Washington State Retired Deputy Sheriffs and Police Officers Association
P.O. Box 1805, Sumner, WA 98390
Joe Dawson, King Co SO
West: Ralph Waddle, King Co SO
East: Don McCabe, Spokane Co SO
Stan Reider, Lincoln Co SO
Tina Waddle, King County
West Members At Large:
Ron Johnston, Tukwila PD; Doug Partlow, Tukwila PD; Mike Chaney, Des Moines PD
East Members At Large:
Bob McQueen, Tukwila PD; Diane Erickson, Spokane Co SO; Dennis Hooper, Spokane PD
Puget Sound Area
2nd Tues. of the Month 11:00AM
Black Bear Diner
32065 Pacific Hwy S
Federal Way, WA
Retired Sheriff Deputies, Employees and Spouses Association
1st Monday of the Month at 11:30AM
10502 E Sprague Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA
WSRDSPOA ANNUAL CONVENTION
September 15-17, 2017
Columbia Sun RV Resort
103907 Wiser Parkway
855-833-3886 or 509-420-4880
I-82, 5 miles south & west of Kennewick
Full hookups at every site
Free Wi-Fi and Direct TV
145 total sites on 25 beautiful acres
70 large sites for Big Motor Coaches
When making a reservation, be sure to let the resort know you are attending the annual WSRDSPOA
Convention or “The Old Cops”. Fifty sites have been set aside for our group. That block of sites will be held until July 1st. After that date, the remaining sites will be opened to the public.
WSRDSPOA CONVENTION GOLF
John Beard the Convention Golf Coordinator informs us all that there will be nine holes of tournament golf played this year. This is an effort to attract more participants. For those that wish to play eighteen holes you may continue on after the first nine. If there are not enough members to hold a tournament, players will just enjoy the game. Please contact John at (509) 932-4081 or firstname.lastname@example.org
before Sept.1st for Tee Time and location.
There are accommodations nearby for those not planning to stay in a Recreational Vehicle. In order to receive a group rate from the hotel below, reservations must be made before July 1, 2016. Mention that you are with the WSRDSPOA or “The Old Cops”. Ten rooms have been set aside at the hotel.
Best Western Plus – 4001 W 27th Avenue, Kennewick, WA, 99337, Phone: 509 586-1332
I would like to take this opportunity to greet all the new members to the W.S.R.D.S.P.O.A. Due to the fact that we were primarily a LEOFF I organization and that we are now including LEOFF II members to join as full voting members, please join with me in a special welcome to our new LEOFF II members. It’s a good thing that we have each other’s backs today because whatever the future holds for the LEOFF I retirement system will probably happen later to the LEOFF II system. We can learn and pass on the experiences together.
Let us take time to inform our surviving family members about our retirement system’s benefits. The Association leadership is continually contacted by husbands and wives, in our retirement system, for information regarding benefits during deaths or needs for extensive health care when illness or disease strikes a member. Benefits are available, but if a wife or husband is unaware, loss of property or income often happens. We recently had a LEOFF member’s widow sell her home and move to her daughter’s home because she didn’t know that she had benefits due to her. She felt it was her only option. The LOEFF I Coalition was finally contacted and she was assisted in contacting the Benefits Coordinator in her deceased husband’s police department. She is now being provided for, but her home was lost. Maybe we should let our siblings know about our retirement systems. They may be the ones who need to know.
We are now placing an Internet link on the opening page of our website for the LEOFF I Coalition. Anyone with a problem or question about LEOFF I benefits can contact the Coalition. That’s one of the reasons they exist. Other information on the Coalition website includes Pension information, Legislative information, City and County Disability Boards, and What to Do When Death Occurs.
Please consider a donation to the Coalition. They exist to provide services and to protect our retirement system.
One more thing! The Hot Sheet is a newsletter that is designed to inform you, the member, of happenings around the state and with individual members. Please share this information with us as we are your family. Many of our members are interested in news from our WSRDSPOA families. Also, be a reporter! If something happens in your area that affects a member, report it! We all have friends around the state, nation and other countries who many of us are interested in. That’s news! Send your contributions to the Post Office Box listed in the Hot Sheet or email them to our editor, Zbig Kasprzyk at email@example.com
. We are interested in you!
