Joe Dawson, King Co SO
West: Ronnie Johnston Tukwila PD
East: Don McCabe, Spokane Co SO
Dawn Morrow, Spokane Co SO
Jim Hill, Spokane Co SO
Members at Large
West Members At Large: Zbig Kasprzyk, King Co SO; Brent Beden, King Co SO
East Members At Large: Dennis Hooper, Spokane PD; Doug Partlow, Tukwila PD
Puget Sound Area 1st Tuesday of the Month
Johnny’s At Fife Restaurant
5211 20 ST. E.
Fife, WA. 98424
Retired Sheriff Deputies, Employees and Spouses Association
1st Monday of the Month at 11:30AM
(No meeting June, July and August)
10502 E Sprague Ave.
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
WSRDSPOA ANNUAL CONVENTION
September 5-7, 2019
Columbia Sun RV Resort
103907 Wiser Parkway
855-833-3886 or 509-420-4880 http://columbiasunrvresort.com/
Best Western Plus
4001 W 27th Avenue
Kennewick, WA, 99337
Phone: 509 586-1332
Now that we have a few months to breathe easier on the LEOFF 1 issue, let’s talk about a few other issues that can victimize those who are unprepared.
Let’s face it. We are under attack. Even if you have signed up for the “Do Not Call List” it doesn’t mean that you are not going to get sales calls, political calls and downright criminal scam calls. I received a phone call from my very own phone number the other day. Interesting? No! Disturbing? Yes! I also received a phone call from my grandson. The only problem is I don’t have a grandson. Then there are the threatening calls regarding warrants for your arrest, if you don’t submit a gift card or credit card number by telephone, text or email. Gift cards used in this manner are not traceable. Believe me, the government, your telephone company, or your computer service will not contact you this way. These crooks are crafty at using what appears to be real company identification. Don’t give your personal information away to anyone that calls you.
I’ve personally received up to fifteen calls in one day on my landline. Now I’m receiving them on my cell phone. As soon as I recognize their phone number, they change to another one. It’s to the point that if I don’t recognize the number I don’t answer. If you try to reach me by phone be sure to leave me a message. I’ll try to respond to all who call me.
Remember, your identity is easily stolen. Do your best to protect yourself by not sharing your information on the Internet. Recently I have noticed an increase in advertisements on my computer after shopping on a certain website. As frustrating as it is, try using a virtual private network (VPN) or protective software. Some are free. Do not share your information in questionnaires, such as date of birth, social security information and/or NEVER confirm bank information or your passwords to anyone over the Internet or telephone that you don’t call. Criminals are waiting for your information and if they can get their hands on your card numbers they will charge faster than you can cancel your account. One of my cards was recently compromised while on a trip. One of the usual attempts is to make a small purchase, maybe a dollar to see if the information will work. Luckily a security agent contacted me about the purchase, which I denied. The bank immediately cancelled my card and had a new one shipped to me in two days. It’s a good idea to have a backup card. I was lucky!
Have a great summer. Looking for you at the Annual Convention in September.
Columbia Sun RV Resort
Thursday, September 05, 2019
0900 Golf at Canyon Lakes
1830-2030 Banquet at Canyon lakes Clubhouse
Guest speaker, Dr. Bob Bartlett, “Jumping into Fire: Black Army Airborne Firefighters in the Pacific Northwest, 1945”
Friday, September 06, 2019
0900-1130 General business meeting at Columbia Sun RV Resort event center
1200-1330 Men’s and Women’s luncheon at Country Gentleman
1330-1730 Free time
1730 Potluck gathering at RV event center
Saturday, September 07, 2019
0900-1100 Board meeting, RV event center
THE OLYMPIA REPORT
HOUSE BILL 2144 (LEOFF 2)
This bill was written about in our April newsletter. House Bill 2144 passed and was signed into law by the Governor.
After talking to different LEOFF 2 folks there seems to be some concern over this bill. I strongly recommend people look the bill up and read what it’s about. In short, the bill set up a secondary fund within the LEOFF 2 fund. Greedy lawmakers cannot touch this secondary fund as it stays within the LEOFF 2 retirement fund. The whole purpose of the bill was to take some of our surplus and form a “benefits improvement fund”. With this “benefits improvement fund”, it will be easier for the LEOFF 2 Board to make improvements with LEOFF 2 in the future. The two questions I got, over and over, was, what those improvements would be and would they help out those of us that have already retired. I don’t have a crystal ball so I have no idea what improvements we would be looking at. My understanding is that nothing will happen quickly as the fund needs a chance to grow before there is enough money to make any major changes. The retired LEOFF 2 members need to keep abreast of what the LEOFF 2 board is doing just like the LEOFF 1 retirees are doing.
