The July 2010 Board of Directors & AHPA Charities Meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference Center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix, Arizona.  President Chavez began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.


President                        Jimmy Chavez

Executive Officer               Pat Eagan

District One (Proxy)            Rebecca Smith

District Two & Northern

Vice President                       Mark Haughey

District Three & Recording

Secretary                       Jim Bee

District Four (Proxy)           Tim Huffman

District Five (Metro Central)   Tim Kvochick

District Seven                  Raul Garcia Jr

District Eight (Proxy)          Kevin McNichols

Southern Vice President         Kevin McNichols

District Eleven                 Bert Cheney

District Twelve                      Nathan Teel

District Thirteen (Metro East)  Bill Rogers

District Fourteen (Metro West)

(Proxy)                         Tim Kvochick

District Fifteen                     Matt Rosemeyer

District Sixteen                     John Smith

Northern/Western Air Rescue          Mike Strohmeyer

Executive Vice President

& OCN I (Proxy)                 Dave Schroder

Southern Vice President         Kevin McNichols

OCN II                          Jim Oien

Civilian Northern Zone          Rebecca Smith

Civilian Zone I & Crime Lab          Mike Sloneker

Civilian Zone II                Vickie Williams

Civilian Zone III

& Asst. Treasurer (Proxy)       Dave Schroder

Civilian Southern Zone (Proxy)   Kevin McNichols

Retired Civilian                Betty Gallery

Treasurer                       Dave Schroder

Special Projects Benefits/

Charities Liaison               Beverly Fuller


Executive Secretary             Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel                   Greg Robinson

Public Relations                Stacey Dillon

Legal Services                  Dale Norris

Financial Advisor               Robert Jagus


Gregg Girard               Brian Turner

B.C. Dunn                  B.D. Fletcher

Mike McCall                Greg Zatcoff

Cody Massey                Jesus J. Moreno

Rene Valencia


Abigail Norris       Peg Keltgen

Monique Zatcoff      Lisa Zatcoff


Flowers – None

Thank You Letters – ALS Association Arizona Chapter (in memory of

Gary Zimmerman)

Cards – Trent Mortenson




A.E. Tony Melendez, Badge #945

Jim Carrol, Badge #2470


Dan Slade, Badge #1843

Gerald Navarro, Badge #2883

H. Ernie Renfro, Badge #4091

B. Johannna Ferris-Watson, Badge #5214 (Disability)

Jeff C. Crane, Badge #5503 (Disability)

Ross R. Read, Badge #6682


Sworn: None

Civilian: None



Marty Nelson has been in & out of the hospital with numerous ailments.

Retiree Gordon Selby, Badge #372 had surgery.


Mr. Don Wilson, long-time partner of Michele Graves, Badge #5403 Scientific Analysis Bureau, passed away on June 8th.

Mr. Willard Bingham, husband to Retiree Kay Bingham, Badge #1892, passed away on June 15th.

Mrs. Helen L. Ferguson, mother of Rod Ferguson, Badge #4460, GIITEM Immigration District Detective, passed away on June 16th.

Mrs. Joyce Curry, mother of Gary Keltz, Badge #6131, Photographic Specialist, Scientific Analysis Bureau & Grandmother of Melanie Petit, Badge #7136, Fingerprint Technician, Records & ID Bureau, passed away on June 21st.

Lonnie Kennedy, son of Retired John Kennedy Sr Badge #119, & brother of Mayer JP John Kennedy Jr, passed away on June 24th.

Retiree Lieutenant Gary Zimmerman, Badge #424 passed away on June 27th.

Mr. Les Mortenson, the father of Officer Trent Mortenson, Badge #5984, Northern Narc-Organized Crimes, passed away on June 27th.

Mrs. Carolyn Brandon, mother-in-law to Officer Curt Getting, Badge #5493, CI Major Crimes, passed away on July 6th.


This year 87 Police Officers have died in the line of duty. This is 22 more than this time last year. Sixteen have died since the last meeting:

Four were killed by gunfire.

Four were killed in vehicle collisions.

Three were killed by vehicular assault.

Two were killed after being struck by a vehicle.

One died as a result of a heart attack.

One was killed in a boating accident.

One was killed in an ATV collision.

One was killed during a vehicle pursuit.

