Obituary — ESFLEA Founding Member James “Barney” Ferguson

The ESFLEA is sad to report that James “Barney” Ferguson, one of the founding members of the Emerald Society of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, died Saturday, May 31st, at Calvary Hospice in the Bronx. He was 77 and had been battling cancer and other ailments for years. James retired from the NYPD in 1979 […]

National Tartan Day, April 6th

Americans of Scottish descent have played a vibrant and influential role in the development of the United States. From the framers of the Declaration of Independence to the first man on the moon, Scottish-Americans have contributed mightily to the fields of the arts, science, politics, law, and more. Today, over eleven million Americans claim Scottish […]

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17): 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in […]

Army Senior Space Badge Awarded To Mathew Tully

Congratulations to ESFLEA’s general counsel, Mathew Tully, for earning the Army Senior Space Badge. The Space Badge is awarded to active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers who successfully complete appropriate space-related training and attain the required Army space cadre experience. There are three levels of the Space Badge: basic, senior and master. You […]

Obituary — Retired Special Agent Joey V. Thurman

ATF is saddened to report the passing of retired ATF Special Agent Joey V. Thurman, 71, who passed away on Jan. 2, 2014, A Funeral Mass will commence Saturday, Jan. 11, p.m., at the Catholic Church of St. Monica. Interment will be at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, Ga. The family will receive friends Friday 6 […]

NCLEES Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

The devastation from Hurricane Sandy is extreme and parts of New York and New Jersey resemble what can only be described as war zones. NCLEES has established a Relief Committee to organize the response from the National Law Enforcement Emerald Society movement. This will include but is not limited to fundraising and relief co-ordination. Visit […]

ESFLEA Presents John Walsh With Honorary Life Membership

National Vice President John Kinane, presenting John Walsh with an Honorary Life Membership to the Emerald Society of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, on the set of America’s Most Wanted, during ceremonies at the Law Enforcement Memorial, Washington D.C., with Chairman, Mike Haggerty; President, Tom Smart; Vice President, Danny Crawford; and the Chicago Police Emerald […]

New Charter Granted To Bramburg Germany, US Army Criminal Investigation Division Chapter of ESFLEA

The Brehon Council and the National Executive Board of the Emerald Society of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc, has granted a Charter to Bramburg Germany, Army Criminal Investigation Division, pursuant to the by-laws of ESFLEA. This charter is granted to: President S/A Eddie McDevitt, Vice President S/A Kyle Buckout, Secretary Jessi McDevitt, and Treasurer […]

ESFLEA Donates To Kayak For A Cause IX

Kayak For A Cause (KFAC) is a first-class charity event where hundreds of Kayakers cross Long Island Sound and thousands of spectators cheer them on to reach their donation goal! ESFLEA’s very own Brehon Council Member, Brian Kelly, participated and you can download his report on the fundraising event. For more information on future KFAC […]

New Charter Granted To Newark, NJ Chapter of ESFLEA

The Brehon Council and the National Executive Board of the Emerald Society of the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc, has granted a Charter to our new Newark New Jersey Chapter pursuant to the by-laws of ESFLEA, effective on the 1st Day of May, Two Thousand and Nine. This charter is granted to: President David Fallon, […]