Zbig Kasprzyk, Editor
BRUCE’S BOOK REVIEW
Roughing It by Mark Twain
I would describe this book as a semi-autobiographical travelogue. Though one of Mark Twain’s lesser known works and the only non-fiction book of his that I can think of, I found Roughing It quite enjoyable on several levels.
First, even though this might technically be a work of non-fiction, no one can tell a story, whether it be true or not, quite like Mark Twain.
Second, it gives us a firsthand account of that time period when the ‘west’ really was wild and largely separated from the rest of the country.
Third, and I know this is a little peevish, I found his description of California eerily prophetic. “The idea of a man falling into rapture over grave and somber California….comes very near being funny–would be, in fact, but that it is so pathetic.”
The book describes traveling for weeks by the Butterfield Overland Mail stage line, seeing riders of the Pony Express at full speed on the trail and the rigors of trying to make, and keep, a fortune in the essentially lawless silver mines near Carson City, Nevada in the early 1860s. What makes this story a bit unusual is that it is being told from the ‘modern era’ of a dozen years later when a trip from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Francisco via the transcontinental railroad could now be made in less than a week. Telegraph lines to California made communications almost instantaneous. What a truly amazing age they now lived in!
I think Mark Twain could make a description of changing a light bulb entertaining. If you haven’t read this one, I highly recommend it.
Concealed Carry Information
The following article is reprinted from the WASPC website.
The following information is provided to assist WASPC members understand the current state and federal law regarding the rights of retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons. This should not be considered legal advice. Please contact your legal advisor regarding any legal interpretations you may need.
There are three basic provisions of Washington State law and Federal law that govern the carrying of concealed weapons by retired officers. There is a provision of RCW that allows retired officers from Washington to carry concealed weapons in Washington. There is a provision of Federal law that allows retired officers from anywhere in the country to carry concealed weapons anywhere in the country under certain circumstances. Finally, there is a provision of RCW that allows Washington State law enforcement agencies to issue firearms certificates to document the officer’s eligibility under Federal law.
The least complicated provision is RCW 9.41.060. This is a fairly long standing provision that grants retired officers from Washington the same privileges as if they held a Concealed Pistol License. This does not require any background check on the part of the law enforcement agency and is valid so long as the retired officer meets the restrictions placed upon the privilege. Those restrictions are that the retired officer has not been convicted or found not guilty by reason of insanity of a crime making him or her ineligible for a concealed pistol license; and b) the retired officer has obtained documentation from a law enforcement agency within Washington state from which he or she retired that is signed by the agency’s chief law enforcement officer and that states the retired officer was retired in good standing for service or physical disability.
The Federal Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA – 18USC926C) authorizes retired and separated law enforcement officers nationwide to carry concealed weapons throughout the country. To qualify, retired officers must (1) be retired or separated in good standing as a law enforcement officer for reasons other than mental instability; (2) prior to retirement have been authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for any violation of law; (3) prior to retirement have had the statutory powers of arrest; (4) have served at least 10 years; (5) not be prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm; and (6) qualify, annually, with the type of firearm to be carried. Although Washington does not have a single qualification standard, WASPC recommends that officers use the qualification course currently specified by the WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Click here for the qualification standard. There is no permit, per se, that is issued to officers. Retired officers should carry their retired officer credentials and proof of firearms proficiency.
The Washington State Legislature in an attempt to make it easier for retired officers to document their privilege under LEOSA, passed legislation later codified as RCW 36.28A.090 (HB 2226). WASPC as required by this statute developed a firearms qualification. It is important to note that no background check is required for officers to exercise their privilege under LEOSA.
Click here for a copy of the qualification form. Click here to visit the CJTC’s “Firearms LEOSA Concealed Carry Qualification” information. For more information, please contact the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission at (206) 439-3740.
Retired officers from Washington have a clear privilege to carry concealed weapons in Washington under certain restrictions. They are required to meet the restrictions and there is no responsibility placed on law enforcement agencies. There is no permit required. Retired officers from across the country can carry concealed weapons anywhere in the United States under certain circumstances. There is no requirement for law enforcement agencies to issue any permit or certificate. Law enforcement agencies must determine for themselves whether or not they wish to become involved in that process for retired officers.
AROUND THE BEAT
Justin Richard DeRosier, Cowlitz County Deputy, EOW 14 April, 2019
Deputy Sheriff Justin Richard DeRosier, 29, was killed in the line of duty on April 14, 2019.
Justin was born in Kailua, Hawaii January 28, 1990, to parents Neil and Kelly DeRosier. Justin attended Kelso public schools and graduated from Kelso High School in 2008. In 2012, Justin graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.
