The November 2008 meeting was called to order at 1000 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the Desert Diamond Casino-Hotel located at 7350 South Nogales Highway, Tucson, Arizona.  President Chavez began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

President                         Jimmy Chavez

D-1 (Proxy)                       Jim Bee

D-2 & Northern

Vice President (Proxy)            Jim Bee

D-3 & Recording Secretary         Jim Bee

District 4                        Ed Simpson

D-5 (Metro Central)               Tim Kvochick

D-7                               Raul Garcia Jr

D-8                               Kevin McNichols

D-9                               Robby Craig

D-11                              Bert Cheney

D-12                              Nathan Teel

D-13 (Metro East)                 Bill Rogers

D-14 (Proxy)                      Tim Kvochick

Executive Vice President

& OCI                             Bob Gilbert

OCN II (Proxy)                    Celina Murrieta-Gonzales

Civilian Northern Zone (Proxy)    Celina Murrieta-Gonzales

Civilian Central Zone             Mike Sloneker

Civilian Southern Zone &

Southern Vice President           Celina Murrieta-Gonzales

Treasurer                         Dave Schroder

Asst. Treasurer &

Ring Coordinator                  Beverly Fuller

AHPA STAFF PRESENT:

Executive Secretary               Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel                     Greg Robinson

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Mike Lehar

Paul Silverman

R. Castillo

GUESTS PRESENT:

Leilani Rogers

Norine Lehar

FLOWERS / THANK YOU LETTERS:

Flowers –  Bruce W. Harrolle #5669

Retired Major Bob Broan #9

Phoenix P.D. Officer Shane Figueroa

Thank You Letters – Angela, Addie & Justice Harrolle

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NEW SWORN MEMBERS:

Jeffrey K. Sharp #4686         Steven M. Jacobs #5818

George R. Jones #7064          Brian J. Farrington #7218      Hector Garduno-Diaz #7220      Dustyn J. Patterson #7221

Edward W. Tucker #7225         Joseph A. Frost #7278

Henry A. Ross #7279            Benjamen S. Williams #7280

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS:

Stephen R. Butler #5459

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED:

Dennis D. Bratcher #3006

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS:

Sworn: Lucas C. Rothpletz #7048

Civilian: none

SICK & DISTRESSED: None

DEATHS – FAMILY:

Mr. Richard Maine, father of Sergeant Paul Maine #4172 passed away on October 15, 2008 after a long illness.

Mrs., Helen Murphy #6477, former Department Custodian passed away on October 16, 2008.

Retired Major Robert E. Broan Badge 9, passed away on October 21, 2008 of leukemia.

Retired Arizona Game & Fish Wildlife Manager, Terry A. Starner, father of Sergeant Terry Starner passed away on November 2, 2008 from cancer.

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY:

This year 112 Police Officers have died in the line of duty.  Eleven Officers have died since the last meeting:

Four were killed after being struck by vehicles

Two were killed by gunfire

One was killed in a motorcycle collision

One died by drowning

One was killed by heart attack

One was killed during a pursuit

One was killed in a vehicle collision

Six were from Municipal Agencies

Five were from County Agencies

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Ten were male

One was female

1)  Deputy Sheriff Christopher Yonkers

Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan

Age 43     Years of Service 12

Killed Friday, October 17, 2008

Motorcycle Collision

2)  Deputy Sheriff Sarah Irene Haylett-Jones

Monroe County Sheriff”s Office, Indiana

Age 27   Years of Service 2 years, 2 months

Killed Sunday, October 19, 2008

Struck by vehicle

3)  Second Lieutenant Frank Stecco

Fairfax County P.D., Virginia

Age 42     Years of Service 19

Killed Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Drowned

4) Police Officer David Tome

Northern York County Regional P.D., Pennsylvania

Age 31   Years of Service 5 years, 6 months

Killed Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Struck by vehicle

5) Police Officer Richard Bremer

Frederick City P.D., Maryland

Age 39    Years of Service 5

Killed Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vehicle pursuit

6) Deputy Sheriff Randy Hamson

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California

Age N/A  Years of Service 5

Killed Friday, October 24, 2008

Struck by vehicle

7)  Police Officer Shane Figueroa

Phoenix P.D., Arizona

Age 25   Years of Service 2

Killed Saturday, October 25, 2008

Automobile Collision

8) Sergeant Michael King

University City P.D., Missouri

Age 50     Years of Service 25

Killed Friday, October 31, 2008

Gunfire

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9) Police Officer Frank P. Russo

Schaumburg P.D., Illinois

Age 47     Years of Service 19

Killed Saturday, November 1, 2008

Gunfire

10) Detective Joseph Airhart Jr

Chicago P.D., Illinois

Age N/A    Years of Service 19

Killed Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gunfire

11) Police Officer Nathaniel Burnfield

South Strabane Township P.D., Pennsylvania

Age 27    Years of Service 5

Killed Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Struck by vehicle

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])

A MOMENT OF SILENCE WAS HELD.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Seat New Board Members & Proxies

Motion from Jim Bee, seconded by Dave Schroder to accept the consent agenda.  Motion Carried.

PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ:

ADOT Contract – No new update  Still working through the Governor’s office to put pressure on ADOT.

Department Budget – Personal issue money

President Chavez asked for executive session, motion made by Celina Murrieta-Gonzales, seconded by Nathan Teel. Motion carried

Motion made by Robby Craig, seconded by Nathan Teel, to exit executive session. Motion carried

TREASURER REPORT:

General Checking:                $  174,713.30

Savings:                         $   56,660.70

Merchandise:                     $    7,485.60

Bass:                            $    1,705.99

Rodeo:                           $   24,870.55

Golf:                            $   26,432.31

Raffle:                          $   46,896.64

Charities:                       $   10,746.60 – $6,500.00

(Make a Wish)

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PAC                              $   25,588.41

Heber – AHPA Cabin               $      550.67

Merrill Lynch                    $  367,575.00

Monument Account                 $   13,932.00

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   17,467.24

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

Expenditures

July                                      0.00

August                                  713.44

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

January 2008                             0.00

February                                 0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

June                                      0.00

Balance                             $ 4,286.56

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

Expenditures

July                                      0.00

August                                  250.00

September                                 0.00

October                                   0.00

November                                  0.00

December                                  0.00

January 2008                             0.00

February                                 0.00

March                                     0.00

April                                     0.00

May                                       0.00

June                                      0.00

Balance                             $ 3,750.00

DONATIONS: None

LEGAL REPORT:

Greg Robinson reported to the Board on three issues:

1)  Collection started on Default judgment awarded on Paul Sennett’s outstanding loan.

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2)  Theodore Edwards contacted Greg about suit, gave $500.00 check towards amount on 2 outstanding loans.  Suit moving forward.

3)  Received request from Greg Girard on Department’s museum for set-up on 501C3 IRS account.

DISTRICT REPORTS:

Majority of the District reports concerned the off-duty ADOT construction problem & 24 hour coverage with lack of manpower in outlaying Districts.

Celina Murrieta-Gonzales reported that several Dispatchers are going to attend the bill signing ceremony on CORP. A meeting is scheduled concerning the border violence.

Mike Sloaneker reported that he sent out a letter to the three crime labs about the Association.

Raul Garcia Jr, reported that 3 Officers completed the motor school.  Sgt. Keegan will be retiring soon.

Bill Rogers reported that due to the opening of the Scottsdale office, 2 squads are moving from KS.

GUEST SPEAKER – MIKE LEHAR:

Mike addressed the Board and wanted to thank the Association on the support given to the John Walker Rodeo, which was having the 40th anniversary this weekend.

REQUEST FOR FUNDING:

None

OLD BUSINESS:

Dave Schroder advised the Board that all of the work to the Cabin has been completed except for the replacement of the screen door.  Work on the main cabin roof is ongoing and should be completed next week.

President Chavez addressed the Board on the Leslie Nielson update:

a)  Scripts have been given to Nielson for review on the move-over law & volunteer program.

b)  Photos scripts for the golf, bass fishing, & rodeo given for review.

President Chavez addressed the Board on the Phoenix Coyote’s 50/50 raffle being held on January 6th.  We need approximately 30 volunteers to sell tickets during the game.  If interested contact President Chavez, you will receive a free ticket for the game

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Retiree BBQ will be held at the Department’s headquarters early next year.  Committee formed to start work.

Dave Schroder advised the Board that the new ring molds should be ready for inspection next week.  If they pass, new ring orders should start next month.

President Chavez addressed the Board on the re-organization of the Board working groups. New committees are:

Scholarship

Website

Publications & Training

Merchandise

Golf

Rodeo

Bass

Membership & Awards

Employee Pay

NEW BUSINESS:

President Chavez addressed the Board on the funeral for Bruce Harrolle.  The Association paid for the two buses used for transportation from the Headquarters building to the service.  Flowers were sent to the Church service, but due to a mis-communication with the florist, they were not taken to the hanger for the memorial service.  Question was presented why the Association Badge wreath was not present.  Information given was that the Association wreath is only presented to a member.  This is one of the benefits for membership.

Motion was made by Dave Schroder, seconded by Bert Cheney to have a donation made to the Harrolle account in the amount of $500.00.  Motion carried.

Celina Murrieta-Gonzales advised the Board that on January 10th, a cleanup is being setup for Manny Tapia in the Nogales area.  Further details pending.

MOTION TO ADJOURN BY DAVE SCHRODER, SECONDED BY TIM KVOCHICK. MOTION PASSED.

NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on December 17th at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve & Reception Center at 1431 East Dunlap. Phoenix, Arizona.  Meeting will start at 0900 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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