The April 2010 Board of Directors & AHPA Charities Meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by Executive Vice President Bob Gilbert at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Conference center located at 1431 East Dunlap, Phoenix, Arizona.  Vice President Gilbert began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President – (Proxy)             Bob Gilbert

Executive Officer               Pat Eagan

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                             H. Brian Moore

Southern Vice President         Kevin McNichols

D-9 (Proxy)                     Kevin McNichols

D-11 (Proxy)                    JoAnne Kurgan

D-12                            Nathan Teel

D-13 (Metro East)               Bill Rogers

D-14 (Metro West) (Proxy)       Tim Kvochick

D-15                            Matt Rosemeyer

D-16                            John Smith

Northern & Western

Air Rescue                      Mike Strohmeyer

Executive Vice President

& OCN I                         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

& Asst. Treasurer               JoAnne Kurgan

Civilian Southern Zone          Lisa Campoy

Retired Civilian                Betty Gallery

Treasurer                       Dave Schroder

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary             Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel                   Greg Robinson

Lobbyist                        Kelsey Lundy

Public Consultant               Stacey Dillon

Financial Advisor               Thomas Jonovich

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Lt. Col. Jack Hegarty      Ron Butters

Patty Simpson              Lt. Col. Jeff Stanhope

Bruce Flickinger                David Irvine

GUESTS:

Melanie Britton      Deana Irvine

David Lujan          Eric Reataza

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers – None

Thank You Letters – Dave Larson

Cards – None

NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Jeff L. Baum, Badge #5281

Samuel B. Long, Badge #6897

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

JoAnn H. Ortega, Badge #7099

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Robert L. Ticer, Badge #4490

Michael L. Huggins, Badge #4928

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: Joseph D. Cordsen, Badge #6692

Michael D. Dorsett, Badge #6790

John R. Watson, Badge #7068

Civilian: None

NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

Robert Jagus

Bruce Stedwell

SICK & DISTRESSED:

Officer Ken Henscheid, Badge 5290, still recuperating.

Retired Ron Kurtzman, Badge #108 had hip replacement surgery.

Becky McKinley, Badge 1423, CI Division husband had a stroke.

Samuel (Sam) Chuckran, owner of Lehi Towing, passed away on May 12.  He had worked the Beeline highway for over 30 years.  He had been a long-time friend and supporter of the Highway Patrol in District 11, Area 4.

DEATHS – FAMILY:

Wayde Webb, Badge #4891 brother Justin Webb, Badge #6183 passed away on May 1st.

The Grandfather of Tonya Gasaway, Badge #6785, Criminal Justice Support Division, passed away on May 6th.

Ms. Rosa Lopez, Badge #5479, Technical Services Division, passed away on May 13th.

Marilyn Bell, mother of Dondi Wengraf, Badge #6554, Technical Services Division passed away on May 16th.

Daniel Prusinowski, brother of Rita Justin, Badge #3286, & Retiree Dolly Harper, Badge #2229, and Uncle to Officer Brenda Sundquist, Badge #4095 passed away.

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:

This year 63 Police Officers have died in the line of duty.   This is 15 more than this time last year.  Eleven Officers have died since the last meeting:

Four were killed by gunfire.

Two were killed in vehicular assaults.

One was killed in a motorcycle collision.

One was killed in vehicle collision.

One was killed by a heart attack.

One was killed as a result of a fall.

One was killed in an aircraft accident.

Three were from Municipal Agencies.

Five were from County Agencies.

Two were from a State Agencies (California Highway Patrol & Florida Highway Patrol).

One was from a Federal Agency (United States Dept. of Defense – Marine Corps Base Hawaii Police Dept.)

