Retirees Information

December 10, 2019     Lunch with Charlie 12/11/19

Just a reminder that on Wednesday December 11, 2019 there will be a Lunch with Charlie in Leonardtown at the Bottom of the Hill at 1130 AM.


I will see you there.

December 10, 2019     Wreaths Across America Clarification

Wreaths Across America Clarification


From Brother Bruce Gentile:
The Wreaths will be arriving at Cheltenham Cemetery on Friday December 13 between 11 AM and 2 PM. If you are available to wait and unload the truck it would be helpful.
The Wreath laying on our members graves will begin on Saturday December 12, 2019 at 830 AM.

December 2019 Retired Association Meeting

Call to Order: 


The membership offered prayers for the following members who passed away: Brother Kenny Savoid #325 on November 18, 2019; Brother Steve Lennon #651 on November 19, 2019; Brother George Helmondollar #196 on November 21, 2019;

The membership offered prayers for the following members who lost loved ones; Brothers Phil Constantino, Frank Constantino, and Mark Constantino who lost their sister Tina McCoy;  Brothers Steve and Frank Ruffatto who lost their father  John a retired United States Capitol Police Officer; Brother Jerry Howard who lost his son Chris;

The membership prayed for a speedy and complete recovery for: Betty Vasco wife of Brother Joe Vasco; Brother Tony Amoia; Brother Fred Holzberger; 

Pledge of Allegiance: 

Guests: Jeff Seibel Morgan Stanley, Mike Burley New York Life

New Retirees: Bill Lynn #1011, Bud Duelley #1380, Ken Humbel #2180, Joe Perez #2415, Bud Bergstrom #2342, Tovonia Copeland-Brown #2125, Tim Endres #2275,

Mr. John Bond

Seldom Seen:   Arnie Esposito, Tommy Trodden, Dave Morris, Ed Bellafiore, Cyril Mclauchen, Brian Rumsey

First Meeting: Dwayne Clark, P J Trainer, Bud Duelley, Pat Musselman, Tim Long; 

Old Business: 

1) Lunch with Charlie Ward: Bottom of the Hill Leonardtown on December 11, at 11:30 AM, at Three Brothers Prince Frederick on December 18 at 1130 AM; and at the Double T Diner in Annapolis on December 25, 

2)  Wreaths Across America December 14, 2019

3) January Retired Association Meeting on Thursday January 2

4) FOP Legal Plan; time to renew.

5) Election Results: First Vice President Sherrice Carpenter, Inner Guard Jennifer Reio,


Vice President Report: Diane Salen VP Salen thanks all who have sent in Coca Cola Memorabilia along with World War II artifacts. 

Secretary Report: Mike Landrum: 855 Members 

Treasurers Report: Milt Crump

 The Treasury has $40, 563.59

FOP Report: President Teletchea Last Meeting: 

  1. President Teletchea spoke of some good things that have happened over the past 4 years. He thanked many people for their loyalty and help.

 Finance Committee Report: None 

Raffles: 50/50:   $233 won by Brother Dave Morris donated back to the Retired Association.

The Attendance Raffle for the month of December is $500: Brother Roger Merkle was not in attendance. 

Attendees: 118 

Good of the Order: 

1) Brother Bob Baeschlin turned 98 

2) COPS Christmas Ornaments for sale on web site. 

3) Calvert County Crime Analyst job. 


Dinner: Cole Creative Catering: Fresh Fruit and cheese display, Tortilla Chips and Onion Dip, Crab Dip w/ baguettes, Vegetable Pasta Salad, Curried Chicken Salad and Kale Salad.

Carving Station, Roasted Prime Rib/two Sauces Herbed Butter and Au Jus.

