January 18, 2019 Shadow BoxesGood afternoon, Gentlemen!I have received a number of inquiries related to shadow box framing for retiring PGPD officers. I know you have as well.Recently, I had some personal items framed at a local framing shop in Hyattsville. I spoke with the owner, Cheryl, and inquired about the possibility of framing shadow boxes for retiring PGPD officers. She has previously framed shadow boxes for military and fire personnel, and is willing to service our members as well.If anyone prefers to use a local framing shop, visit the below location:Frame Savvy5331 Baltimore AvenueSuite 105Hyattsville, Maryland 20781(301) 887-0080www.framesavvy.com*** Ask for Cheryl ***Sincerely,Major Amal Awad #1838 (Ret.)Session 76“Teamwork and pride within the thin blue line!”
January 17, 2019 Death of father of Brother Michael ArnettIt is with Sadness that the membership of the Retired Association is notified of the passing of
Alfred Arnett Jr., father of Brother Michael Arnett #2372 on January 13, 2019.Alfred Arnett Jr, was a retired New York City Detective.Funeral arrangements:January 22, 2019Eastchester Presbyterian Church3154 Fish Ave.Bronx, New York 10467Viewing: 9 to 11 AMService:11 AM to 12 PMBurialFerncliff Cemetery280 Secor Rd.Hartsdale, New York 10530**
January 15, 2019 Prayers for Cindy, wife of Brother Chris ShiffletMy wife Cindy has been diagnosed with malignant cancer she’s been experiencing much pain but Hopkins doctors have been working to keep her comfortable. She’ll be seeing the oncology team there very soon to evaluate the cancer progression and it’s stage. Please pray for her comfort and the physicians wisdom as they treat her as this is our most important need as a family. Pray for our two children Carissa 20 and Jacob 11 as they face this trial as well.Thanks,ChrisChris can be reached at email@example.com Old Court Rd.Windsor Mill, MD 21244**
January 15, 2019 Lapel Pins
Good Morning Brothers and Sisters,
Your request has been granted! I will be at the next FOP Retirees meeting scheduled for February 6, 2019. I will be selling the above picture Retired Police Officer Lapel Pins for $5.00 each. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.
Should you have any questions comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.
Mr. Brian “Randy” Lott, C-1373
Prince George’s County Police Department
Clothing and Supply Unit
8905 Presidential Parkway
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
January 15, 2019 Shadow BoxesPhil, I have confirmed that Bob Dowd is sick but did not call to see if he was doing cases at this time. In my travels I found this vendor at many California trade shows. They have a different look and used them to do my case.They are easy to work with and everything is proofed before they do the work.Look around the site and check out their style.See you next month.Scott**
January 11, 2019 Job OfferGood Evening,St. Mary’s County Government has a new vacancy Civilian Training Instructor for the Office of the Sheriff.Jim O’Neill**
January 8, 2019 Brother Ramzziddin Motorcycle For Sale
Brothers and Sisters,
Sergeant Mujahid Ramzziddin #2770 made the ultimate sacrifice on February 21, 2018. I have been working with the family to assist in getting Rams estate in order. Attached are pictures of his bike that is up for sale. The price is set from a licensed appraiser. This bike is a part of his estate sale. If anyone is interested in the bike and would like to purchase or look at the bike in person, contact me directly. Thank you. Be safe!
2014 Street Glide SP
Around 15,000 Miles
Mark D. Mason
2nd Vice President
FOP Lodge 89
P.O. Box 510
Lothian Md 20711
January 8, 2019 Brother Smokey Tague Funeral
Arrangements for Bro. Richard “Smokey” Tague:
Smokey’s memorial service will be held on Fri., Jan. 18, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the auditorium on West Gleneagles Road in Rolling Greens
Village, Ocala Florida.
Bro. Bob Murphy
January 7, 2019 Summer Rental
From Brother George Swope:
Time to start planning a summer vacation. I have a 3 bedroom/3bath fully equipted condo in Myrtle Beach SC. The condo is located in Ocean Creek Resort on the 2nd floor of the south tower. There is an unobstructed view out to the beach and south down the coast line. Ocean Creek is located directly across the street from Barefoot Landing where the Alabama Theatre, House of Blues, and numerous restaurants and shops are located. Ocean Creek is family friendly and has 24 hr security. During the summer we rent Saturday-Saturday. The total cost for a 7 night rental is $1,800.00. If renting through Ocean Creek the cost is $3,600.00. If anyone is interested or has questions email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 301-651-9594. Off season rentals also available. Thanks. George.
January 2, 2019 FOP 89 Scholarships
Good Afternoon Sworn Personnel,
The Prince George’s County Scholarship Fund applicant is for your use if your child is a graduating senior (of any high school) this school year. As a sworn or retired officer, your child is eligible to interview for the FOP Lodge 89 Scholarship Award. If your child is graduating from a Prince George’s County Public School, they may be eligible to interview for additional scholarships administered by the Prince George’s County Scholarship Fund committee.
If you wish for your child to be considered for these scholarships, take a moment to complete the application by clicking on the attachment and return it to the listed P.O. Box by February 22, 2019. The interview process will take place in April and your child will receive an email or letter from the committee confirming the date and time of their interview. Proper interview attire is required and your child must attend to receive the award.
