FOP Lodge #41 Members,
Recently Executive Director of the State FOP Lodge, Michael Violette, published a letter with scathing reviews of the city leaders that the Denver Police, Denver Sheriffs and Denver Fire Department have to work under. KMGH Channel 7 reported on this and Denver Police Chief Robert White responded, stating that the report was, “…fraught with inaccuracies.” However, it seems the report contains information that Mayor Hancock, Safety Manager O’Malley, Deputy Manager Vigil, Independent Monitor Mitchell, Chief White and Deputy Chief Murray have all publicly made or became verified public knowledge. I am curious as to what exactly are the inaccuracies. We would love to sit down with the Chief again and discuss some concerns but he has not met with Executive Board Members of Lodge #41 in almost two years.
Increasing violent crime, civil unrest and terror threats have made the safety of our communities the primary concern of many. Sadly Denver has not been immune from the trend of increasing crime. As reported recently by the media, all Denver neighborhoods witnessed an across the board increase in property and violent crime. Homicide in Denver is at a 10 year high.
Equally alarming are the attacks against law enforcement officers. The last three months have seen an unprecedented level of violence toward police officers with 14 Colorado Police Officers shot performing their duties. In a three day period in February we witnessed the third Denver Police Officer shot in 2016, a Mesa County Deputy murdered, and three Park County Deputies shot, one tragically being killed…
Yesterday afternoon we began to receive a flood of calls in our state office from outraged officers and from equally upset civilians concerning a painting that the city had allowed to be prominently displayed for the public in the atrium on the main floor of Denver’s Municipal Webb Building. Several people had taken pictures of the painting that was on display as part of a school art project and emailed them to us…
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