Six were from Municipal Agencies.

Five were from County Agencies.

Five were from State Agencies (California Highway Patrol (3),   Massachusetts State Police, Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks).

Thirteen were male.

Three were female.

  • 1) Detective Michael Perry

White Plains P.D., New York

Age 43    Years of Service – 7

Killed Saturday, June 12, 2010

Heart Attack

  • 2) Sergeant Doug Weddleton

Massachusetts State Police

Age 52   Years of Service – 28

Killed Friday, June 18, 2010

Vehicular Assault

  • 3) Deputy Sheriff Caroline Green

Richmond Sheriff’s office, Virginia

Age 51     Years of Service – 16

Killed Saturday, June 19, 2010

Automobile Collision

  • 4) Deputy Sheriff Dean Rodings

Spotsylvannia County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia

Age 52    Years of Service – 6

Killed Saturday, June 19, 2010

Boating Accident

  • 5) Police Officer Craig Shaw

Lancaster P.D., Texas

Age 37   Years of Service – 5

Killed Sunday, June 20, 2010


6)  Officer Philip Ortiz

California Highway Patrol

Age 48     Years of Service – 28

Killed Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Struck by Vehicle

7)  Deputy Sheriff Melissa Powers

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Florida

Age 36   Years of Service – 3 years, 7 months

Killed Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Automobile Collision

8)  Deputy Sheriff Richard Daniels

Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office

Age 27     Years of Service – 4

Killed Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Automobile Collision

9)  Deputy Sheriff Carol Scruggs

Marshall County Sheriff’s Dept., Mississippi

Age 48     Years of Service – 4

Killed Thursday, June 25, 2010

Automobile Collision

10) Natural Resources Officer Luke D. Nihart

Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks Law Enforcement

Age 32    Years of Service – 11

Killed Saturday, June 26, 2010

ATV Collision

11) Officer Justin McGrory

California Highway Patrol

Age 28     Years of Service – 2 years, 6 months

Killed Sunday, June 27, 2010

Vehicular Assault

12) Officer Brett Oswald

California Highway patrol

Age 47     Years of Service – 20

Killed Sunday, June 27, 2010

Struck by Vehicle

13) Officer David Curtis

Tampa P.D., Florida

Age 31     Years of Service – 3 years, 8 months

Killed Tuesday, June 29, 2010


14) Officer Jeffrey Kocab

Tampa P.D., Florida

Age 31     Years of Service – 1 year, 2 months

Killed Tuesday, June 29, 2010


15) Police officer Thor Soderberg

Chicago P.D., Illinois

Age 43     Years of Service – 10 years, 11 months

Killed Wednesday, July 7, 2010


16) Sergeant Orville Smith

Shelton P.D., Connecticut

Age 64     years of Service 39

Killed Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Vehicular Assault

For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp

[Officer Down Memorial Page])



Motion was made by Dave Schroder, seconded by Matt Rosemeyer to accept the consent agenda.  The June Association minutes are still being worked on and have not been submitted.  Motion carried.


LifeLock gave a presentation to the Board on their Identity Theft protection program. LifeLock covers credit cards and personal

mail, which the Redaction process does not. They have two plans to offer to our membership.  LifeLock Command cost $13.50 per adult per month.  LifeLock cost $8.00 per adult per month.  For more information contact their website


  • a. 3rd round of RIF’s, would be representing six employees, two have retired, and the other four are going forward.
  • b. Department has taken case to Superior court to over-turn Merit System Council ruling.
  • c. One Merit System Council appeal was dismissed.
  • d. Three pending appeals.
  • e. One fitness for duty hearing
  • f. Have done six wills, four will be done next week in Tucson.
  • g. Revisions were done to the Association’s Fair Representation & Legal policy.


General Checking:                $  158,045.42

Savings:                         $   59,944.99

Merchandise:                     $    9,318.53

Bass:                            $    1,950.98

Rodeo:                           $   14,743.62

Golf:                            $   20,374.96

Raffle:                          $   45,236.60

Charities:                       $   17,346.60

PAC                              $   10,659.74

Heber – AHPA Cabin               $    1,919.65

Merrill Lynch                    $  412,443.00

Monument Account                 $   10,567.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   16,467.24

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00


July 2010                                 0.00

August                                    0.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

January                                   0.00

February                                  0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

Balance                             $ 5,000.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00


July 2010                                 0.00

August                                    0.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

January                                   0.00

February                                  0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

Balance                             $ 4,000.00


$100.00 received from Frank & Mary Conti, from Pagosa Springs, Co in reference to a motorist assist by Officer M. Hall Badge #6509 which occurred on June 9th for flat tire.

