FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: TIM RICHARDSON
24 DEC 2018
To the Federal law enforcement members of the Fraternal Order of Police,
The Federal government shutdown undoubtedly will have a serious impact on all of you.Though a budget wasn''''t passed in time to alleviate a shutdown, you will all be required to report for work to continue to serve the people of the United States in the diverse forms of law enforcement that your duties encompass. ,Whether securing the border, patrolling Federal roadways, investigating terrorist threats and counterfeiters, protecting federal installations, keeping our nation''s nuclear stockpile secure ***** *or* ***** even protecting the elected representatives who caused this shutdown, you all perform without hesitation serving and protecting America as the professionals that you are. ,
Rest assured that the National FOP worked closely to avert this shutdown and, now, is working closely with Congressional members in both houses and the White House to minimize the impact on our members. ,Please see the joint statement from our President, Chuck Canterbury and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), attached. ,
I want to take a moment to thank you for your dedication to service, your commitment to your oath and to your steadfast willingness to continue to report for duty with the status of your pay unknown.
You are a shining example to every American of what it means to be "dedicated to service".