Cream of Crab Soup and Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Grilled Chicken Skewers w/Sesame Ginger Glaze, Shrimp Pasta w/ Alfredo Sauce, Macaroni Balls, w/ Cheese Sauce and Marinara Sauce 





December 10, 2019     Sister Pam Parrigan Update

Pam Parrigan was released late today from hospital, they thought she might do better at home. Please no calls at this time, she really needs her rest to recover. Thank you and be safe!
Curtis Parrigan

December 9, 2019     Funeral for Bill Milligan

Viewing will be held at The Lee Funeral Home
                     6633 Old Alexandria Ferry Rd
Wednesday December 18, 2019, 2pm-4pm and at 6pm-8pm.
The funeral service will also be at Lee Funeral Home on December 19,2019 at 11:30am with burial at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers , you may make a contribution to AMERICAN LEGION SOUTHERN MARYLAND DISTRICT YOUTH CAMP.

December 9, 2019     Death of Brother Rick Garrett #947

It is with Deep Sorrow that the membership of the Retired Association is notified of the death of Brother Rick Garrett #947 on Saturday December 7, 2019 while in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rick joined the department in 1980 and retired in 1984. He was 64 years old.
Please keep his wife Tammy in your prayers.
Expressions of Sympathy may be sent to:
1524 SE  14th St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
There will be a memorial service at a later date.

December 7, 2019     Hyattsville City Media Job

Media Relations Specialist 12_05_2019

December 6, 2019     Death of Bill Milligan

From Brother Mark Clayton:
Brothers and sisters,
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the death of William “Bill” Milligan, yesterday afternoon. He had been very involved with the Dept. and it’s food basket program as well as Valor Awards.
Arrangements will be forth coming.
Any questions, please contact me.
Mark Clayton (ret #750)
Retired Association Note:
Bill was a friend to the FOP and Retired Association. Being with an American Legion Post he made sure our flags were destroyed properly, always had our flags flown correctly (half mast etc,), shared his Redskins season tickets with members. He will be missed.

December 5, 2019     Donna Makowelski Retirement

Hi everyone,
I guess this is my last email to you all. It has been an honor to work with all of you. Stay safe
After 43-years of dedicated and loyal service, Ms. Donna Makowelski #C-130, Information Technology Division, Technology Integration Services, has decided to retire, effective December 31, 2019. As this milestone in her career approaches, please join us on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, between 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., in the Multi-purpose room for a special presentation to recognize her retirement, and to say farewell, as she begins this new chapter in her life.

December 4, 2019     COPS Christmas Ornaments

Remember! Orders must be received by December 6th in order to be mailed and received by Christmas.
Get yours today!
Please watch this special message from survivors. By supporting C.O.P.S., you are helping these families heal and truly rebuild their shattered lives.
The Reason Why
We are hopeful this adorable pewter ornament will bring you joy and comfort during this holiday season and will be treasured well into the future. This is the only request that National C.O.P.S. makes of its membership to “give back” financially, so we hope you will consider donating $100 to receive this limited edition keepsake ornament. Your officer’s name and EOW will be engraved on the ornament. If you order by December 6th, 2019, the ornament can be mailed to you before Christmas. Or you can choose to have your ornament displayed on the Christmas tree at the National Office and then mailed to you after the holidays. Please indicate your preference and carefully print your officer’s name and EOW for the engraving when ordering.
We hope that you will help us continue to help all survivors – past, present, and future. On behalf of the C.O.P.S.’ National Board, Staff, and entire membership, we wish you a holiday season filled with treasured memories of your fallen officer, as well as warmth, love, friends, family, and hope for a bright New Year. May you find peace and comfort knowing that C.O.P.S. will always be there to support you and your family whenever you need us.
Concerns of Police Survivors
573-346-4911 |



December 4, 2019     Brother Jack Hall Coffee Mugs

Brother Jack Hall has a coffee mug collection, primarily from other law enforcement jurisdictions. He would like to know if anyone would like therm. 301-855-8072



December 2, 2019     Attempt to Locate

Attempt to Locate:


A member is attempting to find any relative of our deceased Brother Chris Rieger. If you can help respond to this email.

