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AS OF JANUARY 20, 2024

NYS FOP Lodges 81 and 38 joined together to retire the wreaths at LI National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY today.


Participating in the event were: FOP Lodge 38 President, Mike Neid and State Trustee, Kevin Dean.


FOP Lodge 81 President, Henry Prins and his wife, Gloria Prins (Associate Member), Secretary, John Allan, P.R. Rep. Rich Kruse and his wife, Catherine


It is with a heavy heart that we find our fellow brother, Michael G. Gibbons age 55, of Commack, NY has passed from this earth on December 27, 2023. Michael was a beloved husband of his wife, Lisa and loving brother of Joseph Gibbons and Deirdre Mullen. Let's all say a prayer for Michael and his family. 

In Leiu of flowers, the family would like people to consider donations to these organizations: Tunnels to Towers, St. Jude Children's Hospital and Bideawee Animal Shelter


Members of FOP Lodge 81 along with National Trustee, Mike Nied at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY  were removing the Christmas wreaths.


From Left to Right in photo:

Associate Member, Rich Kruse (Lodge 81 PR Rep), Active Member, (Lodge 81 Secretary) John Allan, Associate Member, Gloria Prins, (President), Henry Prins, (National Trustee), Mike Nied

Our FOP Lodge 81 Representatives at this years 2022 State FOP Conference in Albany, NY


From Left to right: Joe Davids (Lodge 81 Member), Sonny Maxon (Lodge 81 State Trustee), Patrick Yoes (National President), Henry Prins (Lodge 81 President), Jonathan Karten (Lodge 81 2nd Vice President) 


It is with a heavy heart that we find our fellow brother, STEVE ALLGOR (Sgt At Arms) has passed from this earth on February 11, 2022. Steve was a Senior Court Officer at the Kings County Supreme Courthouse, Brooklyn, NY who recently retired. Steve was also a Drum Sgt in the NYS Courts Pipes and Drums. Let's all say a prayer for Steve and Steve's family, his sister's, Jeanne, Susan and Betsy and brother, Bob.


A Memorial mass will be held for Steve in April. Date and location to be                                                          decided.






On Saturday, December 18, 2021, President, Henry Prins, PR Rep., Rich Kruse and Trustee, Lynne Franzone of FOP Jamaica Lodge 81 and spouses placed wreaths at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY



Lodge 81 President, Henry Prins and NYS FOP Foundation Director, Edward Strohm presented the wreath on behalf of the National FOP and all Law Enforcement in the United States at the Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial held in Ottawa, Canada on September 26, 2021.


Had a great time helping out at the first Back the Blue golf tournament!


I was able to catch a picture with the Best Sign at the tournament. It means a lot seeing love for my pops from his brothers back in New York!


Can't Thank them enough for their Support!!



It is with a heavy heart that we find our fellow brother and Executive Board member, ANTHONY FRANZONE has passed from this earth on August 31, 2021. Anthony was a Retired Court Officer from the Nassau Court Building in Mineola. Let's all say a prayer for Anthony his wife Lynne and family. 







In lieu of flowers, The family request donations to St. Jude Childrens Reasearch Hospital



VCF Registration Deadline Is July 29th, 2021
Please read the attached letter which provides important information regarding the September 11th Victim Compensation Find.
Updated Press Release from NYS FOP
We will be having a CLOSED Memorial on May 1, 2021 at 11am
To View the Memorial, we will be going Facebook Live on our Facebook page at at 11am
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

     Our world has been turned upside down since Covid -19 has entered our lives.  Our foremost concern is that our members and their families stay safe during this extremely trying time.

     It has affected the workings of the FOP. Our State Convention and elections, scheduled for this coming October, has been canceled. The State Executive Board has voted to continue all elected board members for another two years due to size restrictions on gatherings in New York.

     On the local front, Lodge 81 had to cancel our planned family outing to the Long Island Ducks baseball game in August. We are committed to scheduling an outing during their 2021 season and look forward to a great turnout by our members and their families.

     The National FOP currently has a ban on local Lodge meetings. We are hopeful that the ban will be lifted and we can schedule a meeting in September or October. Our Lodge Holiday Party is still scheduled for December 2020. Further information will be emailed to our members and posted on our Lodge 81 website.

     Our Lodge has not remained idle. We have seen increased membership, both by former members returning to our Lodge as well as new members, active and associates. Several members of other state lodges have approached us to transfer into our Lodge in 2021.  We look forward to active participation from our newest members. There is strength in numbers!

     We are actively seeking guest speakers to bring informative information to our members and planning events in 2021 for our members.

     We remain hopeful that Lodge 81 will continue to strive to be the best. Our Executive Board is committed to making your membership as enjoyable and productive as possible.

     Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have. Please stay safe!



