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Johnston County Deputy Paul West was shot in the line of
duty on September 11, 1995, his partner Lt. Ronald
Medlin, was wounded by the gunman who killed Deputy
West. Ron retired a few years after the shooting
and his health declined. In November of 2010,
Johnston County law enforcement officers were made aware
Ron was in need of financial support and members of
police departments across the County, along with the
Johnston County Fraternal Order of Police were able to
raise the $2500 he needed to cover some of his expenses.
On 11 November 2010 Ron was presented with the donations
- and with the reassurance that we take care of our
Back to School...
fourth consecutive year, Johnston County Fraternal Order
of Police Lodge 88 has donated various school supplies
to Johnston County Schools to assist disadvantaged
school children. During fundraising efforts held from
April through July, lodge members collected more than
$9,000 that helped pay for 700 book bags, boxes of
crayons and bags of pencils and rulers as well as 1,400
packs of loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks and glue
sticks. Image Builders of Clayton also assisted with
providing supplies. FOP members led by Lodge 88 past
president Jason Hutchins and treasurer Ron Freeman
delivered the supplies to JCS Facility Services on
Monday, where they were packaged by Central Office and
Facility Services staff. Representatives from all 44 JCS
schools this week will distribute the supplies to 700
A special thanks to Jason Hutchins for coordinating
the event and ensuring it's success and to all those who
donated to Lodge 88 during our annual fundraiser;
without your support we could not give back to the
communities we serve.
Documenting Use of Force
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 the Johnston County
Fraternal Order of Police hosted a training seminar in
conjunction with the Johnston County Community College
for a free class on documenting use of force.
The class was instructed instructed by John Blum from
the State of North Carolina Training Academy with goals
to teach police officers how to effectively document, in
writing, their overall actions and decisions to employ
force during a situation. Thank you to lodge
delegate Joe Dugdale for organizing this event with Mr.
Blum and the Johnston Community College - and especially
to Jon Blum for taking the time to share is knowledge
with members of JoCo law enforcement.
For more information on the course
check out Jon's website here.
New Board of Directors
Congratulations to the new board of directors elected to represent
Lodge 88. A swearing in will be conducted soon and we wish them the
best of luck in serving our membership! Thank you to the outgoing
board for helping to create and establish JoCo Lodge 88 - and for
all of their service to the order.
Derek L Mobley, President - NCSHP
Ron Daniels, Vice President - Selma Police
Andy Jernigan, 2nd Vice President - Clayton Police
Scott Holzshu, Secretary - Clayton Police
Ronnie Freeman, Treasurer - Clayton Police
Michael Baldwin, Sgt at Arms - retired LEO
Jeff Porter, Lodge Trustee - Clayton Police
Brian Obranovich, Recruitment - Smithfield Police
It's a Boy!!!
Donation to honor our fallen comrades
honors our fallen heroes
makes donation to Clayton Crime
purchases school supplies for 500 underprivileged children
Donations $500 To Wilson's Mills Fire Department
County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has presented a
$500 check to the Wilson’s Mills Fire Department to help
with operations and expenses. FOP President Jason
Hutchins presented the check to Wilson’s Mills Fire
Chief Ricky Barbour on Friday. “We’re glad to help
out Wilson’s Mills Fire Department,” Hutchins said. “We
try to put money back in the community. It’s a good
cause.” Firemen say donations like those from the
FOP help keep fire taxes low in the district. The
FOP is currently involved in a fundraising campaign. If
you would like to make a donation to the Fraternal Order
Of Police in Johnston County call 919-553-9124.
President Ryan Benson, FOP President Jason Hutchins,
Wilson's Mills Fire Chief Ricky Barbour, and Wilson's
Mills District Chief Bentley Powell.
Heroes are NEVER forgotten!
Over 75 people attended the
first annual Police Officers Memorial held Wednesday
night at the Johnston County Courthouse in Smithfield . The event was held to honor
fallen officers, as part of National Police Memorial
Week, was sponsored by Lodge 88 of the
NC Fraternal Order of Police.
State Senator Fred Smith of Clayton was the
keynote speaker. Lodge 88 President Jason Hutchins
said the memorial and candlelight vigil will become an
annual event to remember law enforcement officers in Johnston County who died while protecting others.
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support the
families of loved lost. Additional photos from the
service can be seen
OVER 2000 Child DNA KITS
THANK YOU to all the lodge
members who took time out from their personal and
professional lives to pass out Child ID / DNA
kits during Smithfield's HAM AND YAM Festival on May 5th
and 6th. The ID Complete is the best of both
worlds. This Kit combines fingerprinting and Whatman FTA
DNA Technology. The DNA Technology is patented and
widely used in crime labs and through state law
enforcement applications nationally. Historically,
successful storage and recovery of DNA required test
tubes, hazardous buffers, ultra-low freezers and storage
media. DNA can be stored at room temperature for
years and remain stable for analysis. This is an amazing
product which lodge 88 was happy to share with the
community we are sworn to protect.
FOP Members Deliver Easter Baskets To Needy Residents
On Friday, April 6th members of
Johnston County Fraternal Order of Police
brought smiles to the faces of a
number of Johnston County residents by delivering Easter
food baskets for those in need. Pictured are Lodge
President Jason Hutchins and 2nd Vice President Jason
Barnes with Elsie Sellers of Clayton.
Meals on FOP Wheels..
December 26, 2006 members of the Johnston County
Fraternal Order of Police not only provided the funding
for the Clayton Senior Center's meals on
wheels program - they made the deliveries
themselves. Thanks to the men and women and family
members of Lodge 88, some 30 seniors were provided with
a hot meal and warms smiles.
Bryan Beatty recognized for supporting Lodge 88...
of the Lodge 88 met with North Carolina Crime Control
and Public Safety Secretary Bryan Beatty on
21 November to present him with a plaque of
appreciation. Secretary Beatty was the keynote
speaker at the memorial service held for Deputy Paul
West on 27 September. His presence and indelible
words to Paul's family, friends & co-workers honored and
reassured them Paul is not forgotten. The members
of Lodge 88 are grateful to have his support honoring
our fallen comrades.
Memorial service honors fallen comrade...
Johnston County Deputy Paul West was killed in the
line of duty on 11 September 1995. In
March of 2006 Paul's gravesite, along with 43 others was
vandalized at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Smithfield,
On 27 September 2006 we held
a memorial service and rededication for Paul and his
family. Bryan Beatty, Director of the North
Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety
was the keynote speaker addressing how heroes are
Local address, world class service...
"Jack" O'Hale of
Narron, O'Hale and Whittington, P.A.
has agreed to represent members of Johnston County FOP
Lodge 88 through the North Carolina Fraternal Order of
Police Defense fund.
Legal Defense Fund is for those situations where the law
enforcement officer inflicts fatal or serious injuries
upon a person or persons, is sued for civil damages or
prosecuted on criminal charges related to any incident
that occurs within the member's scope of employment or
faces suspension without pay or termination as a result
of any incident that occurs within the member's scope of