December 1, 2019 VP Salen Request

Brothers and Sisters,
My daughter Kimberly, is a social worker at an elementary school in Calvert County. Every year she coordinates the angel tree for the kids in her school. last year they had over 83 children on the angel tree. Although Rick and I sponsor kids each year, this year there is a 5th grade boy that has some very unique requests on his list. My daughter would really like to see every child have something they asked for to open on Christmas morning.
This young man is a huge history buff and has asked for World War II memorabilia, vintage Coca Cola items and antiques in general. The WWII memorabilia I have is my Dads from his service with USMC and I do not want to part with it.
He has specifically stated he DOES NOT want electronics or games. I was hoping that with our combined efforts we might be able to fulfill his wish. If you have anything you would be interested in contributing, please let me know. Thank you so much Diane

December 1, 2019 Death of Chris Howard

The Retired Association was forwarded this message from Brother Jerry Howard:

Our son, Chris, died this evening. We are sure it was a heart attack, but will know later. Cloverdale Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements when his body is released. Sorry about the e mail, but my heart is struggling to do just this.





November 20, 2019    Christmas Key Fobs

The Christmas season is upon us. If anyone wishes to purchase a FOP #89 key fob, I have them. The fobs are $10.00 each, but please add $2.50 per fob if you need me to mail them to you. Checks can be made out FOP #89 and mailed to me at 3311 Karen Dr. Chesapeake Beach, Md. 20732. Any questions I can be reached at:, or 301-651-9594. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas. Thanks. George. PS. All proceeds go to the lodge.





November 18, 2018     2020 John Parker Lunch Bunch

From Brother Bobby Murphy:
OK Troops and Friends after receiving the results from my survey on the 2020 Parker Lunch bunch the majority of the responses have chosen the St Johns River Cruise. The Date will be Wednesday February 19, 2020 at 11:00 am. Cost for the lunch and cruise will be $51.53 Per-Person. The Fee must be received by the cruise line by Feb. 5, 2020, the group is listed under Mike Flaherty. I also will be putting together a list of attendee’s so please e-mail me to let me know your attending and have    will give you more info on the lunch menu and other information. All FEES ARE TO BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE CRUISE LINE. Thanks Bob Murphy                         NOTE: If you are planning on attending please book early as possible as we are not the only group on the ship and when if fills up you will be out. SO BOOK EARLY! (BTW) some who have already committed

November 18, 2019     Wreaths Across America

Hey guys, hope this helps.
When ordering specific grave request from the link for Cheltenham  The same monetary donation as last year will cover us for 2019. Go to Then you have to send the receipt to George Satterwhite at with the names and locations of those you wish to honor.  I will make arrangements to get them.  They will reserve them for pick up at the sponsorship table near the admin building. If you are placing please indicate you will place and you can come between 0930-1130 December 14 to place. Please order by November 27.
Bruce G.

November 15, 2019     2020 Legal Plan




Range Dates

The following is the range dates at the department range foe LEOSA permits:
November 25, 2019 at 1600 Hrs.
December 23, 2019 at 1600 Hrs.
Sign up on; Retirees heading ; HR 218 Info


Maryland Handgun  Permit

In recent months members of the Retired Association have notified the Association that it was difficult to obtain a letter needed to obtain a Maryland gun permit. Spoke with Major Tony Schartner, the Chief’s Executive Officer, who stated to obtain a letter contact the Chief’s office 301-952-4766 ask for Anita Swann, or email
This is for a Maryland permit not a HR218 permit.

Prayer List

Cindy Shifflett wife of Brother Chris Shifflett: 


Just an update. Cindy’s doctors gave us mixed news Friday. The main tumor in her lung continues to shrink. The other tumors continue to shrink or show sign of development. This is great news.
However a lymph node in her lung has grown significantly and they are concerned. They suspect radiation will be necessary. Two modules have begun to grow in her lung also.
They are doing a special blood study to see if this a new cancer or the same one morphing into something else. They told us her suspected life expectancy is between 2-5 years after initial diagnosis.
The pain treatment has shown no signs of relief. We’ll be seeing her pain specialist as a follow up in early December
Thank you all for your prayers and support.
Bro. Shifflett 1528


April 8, 2018     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


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.     


*    is for use of Retired Association business. It is also the mass email address to send out membership notifications. is President Phil Constantino’s personal email. 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

This is the web site to view your monthly check, W2, 1099R

If you need to get a retired ID issued, you need to contact the Police Personnel Division:301-780-8195