NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu

The ESFLEA sends their regrets for the loss of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. Ramos was married with a 13-year-old son and had another in college. He had been on the job since 2012 and was a school safety officer. Liu had been on the job for seven years and married two months ago.

Mathew Tully Files Brief with U.S. Supreme Court, on Behalf of ESFLEA, Supporting Fired Air Marshal

ESFLEA’s brief in support of a fired Air Marshal, Robert MacLean, ( http://www.maclean-scotus.info ) was filed today at the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) – ESFLEA is more than beer and bagpipes – it’s a fraternal organization protecting FLEO’s, improving professionalism, and explaining/honoring our heritage! To understand more about what is involved with […]

Career Opportunity: DEA Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)

Do your career “Justice” by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation’s law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their […]

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 […]