment to this ride, I am required to raise money for Law Enforcement United. LEU in turn donates all of the proceeds to Concerns of Police Survivors and the Officer Down Memorial Page. Both of these organizations support the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. This will be my second time completing this ride and it is truly an honor to do this for the survivors. I am raising this money with patch sales and I am selling the patches for $10 each. I also have a few patches with Velcro backing that I am selling for $11.00.
The twelve spokes in the center of the patch represent the eleven Judicial Circuits and the AO. The three riders represent that this is a team effort.
Thank you for your support and may God Bless the families of all of our fallen officers.
If you are interested in buying a patch, please contact (912)658-5562 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Eunice Habig, FPPOA National Treasurer has resigned. Eunice has been the National Treasurer since 2009. She has been a wonderful asset to FPPOA and she will be missed. In Eunice’s place, Leigh Swicord (Middle District of Georgia) has been appointed by the FPPOA Board as her replacement. Leigh will continue her role as the Newsletter Editor and will work in conjunction with Elizabeth "Beth" Thomas, who was also appointed by the FPPOA Board, as the Co-Newsletter Editor.
Effective February 1, 2013, FPPOA in conjunction with FEDS is pleased to offer all current FPPOA members one yearly half-hour consultation with an attorney on any employment related matter at no cost. This will be upon verification of your FPPOA membership status, prior to scheduling the consultation. FEDS provides professional liability insurance to the entire federal employee community. For more information about FEDS and professional liability insurance, please visit www.fedsprotection.com or call 866-955-FEDS.
On November 30, 2012, Maurice Foy, U.S. Probation Officer for the Eastern District of North Carolina, was presented the 2012 Mark A. Sneberger Line Officer of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. He also received the highest national recognition, the Richard F. Doyle Award. Chief U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III, and Chief U.S. Probation Officer James Corpening joined FPPOA Mid-Atlantic Region President, Julie Rosa, in the courtroom ceremony. U.S. Probation Officer Foy was selected from other outstanding nominees for several reasons. Officer Foy is an excellent example of a service driven staff member. His dedication to duty and exceptional performance is evident through his interaction with coworkers and offenders. Officer Foy works closely with offenders to maximize their opportunities for success. He has embraced the fundamentals of evidence-based practices and serves as an MRT facilitator, STARR Coach, HOPE Officer for the Reentry/Drug Court, Low Intensity Supervision Program Assistant, and a facilitator for our Employment Workshop. Officer Foy consistently maintains a positive demeanor and demonstrates his dedication to the court and the U.S. Probation Office. The image of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services is enhanced by the work of Officer Foy.
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Overcrowding in federal prisons is projected to increase throughout the next decade, posing challenges for the agency that oversees the facilities, a new report finds.
The Court is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Probation Officer. The Chief Probation Officer leads and manages officers and support staff in the Chicago headquarters as well as in a divisional office in Rockford and a branch office in Lisle, Illinois.
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Details about the cold-blooded slaughter of an Oklahoma probation officer is shedding light on what experts say can be a dangerous profession.
Midwest City Police say 32-year-old Jeff McCoy was beaten, shot and killed Friday during a probation and parole visit.
Police say McCoy's killer is 21-year-old Midwest City High School graduate Lester Kinchion. Police say Kinchion wasn't even the person probation officer McCoy was visiting Friday, when police say Kinchion began his rampage. A local criminal expert has some ideas about what went down in Midwest City.
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MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- Police say an Oklahoma probation officer was beaten and then shot dead on a neighborhood street Friday in Midwest City.
Police say 32-year-old Jeff McCoy was making a mandatory visit to a house on the 1400 block of Maple Drive just before noon, when he got into a dispute with 21-year-old Lester Kinchion, the roommate of the person McCoy had gone to see.
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