Emerald Society of Wisconsin

Emerald Society of Wisconsin The Emerald Society of WI fosters and promotes Irish Heritage and Culture in the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Community in Wisconsin.
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The Emerald Society of Wisconsin, Inc. was founded in May 1990 in order to foster and promote Irish Heritage and Culture in the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Community in Wisconsin. The Emerald Society is a social, fraternal, and cultural organization. The Society is open to all members of the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice community who are of Irish descent, or who have an interest in fostering and furthering that heritage. The Emerald Society of Wisconsin is a CHARTER member of the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies, Inc. The Emerald Society logo shows the state of Wisconsin, amid the Claddagh, a symbol of honor and loyalty, the crossed gavel, sword, and key symbolize the three branches of the Criminal Justice System (Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections).

Mission: The Emerald Society of Wisconsin's main mission is to hold an annual fundraiser to benefit the WI Concerns of Police Survivors and Shielded Hearts in their missions to support law enforcement officers and their families.

Borrowed from Emerald Society of New Orleans.
01/09/2021

Borrowed from Emerald Society of New Orleans.

01/09/2021
12/31/2020

Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit!
Happy New Year!

12/27/2020
Emerald Society of Wisconsin wishes you and your loved ones a safe and Merry Christmas 🍀!
12/25/2020

Emerald Society of Wisconsin wishes you and your loved ones a safe and Merry Christmas 🍀!

12/16/2020
National Fraternal Order of Police

National Fraternal Order of Police

Great job Santa! This year, #UndercoverSanta is bringing a big ol’ sack filled with justice!

Santa Claus and an elf were captured on video foiling an alleged car theft during a surveillance operation targeting would-be shoplifters.

Emerald Society of Wisconsin wishes all of you a safe and joyous Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Emerald Society of Wisconsin wishes all of you a safe and joyous Thanksgiving!

Forever in our thoughts and prayers!
11/18/2020

Forever in our thoughts and prayers!

⚠️ The National Fraternal Order of Police reports with sadness that as of today, 265 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty due to #COVID19.

Click to view a state-by-state breakdown. ➡️ https://fopcovid19.org/news/covid-19-line-of-duty-deaths/

This evening Sergeant Ruth Fishnick was presented a Plaque to congratulate and celebrate her retirement from Milwaukee P...
11/03/2020

This evening Sergeant Ruth Fishnick was presented a Plaque to congratulate and celebrate her retirement from Milwaukee Police Dept. Thank you for your service and commitment to the citizens of Milwaukee!

Tonight Emerald Society of WIsconsin congratulated and presented Alderman Bob Donovan a beautiful plaque to commemorate ...
11/03/2020

Tonight Emerald Society of WIsconsin congratulated and presented Alderman Bob Donovan a beautiful plaque to commemorate his retirement! Thank you for over 20 years of continued support for Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters. Fighting Bob stood up against crime, and did so much for the community!

Shamrock Club of Wisconsin
10/24/2020

Shamrock Club of Wisconsin

Milwaukee Irish Fest
10/24/2020

Milwaukee Irish Fest

Milwaukee Irish Fest Holiday Ornaments -- these lovely ornaments were handmade by our friends at Hills of Clay Pottery. 💚💚

*The Celtic Green (far right) is sold-out already but we have a few pale aqua and ruby red left! Shop here: irishfeststore.com

Congratulations from the Emerald Society of Wisconsin!! Thank you for your service to protect and serve others. 🍀
10/04/2020

Congratulations from the Emerald Society of Wisconsin!! Thank you for your service to protect and serve others. 🍀

Congratulations to the NYPD Emerald Society President Scott Lloyd on your retirement from the New York City Police Department. Scott served 20 distinguished years in the Police Department and served the majority of his career holding numerous positions within the Emerald Society. Without your hard work and dedication, the Emerald Society wouldn't be where it is today! Congratulations on your well deserved retirement!

This week is Fire Memorial Week. Blessed are the Brave. We will never forget our fallen brothers and sisters in Red! Pra...
10/04/2020

This week is Fire Memorial Week. Blessed are the Brave. We will never forget our fallen brothers and sisters in Red! Pray for their families, as they mourn their loved ones. 🙏

The band is in Emmitsburg, MD honoring our Fallen Firefighters this weekend. The official National Fallen Firefighters Memorial ceremonies have been cancelled, but several bands wanted to honor those who’ve made the supreme sacrifice while socially distancing.

