Welcome to the Jason Conklin Memorial Lodge 957 Website.
This site is dedicated to our brother and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The central mission of our Lodge is to ensure that the fallen officers of the Orange County law enforcement community are never forgotten. To further this goal, our lodge has erected and dedicated two memorial walls at the entrance of the County Courthouse that list the names of the 28 members of the Orange County law enforcement community that have died in the line of duty. We are also dedicated to honoring the families and loved ones of these fallen heroes for their sacrifice, dignity and courage. To honor and recognize these very special people, we hold the Orange County Law Enforcement Memorial Service every year on the first Friday in May to coincide with the start of Police Week. Our other main objective is to promote fraternal, social and charitable events among the law enforcement community and foster good relations between all members of law enforcement. We also advocate on the behalf of our members using the legislative and political process.
We also intend:
to support and defend the Constitution of the United States
to inculcate loyalty and allegiance to the United States of America
to 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 amongst 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.
Your lodge dues for 2021 is due.
We can now accept payment by credit card at any meeting. Cash or checks are of course accepted as well.
We are also continuing our successful membership drive next year, sign up 5 new members and your dues are free for the next year. Lodge courtesy cards "should" be available at this upcoming meeting.
If paying by check please download this form and submit it at the next meeting or mail it to:
Fraternal Order of Police
P.O. Box 2122
Monroe NY 10949-2122
Letter From The President
American Legion Post 488
As we emerge from one of the toughest winters in several years, and hopefully the beginning of the end of the COVID 19 pandemic and a return to normalcy, I want to update you on some upcoming important events.
Our annual St. Patrick's Day meeting will be held on Tuesday March 9th at 7:30 PM at the American Legion in Monroe. I'm sure that many of you are looking forward to this meeting which will include a full catering traditional Irish dinner catered by Rob McHugh from Tequila Grill. Just a reminder that COVID restrictions and mitigation practices, including temperature screening, social distancing and mask wearing, remain in place for the meeting. I urge all of you to use your own discretion and take into account your own personal health conditions prior to attending the meeting.
COVID 19 Vaccinations - Members that have registered for the COVID vaccine with the Orange County Department of Health and have yet to receive an appointment, please contact me at email@example.com and I'll see what I can do to expedite the process. Please include your full name, date of birth and best contact number in your email.
I have received permission from Orange County to proceed with the Orange County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service which will be held on Friday May 7th at 6pm. As I have said in the past, I strongly urge all of you to make every possible effort to attend the memorial service as a show of support for the family members that have suffered the irreparable loss of their loved ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice. More information regarding the names of the officers being enshrined on the memorial walls will be forthcoming. We anticipate at least one line of duty combat related death and several 9/11 related LOD passings to be added at the service in May.
Please note that National Police Week is still scheduled for May 13th through May 16th in Washington D.C. However, the level of public participation and schedule of events is still to be decided upon. With the Nation's Capitol looking like a cross between a third world military junta occupation, along with continued insistence by the current administration that active/retired cops and military are part of a plot to overthrows the duly elected government, I wouldn't bet on there being much of a Police Week this year....or at least not what the brave men and women of law enforcement truly deserve. Also of note, the New York State Police Officer Memorial Service has been rescheduled from its usual date in May to September 28th, 2021.
FOP Car Show - I'm happy to report that the annual FOP 957 car show will be held on Sunday June 13, 2021, 10am-3pm, at the Orange County Fire Training Center in Goshen. Last year's event was an incredible success and we're looking forward to an even bigger and more successful show this year. My sincere thanks to Chuck Quick from Charles Quick Nationwide Insurance and the incredible Diana Kydon for hosting, and running the event. The proceeds from the event assist with the holding of the Orange County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service each year, as well as planned upgrades to the memorial walls. Please spread the word to your car enthusiast friends, especially those that have classic police cars.
Jason Conklin Memorial Lodge 597
Fraternal Order of Police
Sunday June 13th. Our 5th Annual Car show to benefit the Orange County Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Goshen NY. We are proud to support the FOP Jason Conklin Memorial Lodge #957 each year and this very important cause.
All years, makes, models welcome! Top 25 Plus Specialty Awards!
$300 club participation prize, food, music, K9 demonstrations, Project Safe Child by the Orange County Sheriff Dept, SWAT Team Display and more!
2020 Wreath Laying Ceremony
Wreath Laying Ceremony- In Remembrance of Orange County Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty.
On Saturday December 5th, members of the FOP and police officers from various agencies in Orange County assembled at the County Courthouse to place Christmas wreaths on the Orange County Law Enforcement Memorial.
The group then dispersed throughout the county to place wreaths at the final resting places of our departed heroes throughout our county.
Port Jervis PD Officers placed Christmas wreaths provided by the FOP at the grave sites of Port Jervis City Police Officer John L. MacKechnie and NYS Trooper Inv. Joseph Aversa. located in St. Mary's Cemetery after a brief service.
To join the Jason Conklin Memorial Lodge 957 you must be an active or retired law enforcement officer that lives or works in Orange County New York. If you meet the above criteria feel free to download our current membership application by CLICKING HERE.
If you would like to pay your dues, re-join or sponsor a new member
please click on this LINK for our lodge's membership application.
Don't forget our membership drive, sign up 5 new members and your dues are free for the following year.
Sign up the most new members
and win a custom embroidered lodge
3 season jacket or fleece.