About the FOP

The Fraternal Order of Police was founded on May 14, 1915 thanks to the courage and wisdom of two Pittsburgh police officers, Martin Toole and Delbert Nagle.

Meet the Executive Board

The core leadership of FOP Lodge 48 is in the hands of the capable Executive Board, whose direction is carried out by the President of Lodge 48.

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The FOP Cops and Kids program is designed to build relationships between Lodge 48 and the Madison County community. Officers taking underprivileged kids shopping for Christmas presents or school supplies shows those children that the police in their area are friends and are always there to help. Giving a child a present, when they wouldn't have received one, or the supplies they need to excel in school, can make a lasting impression.

FOP Associates are civilian affiliates of the Fraternal Order of Police.  Our Members are friends and families of law enforcement officers, responsible and respected business persons, professional men and women, and citizens from all walks of life.  People willing to devote a portion of their time and efforts toward assisting the various law enforcement agencies in Madison County Indiana.

Officer In Need Fund

Direct Support to Officers in Need!
Lodge 48 Active Members of Madison County

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May 2021

Officer Down Memorial Page

Oregon State Police (OR)

Sergeant John Burright succumbed to injuries sustained on September 4th, 2001, when he struck by a vehicle near mile marker 243 on I-5 near Albany. Senior Trooper Maria Mignano and…

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https://www.facebook.com/112708638743304/posts/4514517815229009/?d=n⚠️ STATEMENT from National FOP President Patrick Yoes: Split-Second Decision Saves a Life, but Not Without Tragedy "The tragic event in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon was yet another demonstration of the impossible situations our officers often find themselves in and illustrates that 'split-second, life- or-death decisions' are all too real, and none of them are easy.".....See below for the full text ⤵️➖➖➖➖FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 22 APRIL 2021🔺 Statement of National FOP President: Split-Second Decision Saves a Life, but Not Without Tragedy 🔺The tragic event in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon was yet another demonstration of the impossible situations our officers often find themselves in and illustrates that “split-second, life- or-death decisions” are all too real, and none of them are easy.The Columbus Police Department released body-worn camera footage to the public within hours of the incident. They should be commended for doing so. This was a demonstration of what police transparency looks like—getting the facts out before the narrative can be distorted or disinformation takes hold in a community.The footage showed officers responding to a pair of 911 calls—emergency calls for service. Upon arrival, the officers encountered a chaotic melee and immediately tried to break up the fight. One of the combatants was armed with a large knife and had pinned another woman against a vehicle, drawing back the knife in a stabbing motion—presenting an immediate and lethal threat to another citizen.After only ten seconds on the scene, the officer, who repeatedly yelled “Get down!” at the armed assailant, was faced with a split-second decision and fired to protect the life of a young woman. This was a lethal force situation and resulted, sadly, in the death of Ma’Khia Bryant. An act of heroism, but one with tragic results.Any outcome in a 911 call that ends with the loss of a human life is a tragedy, whether that loss of life is an assailant, a victim, a bystander, or an officer.Those officers had seconds to assess a scene of total chaos and less than a second to make a life- and-death decision. We need not make a split-second decision now. We must allow the investigation to proceed and run its full course before any conclusions can be reached. Let us not compound this tragedy with further violence or calls for violence. We urge patience, calm, and reason as the details of this terrible event come out. ... See MoreSee Less

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