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Longtime Labor Rep Fred LaMaire remembered

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 16, 2019

The Police Officers Labor Council is sad to announce the passing of longtime POLC/GELC Labor Representative Fred LaMaire on Jan. 7, 2019.


LaMaire, 78, of Hudsonville retired from the POLC/GELC in December 2016 after serving in Membership Services for several years. In all, he spent some 40 years representing police officers. A Marine for four years, LaMaire became a Grand Rapids City Police Officer in 1969, serving 15 years. He got involved in the Local Union in 1971, serving as Local Union Trustee, Vice-President, and then President from 1976-1984. He took a deferred retirement in 1984 to join the POLC/GELC as a Labor Representative, a position he held for 24 years. A year after his second retirement in 2008, LaMaire returned to the POLC/GELC in Membership Services.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, children, grandchildren, two great grandsons and many other family members.

For more about LaMaire, please see his obituary.

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