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KPOA President Darin Beck
Ray Morgan handed me the updated KPOA roster today, and I was struck by a couple of thoughts. The first is how much work is done by KPOA members without compensation, largely without recognition and certainly without sufficient gratitude. Ray Morgan is one example of one of those members. For as long as I can remember, Ray has served as the chair and only member of the KPOA Governor’s Roster Committee. Ray gave me a copy of the roster while I attended the KPOA training committee meeting chaired by Linda Morgan. Again, the work done by that committee today and, more importantly, the work that they planned to do during the next year was impressive and demonstrated to me not only their commitment to KPOA but to serving law enforcement throughout the state. I thank Linda for her leadership, Heather Buller, the vice chair, for her knowledge and enthusiasm, and all of the members for their willingness to serve.
Linda’s leadership brings me to my next thought: KPOA has been lucky to have been served over the years by some of the finest leaders in Kansas law enforcement. Looking at the current list of officers, governors, and governors emeritus, I see a true “who’s who” list. I am lucky to know many of them personally, and most I would never have had the opportunity to meet if I had not been involved in KPOA. If for no other reason, I encourage you to join and become active in KPOA to meet some of the finest people in law enforcement.
I hesitated to mention individual members specifically because I know I have only scratched the surface of the work that is being done, and I must mention two other committees that truly work behind the scenes to serve the organization. The Firearms Committee, for example, chaired by Boyce Moses with vice chair Jim Daily to work as it has over the years to put on the competition shoots across the state. The second is the Arrangements Committee chaired by Al Thimmesch, aka “Mr. KPOA,” that busy selecting a location for the Fall Conference and trying to address the problem of declining attendance.
Thank you to all the members that I mentioned and to those members who work hard behind the scenes that I did not mention by name.
Last Updated: May 17 2013
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