WESTSIDE HR218 & FUN SHOOT
April 13th, 2017
Cascade Shooting Facilities
26520 292 AVE SE Ravensdale, WA
There is no fee for this event.
We will be holding our first HR218 qualification of the year from 0900 – 1300. We will have Bay 5 reserved for the qualification and Bay 4 will be reserved for anyone who wants to do some fun shooting or who wants to brush up on their skills.
Please bring eye protection, ear protection and plenty of ammo for the qualification and fun shoot. The qualification course is 25 rounds.
For Range Safety, shooters must use a belt mounted, strong side holster designed for their weapon.
If you have any questions contact Zbig @ firstname.lastname@example.org
HR218 Firearms Qualification
Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act
10:00 AM Saturday, May 13, 2017
Chehalis Police Department Range
The LEASW invites you to join us for an 8:00 am no-host breakfast on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Denny’s Restaurant off Exit 76/Hwy 5 in Chehalis, WA (east side of Hwy 5).
FEES: $40.00 for all qualified participants. You may qualify with two guns at no extra costs.
Registration and Payment Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2017 to allow us time to prepare certification cards so they will be ready for you on the day of the shoot.
NOTE:Please send checks made payable to “LEASW” along with your completed registration form to:
LEASW, P.O. Box 1015, Centralia, WA 98531.
For those of you that don’t know, our WSRDSPOA website is run with WordPress software. I am currently the webmaster. I feel that the website is currently boring and underused. That is my fault.
I would like to spice it up a bit and have members go to it everyday or at least a couple times a week.
I am looking for a member or a few members (LEOFF 1 or 2) with computer and WordPress experience that
would be willing to spend a little bit of time adding things to the website, like some emails, the Hot Sheet, death
notices and other things, etc.
President Joe Dawson feels that this could be accomplished by a “Committee”. We can meet online or
occasionally in person. Work can be completed at home on your computer at your convenience.
If anyone is interested, please let me know what experience you have.
“Life Behind the Badge” – Volume V
Spokane Police Department’s
Progressive Years 1970-2000″
To those of you who have ordered our series of “Life Behind the Badge,” our final volume is nearing completion and will no doubt be available in May 2017.
Attached you will find an Order Form
or call Sue for you to pre-order. We want to make sure that we order enough for all those who might want them, so please order now so that we have them available for you.
If you have any questions, please contact me at the SRLEM Historical Office (509) 477-6449. If you don’t have any of them yet, there is a bundle price listed at a reduced price for all five volumes. These books are a great treasure, as they not only tell the history of our Spokane Police Department, but they tell the history of the City of Spokane as seen through the lives of our officers serving our community.
We have been working on these books since 2013, and it took us 10 years to publish the “Photo Chronicle – Spokane Police Department’s 130th Anniversary” yearbook, not sold to the public at large, and then these five volumes. We are deeply grateful for all the support you have given us, along with your patience for the time this has taken during the process of researching, editing, proofing, and meeting weekly in order to get these books completed. There is no way of documenting the hours of work that eight people on our committee, along with those behind the scenes who are organizing and filing, etc. To those we are very grateful.
Appreciatively yours, the SPD History Book Committee
Susan S. “Sue” Walker
SRLEM Historical Office (Public Safety Building) (509) 477-6449
Spokane Regional Law Enforcement Museum, Secretary/Treasurer
Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Project (1100 W. Mallon)
SPD History Book Committee, Chairman “Life Behind The Badge” series of books
Spokane Historical Monument Committee (Monuments located at Fairmount, Riverside & Greenwood Memorial Park Cemeteries)
These are quality books starting in 1881 and going up to 2000 – Webmaster
April 2017 is the month we purge our address list for delinquent members. Our bylaws state that members 2 years in arrears should be removed by the first part of May.
Check your dues date on the website or on your Hot Sheet address label. Those not updated since 2015 will be removed from the mailing list. Dues are still only $20.00 per member & spouse, mail your check to:
WSRDSPOA PO Box 1805 Sumner WA 98390
if you have a question or can’t locate your last paid date.
