Please look at the testimony by President Weston at the House Judiciary Committee on HB453 requiring officers working uniformed secondary employment to wear body cameras. The bill is cross filed with SB209.
The House bill is sponsored by Del. West and the Senate bill is being sponsored by Senator Brochin.
President Weston testifies at 31:31 into the video after Del. West and Baltimore County State’s Attorney Shellenberger who are at the beginning of the video.
The Maryland State FOP and Baltimore County FOP Lodge #4 are opposing both of these bills for the reasons put forth by President Weston.
The University of Baltimore is recruiting for a University Police Officer II ((Lateral Only – MPSTC Certified). Please share our attached vacancy announcement. It can also be viewed at http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1279.
Recruitment Leader, Human Resources, University of Baltimore 410.837.5498 mail: 1420 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 office location: 1030 North Charles Street, 3rd Floor
The lodge regrets to announce the passing of Anthony Samuel DiFabbio, father of Retired Officer Anthony Emidio DiFabbio, on February 3, 2018.
Visitation Tuesday 3-5 & 7-9pm at the CVACH/ROSEDALE FUNERAL HOME 1211 Chesaco Ave. Funeral Prayer Service Wednesday 12 noon. Cremation Private.
The University of Baltimore is recruiting for a police officer. Please share our attached vacancy announcement. It can also be viewed at http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1279.
The Department regrets to announce the passing of Ethel Lora Whetzel on January 28th 2018. Mrs. Ethel Whetzel is the Sister of retired Detective Rod Heavner from the Narcotics Unit, Aunt to Officer Adam Heavner from Precinct 11, and Aunt to Katie Heavner from the 911 Center. There are no viewings or funeral arrangements at this time as the family plans to have a private memorial service in her honor.
The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Sidney Schlachman, of SBW Law, on January 26, 2018. Mr. Schlachman began practicing law in 1951. Sidney was a true friend who stood strong with many of us in the Fraternal Order of Police. He was instrumental in the formation of the Fraternal Order of Police, Maryland State Lodge, Inc.On November 8th, 1967. Thank You Sidney for everything you have done for us. May you rest in peace. Our condolences are extended to his family and friends.
Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, January 28, at 12 pm. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208.
The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Barbara Abdis, mother of Officer Michael Abdis on Sunday, January 21st at the age of 77.
There will be a viewing at Connelly’s Funeral Home (300 Mace Ave Essex, MD 21221) on Thursday January 25th from 3 to 5PM and 7 to 9PM.
A memorial service will be held at 8PM that same night. All are welcome to attend.
The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Judge Dana M. Levitz on January 17, 2018.
Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Sunday, January 21, at 11 am. Interment Beth Tfiloh Cemetery – 5800 Windsor Mill Road.
Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Brady Urological Institute Development Office, Attn: Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Institute, 600 N. Wolfe Street, CMSC 130, Note: GBCI On Memo Line Of Check, Baltimore, MD 21287 or University Of Baltimore School of Law, Attn: Law School, In Honor Of Judge Dana Levitz, 1420 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. In mourning at 1008 Brooklandwood Road, Lutherville, MD 21093.
The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Mrs. Betty Gardett, mother-in-law of Sgt. Mike Parker of the Criminal Investigations Bureau Fugitive Unit. The arrangements are as follows:
Sunday, January 14, 2018 3-5pm & 7-9pm McCully –Polyniak Funeral Home 3204 Mountain Road Pasadena, Md. 21122
Monday, January 15, 2018 2:00 P.M. Cedar Hill Cemetery, 5829 Ritchie Hwy. Brooklyn, Md. 21225
The University of Baltimore is recruiting for police officers. Please share our attached vacancy announcement. It can also be viewed at http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1279.
The Lodge regrets to announce the passing of Callie Mai Covington, mother of Retiree Elrod Covington’s on January 05, 2018.
