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Colorado FOP Assistance Local Lodges on Special Shopping Hours 1st Responders
Brothers and Sisters, First, we want to thank you for your tireless service and devotion to the public safety needs of the citizens of your communities during this difficult time in our nation’s history. Words cannot express the gratefulness of the citizens for the risks you take to keep them safe. During this national emergency it is imperative for law enforcement officers to stay healthy in order to continue to provide necessary public safety services to their communities. As such it is...

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
I’d like to begin by expressing my gratitude for your patience and resolve. At the Division of Workers’ Compensation, we remain committed to ensuring that we are able to continue to serve our stakeholders through this challenging time. We have been working to revise processes, implement emergency rules, and maintain our level of services for you. My top priorities for working through these challenges have been to ensure that injured workers are able to receive necessary medical care and ...

Legal Opinion - COVID-19 and Workers Comp First Responders
MEMORANDUM To: Sean McCauley, General Counsel, Colorado FOP Labor Council From: Nick Ruble Re: Colorado Workers Compensation and Coronavirus Exposure Date: March 25, 2020 In Colorado, exposure to coronavirus would likely be a compensable workplace “accident” or “injury.” The Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act, 8-40-101, et seq. defines “accident” to include any “unforeseen event.” This would include exposure to commonly-occurring diseases, except that to b...

Testing kits to Larimer, Mesa, and El Paso counties for health care workers and first responders.
DENVER, March 26, 2020: The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are distributing 4,500 testing kits obtained from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to health departments in Larimer, Mesa, and El Paso counties so that those agencies can promote testing of first responders and health care workers in their regions. This testing strategy helps strengthen medical capacity through early identification of h...

Forced Leave During COVID-19 Pandemic - FOP Position
Brothers & Sisters of the Colorado FOP FOP Executive Director Mike Violette and State President Stephen Schulz asked me to prepare an email regarding an ongoing situation with regard to mandatory quarantining of members who may have been exposed to the COVID-19, but who are not exhibiting any symptoms of the virus. I believe we need to take a universal position as an organization on this issue so that we are all playing off the same sheet of music. Here is how I think we should address the s...

Colorado FOP, CSOC and CACP Joint Press Release COVID-19
For Immediate Release: March 20, 2020 Contact: Amy Fletcher Faircloth, (720) 460-0276 [email protected] Colorado Law Enforcement Organizations Continue to Keep Communities Safe Departments implement measures to improve safety, communication; say public has an important role in stopping spread DENVER — The County Sheriffs of Colorado, the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police and the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police released information today detailing the measures la...

CANCELLATION OF THE 2020 NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL SERVICE
STATEMENT OF NATIONAL PRESIDENT PATRICK YOES ON CANCELLATION OF THE 2020 NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL SERVICE It is with great regret that, for the first time in the event’s history, the Fraternal Order of Police and its Auxiliary will be unable to host the 39th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington, D.C. due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was a difficult one, but we believe it is the right one. We are consulting with the Concerns of Poli...

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