Events January 2018 to




2021 Christmas Dinner


December 7th over 60 Alumni members got together and had a Christmas dinner. It was a great time. The last get together was 2 years ago. Seeing old friends and laughing about the past was a great start to the Christmas season. Col. Bloch attended, said a few words and enjoyed the evening with all. Thank you to John Haug for the pictures.


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2020 FOP Retirement Dinner

On March 26, 2021 the FOP held its 2020 Retiree Dinner.  The affair had to be moved to March because of the virus. Five of the eleven retirees were in attendance.

Rookie and FTO 40 years ago


The Calhoun's Father and Son

  Fred Calhoun                                                                                   Legislative Tribute to Fred Calhoun

    Joe Krajewski                                                                              Mark Grajewski


  Bucky Sayers                                                                                                 David Cajuste

Ski, FOP Lodge 5 Member of the Year




2019 Retirement Dinner

On January 17, 2020 the FOP held its 2019 Retiree dinner.  The affair was one of the best in years. The dinner

acknowledge 17 retirees, 14 retirees were present and gave heartwarming remarks about

their careers.




December 3, 2019

Last night the Alumni had its annual Christmas dinner/meeting. The turnout was great.. This year the Alumni took the time to remember the members we lost in 2019. Chief Bond brought back memories of the shift from hell(7,7,7). remembering the Nur Temple at the end of 3 to 11 shift, also the laughs we had in roll call. A great time, put it on your calendar for next December. (photos by John Haug)


Police Memorial Day at Paul Sweeney Police Headquarters.

May 1, 2019

Police Memorial Day in Dover

On April 17 the Alumni association had its spring 2019 breakfast meeting.  26 members attended.  Discussed were the death of Sgt. Garrett Wilson, Police Memorial Day May 1st, an etched brick project to enhance Police Headquarters recognizing everyone that retired from New Castle County Public Safety(Police, Paramedics, RECOM and civilian, Team App available through FOP 5 and election of a new Alumni Board. 


Phil Young

Vice President

Bob Kwiakowski


Christianne Haggerty


Buddy Williamson


Dave Hearn


Glen Davis


Bud Mowday

Fred Calhoun

Al Scarpitti

Pet;e Kotowski

Dan Tjaden

Cliff Truiit 

FOP Lodge 5 2018 Retirement Dinner

On January 18,2019, FOP Lodge 5 had its 2018 retirement dinner, a great affair.  Most people believe the dinner is a political affair, anything but.  A great time to reminisce with old friends.


Christmas Dinner Dec. 4, 2018

t takes a unique and dedicated individual to become a police officer. A profession where you see the best in people and the worst. Your life depends on two people, your sector partner, your best friend and the radio dispatcher, a person who knows by your voice tone if you need help. Last night over 100 New Castle County Police retirees and RECOM retirees had a Christmas Party. People we haven’t seen In a while; including the last person from the Levy Court system of government and the very first Lodge 5 President of Fraternal Order of Police. A great time with the best friends a person could have.

Pictures from last nights affair:

The last picture is the FTO and his rookie 40+ years ago


44th Class Graduation Plaque and Esprit de Corps Award

On Thursday April 26th the Alumni held its annual spring breakfast meeting, good turn out.  Presentations were made by Scott Phillips running

for New Castle County Sheriff and Frank Cooke running for State Representative.  A telephone call was made to Cliff Truitt who is still recovering from the

loss of his right leg last year.  He was please to hear from everyone.

On January 19, 2018 Lodge 5 of the FOP held its 2017 Retirement Dinner.  The affair was great as usual with interesting comments from each retiree. 

              Two Recruits from the 1973 Class

The Dinner Committee

                                Twenty one years ago the Rookie and his FTO

Three Generations of Policing, the 70's, the 80's and the 90's                      Retired S/Lt Craig Weldon, great MC

      Retired S/Sgt. JoAnna Burton

Retired Sgt. Eric Godwin                                                                              Retired M/Cpl. Tim Argoe

Retired M/Cpl. Mark Babinger                                                                     Retired M/Cpl. Elwood Gilger

Retired M/Cpl. James Hoban                                                                        Retired M/Cpl. Jeff Steinberg

Retired Cpl. Christian Stamm                                                                        Retirement M/Cpl. Amy McCabe