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December 19, 2018 | Our New Website

The Jim "Billy" Barnes Memorial Lodge #71 has a new website. Our previous website was useful, but was becoming more out of date. With new technology and better website platforms, Lodge #71 decided to revamp their website to be more useful. Our hope is that our members, visitors, and the public will utilize the website to stay up to date on current Lodge #71 events, news, updates, and more. This new website will allow us to interact with everyone with ease. Please look around our website and sign up for our email list.

- FOP President, Pat Burns

January 25, 2019 | Brother Grogan Benefit

Pensacola Police Officer Stephen Grogan is in a battle for his life. Brother Grogan was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) in July of 2017 after complaining of headaches. 

Stephen was able to have a successful total resection of his tumor followed by radiation therapy and chemotherapy at the beginning of this battle. Stephen's last MRI on 1/07/2019 found a new tumor on his brain. The tumor is located inside his corpus callosum in both left and right hemispheres of his brain. Stephen has been given a diagnosis of less than a year to live. Due to the location of his tumor he is not eligible for surgery or a gamma knife procedure and now has to depend on a clinical trial to save his life. 

The FOP will stand strong with Brother Grogan and his family. The FOP is accepting donations to provide support to the Grogan Family. If you can help, please donate today! The FOP is also coordinating several upcoming fundraisers for Brother Grogan. Please check back to see up to date information for the upcoming fundraisers. 

- FOP Secretary, James Daniels

February 20, 2019 | AR15/M16 Rifle Raffle

The Fraternal Order of Police is currently conducting a raffle drawing for participants to have a chance to win a brand new AR15/M16 rifle valued at over $2,000. The rifle is being raffled with the help of our sponsor DC Guns, LLC. The firearms can be viewed at their store front located at 6020 W. Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Florida, 32506. Raffle tickets can be received from any member of the FOP's Board of Directors, in-person at DC Guns, LLC, or by donating via PayPal. $20 donation per raffle ticket. Limit 5 raffle tickets per person. Your chances of winning are greater with only 500 tickets being given out. 

- FOP Secretary, James Daniels