All eleven were male

  • 1) Deputy Sheriff Ian Michael Deutch

Nye County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada

Age 27    Years of Service – 6

Killed Monday, April 26, 2010

Gunfire

  • 2) Deputy Sheriff Kory Dahlvig

Vilas County Sheriff’s Dept., Wisconsin

Age 29   Years of Service – 5 years, 6 months

Killed Monday, April 26, 2010

Vehicular Assault

  • 3) Officer Rodney Holder

Abilene P.D., Texas

Age 50     Years of Service – 28

Killed Tuesday, April 29, 2010

Motorcycle Collision

4) Police Officer Bryan J. Durman

Lexington-Fayette Urban County P.D., Kentucky

Age 27     Years of Service – 2 years, 6 months

Killed Thursday, April 29, 2010

Vehicular Assault

5) Sergeant Franco Aguilar

Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, Utah

Age 36   Years of Service – N/A

Killed Thursday, 29, 2010

Killed by a Fall

6) Sergeant Joseph Bergeron

Maplewood P.D., Minnesota

Age 49     Years of Service – 26

Killed Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gunfire

7) Police Officer Brian Huff

Detroit P.D., Michigan

Age 42   Years of Service – 12

Killed Sunday, May 3, 2010

Gunfire

8) Pilot Officer Danny Benavides

California Highway Patrol

Age 39     Years of Service – 13

Killed Friday, May 7, 2010

Aircraft Accident

9) Deputy Sheriff Brian Lamar Mahaffey

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office., Georgia

Age 28     Years of Service – 4 years, 10 months

Killed Saturday, May 8, 2010

Gunfire

10) Police Officer Tauveve Vivao

United States Dept. of Defense

Marine Corps Base Hawaii P.D.

Age 42     Years of Service – 2

Killed Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Heart Attack

11) Trooper Patrick Ambroise

Florida Highway Patrol

Age 35     Years of Service – 4

Killed Saturday, May 15, 2010

Automobile Collision

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Corrections to last month’s minutes:

Under Treasurer’s report, Dave Schroder has been authorized by the Department to facilitate in the purchasing of badges again.

Motion was made by Dave Schroder, seconded by Matt Rosemeyer to accept the consent agenda.  Motion carried.

EXECUTIVE STAFF: Lt Col. Jack Hegarty

  • 1) Uniforms – Contract has been re-newed with Superior Uniforms. Uniform committee has been asked to have a new uniform within a year due to the problems we are having with Superior.
  • 2) Job Interest Cards – The program is secondary due to the number of changes being made due to the re-organization and specialized units being formed.
  • 3) DUI-Warrant Squad – Just in Maricopa County for now. Will be expanded into more squads and other counties.
  • 4) Operation Safe Commute – goal is to reduce collisions by having Officers stationed every mile or so, clear collisions as soon as possible to avoid secondary collisions, clear C-34 from the freeways.
  • 5) Special Duty Assignments (SDA) – being looked at by the Department. They are not a budget funded item. Will be covered in the Director’s budget plan.
  • 6) Budget:
  • a. 2010-2011
  • 1. $4 million in cuts projected
  • 2. Prop 100 passed
  • 3. Director’s budget plan will be out within two weeks.
  • 4. If any layoffs are required due to the nature of our work, Law Enforcement, civilians would be laid off first.
  • 7) Purchasing food & water for CETF operations – State law prohibits the Department from buying food & water unless it is due to an emergency response. If it is a planned deployment Department can not buy supplies. Several Districts have purchased camel-back water systems for their teams.
  • 8) Construction – meeting with ADOT next month. Would like to have construction on-duty time same as wide loads.
  • 9) TRACS – software contract expires August 2011. New format will cut down time required to enter data.

10)DVER’s – 25% of fatal collisions involve commercial

vehicles.  25% of Officer time should be directed towards

commercial vehicles inspections.

  • 10)Tattoos – Long sleeve uniforms shirts will be used to cover them. Regardless of when the tattoos were obtained.
  • 11)No changes to Western-Northern Air rescue at this time. Looking at being reorganized with crews going to Phoenix & Tucson for coverage due to pilot shortage.
  • 12)Release of IA file to Channel 5. Department looking into the way IA investigations are being done. Under Public Records Release Request the file as it is has to be released.

Lt. Col. Jeff Stanhope

Border liaison program will be reduced due to budget and only having two Officers assigned to those positions.

