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I write this message with a very heavy heart today. I was infor
NATIONAL BLACK POLICE ASSOCIATION (NBPA) STATEMENT HONORING THE LIFE OF SLAIN CHICAGO POLICE OFFICE
The NBPA is sad to announce the passing of Roger Abel. Roger was a retired second grade New York Cit
The National Black Police Association Celebrates the Life and Contribution of Dr. Dorothy Height W
I write this message with a very heavy heart today. I was informed earlier this morning that Mrs. Florence “Mama” Taylor, wife of Mr. Charles “Chuck” Taylor and Chair of the NBPA Florence A. Taylor Support Auxiliary Committee, passed away yesterday. I spoke with Mr. Taylor today and he is standing strong, with great resolve, and emboldened with a spirit that only God can give. Mr. Taylor greeted me in the Arabic words of peace As Salaamu Alaikum (Peace Be Unto You) and I returned his noble and kind gesture as he remains a towering and true father figure for me. He strengthened me with words of direction from him and Mama Taylor even in his own time of need. Mama Taylor has been a rock for me for many years; the NBPA for many decades; and her love and support has made us all better, stronger, more faithful, and more thankful. There no words that I can write that would convey the sadness and emptiness in my heart right now. We love you Mama Taylor and you will certainly be missed by thousands of people who love you. We pray for you a peaceful journey to paradise.
Mr. Taylor advised me that he would keep us posted of the details in the days to come. Please keep Mr. Taylor and his family in your prayers. The world lost a great and magnificent person yesterday. We have been honored with her presence.
Visitation: Friday April 8, 2011 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral: Saturday April 9, 2011 10:00 a.m.
Siloam Hope Presbyterian Church
496 Spring Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
NATIONAL BLACK POLICE ASSOCIATION (NBPA) STATEMENT HONORING THE LIFE OF SLAIN CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER THOMAS WORTHAM IV
May 23, 2010
By Christopher C. Cooper, National Black Police Association, writing on behalf of the Association
Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was killed on May 20, 2010. His father, Thomas Wortham III, a retired policeman was an active member of the National Black Police Association and its affiliated associations including the [Chicago] African American Police League.
At this time, we, the NBPA, ourselves active or retired police officers from throughout the United States, express our deepest sympathy to the Wortham family. The elder Wortham, Thomas Wortham III, dedicated his career not only to what was expected of him as a police officer, but he went above and beyond by taking up membership in black police organizations dedicated to improving workplace conditions for black officers and improving policing services in black communities. His son Thomas Wortham the IV, in his service as a Chicago Policeman for three years followed in his father’s footsteps and contributed to bettering relationships between police officers and members of communities of color. Last but not least we honor the Thomas Wortham the IV’s military service. Many NBPA members have served in the US Military. In this regard, we recognize that Officer Wortham (the slain officer) volunteered for military service when he did not have to. For that we commend our fallen brother. We, the NBPA, will miss a man who was truly a hero for policing, the black community and all people.
The NBPA is sad to announce the passing of Roger Abel. Roger was a retired second grade New York City Police Detective. A native New Yorker, he has a long and distinguished career in law enforcement as President of the Black Police Officers Organization of the New York City Police Department called "Guardian Association, and President of the Northeast Region of the National Black Police Association. He had a Bachelor's degree in biology and psychology, a Master's degree in Public Administration, and many police department and community service awards. His research and documentation of African American history in the NYPD has been a career of passion and dedication, but it is his involvement in developing opportunities and partnerships between the police and the Black community that he considers his greatest accomplishment. The members of the NBPA expresses its sincere condolences to the Abel family.
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The National Black Police Association Celebrates the Life and Contribution of Dr. Dorothy Height
We are saddened by the passing of a powerful person and shero, Dr. Dorothy Height, a woman who fought for fairness and understanding during the peak of the civil rights movement. At the age of 25, she began her career as a civil rights activist. She was honored by Presidents and leaders from around the world. The women and men of the National Black Police Association celebrate the extraordinary life of Dr. Dorothy Height. Her legacy will live on through our commitment to make society a better place for all of us.