FOP Newsletter - October 2014

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Fraternal Order of Police.

Crescent City Lodge No. 2

The voice of law enforcement in New Orleans  

Monthly Newsletter

October 2014







Our October 2014 FOP meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in the meeting hall of the Lakeview Presbyterian Church, located at
5914 Canal Blvd. in New Orleans' Lakeview area (one block north of the I-610 / Canal Blvd. exit).


Dinner will be served at 6:30PM, and the meeting will begin at 7:00PM.  


In the spirit of OktoberFest Chef John Schluter will be serving bratwurst and choucroute, which Chef John describes as a German pickled cabbage (sauerkraut) cooked in the style of South Louisiana. 


We will also be honoring Rep. Joseph Lopinto, III as our LAFOP Legislator of the Year.  Rep. Lopinto is the son of retired NOPD Captain Joe Lopinto, and is also a former Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy. 


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Inside:  F.O.P. Election - Tuesday, November 11th


            FOP Meeting - Tuesday, October 14th      

            at Lakeview Presbyterian Church  


            FOP Scholarship Winners!!!!  


            FOP License Plates

            Post Qualifying Retired Members

            LAFOP Legislator of the Year 

            New Members 

 Special Birthdays

            Recent Retirements

            NOPD Retirement Pins 

       FOP Members on Military Duty


            FOP Attorney Information - back page

Heart Attack / Stroke Warning Signs
American Heart Assn / American Stroke Assn

Heart Attack Warning Signs
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, but most of them start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort.  Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening:
Chest discomfort. 
Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the enter of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back.  It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
Discomfort in other areas of the upper body.  Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath.  This feeling often comes along with chest discomfort.  But it can also occur without chest discomfort.
Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

If you or some you're with has one or more of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.  Get to the hospital right away.

If you're the one having the symptoms, and you can't access emergency medical services (EMS), have someone drive you to the hospital right away.  Do not drive yourself, unless you have absolutely no other option.
For more information contact your nearest American Heart Association office or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or go online at

Stroke Warning Signs

Stroke is a medical emergency.  Every second counts, because time lost is brain lost!  Know these stroke warning signs and share them with others: 
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

If you or someone with you has one or more of these signs, don't delay! Call 9-1-1 immediately so an ambulance with advanced life support can come.  Also, check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.  It's important to take immediate action.  if given withing three hours of the start of the symptoms, a clot-busting drug can reduce the long-term disability for the most common type of stroke. 







" 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 advocate and strive for uniform application of the civil service merit system for appointment and promotion; to support 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 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 more firmly to establish the confidence of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of life and property.".  


The Fraternal Order of Police is proud to provide its members with all that they need in a police representative organization:


Legal Defense

Labor Representation

Legislative Lobbying

Fraternalism & Camaraderie

Unmatched Benefits and Services


We are the world's largest law enforcement labor organization with over 325,000 members. 


There are 6,000 FOP members in Louisiana, and well over 3500 FOP members living in the greater New Orleans area.  


Our New Orleans FOP Crescent City Lodge represents 1100 active law enforcement officers and 900 retired law enforcement officers.


The FOP is the "voice of law enforcement". 


James Gallagher
Fraternal Order of Police 
Crescent City Lodge No. 2
82350 Pat Fitzmorris Rd
Bush, LA 70431
(504) 442-4050



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License Plates



To order an FOP License Plate from DMV, you must present a copy of your vehicle title, proof of insurance, and a letter from the Louisiana State Lodge certifying your membership in the Fraternal Order of Police.


For additional information about your certifying letter contact FOP Trustee Billy Roth at (504) 443-2128. 


There will be a $25.00 fee assessed for all new plates and two-year renewals. This tax deductible fee is being collected by the DMV to support the Louisiana FOP Foundation.






Quick Links
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FOP Employee Rep

Donovan Livaccari

(504) 905-8280 


FOP Lodge Attorney

Claude Schlesinger 

(504) 529-4141 



FOP Core Attorneys

Donovan Livaccari

(504) 905-8280


Claude Schlesinger 

(504) 529-4141


Ted Alpaugh 

(504) 481-1844  


Patrick Giraud

(504) 453-6624

(504) 488-3702  



F.O.P. Media Requests 

James Hartman
(504) 458-4600
James Hartman Associates
2800 Veterans Mem. Blvd.
Suite 103
Metairie, LA 70002 

Donovan Livaccari

(504) 905-8280