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Clinton Township Police Chief loses battle with COVID-19

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 23, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The Police Officers Labor Council is saddened by the loss of Clinton Township Police Chief Fred Posavetz, 64, who passed away March 22 from complications of COVID-19. Posavetz was hospitalized in late February after contracting coronavirus, said POLC Labor Rep. Jim Stachowski, a retired Clinton Township Police Lieutenant. The POLC […]

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Winter 2021 Police Officers Journal recognizes officer heroism, losses during pandemic

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 9, 2021


The Winter 2021 Police Officers Journal features POLC officers who were awarded for their bravery under extreme circumstances. Six officers received 2020 POLC Outstanding Service Awards and national attention for their acts of heroism. This edition also serves as somber recognition of the fact that many law enforcement officers have paid the ultimate price as […]

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Mt. Morris Township Dispatcher dies unexpectedly

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 21, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Mt. Morris Township Dispatcher Angela West, a POLC member, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 45 while being treated for serious medical issues. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 and 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Rd., Flint. A private […]

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Tecumseh Sergeant dies in tree cutting accident

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 16, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with media excerpts The POLC regrets to announce the tragic loss of one of our longtime members due to an off-duty accident Monday, Dec. 14. “Sgt. Darrin Briggs, a 23-year veteran of the Tecumseh Police Department, died in a tree cutting accident yesterday at his home,” said Tecumseh Police Chief […]

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Heroic DeWitt Sergeant loses battle with COVID-19

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 6, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor The POLC is greatly saddened to announce the passing of a one of our own due to complications from COVID-19. Decorated DeWitt Township Police Sgt. Bill Darnell passed away Nov. 4 after testing positive for COVID-19 in late October. “Sgt. Darnell was a hero and we were fortunate to have […]

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Iron Mountain Police Sergeants, Patrol join POLC for unity

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 20, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Iron Mountain Police Sergeants and Patrol Officers missed the unity of negotiating contracts together with the Lieutenants. “Being a small department, we’re all going to get the same thing and ask for the same thing and we might as well be all together – two separate units represented by one […]

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Bloomfield Hills Sergeant dies at station after removing tree from roadway

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 4, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Sgt. Steven Splan’s untimely passing was recognized immediately by his POLC coworkers, who gathered to honor him the day after he passed away while on duty. Sgt. Splan died of a heart attack Aug. 2, just hours after cutting apart and removing a tree blocking Bloomfield […]

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Sanilac County Corrections, Clerical touts POLC for ‘phenomenal’ raises

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 29, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Sanilac County Corrections Officers and Clerical Staff were not feeling the love from their former union, Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM), when they decided to switch to the POLC for representation. The 27-member unit was forced to separate from their shared unit with Sanilac County Road Patrol Deputies. “The […]

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POLC unites Livingston Sergeants pay scales, advancing wages, benefits

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 23, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Parity and unity were the themes of Livingston County Sergeants first contract with POLC representation. The group of Corrections Sergeants and Road Patrol Sergeants used to be under one wage scale, but the County had separated the two groups in their previous contract through Michigan Association of Police. They joined […]

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Summer 2020 Police Officers Journal features changes due to pandemic

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 1, 2020


The Summer 2020 Police Officers Journal, just like practically everything, was impacted by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, first detected in our nation in early 2020. While many people worked from home or didn’t work at all due to the Stay at Home Executive Orders in Michigan, Law Enforcement and Public Safety personnel have […]

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