Order of Police Endorses Bush!!!
Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, today
announced the organization's endorsement of President George W. Bush in
his reelection effort.
President Bush has "full support" of the nation's
largest police labor organization
"For the past four years,
President George W. Bush has proved himself to be one of the very best
friends that rank-and-file law enforcement officers have ever had,"
Canterbury said from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the group's
National Board is meeting this weekend. "We are fortunate to have this
man in the White House and we are proud to give him our endorsement
For a candidate to receive the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of
Police, he must receive a two-third majority of the National Board,
which comprises one Trustee from each of the organization's State
Lodges. President Bush received the unanimous endorsement of the
"Our National Board, and the more than 318,000 members of the F.O.P.,
are very well acquainted with the President's record with respect to
law enforcement because he has made the F.O.P. a partner in crafting
national law enforcement policy," Canterbury said. "He has always been
there for the rank-and-file officer, and we are eager to be there for
him in November."
Canterbury described numerous important regulatory and legislative
victories that were achieved by the Fraternal Order of Police with the
help of the President and his Administration. His cited three of the
most important as the passage of the "Hometown Heroes Survivors
Benefits Act," the most significant expansion of the Public Safety
Officers' Benefit program in a generation; the enactment of the "Law
Enforcement Officers' Safety Act," which exempts active and retired law
enforcement officers from State and local prohibitions on the carrying
of concealed firearms; and the adoption of new regulations giving law
enforcement officers, firefighters, and paramedics stronger overtime
"In just four short years, President Bush and his Administration have
enacted some of the most beneficial changes to American law enforcement
in the past five decades," Canterbury said. "And we look forward to
helping him win another four!"
The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor
organization in the United States, with more than 318,000 members.