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Thanks to all who ordered Sgt. Bertram EOW Wristbands & T-Shirts

The Clark County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 181 would like to thank everyone who purchased Sgt. Bertram CHPD End of Watch Memorial Wristbands and T-Shirts.  All profits from the sale of these two items will directly go to benefit  efforts of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) to send members of the surviving Bertram family to Washington D.C., in May of 2019; to participate in National Police Week, including the adding of Sgt. Ben Bertram’s name to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.  Nearly 300 wristbands and 400 t-shirts have been purchased during this fund raiser that ended January 31, 2019. …
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FOP Scholarship Program 19 Announced

The Indiana State FOP Scholarship Committee has announced the application process for their 2019 Scholarship Program.  The Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police will award a number of scholarships toeach District (Northwest, Northeast, Central, Southwest, and Southeast) based on 10% of the District’s total active membership with a maximum number not to exceed 20.  These scholarships will be awarded annually at the State Conference. All applicants must be an immediate relative (son, daughter, stepson, or stepdaughter) of an active Indiana FOP member. All applications must precede the applicants 22nd birthday.  The award is open to any secondary education program from any accredited institution. This includes but…
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Next Business Meeting January 15th

The next regular business meeting of Clark FOP Lodge 181 membership will be held on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 beginning at 5:00 pm in the lodge. As a reminder, Membership dues can be arranged electronically on this site at http://clarkfop181.org/electronic-payments. Civilian supporters can also easily support your local FOP by becoming an Associate Member for just $25.00 per year.  For more information and make arrangements for new or renewals go to http://clarkfop181.org/electronic-payments/. Please follow and like us:

In The Line of Duty Death of Sgt. Ben Bertram

POLICE K9 SGT. BENTON HURLEY “BEN” BERTRAM, 33 YEARS OF AGE, A NINE YEAR VETERAN OFFICER OF THE CHARLESTOWN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FORMER CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT CORRECTIONS OFFICER; DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON DECEMBER 12TH, 2018, WHILE IN PURSUIT OF A FLEEING FELON. SGT. BERTRAM IS SURVIVED BY HIS K9 PARTNERS K9 KUBO AND K9 FRANCO, HIS PARENTS LUKE AND DIANE BERTRAM, SISTER LINDSEY WOLFF, NIECE LILLY WOLFF, BROTHER-IN-LAW MAJOR TIMOTHY WOLFF, ASSISTANT CHIEF OF THE CHARLESTOWN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND AMANDA ABBOTT. VISITATION WILL BE HELD MONDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, 2018 FROM 1400 TO 1900 HOURS,…
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IN State FOP Website Links

As a courtesy and convenience for our members, the following links will directly take you to the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police website for easy access and arrangements for obtaining: LEGAL DEFENSE FUND RENEWAL AND ENROLLMENT INDIANA FOP LICENSE PLATES HOME PAGE   Please follow and like us:

Welcome to the On-Line Home of FOP Lodge 181

This site is the official website of the the Clark Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 181, based in Charlestown, Indiana.  Check back soon for more information and content about our re-surging local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, comprised of members from the Charlestown Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Conservation Department, Indiana State Police, Indiana University Southeast Police Department, and Sellersburg Police Department. Please follow and like us:

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