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The Fraternal Order of Police Orlando Lodge #25 is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Poker Run! The annual Poker Run benefits Fraternal Order of Police Orlando Lodge #25 and sending its members, active and retired Orlando Police Officers, to the National Police Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington D.C.
This event brings awareness to the dangers in law enforcement and commemorates the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers while local musicians in our community gain notoriety and honor law enforcement officers everywhere along with Poker Run Participants and guests.
This event is staffed by FOP Lodge #25 members, both active and retired law enforcement officers, along with members of FOP Lodge #25 Associates; a group of dedicated citizens living in our community who share the mission of the Fraternal Order of Police. If you would like to become a member of the FOP Lodge #25 Associates, please click on the link in the menu for more information.
Prospective Sponsors/Sponsors: Logos must be received by 5pm on February 28, 2013 to have your logo incorporated on promotional materials. After that time, logos will be on selected publications.
Sponsor Via PayPal - Click on the PayPal Link - Enter Donation Amount (Amount Donated Determines Donation Level)
Those who wish to participate in the Poker Run need to arrive at F.O.P. Lodge #25, 5505 Hansel Avenue, Orlando, FL 32809 at 10:00 A.M. for registration. A caravan of over 100 expected participants will leave FOP Lodge #25 by 10:30 A.M. The caravan will travel across metropolitan Orlando to five predetermined locations. Participants will receive a playing card at each location. The caravan will return to FOP Lodge #25 at approximately 3:00 P.M. The participant with the best poker hand will win the grand prize. Raffles will also take place during this event. Participants must provide their own transportation and may travel to the predetermined locations by motorcycle or by car.
Entertainment will be provided by local musicians and invited guests. This event is open to the public.
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This event allows local musicians in our community to gain notoriety and bringing awareness to the dangers in law enforcement, as well as, commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers.
Pre-Order for Live Music Performances ($10) will be available online and at the door ($15). Seating is limited for the acoustic and band performances so get your tickets online and don't get left out.
Orlando Police Department Command Staff; www.cityoforlando.net
Orlando Police Department Color Guard
Orlando Police Mounted Patrol
Florida Senator Darren Soto, District 14; www.flsenate.gov/Senators/s14
Ernest "Atlas" Wiggins II, Team USA and 2004 Olympic Trials athlete in 4x100m relay; www.atlasspeedtraining.com
Bahia Shrine Performing Units: Camel Herders with Sir Gus, Jr. (Confirmed); Keystone Kops (unconfirmed); Fun & Frolic (unconfirmed); www.bahiashrine.org
Chris Glover & The Sunday Riders; 11AM-1PM
Bartender Brian (Brian Hanson); 1PM-3PM
OPD's own Aaron Goss; 3PM-4PM
George Grosman & The Gypsy Bluez; 4PM-5:30PM
Featuring Award Winning Singer/Songwriter - Johnny Bulford
American Country Award Nominated Title: “A Woman Like You,” performed by Lee Brice (Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon Stone)
After Hours Party & Hangout Session with Johnny immediately following his performance. Then follow Johnny to Cowboys Orlando for more socializing and fun.
Some of the "Milk District" Food trucks will be attending.
GOLD Sponsors ($1000 or more):
Star & Shield Insurance Exchange, www.starandshield.com, P.O. Box 14300,Tallahassee, FL 32317-4300, (866) 942-9822
Cowboys Orlando, www.cowboysorlando.com, 1108 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32805, (407) 422-7115
Symbol Arts, www.symbolarts.com, 6083 South 1550 East Ogden, UT 84405
All Custom Embroidery Inc., www.acepromos.net, 801 W.S.R. 436 Suite 1079, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Image By Mel, IMAGEBYMEL, Orlando, FL 32801
The Downtown Pourhouse, www.downtownpourhouse.com, 20 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
SILVER Sponsors ($500-$999):
The Other Bar/Frank & Steins/Harry Buffalo - DFGL Enterprises, LLC., www.theotherbaronwallst.com, www.frankandsteins.com, www.harrybuffalo.com, Orlando, FL 32801
The Entrepreneur Law Center, P.L., www.entrepreneurlawctr.com, 250 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 1200, Orlando, FL 32801
Encompass Advisory Group, LLC., encompassadvisorygroup.com, 250 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 1200, Orlando, FL 32801
Finnhenry's Public House, www.finnhenrys.com, 39 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Ollie's Public House, www.olliespublichouse.com, 3400 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
First Empire Title, 255 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 104, Orlando, FL 32801, 407-802-4300, www.firstempiretitle.com
BRONZE Sponsors ($250-$499):
Johnson’s Wrecker, www.johnsonswrecker.com, 500 Wilmer Avenue, Orlando, FL 32808
Wilson Law Firm, www.WilsonFloridaLaw.com, 1415 E. Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801
HONORABLE MENTION Sponsors ($1-$249):
Great Clips, www.greatclips.com, 4457 Hoffner Avenue, Orlando, FL 32812
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, www.abcfws.com, 2726 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32809
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The National Law Enforcement Memorial, located in Washington D.C., honors all of America's federal, state, and local law enforcement officers. The names of fifteen fallen Orlando Police Officers are inscribed on the memorial's blue-gray marble walls along with more than 15,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
Town Marshal James W. Williams, Sunday, October 1, 1876
Police Officer William Beasley, Thursday, January 1, 1885
Police Officer Egbert C. Moore, Sunday, August 6, 1933
Lieutenant Edward Tullis Winn Jr., Friday, September 13, 1935
Police Officer Harry G. Mason, Sunday, February 20, 1938
Patrolman John E. Owen, Saturday, August 4, 1962
Patrolman Sidney Crenshaw, Tuesday, November 22, 1966
Police Officer Mitchell L. Nutter, Saturday, February 10, 1968
Investigator Terry N. Thuma, Tuesday, January 9, 1990
Police Officer Michael W. Burson Sr., Saturday, June 23, 1990
Police Officer Robert Joseph Montgomery, Tuesday, November 10, 1998
Police Officer George Stefan DeSalvia, Thursday, February 3, 2000
Police Officer Tanja Brigitte King, Thursday, May 18, 2000
Police Officer Alfred L. Gordon Sr., Thursday, October 4, 2007