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115th US Congress Update April 2018

May 2, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update March 2018

April 2, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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115th US Congress Update February 2018

March 2, 2018

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115th US Congress Update January 2018

February 5, 2018

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2017 Blue Review, issue 11

January 10, 2018

In the latest issue we learn how the Post Critical Incident Seminars are saving officers' lives, careers and marriages; honor the memory of fallen Sergeant Meggan Callahan while working to improve corrections officers' working conditions; rock out with Chris Lane; and many more interesting topics.

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115th US Congress Update December 2017

January 3, 2018

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115th US Congress Update November 2017

December 4, 2017

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115th US Congress Update October 2017

November 1, 2017

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115th US Congress Update September 2017

October 2, 2017

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115th US Congress Update August 2017

August 31, 2017

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115th US Congress Update July 2017

July 31, 2017

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115th US Congress Update June 2017

June 30, 2017

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115th US Congress Update May 2017

June 1, 2017

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115th US Congress Update April 2017

May 10, 2017

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115th US Congress Update March 2017

April 3, 2017

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115th US Congress Update February 2017

March 6, 2017

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115th US Congress Update January 2017

February 2, 2017

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PBA goes above and beyond the call for help!

January 26, 2017

The mission of the SSPBA is to be ?The Voice of Law Enforcement Officers.? This means when PBA members ask for help, they have the assurance of support from the PBA during difficult situations. A PBA member who is very grateful for his membership and the work of the PBA is Rick Anderson from Hixson, TN.

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2016 Blue Review, issue 10

January 19, 2017

In the latest issue we cover 10 things to remember after an officer-involved shooting, learn about the Alabama member back to work after being cleared of charges, meet the MSPBA member awarded the purple heart medal, and many more interesting topics.

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114th US Congress Summary

January 3, 2017

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114th US Congress Update November 2016

December 6, 2016

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114th US Congress Update September 2016

October 5, 2016

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114th US Congress Update July 2016

August 2, 2016

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Praying for Baton Rouge

July 18, 2016

t is with a heavy heart that we are once again grieving the tragic loss of three of our own at the hands of pure hatred.

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Praying for Dallas

July 8, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the City of Dallas and all those affected by last night?s tragic events.

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114th US Congress Update June 2016

July 1, 2016

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114th US Congress Update May 2016

May 31, 2016

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114th US Congress Update April 2016

May 2, 2016

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114th US Congress Update March 2016

April 4, 2016

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114th US Congress Update February 2016

March 2, 2016

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The Police Benevolent Foundation and Virginia PBA set to aid the families of three Prince William County police officers affected by shooting

February 29, 2016

The Police Benevolent Foundation and the Virginia Division Police Benevolent Association are rallying behind the family of fallen officer, Ashley Guindon, as well as wounded officers, Jesse Hempen and David McKeown. On Saturday, February 27, 2016 officers Hempen, McKeown and rookie officer, Guindon responded to the home of Army Staff Sergeant, Ronald Hamilton. Hamilton had just shot and killed his wife and proceeded to shoot at police as they arrived.

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114th US Congress Update January 2016

February 2, 2016

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update December 2015

December 28, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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2nd Annual "Rock 4 the Cops" Benefit Concert Announced - An Evening With Scotty McCreery and Cassadee Pope

December 1, 2015

The highly successful "Rock 4 the Cops" benefit concert is set to return to the Country Club in Augusta, Ga. on January 14, 2016. Proceeds from "Rock 4 the Cops" will benefit the Georgia Post Critical Incident Seminar (PCIS) through the Police Benevolent Foundation.

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114th US Congress Update November 2015

December 1, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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2015 Blue Review, issue 9

November 19, 2015

In this issue we discuss how politicized indictments are threatening the legal safety of officers, 5 notorious outlaws from Alabama's wild west days, how the NCPBA assisted an embattled police department in selecting a new chief, as well as many other things.

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114th US Congress Update October 2015

November 5, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update September 2015

October 3, 2015

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114th US Congress Update August 2015

September 8, 2015

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114th US Congress Update July 2015

August 4, 2015

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114th US Congress Update June 2015

July 7, 2015

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114th US Congress Update May 2015

June 2, 2015

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Raleigh Chapter member John Matthew "Matt" Midgette awarded the Raleigh Police Department's Distinguished Service Medal.

