Arizona Highway Patrol Association BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
October 17, 2007        

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT                        Page 2

AHPA STAFF PRESENT                           Page 2

MEMBERS PRESENT                              Page 2

GUESTS PRESENT                               Page 2

THANK YOU NOTES / FLOWERS                    Page 2

NEW SWORN MEMBERS                            Page 2

NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS                         Page 2

MEMBERS WHO HAVE RETIRED                     Page 3

MEMBERS WHO HAVE LEFT DPS                    Page 3

SICK & DISTRESSED                            Page 3

DEATHS – LINE OF DUTY/FAMILY                 Page 3

CONSENT AGENDA                               Page 5

RODEO REPORT                                 Page 5

RAFFLE REPORT                                Page 5

TREASURER REPORT                             Page 5

LEGAL REPORT                                 Page 6

PRESIDENT JIMMY CHAVEZ                       Page 6

NEW BUSINESS                                 Page 7

OLD BUSINESS                                 Page 7

NEXT MEETING                                 Page 7

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The meeting was called to order at 0900 hours by President Jimmy Chavez at the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. President Chavez led the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.


President                         Jimmy Chavez

Executive Officer                 Pat Eagan

D-2 & Northern Vice President     Mark Haughey

D-3 & Recording Secretary         Jim Bee

D-5 (Metro Central)               Tim Kvochick

D-7                               Raul Garcia Jr

D-9                               Robby Craig

D-11 (Proxy)                      Jim Bee

D-12                              Nathan Teel

D-13 (Metro East)                 Bill Rogers

D-14                              Mike McCall

D-15                              Matt Rosemeyer

OCI & Executive Vice President    Bob Gilbert

OCN/II                            John Eccles

Retired Northern Zone (Proxy)     J.R. Ham

Retired Central Zone (Proxy)      J.R. Ham

Retired Southern Zone (Proxy)     J.R. Ham

Civilian Central Zone III         Chris Ramsey

Civilian Southern Zone &

Southern Vice President           Celina Murrieta Gonzales

Civilian Northern Zone            Rebecca Smith

Treasurer                         Dave Schroder

Assistant Treasurer &

Ring Coordinator                  Beverly Fuller


Executive Secretary – Colleen Girard

Legal Counsel – Greg Robinson

Legal Services – Michael Napier

Anthony Coury

Lobbyist –  Nicole LaSlavic


Gregg Girard


Paul Dinerman


Flowers – None

Thank You Letters – Bill Cramer Family





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Thomas D. Reynolds #1999

Russell E. Hamilton #3871


Sworn: None

Civilian: None


Ernie Johnson

Don Gump


Since the first of the year there have been 141 Police Officers killed in the line of duty nationally.  Thirteen Officers have died since the last meeting.

Three were killed by gunfire

Three were killed in automobile collisions

Two were killed in vehicle assaults

Two were struck by vehicles

One was struck by debris

One was killed in an aircraft accident

One was killed due to a heart attack

Five were from Municipal Agencies

Three were from County Agencies

Three were from State agencies (Montana State Highway Patrol, Colorado State Patrol, and Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Two were from Federal agencies (United States Department of Homeland Security-Customs and Border Protection-Air & Marine Unit, and United States Department of Justice-Marshals Service.

Twelve were male

One was female

1)  Detective Mario Moreno

San Antonio P.D., Texas

Age 37     Years of Service 11

Killed Friday, September 21, 2007


2)  Deputy Marshal Bucky E. Burke

United States Department of Justice-Marshals Service

Age 36     Years of Service 13

Killed Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Heart Attack

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3)  Corrections Officer Susan Louise Canfield

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Age 59     Years of Service 7

Killed Monday, September 24, 2007

Vehicular Assault

4) Air Interdiction Agent Julio E. Baray

United States Department of Homeland Security-

Customs & Border Protection- Air & Marine Unit

Age 39     Years of Service 9

Killed Monday, September 24, 2007

Aircraft Accident

5) Police Officer Daniel Talbot

Revere P.D., Massachusetts

Age 30     Years of Service 5

Killed Saturday, September 29, 2007


6) Deputy Constable Jason Norling

Harris County Constable’s Office – Precinct 5, Texas

Age 38     Years of Service 8

Killed Monday, October 1, 2007

Struck by Vehicle

7)  Police Officer Alfred L. Gordon Sr

Orlando P.D., Florida

Age 52     Years of Service 29

Killed Thursday, October 4, 2007


8) Deputy Sheriff Gary D. McCormack

Greene County Sheriff”s Department, Missouri

Age 33     Years of Service 7

Killed Saturday, October 6, 2007

Automobile Collision

9) Trooper David A. Graham

Montana Highway Patrol

Age 36     Years of Service 1

Killed Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Automobile Collision

10) Police Officer George Brentar

Euclid P.D., Ohio

Age 49     Years of Service 22

Killed Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Automobile Collision

11) Sergeant Gary Wayne Henderson

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Shelbyville P.D., Indiana

Age 51    Years of Service 33

Killed Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Struck by Debris

12) Officer Scott Eric Bell

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department, Florida

Age 50     Years of Service 7

Killed Friday, October 12, 2007

Vehicular Assault

13) Trooper Zachariah Templeton

Colorado State Patrol

Age 27     Years of Service 4

Killed Friday, October 12, 2007

Struck by Vehicle

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

[Officer Down Memorial Page])



