FOP Lodge 50 Memorial Fund

"Never Forgotten"


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Robert Bartek

Posted on May 22, 2019 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It is with a heavy heart that the FOP Lodge 50 Memorial Fund must announce the passing (05/17/2019) of Robert Bartek the husband of FOP Lodge 50 Memorial Fund Trustee Tamara Bartek. Robert was a Detective Sergeant with the Pickerington Ohio Police Department since 2000 and also served as a Mounted Patrol Officer for several years. RIP Robert!!!


Posted on January 18, 2019 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)
Do you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Card? You can support The FOP Lodge 50 Memorial Fund through Kroger's Community Rewards program by signing-up online. It's simple, just follow these steps: 1. go to 2. If you already have an account then Sign-In. If you do not have an account then click "Create an Account" and follow the instructions. 3. Click "Savings & Rewards". 4. Click "Kroger Community Rewars". 5. Click "I'm a Customer. Want to enroll in Community Rewards". 6. Select the Franteral Order of Police Forest Rose Lodge 50 Memorial Fund (RX205) as your organization to support. It's that simple and The Memorial Fund will receive a finicial contribution from Kroger everytime you shop at Kroger and use your Rewards Card. Thank You for your support!!!


Posted on March 20, 2017 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you shop Amazon? If you do, please support The Memorial Fund by selecting The Memorial Fund as your designated Charitable Organization and The Memorial Fund will receive a percentage of your purchase price from Amazon. Your purchase price does not increase because of the donation to The Memorial Fund!!!

Please use the following link to sign-up for an Amazon Smile Account and to support The Memorial Fund:


Posted on March 10, 2011 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. is an organization that The Memorial Fund supports via donations made in the memory of any member of The Memorial Fund or FOP Lodge 50 that passes on. Therefore, we felt that everyone should be made aware of this organization and the great work they do. Here is the link to the C.O.P.S. website

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria.  Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.

Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss.  C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.    


C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 15,000 families. Members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.  

C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors.  All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri. Chapters function in several states at the grass-roots level. 

C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, "C.O.P.S. Kids" counseling reimbursement program, the "C.O.P.S. Kids" Summer Camp, "C.O.P.S. Teens" Outward Bound experience for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, in-laws, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.   

C.O.P.S. knows that a survivor's level of distress is directly affected by the agency's response to the tragedy. C.O.P.S., therefore, offers training and assistance to law enforcement agencies nationwide on how to respond to the tragic loss of a member of the law enforcement profession.  C.O.P.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

C.O.P.S. programs and services are funded by grants and donations.  Law Enforcement agencies and organizations who support C.O.P.S. at the $250 level or above will be identified as “Partners in Law Enforcement” with C.O.P.S. and will be included on a “Partners” banner that will be displayed at National Police Week.