The March 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.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
President Jimmy Chavez
Executive Officer &
Asst. Treasurer Pat Eagan
D-1 (Proxy) Mark Haughey
D-2 & Northern Vice
President Mark Haughey
D-3 & Recording Secretary Jim Bee
D-4 Ed Simpson
D-5 Tim Kvochick
D-7 Raul Garcia Jr
D-8 & Southern Vice President Kevin McNichols
D-9 (Proxy) Kevin McNichols
D-11 Bert Cheney
D-12 (Proxy) Mark Haughey
D-13 (Metro East) Bill Rogers
D-14 (Metro West)(Proxy) Tim Kvochick
D-15 Matt Rosemeyer
D-16 Tom Hash
Northern & Western Air Rescue Mike Strohmeyer
Executive Vice President
& OCI Bob Gilbert
OCN II Jim Oien
Civilian Northern Zone (Proxy) Mark Haughey
Civilian Central Zone I
& Crime Lab Mike Sloneker
Civilian Zone II Vickie Williams
Civilian Zone III JoAnne Kurgan
Civilian Southern Zone Lisa Campoy
Retired Central (Proxy) J.R. Ham
Retired Southern Zone J.R. Ham
Retired Civilian Betty Gallery
Treasurer Dave Schroder
Charities Liaison Beverly Fuller
AHPA STAFF PRESENT:
Executive Secretary Colleen Girard
Legal Counsel Greg Robinson
Lobbyist Kelsey Lundy
Public Consultant Stacey Dillan
Legal Services Dale Norris
Financial Advisor Jeffrey Munster
Greg Girard Frank Torres. Brian Moore
Lt. Col. Jeff Stanhepe Bill Kennedy
Ed Wren Rich Alvarez
Hiram “Ernie” Renfro Andy Swann
Bernie Mesa Tom Olszak
Bob Smart David Leech
George Nellis Georgia Strahan
Francisco Torres Lorena Garcia
FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:
Flowers – Allan G. Erickson
Thank You Letters – None
Cards – A. Jacobs
NEW SWORN MEMBERS: None
NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS: None
MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:
Annie M. Blunk, Badge 1022
Kenneth E. Contreras, Badge 4286
MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:
NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:
NEW LIFETIME MEMBER: None
SICK & DISTRESSED:
Officer Ken Henscheid
Gregg Girard was hospitalized with his right ling collapsed
Carroll Pennington wife Faye has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She has been placed in Hospice.
DEATHS – FAMILY:
Retiree Allan G. Erickson, Badge 2180, passed away on March 11th.
The mother of xxxxxx McKinsey passed away.
DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:
This year 41 Police Officers have died in the line of duty. This is 19 more than this time last year. Fourteen Officers have died since the last meeting:
Nine were killed by gunfire (one was accidental).
Two were killed in vehicle collisions.
One was killed by a heart attack.
One was killed after being struck by a train.
One was killed during a vehicle pursuit
Nine were from Municipal Agencies
Four were from County Agencies
One was from a Federal Agency, United States Dept. of Agriculture, and Forest Service Law Enforcement.
All fourteen were male
- 1) Police Officer Robert (Bob) Heinle
Missoula P.D., Montana
Age 47 Years of Service – 7
Killed Friday, February 12, 2010
- 2) Lieutenant Michael Vogt
Chattahoochee Hills, P.D., Georgia
Age 56 Years of Service – 30
Killed Monday, February 15, 2010
- 3) Police Officer Kevin B. Wilkinsandler
Atlantic City P.D., New Jersey
Age 31 Years of Service – 2
Killed Thursday, February 18, 2010
4) Sergeant Alan J. Haymaker
Chicago P.D., Illinois
Age 56 Years of Service – 21
Killed Monday, February 22, 2010
5) Deputy Sheriff Joel Wahlenmaier
Fresno County Sheriff’s Dept., California
Age 48 Years of Service – 12
Killed Thursday, February 25, 2010
6) Deputy Sheriff Ken Collier
San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept., California
Age 39 Years of Service – 12
Killed Sunday, February 28, 2010
7) Police Officer Javier Bejar
Reedley P.D., California
Age 28 Years of Service – 5
Killed Monday, March 1, 2010
8) Inspector Brian C. Waynant Sr.
