Thank you Brother Abdulla, for all your hard work!!
"On 01-30-2024 I had the honor of being asked to testify on HB 24-1074 Aggravated Cruelty to Law Enforcement Animals bill. In 2023 I testified on this House Bill which changed the Animal Cruelty law from a M-1 to a F-4 and Offenders would have to pay back restitution for the purchase, training and certification of a Police K-9 if they committed SBI or Death to the Police K-9. The updated law would change verbiage to the Aggravated Animal Cruelty law to protect Law Enforcement Animals. It passed the House Judiciary Committee with a vote of 6-5."
The bill will be heard next in the House Committee of the Whole. This house bill is co-chaired by Representative Ryan Armagost of Larimer County and Majority Leader Representative Monica Duran of Jefferson County.
A Word From Our Lodge President
I am very proud to welcome you to the Commerce City FOP Lodge 19 website. I am trusting you will find it helpful and informative. Lodge 19 was established on May 7, 1987, and is the official representative of Commerce City’s law enforcement personnel.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is the largest law enforcement organization in the United States and Colorado. The FOP has been in existence since 1915, and now has over 335,000 members and over 2200 lodges nationally. The FOP is a non-profit organization made up of law enforcement officers volunteering their time for the betterment of law enforcement and their community. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting our communities. The FOP continues to grow because we have been true to the tradition and continued to build on it.
The emblem adopted by the National Fraternal Order of Police is designed to remind the membership of the duties that are expected of them as a citizen, police officers, and a member of the lodge. The five-cornered star tends to remind us of the allegiance we owe to our flag and is a symbol of the authority with which we are entrusted. It is an honor the people we serve bestow upon us. They place their confidence and trust in us; serve them proudly.
Our colors found in the FOP star are blue, gold, and white. Blue for the thin blue line protecting those whom we serve. Gold points indicate the position under which we are serving. The white background is the unstained color representing the purity with which we should serve. Within the half-circle over the centerpiece is our motto, “Jus, Fidus, Libertatum,” which translated means “Law is a Safeguard of Freedom.
We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation.
Thank you again for visiting our website. I hope it will be informative and up-to-date with valuable and helpful information. Stay Safe!
Brad Keadle, President
Commerce City Lodge 19
Fraternal Order of Police
To support and defend the Constitution of the United States, to inculcate loyalty and allegiance to the United States of America, to promote and foster the enforcement of law and order; to improve the individual and collective proficiency of our members in the performance of their duties to encourage fraternal, educational, charitable, and social activities among law enforcement officers; to support and work for the improvement of the standard of living and working conditions of the law enforcement profession through every legal and ethical means available; to create and maintain tradition of esprit de corps insuring fidelity to duty under all honorable conditions and circumstances; to cultivate a spirit of fraternalism and mutual helpfulness among our members and the people we serve; to increase the efficiency of the law enforcement profession and thus to establish more firmly the confidence of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of life and property.
NON PROFIT STATUS
Commerce City FOP Lodge 19 is a 501(c)(8) non-profit association. 100% of all monies donated are accepted on behalf of Commerce City FOP Lodge 19 and are used solely for furthering the educational and safety advancement purposes of this association as set forth in our Articles of Incorporation, and Association By-laws.