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.

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.

05/14/2020

Several of our members, who are also members of the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums, individually went to numerous Police Depts. as the Lonely Piper and played Amazing Grace at midnight in honor of our Fallen Officers.

Tom McKale played at Greendale PD, and a crowd of 25 came out in the pouring rain to honor the fallen as well. NEVER FORGOTTEN!

2020 ROLL CALL OF HEROESThis year, the names of 307 officers killed in the line of duty will be added to the National La...
05/12/2020

2020 ROLL CALL OF HEROES
This year, the names of 307 officers killed in the line of duty will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 307 officers include 135 officers who were killed during 2019, plus 172 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now. These names are added to the nearly 22,000 Officers killed in the line of duty already memorialized there.

God bless them, their families, and friends. You will never be forgotten! 💕❤️

05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day !!!

Reference special event: Please see message from The Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipe and Drums:MIDNIGHT PIPER​ Du...
05/06/2020

Reference special event: Please see message from The Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipe and Drums:

MIDNIGHT PIPER
​ During Police Week in Washington D.C. in May, there is a candlelight service held on the evening of May 13th. One of the traditions at the Memorial, following the Candlelight service, is a Midnight Piper. At midnight, a lone piper walks through the Police Memorial that displays the names of all of the fallen and plays appropriate bagpipe tunes to honor their service and memory.
This year, individual members of the band will be Honoring our Fallen by performing as "lone pipers" at various Police Headquarters throughout the State of Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 13th. The piper will arrive at 11:50pm on May 13th and play Amazing Grace at midnight.

Locations below.

04/22/2020

Sad news about Milwaukee Irish Fest 2020.

This us a blow to the community

After much discussion, monitoring and studying the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Milwaukee Irish Fest. The decision was made now to help mitigate the growing challenges of the significant planning and upfront logistics required to successfully execute the festival. Milwaukee Irish Fest, which is the world’s largest Irish music festival, was scheduled for August 13-16 at the Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee's lakefront.

Based on the information we have been able to gleam up until this point, we feel it will be concerning for large group gatherings, such as our 100,000 plus attendees, to be able to come together safely in August. Your health and welfare are our number one priority, and we want to play our part in keeping everyone safe.

If you purchased a ticket in advance of the festival, you will receive an email in the next few days, which will outline in more detail the options that will be available to you. You can either transfer your tickets to the 2021 festival, donate your ticket money back to Milwaukee Irish Fest to support us as a nonprofit, or receive a refund for your tickets. Refunds will automatically be issued to anyone who purchased the Failte Club VIP Experience.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact us at: [email protected].

We will miss seeing you all celebrate Irish culture with us, but look forward to returning to the lakefront at the Henry Maier Festival Park the third weekend in August (19-22), 2021.

04/12/2020

The Fraternal Order of Police, Wisconsin State Lodge sent letters to the leaders of the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly urging them to amend Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation laws for critical workers, including law enforcement officers. The change needs to include coverage for COVID-19 and establish a presumption that critical workers who contract COVID-19 did so in the line of duty.

Both chambers are planning on holding an Extraordinary Session beginning April 14th to address COVID-19 issues and we sincerely hope this matter will be addressed. We encourage everyone to reach out to their Senators and Representatives to encourage them to support critical workers in Wisconsin.

04/10/2020

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our Members Ken, Bob and Kathy Donovan’s mother. She was a woman of class, grace, and always greeted everyone with a loving warm smile. She will be greatly missed.

04/06/2020

A special prayer for our member Del Canon and his family as they mourn the loss of his Father Duane Canon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🍀

03/12/2020

We were just informed the Downtown St Patrick’s Day parade has been cancelled.

We are waiting to hear about the Bluemound parade. Stay tuned!

03/12/2020

As of now both
St. Patrick’s Day parades are still scheduled!! We hope to see you there!! Come join in the fun!

03/03/2020

Emerald Society Member Reminder:
We will be marching in two parades on
March 14th:

The 1st is Downtown Milwaukee at noon

The second is at 3:30pm on Bluemound Road in Wauwatosa.

If you can make any of the parades to represent our amazing organization we would appreciate it!

Stay tuned for further details: we need Marchers and Squad cars 🍀☘️🍀☘️

03/02/2020

MEETING REMINDER
Tomorrow 7pm at DUGOUT54

See you there as we get ready for both St. Patrick’s parades!!!

11/28/2019

We are wishing you all a safe and
Happy Thanksgiving

11/04/2019

MEETING REMINDER
Nov. 4th, 7pm
See you there!!!

Our President Josh Morgan’s team was the “People’s Choice winner” at the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Dru...
11/03/2019

Our President Josh Morgan’s team was the “People’s Choice winner” at the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums chili cook off !!! congratulations!!!

TODAYS the DAY!! Don’t miss the Chili cook off!  Our very own President Josh Morgan, and Board Member Mark Rooney are co...
11/02/2019

TODAYS the DAY!! Don’t miss the Chili cook off! Our very own President Josh Morgan, and Board Member Mark Rooney are competing!!! See you there! The raffle and silent auction prizes are FANTASTIC

Never Forget! God Bless America
09/11/2019

Never Forget! God Bless America

Come Celebrate 1/2 way to St. Patrick’s day while watching several of our members, who are also in the Greater Milwaukee...
09/06/2019

Come Celebrate 1/2 way to St. Patrick’s day while watching several of our members, who are also in the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums, at Gingerz Bar 3915 S. Howell Ave.

09/06/2019

MEETING NOTICE REMINDER

We hope everyone enjoyed the summer and of course IRISH FEST! A reminder this Monday September 9 is our fall kick-off meeting at Dugout 54 on Bluemound Road.

The board meets at 6pm and general meeting at 7pm. Feel free to bring a friend or two. Looking forward to seeing all your smiley faces!

FYI no excuses for Elizabeth Hanson you're now retired!! 😁

08/16/2019

MEMBERS planning to attend mass on Sunday at Irishfest the location will be at BMO Harris.

We have 10 reserved seats, but WE WILL NOT be in the procession this year due to the change of venue. Next year we will be back to the regular procession. 🍀

08/14/2019

This Saturday at Irishfest there will be a special tribute to our (3) fallen Milwaukee Police Officers, at 3:45pm at the Miller Stage.

The Milwaukee Police band, and the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police pipe and drums band will perform, and Chief Morales and Mayor will speak.

08/14/2019

This Saturday at Irishfest there will be a special tribute to our (3) fallen Milwaukee Police Officers, at 3:45pm at the Miller Stage.

The Milwaukee Police band, and the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police pipe and drums band will perform, and Chief Morales and Mayor will speak.

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P. O. Box 24
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