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Death of Deputy John Kotfila Jr.


Upon hearing of the tragic accident that claimed the life of Deputy John Kotfilia Jr. The lodge was contacted to provide any assistance that we could. Phone calls were made and we reached out to our members and contacts.
The Florida State Lodge and District 3 lodges activated the disaster relief trailer to provide water at the funeral. The trailer was manned by members from Pasco, Polk, Tampa, Manatee and Pinellas counties. One of our contacts were able to contact OUTBACK and arranged to have 1,000 meals to be served after the funeral. SAMS CLUB was also contacted and provided water. The lodge worked in unison with Colonel J. R Burton to ensure everything was covered.
The Florida State Lodge Chaplain came up from Miami with a F.O.P bible. President Preston, Chaplain Bello and I presented the bible to the Kotfila family. The F.O.P District 3 lodges presented a $1,000.00 check for in line of duty death benefit.
Thanks for everyone’s assistance. The F.O.P did a great job.

John Couey


President Couey, 2nd Vice President Clamon and Treasurer Bordonaro attended the Florida State Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police Board of Directors Meeting in Orlando Florida.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #108 had submitted a change in the current Constitution & By-Laws that was presented to the Constitution & By-Laws committee for review and was voted on and approved by the committee.

On February 14, 2015, At the General Session, the Constitution & By-Laws for Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #108 were voted on and approved.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #108 Constitution & By-Laws supersedes all previous versions and are effective as of February 14, 2015

Bright Now Dental Service now Available

As an added benefit to being a member of F.O.P Lodge #108, we have authorized Bright Now Dental to offer their discount dental service to the members and and their families. You will be receiving a brochure in the mail explaining what Bright Now Dental has to offer.

When you receive the brochure, Bright Now Dental refers to offering dental services to union members for nearly 40 years and has wording in the brochure referring to you being a union member. This does not apply to F.O.P #108 as we are a Fraternal Lodge, but members can still receive the benefits.

Bright Now Dental offers a reduced fee schedule that provides 40% savings from average cost on most procedures for all active and retired members and their immediate families. (F.O.P) and (F.O.P.A).

June General Meeting


Highlights of Florida State FOP Memorial Service 2012

Attached is a link to youtube that was sent to us from President Preston.  This shows highlights of the Fl FOP State Memorial service.  If you look closely at about
4:39 in to the video you will see Shelbie and Paul Blanchard Jr.
The members of the Fl State Memorial committee work very hard to put this together and our lodge is always honored to be a integral working part of this committee.  Please feel free to share this link with family and friends.