The First Responders Foundation is honored to be inducting the Omaha Police Officers Association into the Ancient Society of St. Florian and St. Michael at the 5th Annual 9/11 Luncheon of Honor on September 10, 2021.
The Ancient Order of Saint Florian and Saint Michael is a society made up of members of the community who have provided long-term and exceptional service to first responders and their families through their enduring and exceptional acts of financial giving or acts of selfless volunteerism, and those who have made a great impact in the community.
Honoring the Omaha Police Officers Association
The members of the Omaha Police Officers Association serve the Omaha community and metro area tirelessly, committing to make our society as safe as possible with the highest integrity. These police officers are there for all of us to serve and protect, many times being a counselor, a mediator, medical provider, and/or a mentor. They respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week regardless of the reason, many times not knowing what they will find, and never able to unsee what they found. On our worst days, in an unfortunate situation, or when disaster strikes, the members of OPOA are there for us.
These brave men and women do all of this by choice.
Often they leave their family to protect our family. Over the last 20 months especially, their dedication has shown through as they have continued to serve while some of them were near death from COVID19, faced riots, disrespect, and hostility. Through it all, they still make the choice to be there for all citizens in our community. The Omaha Police Department answers an average of 250,000 emergency 911 calls each year. They arrive at the most pressing call in 5 minutes and 32 seconds, on average.
Omaha Police Officers are Heroes.
It is with respect and appreciation that we honor these heroes, the Omaha Police Officers Association Members. We are grateful for their service and they are highly appreciated. OPOA is a group of sworn members of the Omaha Police Department up to the rank of Captain. They are an FOP Lodge and a recognized collective bargaining group with the City of Omaha. They profess that “they love Omaha”. Their members are active in the community and they embody the community policing model.
The OPOA lives by the words: Honor. Dedication. Pride. Commitment. We thank them and honor them for making those words a reality in our community.
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