Thanks, Tina – Treasurer
COST OF LIVING LEOFF 1 & 2
For those of you that haven’t checked, both LEOFF 1 & 2 COLAs are a minimum of 2.28%. This is based on your retirement year so it may be up to 3% depending on when you retired.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CALLING ALL GOLFERS
This is a great time for all you golfers to get out and play some golf. The 2017 Detective Brent Hanger Memorial Golf Tournament
is being held on Sunday, April 23 at the Tri Mountain Golf Course in Ridgefield, WA. For registration information, please go to www.wsnia.org
. For questions, please call John Martin @ 360-239-1057.
The Humor Page
Liberal Logic 101
“I’ll run over and pick up both our welfare checks, then drop by the University to see what’s holding up our Federal Education Grants. You go by the free clinic for a pregnancy test. If it’s positive, fill out the paperwork for government assistance, baby bonus and WIC. Oh, recharge our food stamp cards and pick up my free glasses. Let’s meet back at noon at the State House for the mass picketing against the greedy Republicans who want to get us jobs.
No Nursing Home
No nursing home for us. We’ll be checking into a Holiday Inn!
With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day there is a better way when we get old and too feeble.
I’ve already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it’s $59.23 per night.
Breakfast is included, and some have happy hours in the afternoon.
That leaves $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies.
Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, workout room, lounge and washer-dryer, etc.
Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap. $5 worth of tips a day you’ll have the entire staff scrambling to help you.
They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
There’s a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free.
The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp).
To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.
For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there.
While you’re at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.
It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today.
And you’re not stuck in one place forever — you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city.
Want to see Hawaii? They have Holiday Inn there too.
TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem . . . they fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.
The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are ok. If not, they’ll call an ambulance . . . or the undertaker.
If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.
News from the White House
MARCH 20, 2017:
To help save the economy, the Government will announce next month that the Immigration Department will start deporting seniors (instead of illegals) in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs. Older people are easier to catch and will not remember how to get back home.
EMAILS via CONSTANT CONTACT
We have had a problem with members being “Unsubscribed” when they did not ask to be “Unsubscribed”.
I called Constant Contact and explained my problem of members being “Unsubscribed” without asking to be. Their explanation is that when a member receives an email and wants to forward it to a friend, if for some reason, that friend hits the “Unsubscribe” button, the friend and the Member are “Unsubscribed”.
So, Constant Contact added a “Forward this Email” button. It is located just below the “Green” block near the bottom of the email. When you use this button to forward the email to a friend, if the friend were to “Unsubscribe”, it will not “Unsubscribe” you. So you are strongly encouraged to use this new “Forward to a Friend” button.
So we will try that new button and see what happens.
If you want to “Unsubscribe”, please call or email me and I’ll take you off the mailing list. I reiterate, Please do not use the “SafeUnsubscribe” button.
Around the Beat
On March 15, 2017 retired trooper Lieutenant Bernard C. Hansen passed away at age 87. Lieutenant Hansen retired in 1982 after serving with WSP for 31 years.
We are sad to announce that Don Storey passed away on February 21, 2017. Don was a Deputy with King County from 1968 to 1983. A celebration of life will be held at the Lake Wilderness Lodge 22500 SE 248 Maple Valley, WA 98038 on Sunday, April 30 at 2:00PM. Cards and remembrances may be sent to Judi Storey 26520 214 PL SE Maple Valley, WA 98038 or to the LEOFF 1 Coalition c/o Judi Storey. Don, Your incredible sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Clifford William Phillips, Sr. passed away at the age of 85 on February 23, 2017. Cliff also served in the Navy Reserves, Marines and Air Force. Cliff started his police career with the Garden Grove police department where he made the rank of Lieutenant. They then moved to the Kent area and eventually settled in Auburn where Cliff worked for the Auburn Police department for 20 years.
Trooper Timothy J. Salverson passed away in February of this year. Timothy was commissioned on January 30, 2009. He was only 49 at the time of his death.
Thomas Bingaman passed away November 2016. Tom was retired from Auburn PD.
Welcome to our Newest Members.
Thomas W. McManus – Aberdeen Police Department – Thomas is LEOFF 1 and retired in 1983, in his spare time he loves to hunt and fish.
James and Julia Knauss – King County Sheriff’s Office – Jim is LEOFF 2 and retired on July 1, 2015. Jim and Julia love to RV and are on the road a whole lot.
