2 Officers down in Mississippi

Our heart goes out to the families of our fallen comrades.

 

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) – Two Brookhaven police officers were shot to death early Saturday morning on North Sixth Street in Brookhaven.

Following the gunfire, more than 30 police vehicles were seen in the residential area at the triple intersection of Sixth, Hinds and Choctaw Streets and two men have been handcuffed and led away by police, according to Brookhaven Daily Leader.  (WJTV12)

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MNPEA mourns CO Joseph Parise

MNPEA mourns the loss of Oak Park Heights MCF Joseph Parise.
Joseph Parise who died after assisting a fellow CO who was being assaulted.

September 11, Never Forget!

Our eternal gratitude to the men and women who keep our country safe!

Happy Labor Day

MNPEA wishes all of you a Happy Labor Day.

For those of you working to make sure the rest of us are safe, a special thank you.

Remember, you and your spouse have on and off duty MNPEA Legal protection should you need it!

Have a safe holiday weekend.

Rest in Peace Joseph Gomm

Rest in Peace Joseph Gomm.
Thank you for your service.
Our heartfelt condolences for Joseph’s family and fellow
CO’s at MCF Stillwater.

Stillwater CO, Joseph Gomm killed on duty

According to the Star Tribune:

“An inmate serving time for homicide killed a corrections officer Wednesday afternoon in Stillwater prison, authorities said.

The attack occurred about 1:30 p.m. in an industry building, according to the state Department of Corrections (DOC). The killing prompted a lockdown of all state prisons.

The officer was identified as Joseph B. Gomm, who had been on the job for 16 years. He was taken to Regions Hospital and died there.”

Everyday Corrections Officers and Detention Deputies put on a uniform and protect the public from the criminals after they are removed from the streets. Quietly and out of sight they protect society performing a most dangerous job.

Our hearts go out to the family of Joseph Gromm, who gave his life protecting others.

Happy Independence Day

MNPEA wishes all of you a happy Independence Day Holiday.

 

Happy Memorial Day

MNPEA remembers those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our liberty.

MNPEA wishes you a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Remember, like many of our CO and LEO members, our legal team is also available
over the long weekend should you need us.

New Pension Bill Passes

HF3053 and SF2620 have passed.

For our PERA Corrections Plan members this means the COLA will cap out at 2.5% as it currently does.

The firsts drafts of this bill would have maxed the COLA for Corrections Retirees at 1.5%.

Our MNPEA Vice President and Retiree Wade Laszlo, representing retired CO’s met with the PERA Board and PERA Executive director Doug Anderson as well as working with their legislators to remedy the original proposal.

No other Unions representing CO’s stepped up to the plate, in fact they had already signed off on the cut to 1.5%.

The PERA Police and Fire Pension has also seen a fix.

From the PERA website the new Bill:

“Eliminates the trigger to 2.5 percent thereby fixing the COLA at the current 1 percent. Under measurements from last year that showed the plan’s funding status was projected to decline, the 2.5 percent COLA was never expected to occur.”

The MNPEA does not support any cuts to Corrections Officers, Police Officers or Retirees. But we do have a question to ask. Why does the leadership of so few Unions get to make such important decisions for so many, about cuts in Pensions without ever going to their members for a vote?

 

National Law Enforcement Week

MNPEA salutes our Law Enforcement Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety.

Thank you!
May 13 -19, 2018