Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series discussing some of the key roles served by the Northeast Philadelphia-based Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part One examines the local union’s leadership, along with recent contract negotiation and arbitration outcomes.
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 last week honored those who were celebrating their golden anniversaries of union membership with a special luncheon at the FOP’s new facility on Caroline Road in the Northeast. Eighty members with 50 years membership were honored. Among those marking the special anniversary was George McNesby (left), his wife, Judy, and their son, John McNesby, Lodge 5’s president.
The Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 and the Philadelphia Police Department, will host a fundraiser for typhoon relief in the Philippines on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the FOP’s Heroes Ballroom, 11630 Caroline Road.
The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Sports Association invites the public to participate in and attend its Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the FOP’s 7C Lounge, 11630 Caroline Road.
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby, members of the Philadelphia Highway Patrol, police from throughout the Delaware Valley and attorney James Binns delivered Christmas dinners to the families of fallen police officers on Dec. 23 and 24.
The Philadelphia police community is mourning the unexpected death of an officer who not only served the city through her job, but helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities.
City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) has opened a second full-time neighborhood office. The new office is at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Heroes Hall headquarters, 11630 Caroline Road. The telephone number is 215-437-9167.
Holy Family University hosted its seventh annual Blue Mass to honor fallen police and firefighters and those who have supported them.
— Lodge 5 opened a new FOP union headquarters in the Northeast, which includes a business office, social hall and catering facility.