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APA BOARD MEETING
THURSDAY
July 16, 2015
at the APA Headquarters
5817 Wilcab Road
11 am


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday,
June 4, 2015
at the APA Headquarters
5817 Wilcab Road
11:00 am LUNCH
11:45 am METTING

 

 

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.

June 4, 2015 General Membership Meeting
June 18, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
July 2, 2015 General Membership Meeting
July 16, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
August 6, 2015 General Membership Meeting
August 20, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
September 3, 2015 General Membership Meeting
September 17, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
October 1, 2015 General Membership Meeting
October 15, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
November 5, 2015 General Membership Meeting
November 19, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
December 3, 2015 General Membership Meeting
December 17, 2015 APA Board of Directors Meeting
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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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  The Austin Police Department Motorcycle Rodeo Team needs your help!!!  
 
 

In an effort to raise funds to offset out-of-town competition expenses and to continue the pride of our illustrious unit, the APD Motors Rodeo Team has created an online t-shirt fundraising campaign in order to raise money.  A Teespring storefront has been created with several basic options available.  For those unfamiliar with how a Teespring campaing works, here's the basic rundown:

  • Browse the selections and reserveyour desired item(s).
  • Checkout with a Credit Card, or PayPal.
  • IF THE PREDETERMINED GOAL IS MET, THEN THE SHIRTS WILL BE PRINTED, YOUR PAYMENT METHOD WILL BE CHARGED, AND YOUR T-SHIRT(S) WILL BE MAILED DIRECTLY TO YOU.  It is imperative that everyone places their shirt orders by the designated deadline of Monday, April 6, 2015.  Please spread the word to anyone (friends, family, co-workers, etc...) that you know that might be interested in purchasing a shirt--this will only help the campaign.  If the goal is met and the t-shirts go to print, then Teespring takes their flat-rate percentage of the profit and the remaining profit is sent to the APD Motorcycle Rodeo Team to be used to offset out-of-pocket travel costs.    
  • If the goal is not met, then the opposite happens--the shirts do not get printed, your payment method is NOT charged, nothing is mailed to you, and the campaign (and all fundraising efforts) die.   
  • Everyone who reserves a shirt will be updated on the status of the campaign by Teespring.  

Note:  There are several campaigns currently running in the Austin Police Motors storefront.  One of the campaigns (short and long sleeved gray t-shirts) was specifically categorized for the APD Motorcycle Rodeo Team, but these shirts are available for purchase by anyone and everyone.   Please keep in mind that Teespring charges a separate shipping charge per each campaign you order from, and unfortunately, they cannot combine shipping.  It may be beneficial to compile a group order to minimize separate shipping charges.  

If you have any questions about this fundraising effort or have any special design request for future campaigns, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.  The APD Motorcycle Rodeo Team thanks you for your support and we can't wait to see everyone wearing their t-shirts around!!  

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Amigos En Azul
Austin Cops for Charities
APA Political Action Committee
Austin Police Womens Association
Texas Peace Officers Association
Lesbian & Gay Peace Officers Assoc.
 
 
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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CLICK HERE to view a larger version of the shirt
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