Dec 05 2017

FOP Cops and Kids Christmas Shopping Event

Posted by alan.mefferd in General

Thanks to Meijers for their assistance and support again this year to make our FOP Cops and Kids Christmas Shopping Event another success.

Thanks also to Jim Sherrick and Barbers Give Bikes for  providing the new bicycles to the kids and to the Lima Rotary Club for the helmets.

Thank you also to the following:

RTA for providing two busses and two volunteer drivers for transporting the children to Meijer, TJ’s Pizza for providing the pizza for the party, The FOPA members who helped with all of the wrapping and other behind-the-scenes work, Allen County Sheriff’s Office for their donation from “No-Shave November”, The Sand Trap Foundation Golf Outing, Kohl’s Department Store, Tri-State Gun Club, Horizon Networking Professionals, Allen County Special Deputies in conjunction with Dominion East Ohio Gas, and the many, many people who donated time or money for this cause. Thanks to all who supported us and made it possible. Because of you, 85 children in 55 families from 19 Lima-Allen County schools will now have a Christmas that they would otherwise not have had.

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Aug 07 2014


Posted by mike.watkins in General

The next meeting of FOP #21 and FOPA #8 will be held on Tuesday February 20, 2018.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with the dinner following at 6:30 p.m. Social time will immediately follow the dinner. This allows those with small children at home to be home at a decent hour and still be able to participate in the meeting of their lodges.

This is the meeting after the FOP Gun Raffle. Come see who the big winners were. It’s also the time to start consolidating the FOPA Gun Raffle tickets. If you have yours sold… or most of them… or none of them… get them to the meeting so the unsold tickets can be dispersed among those that still need some and have buyers waiting in line for them.

Apr 11 2014


Posted by alan.mefferd in General

The State Fraternal Order of Police Associates has a Scholarship Assistance program for children of FOP members. A parent or legal guardian must be a per-capita paying member in good standing of the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio and be either active, retired or disabled. Children of a deceased parent who was a member in good standing at the time of death are also eligible.

The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis of scholastic merit, economic need and goals in life. The total amount of the scholarship is $4,000 payable in eight installments over a four year period as long as the student is enrolled in an accredited college or university. At least one scholarship is awarded annually.

Applications must be completed and postmarked NO LATER THAN MAY 1st to be considered.

Download the application here: FOPA State Application-16


Dec 16 2011

FOPA 52-Gun Raffle

Posted by alan.mefferd in General

The fifth round drawings began on Wednesday April 6, 2016 and are based on Ohio’s Evening Pick 3 Lottery Game. Look at the page on the right (FOPA 52-Gun Raffle – Round 5) to see a list of the winners each week. Only 1,000 numbers, from 000 to 999 were available, and the winning numbers are again based on the Wednesday Evening Ohio Lottery Pick 3 Game. Winners each week are featured on here:

Tickets for the next round are available from FOPA and FOP members.  The first drawing is Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Apr 21 2010


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