Capital District Fraternal Order of Police Albany, NY, NYSFOP President Mike Essig - third from left, his staff, Sheriff Carig Apple and Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy at April 2016 Meeting.
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NYS FOP PRESIDENT MICHAEL ESSIG, ALBANY COUNTY SHERIFF CRAIG APPLE AND WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF JEFFREY MURPHY were our guests at the April meeting of the Capital District Fraternal Order of Police. President Essig and his staff gave an update on FOP programs at the State and National Level. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple and Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy, both FOP members, were nominated by this Lodge and both received the endorsement of the New York State FOP for the last election cycle. We are very fortunate to have Sheriff Apple and Sheriff Murphy in Office in our area - both are bringing a very forward thinking approach to their responsibilities, and both take the needs of their constituents very seriously especially the heroin epidemic.
Citizens Lobbying Against the Scourge of Heroin Heroin Kills Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple with FOP Member Patty Farrell  holding Laree's Law shirt        CLICK HERE TO GO TO http://CLASH.LIFE

Laree A. Farrell-Lincoln died of a heroin overdose on March 16, 2013 - days before her 19th birthday. Her mother, Patty Farrell, FOP Member and Retired Albany Police Officer was completely devastated by the loss of her beautiful daughter. Losing Laree has motivated her to search for ways to stop the scourge of heroin. One way to do this is to work with the Legislature to have new laws created.

There is a growing heroin and opiate epidemic that is devastating our families and communities. There have been uncountable deaths in all areas of New York State. There is no one action to reverse this trend. We need improved/longer treatment facilities, enhanced awareness, insurance responsibility, after care programs, and new tools for law enforcement as they seek to address the distribution of heroin. Enhanced penalties for those who deal and sell drugs is a critical piece of the puzzle to not only act as a deterrent but to provide law enforcement and prosecutors with the tools to remove these predators from the devastating cycle that is killing people across New York State.

Senator George Amedore sponsors "Laree’s Law " Bill# S4163, which would make it a Felony to sell an opiate controlled substance that causes the death of another. This law contains a defense that if the seller and the deceased obtained the opiate for joint abuse, the penalty provisions would not apply. "Laree’s Law " was passed in the NYS Senate in the 2015 session. As the Legislature convenes for the 2016 session, we are redoubling our efforts to persuade the Assembly to also take up this measure that is currently sponsored by Assemblyman Mike DenDekker of Queens - Bill# 6039.

There is already Federal law that applies for such prosecution, as do statutes on the books in neighboring states. It is time for New York State to follow suit and allow for as many options as possible to be applied to combating this devastating trend. New York State has already lost too many loved ones to this epidemic.

If you reside in New York State you can help by letting your Legislators know - contact them in support of "Laree’s Law " as well as any other heroin/opiate related bills that can help save lives. You can get more information including finding out who your Representatives are and email them now. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GO TO http://CLASH.LIFE and learn more.

NYS FOP Zone Vice President William Woodworth APD SGT KEN SESOCK SPEAKS TO FOP MEMBERS ABOUT THE UPCOMING POLICE BICYCLE UNITY TOUR 2016 HONORING APD CAPTAIN ROBERT DAVIDSON WHO SUFFERED A MEDICAL CONDITION WHILE WORKING AT THE SECOND PRECINCT ON 10/9/1900. FOP Historian Bill Murphy NYS FOP Zone Vice President William Woodworth - photo at far left - was our guest at the Wednesday March 2, 2016 monthly meeting of the Capital District Fraternal Order of Police. Bill is based in Oswego/Central New York and spends many days on the road each year supporting upstate FOP Lodges. Bill presented plans for FOP benefit programs including an expected new Dental plan. Bill Woodworth and Capital District FOP historian Bill Murphy - photo far right - led a very interesting discussion on the history of the FOP - now one hundred years old - including approximately 73 FOP Lodges which served the precincts of the NYPD. Albany Police Sergeant Kenneth Sesock - photo second from left - spoke on the upcoming Police Bicycle Unity Tour 2016. Albany Police Officer Bret Phillips and Sgt. Kenneth Sesock are riding in memory of Captain Robert Davidson, affectionately known as "The Grand Old Man" for his dedicated service for over 40 years to the Albany Police Department. Captain Davidson originally joined the Albany Police Department in 1859. Captain Davidson was working at the Second Precinct on October 9, 1900 when he was overcome with a medical condition and passed away. Captain Davidson's name will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial this year. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the 2016 Police Unity Tour Brochure to read or print it. At our March 2 meeting our Lodge members voted a donation to the Unity Tour. You can make your individual, business or group donation by CLICKING HERE TO DONATE ON LINE anytime. The goal this year is $5,000. Anything you can contribute will help. More information on the Police Unity Tour may be found at www, or at www,