Justin’s law enforcement career spanned 8 years, beginning in 2011 first as a reserve deputy for the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office, then as a police officer in Alaska for the Bristol Bay Borough Police. Justin became a full-time Deputy Sheriff for the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office in 2013, and was sworn in as Deputy Sheriff for the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office in 2016.Justin had many hobbies and talents but particularly enjoyed outdoor activities, adventures, classic cars, music, and spending time with his family and friends. Justin leaves behind the two loves of his life, his beloved wife of two and a half years, Katherine Anne “Katie” (Smart), and their precious daughter Lillian Naomi, who is six months old. They were his pride and joy.
Justin is survived by his sister and best friend, Jenna DeRosier; parents, Neil and Kelly DeRosier of Kelso, WA; grandparents Richard and Darlene DeRosier of Kelso, WA, Sharon O’Connell of Castle Rock, WA; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and friends-all of whom Justin considered family.
Preceding Justin in death was his grandfather, Richard O’Connell.
Russell A. Patterson. Retired King County Deputy. Russell A Patterson, Sr, 62 of Auburn WA, passed away at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Russ was surrounded by family and close friends. He is survived by his wife, Dianna, son Russ Jr., (Mindy), and daughters Danya Pardo, Terri Piatt (Donald), and Melissa. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. His father, Mel Patterson, preceded him in death in 2013. Mother, Karen Patterson, still resides in Poulsbo WA. Also surviving are his sisters, Karen Lynn (Michael), and Vickie.
Russ’s greatest joy was family, as his nieces and nephews will attest to that. His second would have been close friends. He touched the lives of so many. He was extremely proud to be a third-generation military veteran. Upon completing AA Stagg High School in Stockton CA, he immediately enlisted in the army. His MOS was military police and dog handler. After that was civilian life as a crane mechanic and enlistment in the Air Force Reserve. He soon left the crane mechanic gig to work for Bangor Police, then a big jump to King County Sheriff’s Office. Thirty years later he was forced into retirement due to injuries he sustained while ‘on the job’. He retired in 2010. He was definitely a diehard flag waver as all his friends and family will attest. He will be missed.
Bill Miller. Retired Lake Forest Park PD. Bill passed away from cancer on March 31, 2019.
Roy Schroeder. Retired King County Sheriff’s Office.Roy was born on 10-19-33 in Yakima WA. His early years were spent in boy scouts and helping his grandpa with his little red wagon at his coal stand in Pike Place Market. He studied to become a Lutheran minister at Concordia College in Portland, OR. When the Korean War started he enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Alaska and ran the printing press for the “Alaska Sportsman” magazine. After leaving the Army he realized he could not support a wife and 4 children on a minister’s pay so he became a KCSO deputy. He graduated from the academy in 1959. He would work for KCSO in many different capacities until his retirement in 1985. He then went to work as a fraud investigator for Peoples Bank (now US Bank.) There he would meet the love of his life, his 3rd and last wife Karen. Roy enjoyed many hobbies during his life including hunting, fishing, boating and RVing until numerous health problems took over. Roy passed away on Memorial Day May 27th 2019 at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife Karen, 4 children, 2 stepchildren and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Daniel “Dan” F. Nolan. Retired King County Sheriff’s Office. Dan was born on January 4, 1930 in Knocknagoshel, County Kerry, Ireland. He passed away on June 12, 2019 in Seattle. Dan immigrated to the U.S. in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. Dan served 31 years for the King County Sheriff’s Office.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; and grandson, Daniel. Survived by his five children, Tom (Frida), Dan (Luz), Tim, Eileen, John (Crystal); grandchildren, Tami (Jon), Brendan (Mackenzie), Christina (Anthony), Siobhan (Brian), Sean (Alexa), Riley, Danielle and Gavin; and great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Nolan.
His family remembers him as a hardworking, loving and dedicated father. Everyone who knew him unanimously remembers him as a charming gentleman.
Welcome to our newest members.
Jim and Tanya Homiston King County Sheriff’s Office
Jim retired in 1992 and loves to fish, hunt, golf and boating. Jim also loves old cars.
Joe Dawson, President: firstname.lastname@example.org (425) 392-4361 (C) (206) 817-8376
Ronnie Johnston, West Side Vice President: email@example.com
Don McCabe, Vice President East Side & Website Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org (509) 951-0399
Dawn Morrow, Secretary: email@example.com (509) 928-7182 (C) 509 464-9773
Jim Hill, Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org (509) 362-2025
Zbig Kasprzyk, West Side Executive Board Member: email@example.com
Brent Beden, West Side Executive Board Member: firstname.lastname@example.org (C)
Dennis Hooper, East Side Executive Board Member: email@example.com (C)
Doug Partlow, East Side Executive Board Member: firstname.lastname@example.org (C)
Zbig Kasprzyk, Hot Sheet Editor: email@example.com (206) 818-7476
Gerry Drake, Bears, Coins etc: firstname.lastname@example.org (C) 206 321-1952
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