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Old 04-02-2019, 08:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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It is hard to buy a cop lunch unless you happen to be in front of him in the drive-thru. :)


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Send one to me I am a retired Deputy Sheriff and one for my son who is a Captain with Metro Nashville Police dept. I have not been able to get into my shop for almost 2 years due to a terminal illness..
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I'd be happy to, PM me your address.
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There might be a path forward with police fraternal or protection leagues. My dad was with the LAPD for 36 years and they are not unionized by they have an employee protection league that organizes family/education events, advocates for officers, and provides legal services.


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Maybe contact Fraternal Order of Police and see if you can donate through them.
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I was a Police Officer for 38 years. I believe our policy read, that you may not take any thing in consideration for an act you may have performed. That is a poor paraphrase, but it was something like that.

I also agree that if you send it to the Dept, they will be taken by the people that are there when it is received. If it is the day, it will be the management and older patrolman. The guys that could really use and appreciate them would be the poor newer guys working nights and over nights. Maybe deliver them to the "Commander of Patrol" with a note to distribute them to a certain group of your choosing. We would occasionally get things, monogrammed stocking hats comes to mind....I saw a Clerk's husband and two children each wearing them to shovel their drive one time.
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I am a city councilman in a small west Texas town. I have turned TBL pens for each of our existing officers and every new one that comes to town. I give them to the Chief with instructions that he is to tell them they are "from a grateful citizen". I'm not worried about getting credit, and not looking for a break from them. It's worked for a few years here, at least so far.
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I am a city councilman in a small west Texas town. I have turned TBL pens for each of our existing officers and every new one that comes to town. I give them to the Chief with instructions that he is to tell them they are "from a grateful citizen". I'm not worried about getting credit, and not looking for a break from them. It's worked for a few years here, at least so far.
I'll probably use that approach for the local PD for police week.
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Firemen accept pens, but nothing was requested by me in return. I gave pens to all the crew at a local fire station and returned the next day to give them to the other shift of firefighters. I give them fresh fish, baked goods and will soon give them a premium cutting board. In a fire prone area they work hard every year to keep all of us safe and thus deserve it. So far the police have not been included.
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I'm in Canada, in the Montreal area. Each year, our police department old 3 different Chrismass supper (to cover everyone). I send to the police department 3 batch of 15 pens each year to offer as a drawing during their supper. I write a note, thanking everyone for their services thuout the year. Never had trouble with it and received many nice thank you letters from the winners. Don't know about US law, but i,m sure if you "depersonnalize" the gift and make it availeble to the "group" it should be ok.
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