New York State Senator George Amedore, Jr. -   R,C,IP  46th Senate District and New York State Capital District FOP Lodge President Thomas Gibbons January 6, 2016. New York State Senator George Amedore, Jr. -   R,C,IP  46th Senate District was our guest at the Wednesday January 6, 2016 monthly meeting. SENATOR GEORGE AMEDORE, JR. (R,C,IP 46th SENATE DISTRICT) WAS OUR GUEST AT OUR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6, 2016 MONTHLY MEETING

Senator George A. Amedore, Jr. was first elected to the New York State Senate on November 4, 2014. He represents the 46th District, which consists of all of Montgomery and Greene Counties, and portions of Schenectady, Albany, and Ulster Counties. Senator Amedore serves as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and as co-Chair of the bipartisan Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. Senator Amedore is a member of the following Senate Standing Committees: Banks; Consumer Protection; Corporations, Authorities and Commissions; Elections; Judiciary; Social Services; and Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs. He also co-Chairs the Senate Task Force on Workforce Development and is a member of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases. Prior to being elected to the Senate, he served as the Assemblyman for the 105th Assembly District, covering Montgomery and Schenectady Counties. He was first elected in a special election on July 31, 2007; and was re-elected in 2008 and 2010.

Senator Amedore presented an excellent discussion on many issues of interest to FOP members and law enforcement including his plans for the 2016 Legislative Session. We appreciate the time that Senator Amedore gave to the FOP and appreciate his support of Capital District and all of Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement Support organizations. Senator Amedore's NY State Senate website is at


A Celebration of his many years of unwavering service to the Law Enforcement Community including 53 years as Albany Police Department Chaplain, 17 years as FBI Chaplain, Chaplain of the Northeast Chielfs of Police and over 20 years as FOP Chaplian. This celebration was organized by Blue Friday of New York and included presentations from many of the organizations which Father Lefebvre served and the Albany Police Pipe and Drum Corps. Photography by FOP Photographer John Dillon -

Photos of a LIfe of Service to the Community - a Celebration of Father James Lefebvre's many years of unwavering service to the Law Enforcement Community as seen through the lense of FOP Photographer John Dillon at

City of Albany Police Chief Brendan J. Cox speaks to Capital District Fraternal Order of Police monthly meeting Wednesday September 2, 2015

City of Albany Chief of Police Brendan J. Cox at the our September 2015 monthly meeting

On Wednesday September 2, 2015 Chief Brendan J. Cox was our guest at the monthly meeting of the Capital District Fraternal Order of Police. Chief Cox started his career with the Albany Police Department in February of 1994. He was promoted to Sergeant in April of 1997 and eventually served as a Detective Sergeant in the Children and Family Services Unit. In March of 2004 he was promoted to Lieutenant and after serving a short time in charge of the APD Special Operations Unit returned as the Detective Lieutenant in charge of the Children and Family Services Unit.

In November of 2006 he was promoted to Commander and oversaw the Detective Division. In June of 2008 he was promoted to Assistant Chief in charge of Operations.

In October 2013 he was promoted to Deputy Chief. In March 2015 he was appointed Acting Chief of Police and on June 17, 2015, Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan appointed Brendan J. Cox to serve as Chief of Police. Chief Cox has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Dayton and a Master of Public Administration from Marist College. He and his wife Ann have two children, Connor and Spencer.

Chief Cox gave us an excellent discussion; it was clear that he is the right choice for the position, that he is a leader who involves his constituents in the implementation of his plans for Albany and that he wants to build relationships and trust.

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The Capital District Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14 serves eastern upstate New York and western Massachusetts. Meetings are held monthly except July and August at the Joseph Zaloga Post located at 4 Everett Rd. Ext (just off of I-90 - across from the Sunoco MiniMart) in the Town of Colonie. The next meeting is Wednesday Wednesday September 7, 2016. Meetings are called to Order at 7:30 PM with a pre meeting social hour at 7:00 PM. All Law Enforcement, First Responders and Public Safety Support Personnel are welcome. For more information, email

Heroes Behind the Badge

The new Heroes Behind The Badge film was screened at the Spectrum 8 Theater on Delaware Avenue in Albany on Wednesday January 29, 2014. The Capital District screening of the film was made possible with the generous support of the Albany Police Officers Union and the Albany Police Supervisors Association and Rosen's Uniforms at 230 Central Avenue in Albany. The film is available on DVD and Full HD Blu-ray. (Click here) from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Store. A second film may be in the works - we will let you know when we hear.

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The Capital District Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14 serves eastern upstate New York and western Massachusetts. Capital District FOP Meetings are held monthly except for July and August at the Joseph Zaloga Post located at 4 Everett Rd. Ext (just off of I-90) in the Town of Colonie, County of Albany. Meetings are Called to Order at 7:30 PM with a pre meeting social hour at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Join our mailing list (email us at for more information and meeting announcements.

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