Wilmington Fire Marshal’s Office, Delaware
Age 45 Years of Service – 20
Killed Monday, March 1, 2010
Struck by Train
9) Officer Christopher Arby Upton
United States Dept. of Agriculture-
Forest Service Law Enforcement & Investigations
Age 37 Years of Service – 4
Killed Friday, March 5, 2010
10) Corporal J.R. Searcy
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana
Age 33 Years of Service – 8
Killed Saturday, March 6, 2010
11) Police Officer James Bonneau
Jackson P.D., Michigan
Age 26 Years of Service – 2
Killed Tuesday, March 9, 2010
12) Private First Class Thomas P. (Tom) Jensen
Prince George’s County P.D., Maryland
Age 27 Years of Service – 5 years, 6 months
Killed Tuesday, March 9, 2010
13) Police Officer Thomas Patton II
Cleveland Heights, P.D., Ohio
Age 30 Years of Service – 7
Killed Saturday, March 13, 2010
14) Patrolman James Kerstetter
Elria P.D., Ohio
Age N/A Years of Service – 15
Killed Monday, March 15, 2010
President Jimmy Chavez commented on the death of Officer Kevin B. Wilkins. Officer Wilkins was killed by an accidental shooting while he was attempting to install a rubber grip on his service pistol. Officer Wilkins had removed the magazine from his pistol but had neglected to remove the round from the chamber. As he was installing the grip, the weapon discharged and he was struck in the face. President Chavez asked that everyone remember weapon safety when they were performing maintence on their firearms.
For more information on these officers, refer to www.odmp
[Officer Down Memorial Page])
A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.
GUEST SPEAKER: George Nellis
Mr. Nellis presented to the Association 28 lighted United States Flags that he had made to be placed on each Officer roadside memorial.
Motion was made by Dave Schroder, seconded by Mark Haughey to accept the consent agenda. Tom Hash was seated as the new District 16 rep. Motion carried.
GUEST SPEAKER: Officer Robert Bailey
Officer Bailey from the Department’s PIO unit presented to the Board a rundown on the list of repairs needed on the Public Display Equipment/Specialty Equipment:
- a) 1992 Chevrolet Camaro (total estimate $1661.71)
- 1) Wheels & tires
- 2) Fuel pump & regulator
- 3) Fuel system & injectors service
- 4) Engine hood & lift gate struts
- 5) Complete tune up
b) 1992 Ford Mustang (total estimate $270.00)
1) Three new tires
c) 1972 Mercury Monterey (total estimate $364.00 +)
2) Front seat re-upholstered (cost unknown)
d) Roll-over Randy
1) New Dummies
e) Tow hitch (total estimate $150.00 – 200.00)
LEGAL SERVICE REPORT: Dale Norris
Dale Norris reported on the following activities:
- 1) Members:
- a. One request for assistance for LEMSC hearing reference fitness for duty evaluation.
- b. Attended one LEMSC meeting
- c. One Estate planning
- d. Thirteen wills pending
- e. Working on re-writing policy on legal services
offered to active & retiree members. Retirees have
personnel legal services but not before Merit
LEGISLATIVE REPORT: Kelsey Lundy
- 1) Special session has ended; Legislative has passed the 2010 & 2011 budgets.
- 2) Based upon the passing of the 1 cent sales tax.
- 3) Elevation of the First-Things-First program. Funds will go into State General Funds.
- 4) Elimation of the Land Convation program. Funds will go into sate General Fund.
- 5) Dept. of Juvenile Corrections was given a one year stay.
- 6) Pay Cuts
- a) State employees will lose 2.75% performance pay
- b) 13 furlough days (1 day this fiscal year, 6 days for each fiscal year 2011 & 2012). Department can ask DOA for exception. If granted the employees of that agency will only lose the performance pay. Request has to be in by April 16th.
- 7) Triggers are built into the budget if prop 100 (1c tax)
does not pass.
- 8) If prop 101 does not pass Department is looking at $11.5 million budget cut.
- 9) HB 2062- Aggravated Assault-Peace Officers
- 10) HB 2296 – Surviving spouses health insurance premiums
- 11) Carve-out health insurance – looking at attaching to a striker bill. There are 4 striker bills at this time.
EXECUTIVE STAFF: Lt. Col. Stanhepe
- 1) Special Duty Assignments (SDA) – being looked at
- 2) Replacements on 4wd patrol vehicles – justification will have to be done to justify cost.
