Retired Seattle Police Officers Association

Minutes of Monthly Meeting
April 12, 2017

President Taylor called the meeting to order at 1145 hours in the Red Room of the Nile Country Club April 12, 2017. John Nordlund led the Pledge of Allegiance and Taylor asked all to remain standing for a moment of silence for Gary Kunkel #2900 passing March 11th at 72 years of age.

Roll call of officers showed Taylor, Dick Rovig, Nick Bulpin, John Nordlund, John Sullivan, Jeff Caldwell, Dan Oliver, Joe Bouffiou present with Terri MacMillan and Dan Melton excused.

President Taylor directed attention to the minutes of the March meeting that have been distributed and asked for any corrections, additions or deletions. Ivan Feilberg moved the minutes be accepted as written, seconded by Joe Bouffiou and passed. Nick Bulpin gave the financial report and stated it would be submitted for audit.

President Taylor reported a close friend and long-time attorney, Joe Fishnailer passed away Sunday, April 10th. Joe was instrumental in providing guidance and advice on many legal matters affecting police officers for more than 40 years. He will be sorely missed.

President Taylor reported the legislature is still in session and at present there are no bills affecting LEOFF but it’s expected to continue until school funding is met.  Some LEOFF issues could arise as part of a budget bill.

President Taylor then introduced Al Nelson, a retired Railroad Special Agent and R.A.P. member. Al began his career in 1967 in Chicago, the RR capitol of the world. He eventually landed in Seattle in 1976. Al outlined the changes in railroad law enforcement especially since 911. Their jurisdiction covers interstate laws and regulations. Al used a slide presentation to demonstrate issues encountered with accidents, robbery/pilfering, smuggling and dealing with the travelling public.  Al responded to questions then President Taylor thanked Al and awarded him RSPOA badge.

There being no further business, Taylor called on John Guich to conduct the door prize raffle. Following that, the meeting adjourned at 1235 hours and 51 people enjoyed a great lunch

Nick Bulpin, Secretary/Treasurer