Jim Laing and Maureen Sullivan – King County Sheriff’s Office – Jim is LEOFF 1 and retired from the county March 2016.
Notes from our members
Ken Estes and Kathi – Kensays he is enjoying “complete” retirement, they are doing some traveling. They have a new great granddaughter and are also keeping busy with their church. Ken also says thanks for all you do for us.
Zsolt Dornay – Zsolt sends his best regards.
Dave Zanghi – Dave says thanks for all you do!
Bob Vanderway – Bob is keeping busy with his woodcarving, reading and Tai chi.
Bill Meeks – Bill let us know that he is remarried to his first wife Margie, after 36 years apart. They have two kids, four grandkids and three great grandkids. Congratulations !!
Frank Atchley – Franks says Hi and thanks for all your hard work.
Rich Krogh – Rich says thanks for all your work with this association.
Don and Arlene Lapthorne – Don says they are both doing OK and keep up the good work.
John Simmons – John says keep up the good work.
Greg Knapp – Greg sent a note to all WSRDSPOA Board members and other volunteers, “I thank all of you very much for your devoted time to this organization and to its members. I salute all of you for your selflessness to inform and help out your fellow officers and deputies. Thanks for everything you do.”
Bob Hutchinson – Bob says, “Thanks for all the Association does for us. Too bad it looks like another fight over the merger”.
Charlie Kringen – Charlie and Norma say thanks for all your work. They still winter in Arizona and summer in Montana.
Jerry Lane – Wishes all a Happy New Year and thanks.
Tom And Debra Pritchard – Tom and Debra are now living full time in Yuma, Arizona. They were getting tired of the back and forth trips every year. They say thanks for all you do. They were also gearing up for their annual Old Cops party in Yuma.
Claire Ackerman – Claire sends her best regards to everyone. Claire says she looks forward to the Hot Sheet. (Thanks Claire, hopefully you’re not the only one. Zbig) She was in Sun City through March but was unable to attend the Old Cops party. She wishes the old cops of King County good health and God’s Blessings.
Lois Lloyd – Lois says ” Buy Green bananas!” She also thinks she’s an optimist. She paid dues for the next two years!
Mike and Glenda Meeks – Mike and Glenda sent in a donation of $80 with their dues. WSRDSPOA says thank you very much!!
Randy Martz – Randy says sorry his dues are a bit late and that there is a little extra for WSRDSPOA. He wishes all a Happy New Year.
You need a Username and I will assign one to you.
You also will be assigned a temporary Password.
After you login, we recommend that you to go to “Profile” and change your Password. Look for the Black Bar at top of the window – right side says “Howdy, …” Now look to left side – it shows icon of “house & WSRDSPOA” – put mouse icon over WSRDSPOA – a drop-down window shows Dashboard – click on Dashboard.
Dashboard opens along left side – click on “Profile”.
Scroll down and make your changes – scroll to bottom and click on Blue box “Update Profile”. That should do it. This should work for adding your picture too.
If you have any trouble getting on to the website or have any questions, email or call me. Don McCabe – email: email@example.com
or call 509 951-0399.
TIME for 2017 DUES
Your annual WSRDSPOA Dues are still $20.00 per year.
Please send your $20 check to:
W S R D S P O A
P.O. Box 1805
Sumner, WA 98390
So how do I find my dues date?
For those who still receive the Hot Sheet via US Postal Service – check the mailing label for the year of your last dues payment.(It is suppose to be above your name)
Look for the Black bar across the top. Go to ” Howdy, (Your name)” at top right. See Dropdown window.
Go to “Edit My Profile” & Click.
Scroll down and on the left side you should see “Member Dues” & Year.
If you see 2015 or 2016 you owe dues. If you see 2017 or higher – you do not owe dues. Yes, you can pay up a few years ahead, but five or ten years is not necessary.
Besides, it does not guarantee you will live that long. (If you have trouble logging onto the website – please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 509-951-0399)
As a last resort only
, you can call or email our Treasurer Tina Waddle – 253-863-9188 or email@example.com
and she will check her records.
, West Side Executive Board Member: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (206) 595-6819
, West Side Executive Board Member
or call (509) 698-4648