May 22, 2015

Raleigh Chapter member John Matthew "Matt" Midgette awarded the Raleigh Police Department's Distinguished Service Medal.

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114th US Congress Update April 2015

May 6, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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114th US Congress Update March 2015

April 1, 2015

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114th US Congress Update February 2015

March 6, 2015

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114th US Congress Update January 2015

February 5, 2015

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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Does the LEOSA Carry Law Apply to You?

The law is not as cut-and-dried as you think. And much of what you hear about it is wrong.

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113th US Congress Summary December 2014

January 2, 2015

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113th US Congress Update November 2014

December 12, 2014

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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2014 Blue Review, Issue 8

October 13, 2014

In this issue we discuss what you should be careful about when posting to social media, one PBAGA member's path to sobriety, and how to respond if you're the target of an investigation.

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113th US Congress Update June 2014

July 2, 2014

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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113th US Congress Update May 2014

June 11, 2014

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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Cast your vote for Curtis Jenkins in his bid for re-election to the NRA Board of Directors

January 23, 2014

Curtis Jenkins of Forsyth, Georgia, has been nominated for election to a third term on the National Rifle Association Board of Directors and your help is respectfully solicited.

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The PBF is set to aid the family of fallen Union County Sheriff?s Deputy Clinton Frazier

December 20, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Mississippi Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Union County Sheriff?s Deputy Clinton Frazier. Frazier was killed in a single vehicle accident on December 18th. Deputy Frazier had served with the Union County Sheriff?s Office for two years and is survived by his wife and three children. He was a beloved officer who will be missed tremendously by the Union County Sheriff?s Department, as well as other surrounding law enforcement agencies.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of fallen Eupora Police Officer Keith Crenshaw

October 25, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Mississippi Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Eupora police officer Keith Crenshaw. Crenshaw died from injuries he sustained while deploying a spike strip across Highway 82 in an attempt to stop a car carrying three robbery suspects Wednesday morning. The suspects saw the spike strip before arrival and veered into the median where Crenshaw had moved after deploying the strip.

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2013 Blue Review, Issue 7

August 31, 2013

In this issue we discuss the PBF's Behind the Badge seminars surrounding police suicide and PTSD and how one member's injury was not going to keep him down.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of fallen Atkins Police Officer Dolphus Schmelzla

August 30, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Arkansas Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind the family of Atkins police officer Dolphus Schmelzla who died from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident while on his way to work on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation is set to aid the family of fallen Scott County (AR) Sheriff Cody Carpenter

June 5, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Arkansas Division of the Southern States PBA are in mourning as one of their own, Sheriff Cody Carpenter of the Scott County Sheriff's Office, died while trying to save two women from rising flood waters. Sheriff Carpenter paid the ultimate sacrifice, and it is with a heavy heart that the PBF asks for the help of the community, both locally and nationally, to aid in their efforts to provide much needed support for this hero's beneficiaries in their time of need.

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113th US Congress Update May 2013

May 31, 2013

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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113th US Congress Update February 2013

March 11, 2013

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation and Virginia PBA set to aid critically injured Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy

March 5, 2013

The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and the Virginia Division of the Southern States PBA are rallying behind Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy who was shot on February 27th after making a routine traffic stop in Alexandria. The bullet struck Officer Laboy in the head, critically injuring him. Officer Laboy was flown to Medstar Washington Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

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The Southern States PBA official stand on gun control in America

March 1, 2013

In light of all the recent gun control debates arising in America today, the Southern States PBA would like to display our support for the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. This is our official stance on the matter.

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The Bruce Potter Recovery Fund

February 6, 2013

In a blink of an eye life can change dramatically. That is exactly what happened on October 14, 2012 to Officer Bruce Potter and his family: a loving wife and two children.

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The Southern States Police Benevolent Association - 30,000 members and growing

December 13, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association proudly announces that it has reached a membership milestone of 30,000 members. The association, founded in 1986, has grown by more than 10,000 members since 2004 and membership continues to steadily increase.

