Help a Fallen Hero

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*Help us help a hero by sharing with your friends and family to spread the word* Costa Mesa Police Officer Oscar Reyes, a 13-year veteran, passed away on September 12th after a medical emergency. Officer Reyes leaves behind his wife and three children ages 15,14, and 10. If you would like to make a contribution, please see our official donation page here. All donations are tax-deductible and any amount is greatly appreciated.  
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Remembering 9/11

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September 11th, 2001 rocked America to the core. We will always remember the bravery, strength, and courage the first responders portrayed on that day. On September 11th, please take a moment to honor the 343 heroes who lost their lives. Check out the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website to find a memorial near you.
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Officer Calms Nervous Child

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We love the viral video from HeartThreads that tells the story of a Texas police officer calming down a nervous child. He let the boy sit in his patrol car and gave him a tour of the police department. The best part? That boy wants to be a police officer when he grows up now! Can’t wait to have you as a brother in law enforcement, Jacob! Check out the video here!
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Please join us Aug. 20 to speak out against the State Water Grab!

MPOA Members,  We wanted to make you aware of a major water policy issue that could potentially have a devastating impact on our community’s economy and create ripple effects that could endanger the public safety of Modesto’s citizens through increased unemployment and corresponding increases in crime. Please take a minute to better understand this issue and why we are asking for your involvement. Why is the MPOA getting involved in a water policy issue? Simply put, the proposal by the Stat...
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Austin Police Brothers & Sisters in Capes

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Our brothers and sisters in blue may not normally wear capes on the job, but the Austin Police Department did when they dressed up as superheroes at their local children’s medical center. We love sharing what our fellow law enforcement officers are doing in their communities! Check out the PoliceOne.com story and full KXAN video here.
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2018 Line of Duty Deaths

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Our country has struggled with the balance of political correctness, maintaining civil rest and protecting those who protect our communities. So far in 2018, too many law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty helping to maintain these principles. Let’s take a moment to remember all of these brave heroes by reviewing the 2018 Honor Roll of Heroes… Click here to learn about them.
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Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many memorials in Wa...
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C.O.P.S. Vote Results

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Attention Members:   The vote to approve a $2 per pay check donation has passed 78% YES to 21% NO.   If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Thank you, Modesto POA Board of Directors
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Voting issue has been Resolved

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Attention Members -   The technical issues have been resolved and voting is again open.    Please be sure and cast your vote today!
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Vote - technical difficulties accessing the C.O.P.S. vote

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Attentions members -   We've received multiple reports of technical difficulties accessing the C.O.P.S. vote that went out this morning. Our engineering team is working hard to restore things back to normal.  Our apologies for any inconvenience, and thanks for your patience.   We hope to have the issue resolved shortly.
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9/11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they reac...
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9/11 Letter

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So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, you give of yourself selflessly, without hesitation, and in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services – the Offi...
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Why Politics Matter

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Officers Need Help (from you) !!!  For most of us, including those in law enforcement, politics is a dirty word and not something we primarily think of as having any bearing on our profession directly. However, the longer those of us in this profession, do the job, we learn that simply cannot be further from the truth. That’s why, it important that you, the general public know, the decisions you make in the voting booth, significantly impact our duties, our long term effectiveness and the c...
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Why Politics Matter

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For most of the general public, including those of us in law enforcement, politics is a dirty word and not something we primarily think of as having any bearing on our profession directly. However, that simply cannot be further from the truth. The decisions we make in the voting booth, significantly impact our duties, our long term effectiveness and the communities entrusted to our care.  We must become actively engaged in these processes, if we are going to be successful in our own persona...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.   This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals,...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.   In the years and decades to ...
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Police Week - Honoring Our Fallen

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135 of our brothers and sisters paid the price last year. They died knowing they stood for something greater than oneself.  They came from departments large and small, rich and poor, of virtually every race, color and creed. However, far greater than any of their own individual characteristics, are the collective qualities they and each of you share; Honor, Loyalty, Commitment, Courage and a Selfless unspoken promise to those with whom you don the badge. A promise that says, “No matter the ...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present
Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our families ...
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Exclusive Members Only Discounts Now Available!

Exclusive Members Only Discounts Now Available!
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Attention Members - You will now find members only discounts posted on our association's website. These discounts are available to all registered members and can be found on the member's dashboard. The newest discount is for RussianBlades.com  a designer of custom knives. Simply login and select the members tab to retrieve Coupon Codes.   Once you are logged in scroll down and look for the box that says Coupon Codes located on the lower right hand side of the page. *If you’ve forg...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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Modesto Police Officers Association endorses Ted Brandvold for Mayor

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PRESS RELEASE Modesto Police Officers Association 1300 G Street Modesto, CA 95354 Dec. 7, 2015 Contact:  Robert Gumm, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (209) 521-6762 Modesto Police Officers Association endorses Ted Brandvold for Mayor The Modesto Police Officers’ Association (MPOA) is pleased to announce the endorsement of Ted Brandvold for City of Modesto Mayor. Both Mayoral run-off candidates were sent candidate questionnaires that asked questions about the candidate’s priorities, issues within the cit...
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Modesto Police Officers Association endorses Ted Brandvold for Mayor

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PRESS RELEASE Modesto Police Officers Association 1300 G Street Modesto, CA 95354 Dec. 7, 2015 Contact:  Robert Gumm, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (209) 521-6762 Modesto Police Officers Association endorses Ted Brandvold for Mayor The Modesto Police Officers’ Association (MPOA) is pleased to announce the endorsement of Ted Brandvold for City of Modesto Mayor. Both Mayoral run-off candidates were sent candidate questionnaires that asked questions about the candidate’s priorities, issues within the cit...
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Getting their attention: The heart behind the badge

Getting their attention: The heart behind the badge
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Parker wrote an eye opening letter depicting his 31 years on the job.  The letter shares Parker’s love of the job and the hardships a career in law enforcement can bring.   Parker says, “I have buried my friends and seen their children grieve, feeling lost and alone, yet surrounded by a sea of uniforms. I have seen the extreme cruelty that one human being can inflict on another and the incredible kindness of everyday people toward the less fortun...
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A Call for Support

As the presidents of the three largest police unions in the Bay Area of California (San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland) , our overriding responsibility is to ensure that each and every police officer we represent makes it home to his or her family after every shift. Police officers must swear to uphold our constitution and we also take seriously our responsibility to protect the First Amendment rights of the public we serve. Unfortunately, recent events threaten to bring these two great responsibi...
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Jeff Jardine: Iraq War vet offering four-wheeling for wounded

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Like too many others, Adam Britton went to war a confident young man and returned damaged, both physically and mentally. Doctors and time try their best, but cannot cure what ails him. What does help? What form of therapy works best for him? Four-wheeling. Off-road adventures that take him to remote places and provide challenges. He’s found it to be so beneficial that he wants to take others with disabilities along for the ride. First, his back story: The 43-year-old Denair resident and Army vet...
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“Yesterday in the Lives of Modesto Police Officers ”

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Modesto Police Officers Association helps raise community awareness about crime with web-based outreach effort Sept. 26, 2012 - - The Modesto Police Officers Association (MPOA) has launched an outreach effort to raise community awareness of a web-based application that makes crime data available to all Modesto residents on a daily basis. The "Yesterday in the Lives of Modesto Police Officers" site will highlight www.Crimemapping.com which maps each police call incident in Modesto for the precedi...
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