Henry Prins





It is with a heavy heart that we find our fellow brother and Immediate Past President, LAWRENCE SULLIVAN has passed from this earth on January 9, 2020. Larry was a Lt. Court Officer at Jamaica Court Building in Jamaica, Queens before his retirement. Let's all say a prayer for Larry's family, his wife Chris, son's Robbie and Michael. 


The Memorial service for Larry Sullivan in North Carolina has been postponed. We will notify the members when a new date is set. 




2019 FOP Lodge 81 Holiday Dinner Meeting was enjoyed by all who attended. Great Food and Drink with our Brothers and Sisters at Piccola Bussola in Mineola
Stony Brook Children's Hospital Dedication Ceremony naming the Oncology Nursing Station for the Three Strohm Sisters Foundation.
2019 - NYS FOP 5TH ANNUAL CIGAR NIGHT AT FOP HQ's with L:R Executive VP, Henry Prins, President, John A. Mattia, Public Relations, Rich Kruse, State Trustee, Sonny Maxon
2018 FOP Lodge 81 Holiday Dinner Meeting was enjoyed by all who attended. Great Food and Drink with our Brothers and Sisters at Piccola Bussola in Mineola
2018 FOP Lodge 81 donated $200 for a table of 10 for the VetDogs Fundraiser at St. Lawrence Parish School in Sayville. Members who attended were all Winners!
2017 FOP Lodge 81 Holiday Dinner Meeting at Piccola Bussola in Mineola. Another great turn out for an evening of great food and fun
FOP Lodge 81 attended the Three Strohm Sisters Law Enforcement Gala on November 17, 2017 at the Coral House in Baldwin for Pediatric Cancer
Our very own Associate Member and PR Rep. Rich Kruse honored by the NYSPIA-EAF



It is with a heavy heart that we find our fellow sister, PATRICIA CAMPO has passed from this earth on August 16, 2017. Patrica was a Court Officer at Jamaica Court Building in Jamaica, Queens. Let's all say a prayer for Patrica's family, her sister Marie and family. 



FOP Lodge 81 Executive Board would like to thank Friends of America's VetDogs, Cliff Miller for speaking at our meeting to spread the word about their services.
FOP Lodge 81 Retirement Ceremony at LI MacArthur Airport for Active Member, Marty Jankowitz #312, Present from L/R, PR Rep., Rich Kruse, President, John A. Mattia, Commissioner, Shelly LaRose-Arken & EVP, Henry Prins
2016 FOP Lodge 81 Holiday Dinner Meeting was enjoyed by all who attended. Great Food and Drink with our Brothers and Sisters at Piccola Bussola in Mineola



It is with a heavy heart that we find our fellow brother, WAYNE LEWIS has passed from this earth on May 26, 2016. Wayne was a Sergeant at LI MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, LI. Let's all say a prayer for Wayne's family, his wife Marie and his Sisters and Parents. 



FOP Lodge 81 - 2015 Post Holiday Dinner Meeting. Everyone who attended had a great time with good laughs and delicious food.
FOP Lodge 81, President, John A. Mattia & First Lady, Nicole donated $50.00 on behalf of the Lodge in support of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the Mingle & Jingle Event at Piccola Bussola in Mineola on December 21, 2015
Associate Member, Mark Seratoff of Marken Music was called upon from FOP Lodge 81 President, John A. Mattia by using the website page, MEMBER SERVICES. Frank Rapuano, Accordionist was a BIG hit during Statue Procession.
FOP Lodge 81, President, John A. Mattia & Associate Members, Nicole Prisco-Mattia & Jonathan J. Mattia, AKA "Gecko" at the American Cancer Society "Relay For Life" Walk at Bethpage High School on June 6, 2015. Lodge 81 donated $100 to the cause.
Associate Members, Nicole Prisco-Mattia & Jonathan J. Mattia walking at Belmont Lake State Park for MS on Sunday, May 3, 2015 with Family for their Aunt & Sister, DEANNA PRISCO-SILVER. FOP Lodge 81 supported MS with a donation of $100.
President, John A. Mattia of NYS Lodge 81 supported the National Alliance of Mental Illness with a $100 donation. Attending the walk on Saturday, May 2, 2015 was Associate Members, Nicole Prisco-Mattia & Jonathan J. Mattia, AKA "Gecko"
FOP Lodge 81, Dec. 3, 2014 Meeting / Holiday Party. Exec. Board & Assoc. members donating unwrapped toys for children in need. Left to Right: Paul Feigenbaum, Rich Kruse, Harry Meyer, Sonny Maxon, Steve Allgor, Nicole Mattia, Henry Prins, John A. Mattia
FOP Lodge 81 - Executive Board presenting a check for $500 to the Three Strohm Sisters Foundation Board Member, Ed Strohm during the Fundraiser Event on September 20, 2014
THANK YOU From Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 81 & The Three Strohm Sisters Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research with Tony Martinez & Ana Ramirez
Ed Strohm presenting a Certificate of Recognition to President, John A. Mattia of FOP Lodge 81 along with Board Members, Steve Allgor, Sonny Maxon, Harry Meyer and Henry Prins







As per FOP Lodge 81 Member, Mike Bannon's request,  For all of the members of Lodge 81 to say a prayer for his beloved wife, Donna Bannon who recently passed away after a long battle with Cancer.


