Foundation reaches out Eternal 2
to be used at the annual ing of overtime, the suspension of em-
Editor's Blog Memorial Service in May ployces' ability to purchase leave and the
aud The Cleveland Police myriad of other issues facing the depart-
Clay Cozart Memorial Motorcycle
Ride in July. Dan New-
ment will certainly get worse
mayor remains in office.
firstname.lastname@example.org man of Loyal Oak Wood-
You now have an opportunity to help
Late last year Brother Frank Martucci shop was commissioned to create the po- change that possibility. The City Charter
and his wife Diane were selling Eternal dium as he had done with the Akron Police provides for the removal of elected city
Flame Tcshirts at the ACME #1 on West Badge memorial wreath holder. The new officials not doing their job though
Market St. The Tvshirts arc sold and podium was unveiled at the FOP Akron means of a recall. A group of local lead-
along with other fundraisers help pay for Lodge #7 March meeting and will also be ers have formed an organization called
the gas bill for tbe eternal flame on the used in the meeting hall each month. A Change Akron Now to facilitate a change
Police Memorial in front of the station new gavel was also presented to Brother in leadership in the City of Akron
that pays tribute to the officers of the Paul Hlynsky bnt he had to promise to usc through this recall process. It is your
Akron Police Department who have it on the table and not bang the new po- right, and your family's right, to partici-
given the ultimate sacrifice. Many citi- dium! pate in this non-partisan political action
zens mistakenly believe Dominion East if you so desire.
Ohio donates the gas used or at least sells
it to us at a great discount. This is not
Letters to the .L'%A'''''''H About 5000 signatures of registered
voters residing in the City of Akron if
the casco you have a choice) are required by April
As a retired police officer, former FOP
Jay Musson read in the Akron Beacon 10, 2009, to get this issue before the vot-
Lodge #7 president and presently a local
Journal that Brother Martucci would be ers. 1 have the petitions, and need the
businessman, I have serious concerns
at ACME selling the Tvshirts. Musson is signatures of you and your eligible
about the state of the City of Akron. U 0-
the Chairman of the R C Musson and friends and family. Please call me at 330
der Mayor Plusquellic's watch, the city is a
Katharine M Musson Charitable -701-3603, and I will make the arrange-
whopping 760 million dollars in debt, aud
Foundation, founded by bis parents. He ments to get your signature.
confidence in city government is at an all-
approached Brother Martucci about what If you believe as I do, that a change is
time low. His hostility toward the Akron
the foundation could do to help. long overdue, now is your chance to step
Police Department and the FOP dates back
up and do something about it. This CAN
to before my term as president in the late
Together along with Brother Doug Jen- definitely work!
1980's and is well documented. The latest
ney and Reverend Bob Denton the idea
round of problems, including talks of a
was hatched to have a brand new podium Brother Sean Matheny - Retired 20041
metropolitan police department, the frecz-
made and purchase a new sound system
Editor's note: The FOP Akron Lodge
#7 has not discussed nor taken a stand
on the proposed recall election as of
P. Times Hey Ed.,
I sit at the monthly meetings, month
after month, year after year. Can we get
The official monthly publication of a door knob put on the door. It is actu-
The Fraternal Order of Police Executive Board ally quite interesting watching the Lieu-
Akron Lodge #7 Paul Hlynsky ...
Pat McMillan .. ,..
tenants, Sergeants, and patrolman stand-
217 S. High St. Akron, OH 44308
(330) 253-FOP7 Dan Gump .. ing at the door trying to open or dose the
Clayton Cozart ..
Michael Leslie ..
door. Or perhaps we could explain to
Newsletter Staff Tim Callahan. them how to operate the lodge meeting
Mike Vnvro , door.
Clayton Cozart. . . Editor-in-Chief Ed Mathews .. ,._..
Paul Hlynsky . , Contributing Editor
Matt Carson . . Fitness Editor
Frank Martucci Jr. L.M.A.OAT.L.M
Kevin Davis , Training Editor Brian Armstead. (For those who are computer speak defi-
Marlene Long.; .. Photographer Troy Mineard ,. cient that stands for laughing my ass off
Debbie Stalnaker. . Special Olympics Doug Sandor ..
Bob Denton... . Chaplain Mike Williams..
at the lodge rneetingsl)
"All "rtide~ which "Plwar in this pUblication, with hyiines, Me the "G,':,:::::::::~,:':
the opinionsor views of tile FnlternaJ Lodge 1t7, Edi:ori:·,1 su welcomed and must be What would they do if someone wouldn't
wiil !:>(, withheld frolll jJublicn,i(ll1 uponrequest De«dline each mooth i.\ the Mondayfollowing the monthly
motion to dispense the password?