Fraternal Order of Police holding BBQ dinner in Sumter

BY KAYLA ROBINS
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 6/13/18

The Fraternal Order of Police is holding a free barbecue dinner for all law enforcement officers and retirees on Saturday, June 30, at The Restaurant at Second Mill, 1100 W. Liberty St.

The 7 p.m. dinner will serve as a chance for people to learn …

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Fraternal Order of Police holding BBQ dinner in Sumter

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The Fraternal Order of Police is holding a free barbecue dinner for all law enforcement officers and retirees on Saturday, June 30, at The Restaurant at Second Mill, 1100 W. Liberty St.

The 7 p.m. dinner will serve as a chance for people to learn more about what the FOP offers its members by being the "largest and strongest" police force in the United States. There are state lodges and local lodges in every state, and the group has been around for more than 100 years.

All officers, deputies, corrections officers and retirees are invited, including reserve officers and constables, in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties. Attendees will be able to meet the lodge's local and state board members.

The FOP Grand Lodge offers a free two-year associate degree; a strong legal defense plan; an FOP credit card; an FOP credit union; moonlighting liability insurance; discounted mortgage; discounted home and auto insurance; auto rental discounts; discounted cruises; and a lobbyist for federal LEO laws.

Additional benefits provided by the state lodge include $2,500 accidental death benefit; $32,500 line of duty death benefit; $2,500 felonious assault benefit; a South Carolina specialty license plate; and a lobbyist for state LEO laws.

Those interested in attending the free barbecue dinner should RSVP to Kevin Sargent, president of the Central Carolina SCFOP Lodge 31, at (803) 418-9561 or ksargent@scfop31.com.