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History of Arizona Federal Lodge 2

In March of 2014, the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Arizona Grand Lodge, determined that there was a significant need to charter a lodge for Federal Law Enforcement officers. Reaching out to existing members, the Grand Lodge held several informational meetings between April and May 2014. The information meetings provided those in attendance with the reasoning for creating a new lodge and how it would benefit the Federal Law Enforcement community.

On May 24th, 2014, a vote was taken, and Arizona Federal Lodge #2 was chartered. Members in attendance signed the new Charter and elected executive board members, President Peter Shepard, Vice President Logan Wolf, Secretary Gregory Spritz, Treasurer Alan Stewart and Sergeant of Arms Chadwick Cotner. The lodge officially started to accepted new members in August 2014.

From the original ten members, all from the United States Border Patrol, the lodge has grown to over 680 members, representing 18 Federal Law Enforcement agencies. Arizona Federal Lodge, by its charter, is a Fraternal organization and not a bargaining group. This allows all Federal Law Enforcement Agents, Rangers and Officers to be members of the lodge, regardless of rank.

Man at podium for conference

Arizona Federal Lodge continues to grow, and the future is positive.

Lodge 2, what happened to Lodge 1?

Well, the original Arizona Federal Lodge # 1 was created back in the 1970s by members of the Veteran Administration Police Department. By the early 1990s, the membership had fallen off, and in 1996, Federal Lodge #1 was dissolved. Even though Lodge # 1 no longer exists, according to the FOP constitution, no other lodge may use the designation number of a closed lodge. “So, now you know the rest of the story.”