PRESENTATION 20-YEAR RINGS:
President Chavez presented 20-year rings to the following members:
Richard Alvarez, Badge #4009 Frank Torrez, Badge #4195
Bernie Mesa, badge #4266 David Leech, Badge #4292
Dave Schroder presented 20-year rings to the following members:
Bob Smart, Badge #4014 Ernie Renfro, badge #4091
Andy Swann presented Jimmy Chavez his 20-year ring
TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder
General Checking: $ 174,652.96
Savings: $ 56,906.93
Merchandise: $ 8,882.10
Bass: $ 1,767.18
Rodeo: $ 14,743.62
Golf: $ 19,324.48
Raffle: $ 25,190.26
Charities: $ 22,411.60
PAC $ 15,952.94
Heber – AHPA Cabin $ 2,210.86
Merrill Lynch $ 418,414.00
Monument Account $ 10,928.00
Snedaker Account (Originally) $ 40,084.00
(Remaining) $ 16,467.24
Funding Requests (Budgeted) $ 5,000.00
July 2009 313.00
Balance $ 852.00
Sick & Distressed (Budgeted) $ 4,000.00
July 2009 0.00
Balance $ 3,695.85
$ 10.00 – from Don & Margie Huard, from Prescott for Code 34, turned in by Nate
$ 5.00 – from Code 34 driver Jack Edmons, Badge #5850 for unknown C-34 assist.
$ 20.00 – from James D. Robb of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing MI.
Sgt. Gary Phelps, Badge #4001 changed a flat tire.
$ 200.00 – from Elaine M. Clarke, Carthage NY. In memory of Jerry Douglas Mitchell,
LEGAL REPORT: Greg Robinson
Greg reported on two issues:
- 1) Received one letter from Brian Van Dusen reference outstanding loan.
- 2) Represented David Felix at LEMSC hearing. Lt. Felix was restated with back pay.
PUBLIC RELATIONS REPORT: Stacey Dillon
- 1) Several brobures were given approval by the Executive Board, have been sent out to be published.
- 2) Texting & Driving bill was defeated
- 3) Spring Break Media
- a) Giving safety tips on Mexico
- 4) Media requests on prescription drugs
- 5) KTAR did a story on our employees doing secondary jobs due to the budget.
- 6) Looking at possible use of billboards on prop 101
- 7) Met with Flagstaff media groups about the Association
- 8) Will meet next week in Tucson media groups about the Association.
- 9) Receiving requests on Bob Martin story
- 10) Assisting with the Associations Officer Memorial Day
- a. possible music entertainment
- b. looking into video taping ceremony for future media requests
District 7 – Raul Garcia Jr
- 1) 6 new Honda motors ordered
- 2) 6th Motor Sgt. position filed
- 3) Had 10 officers start motor school, 7 are left
- 4) Dept. Officer memorial ceremony will be held May 3rd at 0900 at the main headquarters building.
- 5) State wide cemonary will be held that night
Civilian Southern Zone – Lisa Campoy
- 1) Rodeo will be held 2nd week in November.
OLD BUSINESS: None
Raul Garcia Jr, made a motion to have the remainder of two outstanding loans given to one of our members be written off due to hardships. 2nd by Mike Strohmeyer. Motion failed.
Dave Schroder made a motion to extend the time period on the two loans for 6 months. 2nd by Vicki Williams. Motion Carried.
Motion was made by Tim Kvochick to have anyone requested to obtain a loan from the Association to have a meeting with Tom Jonvoich. Motion carried.
Dave Schroder advised the Board that JoAnne Kurgan will assume the position of assistant treasurer. Position had been held by Pat Eagan.
President Chavez requested from the Board feedback on a draft policy concerning the Use of portable electronic devices in patrol vehicles.
Mike Strohmeyer made a motion to have George Nellis be given a lifetime membership. 2nd by Lisa Campoy. Motion Carried.
REQUEST FOR FUNDING: None
Motion to adjourn by Dave Schroder, seconded by Mark Haughey. MOTION CARRIED.
Next meeting will be held on April 21, 2010, at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Reception Center located at 1431 East Dunlap. Meeting will start at 0900 hours.
Jim Bee, Recording Secretary
Article written by/or information provided by Jim Bee