Funeral Services and story details on the
Line of Duty Death of
Alaska State Police Trooper Tage Toll
Trooper Michael Slagle
Tennessee Trooper killed after fire truck flips onto cruiser -
The cruiser and truck both slid in the same spot
due to icy conditions
National Troopers Coalition Chairman Matthew Hodapp, left, senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and National Association of Police Organizations President Thomas Nee listen to Vice President Joe Biden.
The men and women of the National Troopers
Coalition would like to offer our condolences, prayers
and heartfelt thoughts to those that were senselessly
killed in Newtown, Connecticut - a terrible tragedy,
unthinkable and difficult to understand.
We are also thinking of our brother and sister
Connecticut State Troopers who have responded to,
are investigating this horrible crime, and are providing
solace and comfort to those families and the
community at large. God Bless.
We would like to thank our Brother
and Sister Troopers from
North and South Carolina for
coordinating a great conference in
Trooper Kyle Deatherage
Illinois State trooper killed in Interstate 55 crash
(Courtesy of Zoe Kean, Ashtyn Taylor Photography)
ACTION REQUESTED: Help protect DOJ grant
funding in Congress' deficit reduction agreement
“As our economy continues to struggle, law enforcement resources are being stretched. State Troopers and Highway Patrol Officers are being asked to fill the gaps of local police departments and investigative divisions are being cut to simply maintain patrol coverage. State Troopers and Highway Patrol Officers are our front-line safety net to prevent terrorism and maintain public order.
This is a failed experiment. You cannot 'Do more with less' in Law Enforcement......What the sequestration does is demonize your public safety. We are now being asked to do more with nothing."
Chairman, National Troopers Coalition
Troopers Will Not Issue
in Presidential Race
From left to right: David Latimer, Second Vice Chairman; Mat Hodapp, Chairman; Mike Muth, Craig Floyd, NLEOMF CEO;
Tom Mungeer, First Vice Chairman; Dennis Hallion, Executive Director; Jim Woznicki, Magazine Editor -in-Chief (10/13/12)
NTC attends NLEOMF Gala in Washington, DC
and presents check to CEO Craig Floyd.
October 1, 2012 - Parole Opposition to
...DURING THE SUCCESSFUL NATIONAL TROOPERS COALITION (NTC) PICNIC HOSTED ON SEPTEMBER 13TH BY THE MAINE STATE TROOPERS ASSOCIATION...AT BEAUTIFUL FORT WILLIAMS STATE PARK NEAR THE FAMOUS CAPE ELIZABETH LIGHT HOUSE ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERN MAINE COAST...THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE TROOPERS ASSOCIATION (PSTA) FIRST VICE PRESIDENT AND THE TROOPERS HELPING TROOPERS (THT) FOUNDATION VICE PRESIDENT ALONG WITH OUR PSTA NTC COMMITTEE...WERE AMONG A NICE CONTINGENT OF MEMBERS FROM THE KEYSTONE STATE PRESENT...WHO ENJOYED THE SPECTACULAR WEATHER, INITIAL PROCESSION, OPENING CEREMONIES, MANY STATES, COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES, COPIOUS FOODS, MULTIPLE STANDS, GOOD MUSIC, INTERSTATE CONTESTS (PENNSYLVANIA FINISHED SECOND TO RHODE ISLAND IN THE TUG OF WAR FINALS), FRATERNAL CAMARADERIE, ETC...AS THE PSTA PROMOTED OUR HOSTING OF NEXT YEARS NTC PICNIC FOR THT...WHICH WILL BE HELD NEAR MECHANICSBURG ON THURSDAY THE 19TH OF SEPTEMBER IN 2013...PSTA HONORARY AND NTC TRUSTEE MEMBER EDWARD WALSON OF ALLENTOWN...WHO WAS AT CAPE ELIZABETH WITH OUR PSTA CONTINGENT...FURNISHED CUSTOM CAPS IN SUPPORT OF THT DISPLAYING THE PSTA NEXT YEAR NTC PICNIC LOGO...WHICH WERE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL FORT WILLIAMS ATTENDEES...CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS TO OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS OF THE MAINE STATE TROOPERS ASSOCIATION FOR CONDUCTING A GREAT EVENT...AS THE PSTA LOOKS FORWARD TO HOSTING THE NTC IN 2013 FOR THT...
Letter from NTC to Governor Mitch Daniels
Another Outrage - Indiana House
Approves Bill That Allows Homeowners
To Kill Police Officers
Will Indiana's self-defense measure
mean 'open season' on cops?
BODY ARMOR ALERT
On November 26, 2011, Phoenix Police Department Officer Anthony Daley #9190, was shot and seriously wounded while on-duty. Although Officer Daley was wearing a ballistic vest, a .40 caliber round penetrated the full thickness of the Kevlar material approximately 3/8 of an inch (20mm) above the lower left front panel edge of the vest.
In response to concerns of a potential vest failure, the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) arranged for independent testing of a ballistic vest of the same brand, threat level, model number, lot number, and manufacture date as Officer Daley's vest.
Officer Daley's vest was identified as follows:
Manufacturer: Custom Armor Technologies
- Threat Level: IIIA
- Model Number: QVA-3A-1
- Serial Number: 03005357
Lot Numbers: 400010122119 and 1000076399
- Manufacture Date: May 12, 2008
In cooperation with the Phoenix Police Department, PLEA made arrangements with Oregon Ballistic Laboratories to conduct testing on a ballistic vest of the exact brand, threat level, model number, and lot number as the ballistic vest Officer Daley was wearing when he was shot. Upon hearing the circumstances and because of their concern for the safety of officers, Oregon Ballistic Laboratories agreed to conduct the test at no cost.
On February 16, 2012 Oregon Ballistic Laboratories conducted a test on the supplied ballistic vest using standard National Institute of Justice, NIJ, protocol with the following results:
Using a 44 magnum, the NIJ standard for a level IIIA vest, at a distance of 16.5 feet, there was one complete penetration and the projectile was not recovered.
In addition, there were two other .40 caliber rounds that failed the Back Face Deformation, BFD test maximum of 44mm. One was at 46.31mm and the other at 51.19mm. This relates to blunt force trauma injuries as a result of being shot where the round did not penetrate the vest.
According to a press release on Friday, Arizona DPS stated at least 56 officers within the agency have body armor manufactured by Custom Armor Technologies.
AHPA is encouraging every officer to examine his or her body armor to determine if it is manufactured by Custom Armor Technologies.
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