Category: Law Enforcement
Union Helps Newtown Officer with PTSD Get Help
Six months after Officer Thomas Bean responded to the bloody scene at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were gunned down, Police Chief Michael Kehoe tried to fire him.
Fallen AFSCME Brothers Honored at Law Enforcement Vigil
Law enforcement officers from around the country came together in our nation’s capital this week to honor those who fell in the line of duty. Among those whose names were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial were three AFSCME members.
Law Enforcement Week Honors Public Safety Officers
During National Law Enforcement Week (May 10-16), AFSCME is saluting the public safety employees who keep our communities safe. The commemoration is especially important this year when police officers are coming under fire for the actions of a few.
Recommendations on Policing Go to President
Public safety officers and AFSCME members from Alaska to Connecticut testified before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which on March 4 submitted those recommendations and others to President Obama.
Sandy Hook Proves Need for PTSD Coverage for All Police
"Nobody wants to hear the story told by the Newtown officer who responded to Sandy Hook Elementary and entered the first grade classroom to find an entire class full of 6-year-old children murdered by a deranged young man with an assault rifle.”
County Wastes Money Instead of Closing a Deal
County officials hired high-paid consultants to delay the negotiations and already wasted $50,000 of taxpayer money on the consultants, more than the cost of doing the right thing to settle the workers’ first contract.
Newtown Officers and AFSCME Members Honored for Their Courage
Newtown Police Department officers dispatched to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, were honored for their courageous response at this year’s Courage of Connecticut Law Enforcement Dinner.
Alaska State Troopers Set Bar High for Public Service
A fugitive surrenders himself after watching an episode of the reality show “Alaska State Troopers,” telling troopers they are the most professional and courteous law enforcement personnel he had dealt with.
National Police Week
This week, we join law enforcement officers nationwide in paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the line of duty, and we thank them as well for risking all every day to keep us safe.
Connecticut Takes Step Toward Providing Workers PTSD Coverage
AFSCME is a leader in the push for legislation to help Sandy Hook Elementary School first responders.
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