LEGAL REPORT: Greg Robinson

Reported on four issues:

  • 1) Contract was signed by Brent-Wyatt West for a new two year magazine contract.
  • 2) Default judgment on lawsuit on Brian Van Dusen is pending.
  • 3) Filed paperwork with the Arizona Corporation Commission on name change from the Arizona Highway Patrolmen Association to the Arizona Highway Patrol Association.
  • 4) Reviewed new law on raffles being held in Arizona. Does not affect the way the Association conduct’s our raffle.


  • 1) The killer of Officer Bob Martin is being sent to California for a murder trial due to his killing a clerk in Blyth. The cost of this will be $1.2 million which will be picked up by California.
  • 2) Popular Mechanics is doing s story on our Phoenix Crime lab.
  • 3) The Christmas Bear program will be assisted by Walgreens & radio station KMLE. Donated bears will be dropped off at any Walgreens and then picked up by an Officer. Bears will be $1-$5-$10.00.
  • 4) Have obtained articles from California & Nevada on the increase in crime due to the legalization of marijuana.
  • 5) Brady issues are started to come back.
  • 6) New Association website is pending.

RAFFLE REPORT: Colleen Girard

A donation for $1,000.00 was received from Julie Giles.  So far 1118 tickets have been sold.


District 13 (Metro East) – Bill Rogers

Project Safe Commute started last week on Wednesday.  Scottsdale complex is closing.

Western-Northern Air Rescue – Mike Strohmeyer

They are having a meeting with northern law enforcement agencies about losing the Western & Northern Air Rescue units due to the State budget.  Pilots are appealing the loss of their SDA pay with Merit System Council.

GUEST SPEAKER:  Monique Zatcoff

Miss Zatcoff wanted to thank the Board for her scholarship to ASU.


President Jimmy Chavez presented 20 Year Rings to the following members:

Chris Dunn, Badge #1882       Bruce Fletcher, Badge #3636

Cody Massey, Badge #4192      Brian Turner, Badge #4301

Mike McCall, Badge #4318      Jesus Moreno, Badge #4380

EXECUTIVE STAFF: Lt. Col. Jeff Stanhope

  • a. Department had meeting with ADOT in reference to construction. Any new contact will have DPS Officers at the site.
  • b. Department has been notified by the Governor’s staff that there maybe further budget cuts in December. No numbers are out yet.
  • c. Executive staff would like anyone with an idea on where to save money contact them. You might have an idea that has not been thought of yet. No where to go on the budget.

LEGISLATIVE REPORT: President Jimmy Chavez

Next year’s session the Association will have as it main objective the insurance carve-out plan.  President Chavez will  have a meeting next week with DOA & Governor’s staff on the carve-out plan.


At the meeting held last month the Association awarded six scholarships regardless of where the winners when to school.  This was in violation of the written policy that the Association has.  Due to this violation, the Association needed to award two more scholarships for NAU.  Motion was made by Mark Haughey to award these two scholarships and change the policy that the Association would award scholarships next year to the top six winners regardless of where they attend school.  Motion was seconded by Kevin McNichols.  Motion carried.


President Chavez presented to the Board a revised Employee Organization General Order.  President Chavez advised the Board he would be presenting this new G.O. to Executive staff for their discussion.

Enterprise Rental Corp. has extended to our members allowing rental cars at the State rate.

National Police Suicide training will be held during the week of August 2nd.  The first class will be eight hours on police suicide awareness. Training will be held at the Phoenix Country Club.  On August 3-5 a Train the Trainer class will be held.  All costs of the training are being paid by the 100 Club.

President Chavez advised that Verizon Wireless has a program that offers an 18% discount for our members.  Inquiry at for further information.


Motion to adjourn by Mark Haughey, seconded by Betty Gallery.  Motion carried.


Next meeting will be held on August 18, 2010, at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference Center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix, Arizona.   Meeting will start at 0900 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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