July 12, 2016
INDY FOP STATEMENT ON ATTACK OF OFFICER'S HOME:
Our collective police membership is concerned about this incident. We have reached out to the officer involved to ensure the officer and their family have all the resources they need at this time. Read More...
July 8, 2016
Message to Members in response to Murder of Dallas Police Officers
Our worst fears in the law enforcement profession became a reality with the tragic murder of multiple Dallas Police Officers that we as a nation have watched unfold. Our Indianapolis police community sincerely prays for the fallen, the injured and their families as the stark realities of this lethal attack fully comes into focus.
We have witnessed the most significant attack on law enforcement since 9/11 in what appears to be a coordinated planned assault specifically focused on those who don the police uniform.
Law is the safeguard of freedom, when those who swear to uphold the law fall under attack it threatens the fabric of our society.
Unfortunately, our country has been visibly reminded of the dangers our law enforcement officers face every day. Our police officers are not only heroes for what they do, but for what they may have to do as well. Tragically, we have again seen multiple officers lay down their lives for their fellow citizens, many of which they will never know.
Locally, our residents are humbled once again by watching the resolve of our Indianapolis peace officers as they arise and strap on their body armor, duty belts and badges while they faithfully step forward to steadfastly stand the line between good and evil. While heartbroken, they know all too well what is at stake. It is the same fragile balance between order and chaos which existed long before this attack and remains here after. Thank God for such women and men who courageously stand firm in such uncertain times.
Our Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police has reached out to our counterparts in Dallas, Fort Worth and throughout Texas to express our condolences and to assure them we stand ready to assist in the coming days as they lay their fallen to rest.
As we move forward, may we have faith in an abiding God and pray these events turn our nation toward his presence in our lives.
Rick Snyder, President
During the early morning hours of Tuesday May 28, 1991 Beech Grove Police Lieutenant Thomas L. Kleis made the ultimate sacrifice when he was killed in the line of duty. Lt. Kleis was in pursuit of suspects in a stolen vehicle when his police vehicle left the roadway and crashed. Lt. Kleis was killed in the motor vehicle crash. Read More...
As we head into National Police Week to honor our fallen officers we held our Local Memorial here in Indianapolis. The Memorial takes place at St.Mary's in downtown Indianapolis and was held on May 6, 2016. Please find below the video from the service.
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Quote of the Day
"No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today's police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the F.O.P."