Police Union President Punished For Public Comments While In Uniform

NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI – Acting Police Chief Chris Pelagio has punished the head of the local police union for wearing his uniform while attending an April 27 budget hearing to question Mayor Charles Lombardi’s proposal to give the chief a raise. “I guess you can’t tell the truth at a public hearing if it strikes […]

‘Firefighter Of The Year’ Faces Layoff Without Federal Grant

SAGINAW, MI – He’s just 24 years old, but Saginaw firefighter Brandon Hausbeck already has earned the respect of his department. In 2014, he was given the department’s “Firefighter of the Year” award. Less than a year later, though, Hausbeck’s job could become a casualty of budget cuts if the department cannot secure another federal […]

Voters Support El Paso Firefighters In Historic Election

EL PASO, TX – A historic election led to a historic win for El Paso Firefighters. The call went out and this time, it was voters who responded for their first responders. A record number of voters went to the polls for firefighters, to save them from a pay cut. “The citizens have made that […]

Fired Officer Wins Back Pay Of $195,507 From Buffalo Police Department

BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo Police Officer Jorge I. Melendez got caught overseeing a major marijuana-growing operation four years ago. Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda and other department officials were so offended by Melendez’s behavior that he was immediately fired in May 2012. Now it is going to cost the city nearly $200,000 in back pay to […]

Mayor Announces 10 Percent Pay Raise For NOPD; Firefighters React With Strong Words

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Strong words tonight for Mayor Mitch Landrieu from the New Orleans Fire fighter’s union. Fire fighters feel left out after the mayor announced police officers will get a 10 percent raise. It’s no secret that the New Orleans Police Department has had problems with manpower since Hurricane Katrina. On Friday, the […]