Ride and Run to Remember
Dear FLEOA Members,
Members, friends & family, and supporters, its still not too late to join the FLEOA Chapter 9 team for the Ride and Run to Remember scheduled for October 10 & 11, 2015. Whether you’re already in the DC Metro Area, plan to be there during October 10, 11, 2015, or want to travel in specifically for the event you are welcome to join the DC Chapter for this important event supporting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (NLEOM).
The Ride and Run to Remember has an option for everyone. Do you want to brave the athletic challenge of being a Road Warrior-completing both the Ride and the Run-or just have a great time with the 2K walk? Pick a type and join the FLEOA team today!
On October 10, 2015 commencing at 09:00 there is a 5K running course and 2k walk being held, with beginning and ending gates located at the NLEOM in Judiciary Square, NW, Washington, DC. Public transportation is suggested to the memorial, however limited parking will be available in the area.
On October 11, 2015, commencing at 07:15 there is a 55- or 30-mile bike ride route, with starting and ending gates located at the National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland. Ample parking and accommodations are available at the National Harbor.
You can be a “Road Warrior” and participate in both the Ride and the Run. Or you can be a virtual participant, where you fund-raise, and ride or run remotely. You could walk a 2K route with the Run on October 10. You could even volunteer and help us make this event happen!
So, what are you waiting for? Go to the website and search for FLEOA under the team section, then sign up for what is surely the best law enforcement support event of the year!
Thank you for your support!
FLEOA Chapter 9
Chapter 9 is the largest FLEOA chapter in the US, with over 2300 members. FLEOA is the largest nonpartisan, professional association, representing exclusively federal law enforcement officers. FLEOA represents over 26,000 federal agents from over 65 different federal law enforcement agencies. FLEOA is a member of the National Law Enforcement Steering Committee and the Executive Board of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
FLEOA, founded in 1977, is a volunteer organization. Born out of necessity by a group of concerned agents from Customs, IRS-CI, TIGTA, FBI and INS, FLEOA’s primary tenant was, and still is, legal assistance and representation are only a phone call away.
FLEOA also provides a legislative voice for the federal law enforcement community. FLEOA works hard for the passage of legislation that benefits federal law enforcement officers. FLEOA’s legislative activity has been instrumental in increasing the death benefits for federal law enforcement officers; increasing premium pay for 1811s to 25% of a criminal investigators actual grade; passage of Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) in 1994; extending LEAP for Special Agents of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security in 1998; passage of the Degan Bill, which provides scholarships for spouses and children of those killed in the line of duty; passage of the Federal LEO Good Samaritan Act; and passage of the Congressional Medal of Honor for Law Enforcement.
Currently FLEOA’s legislative activity is focused on: law enforcement disability legislation; retirees’ carry authority; amending the Good Samaritan Act to include criminal liability coverage for law enforcement; the creation of a voluntary sick leave bank; authorization for LEOSA qualified active and retired officers to fly armed; allow retiring federal officers to apply their “max-out” LEAP towards their retirement annuity; and oppose legislation that seeks to misinterpret the ECPA and raise the standard for law enforcement to obtain pen registers.
FLEOA’s National Officers are all active duty federal agents. FLEOA business is conducted during off duty hours or in a leave status. The officers volunteer their valuable free time to further the goals of FLEOA and the federal law enforcement community.