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FLEOA Defends USSS Members

 March 27, 2015

 

Mr. Clarence Page  

President

Gridiron Club and Foundation

529 14th Street NW, #976

Washington, DC 20045‐1916

 

Dear Mr. Page:

 

It has come to the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association’s

(FLEOA) attention that during this year's Gridiron Dinner event, some of

the jokes offered were directed at the brave Agents of the Secret Service

protecting the attendees of that event.

 

Our Association of over 26,000 federal law enforcement officers

understands a good joke, but the jokes concerning the Secret Service's

recent issues came off lowbrow and unappreciated by our Members

working at the dinner.

 

Unlike those that chose to attend the dinner, the Secret Service Agents

were working and accomplishing a mission, they were not there to enjoy

the fun.   

 

Their dedication to their duty, professionalism and effectiveness with

not only securing this event but thousands of events around the world is

not a "joke." It is a testament to their devotion to duty and dedication to

the cause of protecting and defending the American people and way of

life.

 

Even Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who should know better,

lowered himself by saying that he would "see if any Secret Service

Agents would be sober enough to drive him home," should consider that

comment the next time he visits the White House where the dedication

of these Agents will be on display as they put their lives on the line to

protect and serve the President and the American people.   

 

If the attendees at the dinner, many of whom make a living off of news

stories about the Secret Service and other federal agencies, had any

sense, they would have stopped, saluted and said "thank you for your

service."

 

But apparently, good sense didn't exist at the dinner that night making the entire

event, as advertised, a complete joke.   

 

Sincerely,

 

Jon Adler

National President