Our FOP Lodge 81 Chaplain, Eugene A. Clemonms III has written a prayer which I will post on our Lodge website.


Mourning practices should be extensive, but not an expression of fear or distaste for death. Mourning practices relating to death and mourning have two purposes: to show respect for the dead, and to comfort the living, who will miss the deceased.


Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged. Bring me out of my distresses. Look upon my afflictions and my troubles and forgive my sins. Psalm 25:16-18


So let us pass through the times of sorrow and now remember all those that have been lost for whatever reason, be it health or duty.


For our memories of the Blessings they have placed within our hearts will carry us through the hours of tomorrow.


Love & Blessings;


Eugene A. Clemoms III


FOP Jamaica Lodge 81

I have posted a 'Thank You' letter from Vice President, Edward J. Strohm Jr. of the Three Strohm Sisters Family Foundation for his gratitude to our lodge for our contribution to benefit pediatric cancer research.


I want to also 'Thank', Executive Vice President, Henry Prins and Acting Sgt. at Arms, Steve Allgor for attending the Law Enforcement Partnership Fundraiser representing FOP Lodge 81.


The NYS FOP Executive Board has approved a new benefit provider for the membership.
We are proud to introduce, The Arbors, an assisted living community that offers discounted benefits to veterans and first responders.

Click here for more..


The Arbors offers a program created by the Department of Veterans Affairs for wartime veterans and their surviving spouses. This program helps make assisted living an affordable option to many seniors who may have thought it was not possible.

Click here for the detail about NYSFOP Seminar


The Arbors representatives are looking forward to attending your lodge meetings to discuss their services further. Please contact, Susan 631-232-3131 or email, to schedule an Arbors representative to attend your next meeting.

As always you can contact Beacon Financial directly with any questions 888-610-2239 or Visit www,

As President of Lodge 81, I am always strieving to be the best avocate for the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police),


Recently, I donated a pair of my personal Mets Season Tickets to a worthy cause for a fellow co-worker at LIMA, Steve Russell in honor of his Mother for his TEAM LIMA's 3rd Annual Lauren Kristy 'CRUISE (AGAINST) CANCER' on Sunday, August 11, 2013.


I received a 'THANK YOU' letter from Steve which I would like to share to all Lodge 81 members:


To my friend John A. Mattia;


On August 11th we set sail on the Lauren Kristy in an effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.


Thanks to you, it was a successful sunset/dinner cruise for my guests. Your generous donation to our raffle basket auction was instrumental in raising much needed funds going towards the constant research being conducted in an attempt to find a cure for this deadly disease.


Your contribution was acknowledged in our program.


As the organizer of "A Cruise Against Cancer", I wish to thank you very much for supporting my efforts.


Yours truly,


Steven Russell


Peace Officers Memorial Day & Police Week


Peace Officers Memorial Day came into effect on October 1, 1961, when Congress asked the president to designate May 15 to honor law enforcement officers. President John F Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962. Each year, the president of the United States proclaims May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week of each year during which such May 15 occurs as Police Week.


According to the Legal Information Institute, the president is requested to issue a proclamation to: designate May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day; to direct government officials to display the United States flag at half staff on all government buildings; and to invite state and local governments and the people to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Solemn Ceremony Honors Fallen Police Officers


A ceremony at the Fraternal Order of Police headquarters in Hicksville honored officers who lost their lives.


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The NYSAFE Act protects the privacy of pistol license holders by permitting them to notify a County Clerk that they do not wish for their information to be released publicly.


Under the law, current licensees and new applicants may make this notification to their licensing officer using a form approved by the Superintendent of the New York State Police.


Pistol permit information held by the county is currently exempt from FOIL and will be until May 15, 2013. At that time, those who have submitted the form will remain exempt from the FOIL provisions unless the licensing authority has refused to grant the exemption. Those wishing to apply for the exemption should do so by May 15, 2013, to avoid any disclosure.


You may file the form anytime. However, after May 15, 2013, if you have not yet filed an exemption form, your information may be subject to release under FOIL.


If you file a form in the future and your request is granted, your information will once again be exempt from FOIL.


To submit your form, take it to your local licensing office.

It is with a heavy heart that we find our fellow brother, PETE GANNON has passed from this earth on October 29, 2012. Pete was a Court Officer in Suffolk. Let's all say a prayer for Pete's family, Maria and his two children. 





Where To Find Us:

NYS FOP Jamaica Lodge 81

P.O. Box 494

Deer Park, NY 11729-0494

Email: President - Henry R. Prins @

Email: Executive VP - Sonny Maxon @

Email: Treasurer - Harry Meyer @ Email: Secretary - John Allan @


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