Last Month’s Minutes

Seat New Board Members/Proxies

Motion from Dave Schroder, seconded by Mark Haughey to accept the consent agenda.  Motion Passed


Celina Murrieta Gonzales advised the Board that the Rodeo will start on Saturday, November 10 & Sunday November 11th at 1:00 P.M.

Saturday night there will be a Steak Fry/Dance following the day’s events starting at 6:00 P.M. at the Rodeo grounds located at 6th and Irvington.  Hotel reservations can be made at the Holiday Inn 520-746-1161.  Room rates are $ 65.00


Colleen reported there have been 2,037 tickets sold so far, with 3 weeks to go before the drawing.


General Checking:                $  115,200.59

Savings:                         $    6,018.61

Merchandise:                     $   15,539.64

Bass:                            $    1,636.13

Rodeo:                           $   16,995.52

Golf:                            $   18,113.48

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Raffle:                          $   79,895.24

Charities:                       $   30,579.60

PAC:                             $   34,535.43

Merrill Lynch                    $  471,387.38

Monument Account                 $   14,043.60

Snedaker Account (Originally)    $   40,084.00

(Remaining)     $   21,784.00

Funding Requests (Budgeted)      $    5,000.00

July Expenditures                         0.00

August Expenditures                   1,000.00

September Expenditures                  550.00

Balance                               3,450.00

Sick & Distressed (Budgeted)     $    4,000.00

July Expenditures                         0.00

August Expenditures                       0.00

September Expenditures                    0.00

Balance                               4,000.00

Western Air Rescue (Donation)    $     1000.00

May (2007)                       $      435.00

Balance                          $      565.00


Greg Robinson reported on the following matters:

1)   Reviewed contract with California Casualty, in regards to the presentation given by Farmer’s Insurance.

2)   Reported that the loan repayment is continuing.

3)   Reviewed contact with the Department on the lease at Forest Lakes.


President Chavez addressed the Board on several topics:

1)    Forest lakes Property

a)    There have been several inquires on the property for sale.

b)    On the cabin replacement, we are looking at several options, either replacement or upgrading the size.

c)    New windows & doors have been installed on the house.

2)    The OT & Sick leave change submitted by Andy Swann to the Department was turned down.

3)    Sandy Patterson, Civilian Zone II, resigned due to personal reasons.

4)    Any changes the Association would like to make to the LEMSC (Law Enforcement Merit System Council) need to be submitted before November 30th.

5)    Meeting Agendas: At future meetings, a regular agenda item titled “District Reports” will be included in the monthly agenda.  The District representatives will be asked to provide a brief report on any events that occurred over the previous month.  This will also provide an opportunity for Board Representatives to interact on a more personal level with their constituency.  This will also provide an opportunity for Association members to get to know their Representatives.

6)    Board of Director vacancies: There are still a few vacancies on the Board of Directors that need to be filled.  HP District 1, 6 and HQ are in need of a District Representative.  If you are in that District and have an interest in the position or even want to get more details about the position, contact President Chavez.  Representation is important to the success of the organization.  There are 3 members interested in the D-8 position, and an election will be held.

7)    Several committees were formed:

a)    By-Laws

b)    Membership

c)    Website

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d)    Awards & Recognition

e)    Training & Publishing


President Chavez was asked to address the issue of 24/7 coverage with Director Vanderpool. Concerns were with the current manpower available to provide this coverage.


Bob Gilbert presented to the Board the updated Strategic plan.

Bob also advised the Board that the order for the Association & Memorial coins were made.  Each order was for 1000 coins, and should be here by Christmas.  Price of the Association coin will be $ 8.00, price of the Memorial coin will be $ 10.00.

Pat Eagan briefed the Board on his trip back to the NTC 2 day conference held in Portland Maine.  Pat stated that the cost of rejoining would be $3.10 per member, per month (sworn only).  The yearly cost would be approximately $4,500-$5,000 (including dues and sending to the conference 2 members).  Pat advised that he felt they were still not interested in the western states input.  The only advantage would be having ties with a national group.




Next meeting will be held on Friday November 9th, 2007 at the Holiday Inn in Tucson, due to the Johnny Walker Rodeo.  Meeting will start at 1000 hours.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jim Bee, Recording Secretary

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