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Seat belts save officers' lives

December 3, 2012

Fairfax County Chapter (VAPBA) board member, Matthew Siraguse shares is story of how wearing his seat belt in his patrol car saved his life.

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2nd annual Race for the Fallen was a success

September 17, 2012

The 2nd Annual Race for the Fallen Half Marathon was a huge success. The race had almost 200 participants and raised significant funds to benefit the Police Benevolent Foundation.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients

September 7, 2012

The Police Benevolent Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2012 scholarships. These outstanding students have demonstrated academic excellence and deserve to be recognized.

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So You Joined PBA Just For Legal Defense Benefits?

August 23, 2012

If you are like many officers who joined PBA just for the Legal Defense Benefits and are not active in the association you're missing out. As so wisely said by someone before me "Having PBA membership just for legal defense benefits is like having a Porsche that you only drive in 2nd gear, you'll never realize what it can really do." While the legal defense benefits of PBA membership are first rate in every respect, PBA is a whole lot more than just legal defense. If you're serious about wanting to make positive changes in your work environment and benefits, listen up.

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2012 Blue Review, issue 6

August 1, 2012

In this issue we discuss the implementation of the new structure of the SSPBA, we meet the new president of the Southern States PBA and take a deeper look into the Police Benevolent Foundations "I wish you knew" campaign.

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The SSPBA holds 2012 annual board meeting and elects new president

June 8, 2012

The 2012 SSPBA annual board meeting was held on Friday, June 8, 2012 in McDonough, GA at the Hilton Garden Inn. Board members received reports from each PBA department head, discussed policies and elected a new SSPBA Executive Board.

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SB 939 is bad legislation that would harm police in Fayetteville

June 6, 2012

Appearing as a request from the Fayetteville delegation of locally elected officials as an effort to promote city-police relations, SB 939 is intended to do just the opposite.

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112th US Congress Update May 2012

June 1, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation Inc. Launches the I Wish You Knew Campaign

April 26, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. and the Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. have officially launched the I Wish You Knew campaign, a nationwide awareness campaign to educate the public about the adversities law enforcement officers and their families face every day.

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Deputy Brandon Rollins refuses to give up

April 13, 2012

Brandon Rollins remembers clutching his side last fall, moments after being struck by an armed robber's bullet, and vowing he wasn't going to die

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112th US Congress Update April 2012

April 2, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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112th US Congress Update March 2012

March 2, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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112th US Congress Update December 2011

February 3, 2012

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits. The Governmental Affairs department will be providing periodic updates on the actions of Congress while in session. Included is a summary of bills of interest introduced during this past month, as well as updates on those reported in the previous report. Reporting of these bills are information purposes only, to you as a PBA law enforcement professional, and do not reflect the PBA's support or opposition on any specific bill.

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Law enforcement officer deaths were on the rise in 2011

January 18, 2012

According to preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement officers Memorial Fund, 173 officers have been killed during 2011 - up 13 percent from 153 line-of-duty deaths in 2010.

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112th US Congress December Update

December 29, 2011

As 2011 comes to an end, take a look at some of the changes we have highlighted since the last update.

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112th US Congress November Update

December 6, 2011

Not much has changed with the 112th Congress since our last update. Take a look at some of the changes we have highlighted since the last update.

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The Blue Review: Issue 5

November 18, 2011

The Blue Review is a yearly magazine published by the Southern States PBA. The Blue Review focuses on the PBA's accomplishments and details the work that the Police Benevolent Foundation is accomplishing.

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PBA member says Thank You to those that helped him in a time of need

October 26, 2011

A thank you letter from NCPBA member Matt Long.

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Raffle hits it out of the ballpark for the Police Benevolent Foundation

June 23, 2011

In May of this year, the Police Benevolent Foundation held a raffle that raised $5,000 to support Foundation initiatives. A baseball jersy signed by Atlanta braves great Chipper Jones and a Sports Ilustrated cover signed by Texas Ranger star Josh Hamilton were secured by the NCPBA.

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111th Congressional Summary

January 1, 2011

There were 81 bills of interest followed during the 111th Congress. Of these bills, 54 were introduced by the House, and 27 by the Senate. Most died in one committee or another. But a few did manage to pass the Congress and get signed into law by the President. Most notably, was Senate Bill 1132.

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