Western States Fraternal Order of Police Meeting

On April 20-23, 2023, the Houston Police Officer’s Union (HPOU) hosted the Western States Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) meeting in Houston. Guest speakers for the event included Mark Dibona, the HPOU’s Dave Thomas, and Robert Higgason who spoke on topics of mental health issues, police officer discipline, and civil lawsuits.  A dinner was hosted at the union hall Friday evening, catered by Pinkerton’s BBQ for all attendees to enjoy. Among the members in attendance were the National FOP President, Pat Yoes and the National FOP Treasurer, James Smallwood. Thank you to HPOU’s very own Joe Gamaldi, National FOP Vice President, for providing opening remarks, sponsor recognition, and various other support throughout the event. Saturday the event concluded at the St. Arnold’s brewery for the FOP business meet. This event would not have been possible without our generous sponsors, a special thank you to them. Also, thank you to the HPOU board members and staff who helped to make this event a success! 96338

Author Shannon Barker

Published May 8, 2023