The Bagpipes and Drums of the Emerald Society, Chicago Police Department
09/27/2020

The Bagpipes and Drums of the Emerald Society, Chicago Police Department

We mourn the passing of our beloved brother and one of the Band’s founding members, Jack Lynch. Retired Master Sgt. with the Illinois State Police.
May perpetual light shine upon brother Jack Lynch, and may we live as heirs to his courage and goodness.

Emerald Society, New York Correction Department
09/11/2020

Emerald Society, New York Correction Department

Remember September 11, 2001. Never Forget! 🇺🇸GOD BLESS AMERICA!🇺🇸

Six Corners Neighbors
08/27/2020

Six Corners Neighbors

The annual support rally has been scheduled. This event happens every year so save the anti police comments and just keep scrolling. This event also helps raise money for the Garrido Stray and Rescue Foundation.

08/20/2020
NYPD

Congratulations on returning home safe! Thank you for all your continued service near and far!! 🍀

Earlier today, Officer Murphy from the NYPD 43 Precinct came home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the Air National Guard. His first order of business was to surprise his dad, Sergeant Murphy, who works at the NYPD 52 Precinct.

Welcome Home!

Thoughts and prayers to our Blue Family to the south, we pray for you and your families safety!
08/18/2020

Thoughts and prayers to our Blue Family to the south, we pray for you and your families safety!

God bless all our brothers and sisters with the Chicago Police Department. Stay safe and healthy. Great job holding the the line. ! 🙏💙🇺🇸

National Fraternal Order of Police
08/15/2020

National Fraternal Order of Police

Patrick Yoes National FOP President applauded today’s news that President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3607, the “Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act,” into law.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 14 AUGUST 2020

🔺 President Trump Takes Action to Safeguard America’s First Responders, New Law Ensures PSOB Benefits for Officers Lost to COVID-19🔺

Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, applauded today’s news that President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3607, the “Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act,” into law.

“We knew at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that law enforcement officers on the frontlines would be increasingly vulnerable to contracting the virus,” said Yoes. “We are sad to report that as of today, 195 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty due to COVID-19. But thanks to those who worked to get this law passed, the families of these officers will be eligible for PSOB death and disability benefits.”

The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program provides that the surviving family members of a public safety officer who contracts an infectious disease in the line of duty and dies as a result of its contraction are eligible for the PSOB’s death benefit. Before the President’s action today, the family was required to prove that the exposure occurred in the line of duty. Given the insidious nature of this novel coronavirus, this had placed an unnecessary burden on the surviving families.

“This law will codify and strengthen the existing guidance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, which we were able to secure with the help of the President and the Attorney General back in April,” said Yoes. “This new law will ensure that these officers and their families, who were not able to ‘stay at home’ during this crisis, will be taken care of in the event they are disabled and unable to continue to serve as law enforcement officers.”

The law, which was introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Cory A. Booker (D-NJ), establishes a statutory presumption that law enforcement or other public safety officers who die or become disabled from COVID-19 or complications related to COVID-19 did so because they sustained a personal injury in the line of duty, provided that the officer engaged in line-of-duty actions between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021.

“We would not only like to thank President Trump for signing this bill into law but Senators Grassley and Booker for introducing the legislation in the Senate,” said Yoes. “We recognize that there is no legislation, grant, or government program that will end the sad fact that law enforcement officers will die in the line of duty, but we can ensure that every sacrifice, every loss of every family is treated the same. We share their grief and honor their memory.”

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 354,000 members.

07/21/2020
National Fraternal Order of Police

National Fraternal Order of Police

Some in the media and opportunistic politicians would have you believe the public supports defunding the police...

That is a FALSE narrative and the FOP is here to share the facts with the American people!

Please help us spread the truth!
#DefendThePolice

Our condolences go out to our member Del Cannon and his family, on the passing of his father.
07/20/2020
Duane Canon 1923 - 2020 - Obituary

Our condolences go out to our member Del Cannon and his family, on the passing of his father.

View Duane Canon's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.