LEGISLATIVE REPORT: Kelsey Lundy

  • 1) Prop 100 passed, 64% to 36%
  • 2) HB2062 – (Aggravated assault, peace officer) signed by Governor.
  • 3) HB2296 – (peace officer spouse, insurance payment) signed by the Governor.
  • 4) Kids Care was re-instated in the Budget.
  • 5) Department of Liquor & Capital Police will not be taken over by the Department due to the cost.
  • 6) Overall Budget Reductions FY 2008-2011
  • a. $2.6 billion – Permanent Reductions
  • b. $1.8 billion – One time Reductions/Fund Transfers
  • 7) Budget Revenue Enhancements
  • a. $1.1 billion (mostly from Prop 100-

$900 million)

  • 8) $1.5 billion in new debt
  • 9) $1.3 billion Rollovers (K-12, higher Education & AHCCCS payments).

GUEST PRESENTATION: Mrs. Arizona Melanie Britton

Vice-President Gilbert presented to Mrs. Arizona a plaque, Association shirt, and 1 year Associate membership for her performance at Department’s Fallen Officer Memorial Ceremony which was held on May 3rd.

PRESENTATION 20-YEAR RINGS:

Vice President Gilbert presented 20-year rings to the following members:

Bruce Flickinger, Badge #4287

Dave Irvine, Badge #4718

Ron Butters, Badge #4902

TREASURER REPORT: Dave Schroder

General Checking:                $  184,823.32

Savings:                         $   56,925.96

Merchandise:                     $    9,004.48

Bass:                            $    1,968.98

Rodeo:                           $   14,743.62

Golf:                            $   18,884.48

Raffle:                          $   25,190.26

Charities:                       $   21,846.60

PAC                              $    5,103.10

Heber – AHPA Cabin               $    2,133.47

Merrill Lynch                    $  408,338.00

Monument Account                 $   10,930.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   16,467.24

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

Expenditures

July 2009                               313.00

August                                1,200.00

September                               150.00

October                                 110.00

November                                500.00

December                                650.00

January                                 950.00

February                                275.00

March                                     0.00

April                                   275.00

May                                       0.00

Balance                             $   577.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

Expenditures

July 2009                                 0.00

August                                    0.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                304.15

January                                   0.00

February                                  0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

Balance                             $ 3,695.85

Dave Schroder advised the Board, that the Life Insurance benefit amount for retired civilian members has been increased to $5,000.

PUBLIC RELATIONS REPORT: Stacey Dillon

  • 1) Have been receiving a lot of positive feedback in reference to the support of Prop 100.
  • 2) Upcoming issues:
  • a) Legalization of Marijuana
  • b) Christmas Bear program will involve radio station KDKB & McDonalds.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Tom Jonovich

Still in a defensive mode in our investments.  Last year out account was $353,030.00 this year $408,338.00.

LEGAL REPORT: Greg Robinson

Greg reported on four issues:

  • 1) Passed out Representative duties as a Board member.
  • 2) Lawsuit was served on Brian Van Dusen reference outstanding loan.
  • 3) Attended the Exec Board meeting during lunch with Brent-Wyatt West reference the Association magazine contract.
  • 4) Advised the Board that the Department has made an offer to Dave Felix reference his employment.

GUEST SPEAKER: David Lujan

Mr. Lujan is running for Attorney General on the Democratic ticket.

  • 1. He was the House Minority Leader
  • 2. Staff attorney for Defenders of Children program
  • 3. Assistant AG

EXECUTIVE BOARD SESSION:

Vice President Gilbert asked the Board for an executive session.  Motion made by Dave Schroder, 2nd by Mark Haughey.  Motion passed.

Motion made by JoAnne Kurgan, 2nd by Matt Rosemeyer to leave Executive Board session.  Motion passed.

GUEST SPEAKER: Eric Reataza

Mr. Reataza presented to the Board a presentation from the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA).

OLD BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS:

Motion was made by Dave Schroder, 2nd by Mark Haughey to endorse David Lujan for the Democratic candidate for Attorney General.  Motion passed.

REQUEST FOR FUNDING: None

Motion to adjourn by Dave Schroder, seconded by Matt Rosemeyer.  MOTION CARRIED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on June 11, 2010, at the Prescott Resort due to the Annual Association Golf Tournament.   Meeting will start at 1000 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

Article written by/or information provided by Jim Bee

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