Retired Seattle Police Officers Association

Minutes of Monthly Meeting
April 13, 2022

President Taylor called the meeting to order at 1145 hours in the Red Room of the Nile Country Club April 13, 2022.  John Gray led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by moment of remembrance for David Buff #3481 passing April 9 at 84 years of age, Rand Hannon #2719 passing March 25 at 77 years of age and Jim Cvar #2686 passing March 13 at 75 years of age.  A moment of silence was observed for these officers who spent their entire careers working patrol.

Roll Call of board members showed Taylor, John Nordlund, Nick Bulpin, Rich O’Neill, Dan Melton, Dan Oliver as present with Terri MacMillan, Jeff Caldwell, Joe Bouffiou and John Sullivan excused.

The minutes of the March minutes were distributed for review and Nick Bulpin gave the financial report which will be submitted for audit.

President Taylor reported the Governor has signed SB 5791 and HB 1701 which will distribute surplus funds from LEOFF 1 & 2 pension funds. Checks will be issued January 31, 2023.

Merle Carner was called upon to introduce his guests including Brandi Kruse, this month’s guest speaker.  He gave an introduction citing her continued support of law enforcement.
                                                                                                                                                 Brandi spoke briefly of her childhood and early interest in the television reporting of current events. Following a college education she entered into investigating current events and reporting for KING, KOMO and eventually FOX channel 13.  Two years ago, she left FOX news and began her own podcast radio program “Undivided” airing 3 times a week. She envisioned hosting the show with an unbiased coverage of current news events.  As an example, Brandi spent time discussing a recent Seattle Times newspaper article citing racial encounters with law enforcement as an inaccurate account of percentages of the citizenry in Seattle.   Brandi responded to questions from the audience.

President Taylor awarded Brandi a RSPOA badge thanking her for her presentation and continued support of law enforcement. A warm ovation followed.

The door prize drawing was conducted and no further business the meeting adjourned at 1240 hours and 64 people enjoyed a great lunch.

Nick Bulpin, Secretary/Treasurer