Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, applauded the news that Representative Donald J. Bacon (R-NE) reintroduced the “LEOSA Reform Act” with Representative E.R. “Henry” Cuellar (D-TX). The bill, H.R. 1210, has two additional original cosponsors—Representatives John H. Rutherford (R-FL) and Peter A. Stauber (R-MN). “Law enforcement officers are targets—in uniform and […]
Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, applauded the introduction of H.R. 962, the “Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act,” a top legislative priority for the FOP. This legislation was introduced by Representatives William J. Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Andrew R. Garbarino (R-NY), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) and Brian K. Fitzpatrick (R-PA). “Due to […]
Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, was surprised and pleased that the Fraternal Order of Police was awarded the DHS Secretary’s Partnership Award from Chad F. Wolf, Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
It has come to our attention that John Catanzara, President of FOP Lodge #7 in Chicago, suggested in a media interview that the violent mob of rioters who attacked the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, and caused the death of a brother officer—U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick—and four other people, was understandable, peaceful and, except for trespassing, law-abiding.
Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, welcomed the introduction of H.R. 82, the “Social Security Fairness Act,” in the U.S. House of Representatives and thanked the bill’s lead sponsors, Representatives Rodney L. Davis (R-IL) and Abigail A. Spanberger (DVA), for their swift action on this important bill.
The images coming in from the United State Capitol Building today are heartbreaking to every American. Lawlessness is not how Americans affect change in our great country. Today’s events demonstrate once again just how critical our law enforcement officers are to public safety and to ensuring the peaceful operation of our governments at every level. […]
Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, released the following statement reflecting on the challenges law enforcement officers faced in 2020…
Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, applauded the news that the “Corporate Transparency Act” passed the House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on a 335 to 78 vote. “Transnational criminal organizations and terrorist operations are using our banks, financial institutions, and other means to profit […]
Our nation’s law enforcement officers have faced unprecedented challenges this year. We couldn’t work from home during the spring lockdowns and we were on the streets—exposed to the dangerous coronavirus that killed 251 officers—protecting everyone sheltered in their homes. As our country emerged from the many stay-at-home orders, we watched a tragedy unfold in Minneapolis, […]
Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, welcomed news that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a “statement of interest” in the case of Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police, Richard Bowen, Joseph Jakubiec, and Christopher Martinez v. Gurbir Grewal, Attorney General of the State of […]