Fraternal Order of Police
#17 Tennessee-Kentucky Lodge (Paris)
The National Fraternal Order of Police was organized in 1915, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and represents Law Enforcement Officers in 43 states and 2 foreign countries. The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges.
The Tennessee State Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police was organized in 1955, in Oak Ridge, TN, and has 73 Local Lodges that represent nearly 10,000 members. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation.
No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today’s police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the F.O.P.. The Fraternal Order of Police is a full service member representation organization.
F.O.P. Elects New Officers for 2016
Paris Police Chief Chuck Elizondo was elected president of the chapter, Chief Randy Gean of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was chosen as vice president and Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Bruce Alexander was elected secretary-treasurer. Life Members Charlie Allen and Jim Hopper were recognized for their years of service at the Annual Dinner and Meeting.
Annual Cops and Kids Shopping Trip:
The F.O.P. sponsors the Annual Cops and Kids Shopping Trip Annually. Each child is provided a set amount, usually $50.00 – $75.00 to spend on a shopping trip to Wal Mart. The students in the past have been transported from HCHS to Wal Mart and back to HCHS where they choose a stuffed animal of their choice. Paris Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County High School clubs and Knights of Columbus have participated in the past.
Donation to W. G. Rhea Elementary:
The Fraternal Order of Police Tennessee-Kentucky Lake Lodge No. 17 donated $500 to Rhea Elementary School. The donation will be used to buy school supplies for underprivileged children. Pictured is Ptl. Jordan Klutts, Guidance Counselor Sylvia Humphreys, Sgt. Jeramye Whitaker and Rhea Principal Scott Owens.
Scholarships Awarded by F.O.P.:
2016 Scholarship Winners
The Fraternal Order of Police Tennessee-Kentucky Lake Lodge No. 17 awarded nine 2016 Scholarships. Each student received $500. Winners are Ashton Thompson, Colton Wyrick, William Gean, Savannah Stewart, Jessica Alexander, Clay Wyrick, Mason Crosser, Jenny N. Howard, Justin Ramos.
Jacob Davis Honored at F.O.P. Banquet:
At the 2016 Dinner and Annual Meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police Tennessee-Kentucky Lake Lodge No. 17, nine year old Jacob Davis, son of Chris and Amy Davis was recognized. Jacob donated $380 to “Cops and Kids” Christmas Shopping Trip. Jacob collected the money for this program instead of birthday presents. He was presented a keepsake box thanking him for his selfless donation.