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Recovering Alcoholic Officers Run the LAPD's Addiction Prevention Unit

January 19, 2018
Margolis has been on the force for 28 years; he’s got fewer than 3 left, he’ll tell you. He’ll also tell you he’s a recovering alcoholic, sober 16-plus years, and if you do the math you’ll realize he had a serious drinking problem while he was on the job. A tall, intense man, he chooses his words carefully. “You wouldn’t have wanted to go through the door with me during a search warrant, due to my inability to focus,” he says, eyeing the group, “because I was hungover.”

Why You Should Consider the HSA

December 7, 2017

A health savings account can save you money, but only if you enroll in one before the deadline.

IL Officer Who Received Heart Transplant Thankful for Medical Care, Organ Donors

November 15, 2017
Officer James Williams received a heart transplant after living with heart failure for over a decade. He is back on duty and grateful to be healthy.

Video: County Pulls Health Insurance for Nebraska Deputy Recovering from Ambush Shooting

June 9, 2016
Deuel County, NE, commissioners have yet to authorize temporary health coverage for a wounded sheriff's deputy while he continues to recover from an on-duty shooting.

County Pulls Health Insurance for Nebraska Deputy Recovering from Ambush Shooting

June 9, 2016
Deuel County, NE, commissioners have yet to authorize temporary health coverage for a wounded sheriff's deputy while he continues to recover from an on-duty shooting. More Here.

What Are Our Priorities?

January 22, 2016

As the White House commits to providing funding for 10,000 Syrian refugees to settle in the United States, the bill that funds the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program for first responders has expired. How do 9/11 heroes take a funding back seat to refugees?

FLEOA Applauds 9/11 James Zadroga Act Extension

December 18, 2015
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) celebrates the renewal of the 9/11 James Zadroga Act, which funds health screenings and treatments for first responders battling illnesses related to the response and recovery from the September 11th terrorist attacks.

NYPD Lieutenant Dies of 9/11-Related Cancer at 51

November 10, 2015
NYPD Lt. Marci Simms died Thursday at her home in Commack more than a year after being diagnosed with lung cancer. The 9/11 responder was 51.

FLEOA Urges Congress to Reauthorize 9/11 Healthcare Act

November 4, 2015
Today the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) participated in a Thunderclap urging Congress to take up the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act. The previous program that treated thousands of Americans suffering from 9/11 related injuries and illnesses expired on September 30th of this year.

Stressful Situations Make Officers More Likely to Die of Heart Attack

August 21, 2015
“Because of their job, police officers are under a more significant amount of stress compared to the general public. They take that stress home with them at the end of their shift, too,” said Stefanos Kales, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and senior author of the study.

What Retirement's Really Like

June 30, 2015

Law enforcement officers are used to not just keeping busy but having a purpose; staying mentally and physically active is key, say police retirees.

9/11 Responders Push for Zadroga Act Extension

June 12, 2015
Dozens of Sept. 11 first responders were on Capitol Hill Thursday in an effort to extend the Zadroga Act, which provides 9/11 first responders who are sick with federal aid for their health care needs.

L.A. Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement With Police Union

March 6, 2015
After months of failed negotiations, Los Angeles city officials on Friday struck a tentative agreement with the union representing the city’s police officers, sources close to the deal said.

The Forgotten Fallen of 9/11

September 29, 2014

On Sept. 11, 2001, 72 officers were killed in the line of duty. But they were not the only law enforcement casualties of 9/11. Today, 13 years after the attacks, officers continue to die from exposure to the toxins that were released by the destruction of the World Trade Center towers.

9/11 Comp. Law Reauthorization Needed

September 9, 2014
Days before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, elected officials from New York called on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who became ill working at ground zero.

Video: "Blue Flu" Allegedly Hits Memphis Police

July 6, 2014
Memphis (Tenn.) Police are reporting that 181 officers have called in sick over the past week, allegedly in response to sweeping benefits cuts.

Are You Having a Heart Attack?

May 5, 2014

Not all heart attacks begin with the sudden, crushing chest pain that often is seen on television or in the movies. In one study, one-third of the patients who had heart attacks felt no chest pain.

Heart Trouble

May 5, 2014

What is certainly true is that the lifestyle of many working law enforcement officers amounts to a recipe for heart disease.

A Few Shots Can't Hurt You

January 7, 2014
I do not accept the excuse that you are afraid of needles. Get over it and go get protection from some bad bugs.

Caring for 9/11 Responders

October 10, 2012

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced its recommendation on Sept. 9 that 50 forms of cancer coverage be included under the James Zadroga Act.

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