To All MAP Local Units/Presidents:
I will be on vacation, and the office will be closed from May 11th through May 20th. Any local issues that are not critical incidents which may arise, you will contact your assigned Vice President located in your Street Reference Guide.
Procedures for critical incidents will not change and you will be contacting a MAP attorney first, then a Vice President which are located in your street reference guides. I will be back in the office on Tuesday May 21st. The office will still be able to receive Emails during my absence.
Also, Effective today, Attorney Michael Rair will no longer be covering critical incidents in the northern part of the state. Please adjust your street reference guides to reflect this change. In the case of a critical incident which takes place north of Augusta, you will again be contacting one of our Portland Attorney's; Dan Felkel, Bill McKinley, John Chapman or John Goodman.
Thank you and Stay Safe;
MAP Executive Director
As We Remember Our Fallen This Coming Week:
Peace Officer's Memorial Day May 15th, 2013
On average approximately 154 Law Enforcement Officers are killed in-the-line-of-duty in the USA every year, thats 1 every 2 days http://www.nleomf.org/facts/enforcement/
You usually don't hear about their deaths on the national news therefore most of the public isn't aware. You probably didn't know that there has already been 2 officers killed so far in May and there were 10 killed in April. http://www.nleomf.org/facts/recently-fallen/
May 06, Officer Tim Huffman : Arizona Hwy Patrol, AZ
May 02, Police Officer William J. "Jerry" McCarthy IV : Shenango PD, PA
April 26, Master Deputy Sheriff Joseph 'Shane' Robbins : Polk Sheriff's, FL
April 21, Deputy Sheriff Douglas Leon Hanna : Washita Sheriff's, OK
April 20, Deputy Sheriff Chad Christian Key : Grayson Sheriff's, TX
April 18, Police Officer Sean Collier : MIT PD, MA
April 14, Assistant Warden Peggy Sylvester : Opelousas PD, LA
April 12, Police Officer Donald Bishop : Town of Brookfield PD, WI
April 09, Chief of Police Anthony Barfield, Sr. : Barwick PD, GA
April 08, Deputy Sheriff Hans Fifer : Faulkner Sheriff's, AR
April 04, Detective Eric Smith : Jackson PD, MS
April 03, Sheriff Eugene Crum : Mingo Sheriff's, WV