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The APA Office will be closed on FRIDAY, JULY 3rd in observance of the July 4th holiday

APA Board Meetings Update: The APA Board of Directors voted to change the APA Board Meetings to the Third Tuesday of each month.

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APA BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY
July 21, 2015
at the APA Headquarters
5817 Wilcab Road
11 am


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday,
July 2, 2015
at the APA Headquarters
5817 Wilcab Road
11:00 am LUNCH
11:45 am MEETING

 

 

Due to the importance of tracking and understanding regular decisions being made by the Police Retirement Pension Board the current APA Board voted today to change the 2015 monthly board meeting dates to the 3rd Thursday of every month at 11 am and held at the APA Headquarters.

July 2, 2015 General Membership Meeting
July 3, 2015 APA Office closed for 4th of July holiday
July 11, 2015 UFC Fight Night at the APA Union Hall
July 21, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
July 25, 2015 PTSD Awareness & Peer-to-Peer Class
August 6, 2015 General Membership Meeting
August 18, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
August 22, 2015 Jaime Padron Golf Tournament
September 3, 2015 General Membership Meeting
September 15, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
October 1, 2015 General Membership Meeting
October 20, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
November 5, 2015 General Membership Meeting
November 17, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
December 3, 2015 General Membership Meeting
December 15, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
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  AUGUST 22, 2015: JAIME PADRON GOLF TOURNAMENT ~ Click Here to register online
  Austin Cops for Charities needs sponsors and players for this year’s Jaime Pardon Golf Tournament. All proceeds go to Austin Cops for Charities. The event will be held on August 22nd, at 8am. Click Here to register
 
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  PTSD Awareness & Peer-to-Peer Class
 
 

Instructed by Christ Orton, TCSO Detective
Saturday, July 25
9 am-noon
Shaws Lane Training Facility
All first responders, spouses, partners, family and friends welcome to attend - free of charge.

This class covers basic information on PTSD, including the causes and effects, CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management), first-responder suicide information, mental health resources, and the fundamentals of peer-to-peer support.

Detective Orton has been employed by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for 28 years. He has served the Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer, patrol deputy and as a detective since 1993. As a detective he’s worked in the auto theft unit, juvenile crimes unit, burglary unit, major crimes unit, child abuse unit and is currently the animal cruelty detective. Det. Orton had a nervous breakdown on 12-27-06 in his cubicle and was diagnosed with PTSD shortly thereafter. Det. Orton spent the next several years suffering from depression, anxiety, had suicidal ideations, began to abuse alcohol and suffered from a variety of other conditions both physically and psychologically. During and shortly after his recovery, Det. Orton began to attend training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Peer to Peer Support (P2P) and the Stephen Ministry. The last four years Det. Orton has taught classes on P2P/PTSD at TCSO’s mandatory training, training nearly 1,000 people each year.

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  LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM CORPORAL sTEVEN SHEDD:
 

Camey and I would like to thank everyone for all their prayers and support during my recent hospital stay.  The outpouring of love and concern for our well being was overwhelming.

On Thursday morning, April 23rd, around 7:30 a.m., we arrived at Seton Southwest hospital; I was having a heart attack.  While the medical staff was trying to keep me alive, Camey was calling family members.  She also called Sgt. Linsalata who made more phone calls.  By the time an ambulance picked me up and transported me to Seton Main there were a number of APD officers already there to meet us.  While the medical staff took care of me, our APD family took Camey under their wing and helped her throughout the ordeal.  Again, we were overwhelmed by the response, from our arrival through my discharge two days later, and wanted to express our gratitude. 

We would like to thank a few people individually.  First, Commander Nick Wright who met Camey as we arrived and orchestrated her care throughout those first few trying hours;  Sergeant Jason Mutchler and Officer Floyd who also met us at the hospital then went to Seton Southwest and retrieved Camey's car, bringing it to Seton Main for her;  APA President Detective Kenneth Cassaday for offering the full support of the APA for anything we needed;  Detective Katrina Oldham-Bone and Officer Tammy Barrett who, at Camey's request, dropped whatever they were doing and responded to be there with her;  APD Victim Services representatives Jean, Donna and Cecilia for being there for Camey those first few hours when things were so hectic; and last, but certainly not least, Sergeant Philip Linsalata who was the catalyst that put all this response in motion and who stayed with us a large portion of that first day in the hospital.  We would also like to thank all of you who visited and, more importantly, prayed for us during this ordeal.  Without your love and support this would have been much more difficult than it was on us.  Camey and I are both extremely thankful to be a part of such an awesome family.  Thank you APD from the bottom of our hearts!

Sincerely,

Corporal Steven Shedd and beloved wife, Camey

 

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  Accidental Death of Senior Police Officer Paul L. Johnson
 
 

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A senior Austin police officer died in a para-glider crash early Saturday in Angel Fire, New Mexico. According to our sister station KRQE, Paul L. Johnson took off from the Angel Fire airport early Saturday morning. Around 8:30 a.m. he called a friend to say he was stuck in a field and would try and take off again.

Johnson was found dead in a field near the airport with his para-glider later that day. State police say they do not know what caused the crash.

46-year-old Johnson leaves behind a wife and two children.

 

TO DONATE TO THE OFFICER PAUL JOHNSON FAMILY FUND, either visit the Austin Cops for Charities website at www.austinc4c.com OR donate using the below link:

If you would like to donate to Austin Cops for Charities via check or money order, please make check/money order payable to Austin Cops for Charities, and mail to the following address:
Austin Police Association
5817 Wilcab Road, Suite 1
Austin, Texas 78721

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APA "SOCIETY" T-SHIRTS
APA SHIRTS AVAILABLE AT THE APA UNION HALL for $10
FRONT: APA Logo
BACK:
"A SOCIETY THAT MAKES WAR WITH ITS POLICE SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MAKE PEACE WITH ITS CRIMINALS"

"Fits to a Tee"
Wayne Vincent responds to APA shirt controversy
Austin Chronicle, 11-13-2013
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