Whether you are a member in need or someone looking to assist, you have come to the right place. The Illinois Fraternal order of Police uses this page to publicize special needs of member officers and families, giving other members and the public an opportunity to support those most in need.
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Shawn Cookson, member of Streamwood FOP Lodge 62, has had to leave the Streamwood Police Department and go on medical disability after having brain surgery for the second time in three years. He was relieved of duty in November and has gone without pay since December. His disability benefits will not take effect until March or April. His fellow lodge members are requesting donations to assist Shawn in this time of financial hardship. Checks can be sent to the lodge, payable to Shawn Cookson, as follows:
c/o Streamwood FOP Lodge 62
P.O. Box 31
Streamwood, IL 60107
Don Darby, member of Glendale Heights FOP Lodge 52, was diagnosed with stage 4 Glioblastome Multiforme cancer - the most agreesive malignant primary brain tumor. Don is unable to work regularly and his family's medical and personal expenses are mounting. Lodge 52 has scheduled a benefit for the family, to be held on April 27 at the Odeum in Villa Park. Click here for more information about the benefit or helping with donations, either monetary or raffle items. In addition, a facebook page has been established by Don's family and friends to provide updates on his condition and treatment - www.facebook.com/friendsfordondarby.