Rest In Peace
07/15/2020

Rest In Peace

It is with a very heavy heart that we identify our fallen officer. Officer Jonathan Shoop was shot while attempting to stop a violator vehicle on July 13th at around 9:40 PM. Officer Shoop died from his wounds at the scene.
Jonathan Shoop started his law enforcement career at the Bothell Police Department on June 3rd, 2019 after serving in the United States Coast Guard. Jonathan was a dedicated officer who served the City of Bothell with professionalism and compassion. Jonathan was well liked amongst his peers and throughout the community. Officer Jonathan Shoop will be dearly missed.
Officer Shoop is survived by his fiancé, his mother, and his two brothers.
More information will be available in the next few days regarding memorial services as well as opportunities to provide support for the family.

07/14/2020
KIFI Local News 8

KIFI Local News 8

"GOD BLESS AMERICA!" 🇺🇸 Two police officers, riding in their cruiser decided to show off their singing skills. They belted out their rendition of "God Bless America!" Thank you for your service! ❤️🇺🇸

Credit: BPMediaRelations

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Detective Colm Horkan, and our Brothers and Sisters in Ireland.
06/19/2020
Detective Garda who died in Castlerea has been named

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Detective Colm Horkan, and our Brothers and Sisters in Ireland.

A murder investigation is underway after a Detective Garda was shot dead last night in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.He's been officially named as Detective Garda Colm Horkan - a native of Charlestown in Co Mayo.Detective Horkan was shot at a number of times with his own weapon on Main Street in Castlerea...

06/12/2020
National Fraternal Order of Police
05/28/2020

National Fraternal Order of Police

Patrick Yoes National FOP President applauded today’s news that the House considered and passed two important law enforcement bills: H.R. 6509, the “Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act,” and S. 2746, the “Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
27 MAY 2020

House of Representatives Passes Two Critical Law Enforcement Bills - COVID-19 Presumption for PSOB; Supports Officers’ Mental Health and Wellness;

Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, applauded today’s news that the United States House of Representatives considered and passed two important law enforcement-related bills: H.R. 6509, the “Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act,” and S. 2746, the “Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act.”

“Both of these bills are important to our membership and we are grateful to the House leadership, especially to the Majority Leader, Representative Steny H. Hoyer, for his tireless advocacy on our behalf,” said Yoes.

The House passed H.R. 6509, the “Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act,” under a suspension of the rules. The legislation, introduced by Representatives Jerrold L. Nadler (D-NY), Max N. Rose (D-NY) and William J. Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) , would codify the presumption that the surviving family of a public safety officer who contracts COVID-19 in the line of duty and dies as a result is eligible for death benefits through the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program. Additionally, the legislation ensures that our officers who contract COVID-19 in the line of duty are eligible for benefits should they become disabled from the virus. Lastly, the bill also recognize the unique vulnerability of officers who were injured or disabled in the line of duty in relation to the attacks of September 11, 2001, and whose injuries—in combination with a line-of-duty COVID-19 illness—rendered them disabled or caused their death will be eligible to receive the death or disability benefits under the PSOB program.

“We knew at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that law enforcement officers on the frontlines would be increasingly vulnerable to contracting the virus—according to our data, 112 law enforcement officers have died due to COVID-19 as of today,” said Yoes. “At this time of heightened risk, this legislation is critically necessary to ensure that these officers and their families, who are not able to ’stay at home’ during this crisis, will be taken care of in the event that they become disabled and are unable to continue to serve as law enforcement officers.”

The House also passed S. 2746, the “Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act,” under a suspension of the rules. The legislation, introduced by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and championed in the House by Representatives Michael B. Quigley (D-IL), Madeleine C. Dean (D-PA) and W. Gregory Steube (R-FL), would establish a program to collect data on law enforcement and former law enforcement suicides at the local, State, and Federal level. The bill will be transmitted to the President, who is expected to sign it into law.

“The sad reality is that we lose more officers to suicide every year than die in the line of duty,” said Yoes. “Every day in every community, officers put themselves in harm’s way to protect the public and they are not just at risk physically—the mental health challenges of police work are real and can result in depression, substance abuse, PTSD, marital problems and, all too often, suicide. We know that officers in crisis need help, but with this legislation, we’ll be able to gather the information needed for us to be successful in our efforts to assist our officers.”

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 351,000 members.

05/17/2020

Prayers to our Firefighters in LA, as 10 so far are listed as injured in major explosion.

05/14/2020
Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc.

Emerald Society Member Kevin Lynch, who is also the President of The Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums, Honored our Fallen Officers, as the Lonely Piper at the Wisconsin State Capital.

Midnight Piper at the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial in honor of our fallen heroes. Gone but never forgotten.

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