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    Hi, I received a press release from Sam Katz at NYC Detectives Endowment advising the NAPO is leading with and requesting assistance be sent to New Orleans officers many of whom worked throught the Hurricane without knowing or learning the fate of their families. As we are learning with this morning's news, officers are down, and dammit there will be more names on the NLEOM wall come April when they are etched.

    There are many charities out there collecting but to make sure the money gets to officers give directly to the officers families or the adresses contained within.

    Yes I am a journalist but I worked inside a PD building a crime analysis department. 911, I went to work and quarterbacked my PD. My next piece was intended to remind people about the First Responders who gave their lives in the line of duty. It will be that, even more so. I will take on the media suggesting officers abandoned their posts. Google me, eventually that piece will come up. But for the moment, get this press release out to others, media, etc and strongly remind people who officers are- there where you need them.

    I also spoke with Linda Sevilla at National FOP. Here is the information from her.
    Officers are down in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Linda Sevilla, of
    FOPLODGE1 here in DC, says donations to officers and their familes will be
    directed by National FOP. Donations can be made online or by mailing
    checks to NATIONAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, 711 4th Street, NW,
    Washington DC 20001. It is important to remember, says Carrie Devorah (a
    CCIA), that when an officer is on the street helping us in catastrophic
    situations, their families are home dealing with the catastrophe without
    them.

    For whatever it is worth, which seems so miniscule in light of the email from the officer, I sent copies to my contacts in a local paper read by most legislators, my contact with Senator Frist and my contact with CNN's Larry King who is doing a 3 hour show on how to help. People forget about officers. Take time to remind him during his show.... newstip line number (they will not appreciate this but...) heck, (producer on duty) 404 827 1509. CNN's crack about officers leaving needs rebuttal....

    Sincerest Regards
    Carrie Devorah


    NYC's Detective's Endowment Association executive, Sam Katz writes the NAPO, National Association of Police Organization's
    Relief Fund, is the most appropriate place to send donations for New
    Orleans "beleagured police officers and their families." The NAPO, founded
    in 1978, is a Washington DC based coalition of police unions and
    associations from across the United States. Michael Palladino, President
    of NYC's Detective Endowment Association and Vice President of the NAPO
    says this fund was set up years ago to aid in such emergencies. Palladino
    says "officers in New Orleans are carrying a double burden; the job of
    trying to maintain law and order in a devastated major American city, all
    the while trying to cope with their own pain and loss-of their homes,
    families, friends and their town. This is the words imaginable scenario
    police officers can face." Palladino urges individuals seeking to aid
    officers, the NAPO is working directly with the Police Association of New
    Orleans to ensure donations go directly to their members in need.
    Donations can be made at www.napo.org or sent to NAPO Relief Fund, c/o
    NAPO, 750 First Street, NE, Suite 920, Washington DC 20002-4241.
    Last edited by carriedevorah; 09-02-2005, 04:20 PM. Reason: more information

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