your response to
info@FOP997.org with the subject
HAVE YOUR VOICE COUNTED
with your choice of one on the following 3
1. Endorse Hillary Clinton
2. Endorse Donald Trump
3. No endorsement of either candidate.
Your e-mail responses are due back no later
than Sept. 1st, so that our Lodge may
compile the results and report our lodge's
preference to our State Lodge VP.
Our Lodge's preference will be based on the
majority of our responding members.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Bob Nero, President
It is out sad duty to report that we just
learned that Retired Lieutenant Rocco
Mancuso recently passed away. Apparently
Rocky fell and sustained a head trauma that
ultimately caused his demise. Rocky was a
long time Lodge member, and even though
many years ago he and his wife moved to
Arizona he always kept his Active
Membership in our Lodge up to date. For
the "old timers" Rocky will always be
remembered as the Sergeant in charge of our
Range when the range was located in the 23rd
Street Armory. Rocky was later promoted to
Lieutenant and was a long time Desk Officer
in PSA #2. Please keep Rocky and his family
in your prayers. REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.
Fraternally, The Executive Board
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A GOOD READ
Associate member Matt Caldwell (West Point
graduate and Iraq vet) has written a book about
his father Bill Caldwell, the former president
of our SOA. It's titled Wild Bill, The Legend of
America's Craziest Father. If you know Bill,
it's hilarious and even if you don't it's a very
funny read. You can purchase it on Amazon.com
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POLICE ID CARD UPDATE
If you retired with a NYC Housing Police
Identification Card... As announced at our
luncheon today, WE'RE BACK IN BUSINESS!!! Last
year the NYPD suspended the ID card program for
former members of the Housing PD and the Transit
PD while they up graded their equipment. We
recently learned that the program had been
re-instituted for the TPD but not the HPD. However,
through the efforts of the Executive Board,
especially FOP 997 President Bob Nero, we were
able to contact Chief Joanne Jaffe, Chief of
Housing Bureau and inform her of this
development. She promised to look into the
matter and get back to President Nero. On April
15th, she contacted Bob and informed him that
we're back in the program!
Therefore, any former member of the HPD who
needs an ID card should contact Secretary
Gilliard Housing Bureau
provide her with the required information, and
follow the direction to obtain your ID Card.
We would like to take this opportunity to extend
our sincerest gratitude to Chief Joanne Jaffe,
Chief of Housing Bureau, for her prompt
attention and intervention in this matter. To
all our members who need ID cards, now's your
opportunity - GOOD LUCK! Fraternally, The
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New Years Wish
When a good man leaves “the job” and retires to
a better life, many are jealous, some are
pleased and yet others, who may have already
retired, wonder. We wonder if he [she]
knows what they are leaving behind, because we
already know. We know for example that
after a lifetime of camaraderie that few
experience, it will remain as a longing for
those past times. We know in the law
enforcement life there is a fellowship which
lasts long after the uniforms are hung up in the
back of the closet. We know even if he
throws them away, they will be on him with every
step and breath that remains in his frame.
We also know how the very bearing of the man
speaks of what he was and, in his heart, still
These are the burdens of the job. You will
still look at people suspiciously, still see
what others do not see or choose to ignore and
always will look at the rest of the law
enforcement world with a respect for what they
do; only grown in a lifetime of knowing.
Never think for one moment you are escaping from
the life. You are only escaping “the job” and we
are merely allowing you to leave “active”
So what I wish for you is that whenever you ease
into retirement, in your heart you never forget
for one moment that “Blessed are the Peacemakers
for they shall be called children of God,” and
you are still a member of the greatest
fraternity the world has ever known.
Happy New Year..!
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(new Roll Call)
The various features on the Lycos Site's Guest
Book are available on via out Yahoo Group site
and the Forums on this site - just click the
links above. We will work to move all the
pictures and other information from those sites
to our new site here ASAP. Thanks for using this
site and check back often. The original site
remains archived offline. The Lycos Guest Book
can be accessed here.
***** PO Vito Chiaramonte's Killer
is Still At-Large Help Find a Cop Killer
click here *****
Photos of PO
Vito Chiaramonte's funeral can be viewed online
when the photo albums are restored. May he rest
Executive Board Message
Welcome to the website of the Fraternal Order of
Police Lodge 997. We started the New York City
Housing Police Fraternal Order of Police Lodge
because after the merge with the NYPD we
realized that we were starting to lose contact
with many of our old friends from "the job".
Before the merge, whether we were still on "the
job" or retired, we could meet at SOA, PBA or
society functions; however, those days were now
over. We wanted to do something to provide a
venue for us to continue to meet, and at the
same time, be able to offer our friends
something that they could not get elsewhere. The
camaraderie and feeling of family that we all
shared as Housing Cops. Well, here we are.
We are one of the fastest growing lodges in NY
State with over 500 members, both active and
retired, residing in 20 states. We are committed
to preserving the history and the legacy of the
NYC Housing Police Department.
This site was created to allow you an
alternative way to meet with and contact your
former colleagues, make new friends, participate
in our next luncheon, barbecue, boat ride or one
of our many other social events. We will post
meeting updates, contact information and photos
on a regular basis.
The links on the side navigation bar and buttons
at the top will take you to the various areas of
this site and a links page
to other sites.
Remember, we are still "Second to None". For a
Our prayers go out to all the families of those
missing and deceased, civilian and uniformed
personnel alike who suffered in the WTC
disaster. In an effort to assist the families of
the uniformed personnel, the NYS FOP has started
a WTC Police Disaster Relief fund. The
information for donations can be found on the
NYS FOP web site at NYSFOP.org. Our Lodge was
the first Lodge to make a donation to the fund.
In addition, the Grand Lodge of the FOP (the
National) has provided a link on their web site
to the NY site. Donations from FOP Lodges across
the country have been pouring in - we are truly
As one of our Members says
when he ends his e-mails - STAY PROUD AND BE
2015-2016 Lodge Executive Board
President - Robert Nero
1st Vice President – Zachary Slavin
2nd Vice President - Bruce Raheb
Secretary & NYS Trustee - Pasquale Cirincione
Recording Secretary - Pat Flatley
Director - James Ross
Director - Henry Lavan
Director - Gordon Nash
Director – Nicholas Capezza
Immediate Past President - Andrew Melillo
Web Master - Zachary Slavin
Membership Chairperson - Dewey Fong
Special Advisor - Gilbert Prince
Counsel - Barton Slavin, Esq. 212-233-1010
Chaplain - Rabbi Leonard Blank
Chaplain - Msgr. Nicholas Sivillo - may he Rest