New Generation Funeral Home 2930 Murfreesboro Pike Antioch, TN 37013 Friday, January 12, 2018 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Visitation with the Family
New Generation Funeral Home 2930 Murfreesboro Pike Antioch, TN 37013 Friday, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Celebration of Life
Community Baptist Church 3838 Dickerson Pike Nashville, TN 3720712:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018
The Service of Committal & Interment
Greenwood North Cemetery Nashville, TN
In 2017 Governor Hogan signed the bill passed by the state legislature to provide for a $15,000.00 Pension Subtraction Modification for Retired Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue or Emergency Services Personnel starting at age 55. Information can be located in the 2017 Maryland State and Local Tax Forms Instructions booklet published by the Comptroller of Maryland, specifically, instruction #13, Subtraction from Income, section rr, pages 9 and 10.
PENSION EXCLUSION FOR RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR FIRE, RESCUE, OR EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL. Note: An individual taxpayer may not claim BOTH the standard Pension Exclusion and the Pension Exclusion for Retired Law Enforcement Officer or Fire, Rescue, or Emergency Services Personnel. If you are 65 or older on the last day of the calendar year, you are totally disabled, or your spouse is totally disabled, and you have received qualified pension income, you should complete the Pension Exclusion Computation Worksheet (13A) regardless of your prior work history. It is permissible for one spouse to claim the standard Pension Exclusion and the other spouse to claim the Pension Exclusion for Retired Law Enforcement Officer or Fire, Rescue, or Emergency Services Personnel if each spouse meets the applicable required criteria. If you meet the below criteria, use the Pension Exclusion Worksheet (13E) to calculate your eligible pension exclusion:
- You were 55 or over on the last day of the tax year, AND b. You were not 65 or older, or totally disabled, or have a spouse who is totally disabled, AND c. You included on your federal return taxable income received as a pension, annuity or endowment from an “employee retirement system” qualified under Section 401(a), 403 or 457(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, AND d. The retirement income is attributable to your service as a law enforcement officer or fire, rescue, or emergency services personnel of the United States, the State of Maryland, or a political subdivision of Maryland. Each spouse who meets the above requirements may be entitled to the exclusion. If each spouse is eligible, complete a separate column on the RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR FIRE, RESCUE, OR EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL PENSION EXCLUSION COMPUTATION WORKSHEET (13E). Combine your allowable exclusions from line 8 of the worksheet and enter the total amount on line rr, Form 502SU.
Each member is encouraged to consult with their individual tax preparer to determine how these provisions apply.
The Lodge regrets to announce the death of Janet Nelson, mother of Precinct 3 Ofc. Scott Nelson, on December 30, 2017.
Wednesday, January 3 and Thursday, January 4, 2018 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm (both days) Ruck Towson Funeral Home – 1050 York Road (@ West Road)
Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10am Arnolia United Methodist Church 1776 East Joppa Road, Parkville, MD 21234 Entombment at Gardens of Faith Mausoleum
It is with deepest sympathy that the Vice/Narcotics Section announces the passing of Mr. Timothy Turner Anderson Sodd. Mr. Sodd is the father of Detective Steven Sodd of the Vice/Narcotics Section and father-in-law of Detective Stephanie Ruffino of the Criminal Intelligence Section. Mr. Sodd passed away on December 31, 2017 after a brief illness. Arrangements for Mr. Timothy Turner Anderson Sodd are as follows:
Thursday, January 4, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 pm & 7:00 – 9:00 pm Evans Funeral Home 16924 York Road Monkton, Maryland 21111
Friday, January 5, 2018 Service time: 11:00 am Our Lady of the Angels Chapel Charlestown Retirement Community 715 Maiden Choice Lane Catonsville, Maryland 21228
Mr. Timothy Turner Anderson Sodd honorably served in the United States Navy obtaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Interment will be held at the Quantico National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so via an online guest book at Evansfuneralchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Mr. Sodd’s name be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Please keep Steve, Stephanie and the entire Sodd family in your prayers.
It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Past FOP Lodge #4 President Alpha J.(Joe) Davis, on December 21, 2017. He served the membership as President from April 1977- April 1979.
Friends may call at the family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home P. A. at 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex at route 702 (beltway exit 36) on Thursday, Dec. 28th from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Funeral services on Thursday, Dec. 28th at 7 pm. A private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Alpha’s name to The American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or a charity of your choice.