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Domingo Botello
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Ed Williams
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Steven McBride
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Michael Pietrowski

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James Hodge
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Domingo Botello
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Christina McAfee
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Melissa Duran
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Edward Williams
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Steve McBride
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Jacob Bentura
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Campbell White
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Elizabeth Smith
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Work Hard / Play Hard Contest

San Mateo, CA, October 27, 2014 – The winner of California Casualty’s next “Work Hard/Play Hard” contest will have their choice of a 2015 special edition peace officer or firefighter/EMT Harley-Davidson® FLHP Road King or $25,000. It’s California Casualty’s biggest prize yet!
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2014 CLEAT Convention

2014 CLEAT Convention November 5th-8th, 2014 San Antonio, Texas The 2014 CLEAT Convention will be held in San Antonio at the Holiday Inn – River Walk at: 217 North St.
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CLEAT endorses Sen. Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General

Posted by CLEAT August 26, 2014 CLEAT President Todd Harrison, Sen. Ken Paxton, CLEAT Executive Director Charley Wilkison and Rep. Phil King. CLEAT  is endorsing state Sen. Ken Paxton in the 2014 race for Texas Attorney General.
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CLEAT TRAINING

CALLING ALL FEMALE TCSOA MEMBERS!!!!! TCSOA WILL BE SENDING 15 FEMALE MEMBERS TO THE CLEAT TRAINING "THE WINNING MIND FOR WOMEN."  FREE OF CHARGE.  THE CLASS WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 25,2014 AT THE APA HALL { AUSTIN POLICE ASSOCIATION HALL.} YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE 8 HOURS OF TCOLE CREDIT FOR THIS TRAINING CLASS.
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TRMS Votes to Update Mortality Tables

TMRS Votes to Update Mortality Tables Posted by CLEAT October 10, 2013 By Chris Jones On average, since 1980, life expectancy has increased, approximately 2 years for females (to age 85) and 3 years for males (to age 83).  What you may not know is that longevity directly impacts the calculation of pension benefits.
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CLEAT does battle; saves officer pension

From the President’s Desk Posted by CLEAT August 5, 2013 Todd Harrison I want every member to understand what’s been going on at the State Capitol here in Austin. That’s because we saved your retirement from the hands of those who intended to destroy it.
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CLEAT continues to look out for Members Retirement

CLEAT continues to diligently watch and protect the retirement benefits of our members. On November 29th, CLEAT was the only labor representative in attendance for the quarterly meeting of the Texas County and District Retirement System. The TCDRS board made important decisions with regards to plan benefits for 2013 during this meeting.
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CLEAT PAC and Local Affiliated PACs go into Overdrive, Set New Contribution Records in Effort to Help Elect Friends of Texas Law Enforcement

CLEAT Public Affairs reached into more political campaigns than ever before during this cycle.   CLEAT PAC and its local affiliated politi-cal action committees also set out to build bigger war chests than ever. CLEAT PAC broke all of its previous records by raising and spending more than $110,000 during the campaign cycle.
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CLEAT Wins $1.2 Million Back Pay in El Paso

The City of El Paso miscalculated its po-lice officers’ pay scales. It’s a good thing CLEAT was there to prosecute the EPM-POA’s grievance. After marathon negotia-tions, the city agreed to settle the dispute on very favorable terms and pay its police officers over $1.2 million in back pay andbenefits. “This was a huge effort,” said EPMPOA President Ron Martin.
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Officer retirement to be top issue in the 83rd Texas legislative session in January

Posted by CLEAT December 19, 2012 Governor Rick Perry and the CLEAT Executive Board CLEAT began preparing for the worst legislative storm of the decade years ago. In fact, in 2011 CLEAT opposed the largest number of bad bills that would have impacted Texas law enforcement in a negative way that had ever been filed in the history of the state.
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CBF Staff and TCSOA Come Together to Assist Homeless Family

Recently, members of CBF and TCSOA received the following letter from a concern staff member at a local elementary school.  In no time at all they sprang into action and began collecting needed items for the family.  Together, they were able to nearly furnish the entire house and provide badly needed items to the family and recreational items to the children.
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TCSOA and CBF Staff Host Fundraiser

TCSOA and CBF recently hosted a fundraiser to benefit 2 members who were affected by two different life altering experiences.  The team put together a barbeque fundraiser and were able to raise more than 2k to support their needs.  TCSOA would like to thank you as members and CBF members who participated selflessly in this event to assist one another.
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What's it like being a corrections officer?
By Brian Dawe, American Cop Magazine Photos by Dave Douglas Like most kids growing up, I often spent days with my friends playing cowboys and Indians, soldier, fireman, and cops and robbers. Never once can I recall locking my friends in the basement and playing Correctional Officer.
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What is a corrections officer worth to the taxpayers? Part I
In the last couple decades, I’ve heard people call corrections officers everything from “badge-carrying babysitters for adults” to law enforcement superheroes. Clearly, there is a wide variety of opinion on the value corrections officers provide to society.
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What is a corrections officer worth to the taxpayers? Part II
In the first part of this two-part article, we looked at why understanding the worth of a corrections officer to the taxpayers is of vital importance to the public, politicians, administration, and to officers themselves.
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TCSOA Supports the BAIR Foundation

Each year many different organizations seek help from the community both during the holiday season and year round.  Without your support, many in the community would be left behind and would not have the services they need or the opportunity to participate in or get some sense of enjoyment out of the holidays and life year round.
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T Shirts for Hunger Initiative
Do you have T Shirts that you no longer wear?  Don't toss them or let them sit in a drawer and take up space.  Donate them to T Shirts for Hunger. T Shirts for Hunger is a partnership between the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Health and Human Services and Transportation and Natural Resources in support of the Travis County Community Food Pantries.
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Active Shooter Dead after Firing on Police Station
In the wake of the latest active shooter here in Austin on Thanksgiving, we are thankful that no one was injured or killed except (sadly) the gunman. It is a reminder that we need to remain ever vigilant and aware of our surroundings. We never know what people are going through or what triggers will cause them to act in a certain manner.
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TCSOA Partners with AFLAC

TCSOA has partnered with AFLAC to bring you supplemental insurance at a substantially reduced rate.  Because it is through TCSOA, no physical or medical information is required through this initial signup. If you are sick or injured, AFLAC pays you directly regardless of any other coverage you may have.   It is simple, you sign up and you are in.
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