If you have any questions concerning this opportunity, feel free to contact me by email or my contact numbers listed below. Please post this information for those who may not have access to a computer.
Sergeant Rodney Gause #2278
Scholarship Board of Directors
Sergeant Rodney Gause #2278
Prince George’s County Police
Internal Affairs Division
Court Liaison Unit
4990 Rhode Island Avenue 3rd Floor
Hyattsville, Maryland 20781
December 27, 2018 LEOSA DATES
There are available dates for LEOSA for the first half of 2019 if you have the capability to reach out to a group of retirees all at once, or however you can get the word out.
Thanks, and be safe!
Mr. Jimmy Baden #C-1395
Prince George’s County Police
Training and Education Division
Manager, Firearms Training Section
December 26, 2018 Washington Capitals
Brothers and Sisters,
The Washington Capitals will be hosting a Law Enforcement Appreciation Night on January 22, 2019. Please see below for full details.
Join us in our nation’s capital as the Washington Capitals take on the San Jose Sharks for First Responders Nights at Capital One Arena!
On Tuesday, January 22, come out and support our brave men and women in uniform! This night is open to all local, state, federal law enforcement officers, corrections officers, sheriffs, sworn and non-sworn employees, family members, friends, and anyone who supports and honors law enforcement.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Capital One Arena
Buy your tickets now!
PROMO CODE: NLEOMF
Come out and enjoy a great night of hockey and show your support for our local heroes.
Tickets start at just $49.00.
$5.00 from each ticket will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Each ticket order includes a Capitals T-shirt and a Washington Capitals commemorative law enforcement challenge coin.
December 3, 2018 2019 Brother John Parker Memorial Lunch
*Chuck Scarlata: Update 10/22/18
*Brother Dave Van Dyke: Update 11/13/18Dear Friends,
Through the power of prayer, God’s mercy, and Dave’s fierce determination, he has been able to overcome several setbacks he suffered as a result of the stroke and brain surgery. He has been moved to the South River Health and Rehabilitation Center in Edgewater, MD. He still has a long road ahead, but we remain hopeful. When he is settled in and able to receive visitors, we’ll let you know.
Thank you for all your prayers and cards. Please continue to pray for him.
Rose VanDyke and Family
From Brother Jim Sandy
Retired Officer Pete White : Update:
From Brother Percy Alston:
Good Morning PGPD Family. Update on Pete White: Pete was moved out of ICU last week. He has lost 30 lbs in 30 days, but has started to eat again. Pete has a lot of rehab ahead, but is making positive progress. I will continue to provide updates and let everyone know when he is able to receive phone calls and/or visitors. Please continue to send prayers Pete’s way.
Brother Steve Joy notified the Retired Association that retired officer Regina Taylor stated her husband retired officer Pete White remains in Johns Hopkins recovering from the aortic surgery. Regina and Pete appreciate the cards and notes very much. However no phone calls or visitors just yet.
Pat Auxiliary President Sandy Holzberger, wife of Brother Fred Holzberger is in Calvert Hospital recovering from hip surgery.
Past FOP President Darryl Jones is now home recuperating from heart and kidney problems.
April 8, 2018 New ID Card
PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS.
PERSONNEL MUST RECEIVE APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE A NEW ID CARD.
REQUESTS: Requests can be made by many ways…
- In person or by mail at the Police Personnel Division, 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 270, Largo, Maryland 20774
- Telephone at 301-780-8195
- Email at Police_Personnel@co.pg.md.us
REQUESTOR: Please provide full name, rank, ID#, retirement date, retirement type (normal retirement or disability retirement) and driver’s license for verification purposes. The requestor must complete the Identification Card Request Form to initiate the process. This form is provided upon request.
OUT-OF-STATE: Requests for out of state members will be handled via mail or email. Passport style photographs will be required to process the ID card. The photographs can be mailed to the Police Personnel Division or emailed in a JPEG format.
PROCESSING TIMES: Please note that all members are verified prior to issuance of an ID card. Therefore, processing times may vary from person to person as these checks may take time to perform.
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – Call to make an appointment
- Wednesday – Walk-in accepted
LOST/STOLEN IDENTIFICATION CARD: It is the responsibility of the retiree to report a lost or stolen police department identification card to the jurisdiction of where the incident occurred. Retirees will need to provide a copy of the police report prior to receiving an identification card.
DAMAGED IDENTIFICATION CARD: A damaged identification card regardless of state needs to be returned to the Police Personnel Division in order to receive a replacement identification card.
UPDATING IDENTIFICATION CARD: The identification card does not expire and can be updated at any time. Retirees must check with the Police Personnel Division for available dates and times prior to scheduling an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted only on Wednesdays.
PGRetiredAssn@aol.com is for use of Retired Association business. It is also the mass email address to send out membership notifications.
TOBY62@aol.com is President Phil Constantino’s personal email.
email@example.com Toni Frostbutter Nelson personal email
I hope this clears up any confusion.
CIGNA Healthcare Members Customer Service is now open 24/7. The number is 1-800-244-6224.
The County’s Pension Fund website is
If you need to get a retired ID issued, you need to contact the Police Personnel Division:301-780-8195