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Police-Involved Shooting 9/5/2023

September 5, 2023 From Mike Mancuso: We are aware of the police-involved shooting that has occurred in the Southwest District. It appears our officer was struck by the suspect's car. Injuries are unknown at this time. Our leadership team is responding to the hospital and the Baltimore Police Homicide Unit. More information to follow as it becomes known. Update 4:5-PM We can confirm that there...

Police-Involved Shooting 6/29/2023

We are aware of the police-involved shooting on N Milton. President Mancuso and 1st VP MacDonald are responding. We are not aware of any injury to officers at this time.

FOP3 Memorial Ceremony 5/13/2023

May 13, 2023 Today at noon, FOP3 welcomed the Law Enforcement Memorial Run to the site of our Memorial. President Mancuso addressed those in attendance, including many from our Board of Directors. 1st VP MacDonald placed the ceremonial wreath in remembrance of our fallen officers. As always the BPD Honor Guard did a great job! Thanks to all!      

Death of an Active Member 4/4/2023

4/4/2023 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of active member, Lt. John Ferinde. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please pray for the family, friends, and colleagues of Lt. Ferinde as they navigate this difficult time. May his memory be a Blessing to all who knew and loved him. Mike Mancuso Singleton Funeral Home | Glen Burnie MD funeral home and cremation

Twitter Response 8/11/2022

August 11, 2022 From Mike Mancuso via Twitter: What do Baltimore and New Orleans have in common? PC Harrison was police commissioner in both cities and both have crushing consent decrees which have led to the violent crime chaos in both cities. Read this article. FOP3 predicted all of this!! The only people benefitting from the consent decree are the overpriced, out-of-town consultants. Surely...

Twitter Post

Tweet and audio from ED incident 7/25/201        


June 17, 2021 Members of FOP3: Today, President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a national holiday.  In turn, the Mayor and his administration are giving non-essential City employees the day off tomorrow.  I am working with the Labor Commissioner to ensure that FOP3 members are adequately compensated, either financially or with future leave.  I should hear something by next week. I...

April 2021 Membership Meeting

April 13, 2021 Brothers and Sisters, The April membership meeting will be held on 4/26/2021 at 7PM at the Lodge Hall. Baltimore City continues to limit attendance numbers; however, the maximum allowed has been increased to 50% capacity. Once again, we are asking those who are interested in attending the April meeting to send an email to [email protected] with “April Meeting RSVP” in the subject...

Please Support BPD Trainee Cody Ruhling 2/11/2021

February 11, 2021 Brothers and Sisters, As many of you know, Baltimore Police Department Trainee Cody Ruhling was injured in a recent training accident.  Cody's injuries are devastating, and the prognosis for the future is difficult for both him and his young family.  He has survived severe brain and spinal surgery but remains strong and determined to make a successful recovery.  However, the...

Your Support is Needed!

February 2, 2021 Bothers and Sisters, Attached please find information regarding our campaign to fight attempts in Annapolis to change the LEOBR. We can't do this without help from our members as well as your family and friends. We need all of the support we can get, so please take some time to read and share the information wherever possible. Just follow the link to the website...

January Membership Mtg. Cancelled 1/18/2021

January 18, 2019 Sisters and Brothers, Please be advised that current COVID restrictions on gatherings in Baltimore City prohibit our ability to hold the January Membership Meeting.  Our intent is to hold the February Meeting as scheduled, if possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Mike Mancuso


January 8, 2021 All, FOP3 leadership has been working day and night to help the City correct the many problems facing our members concerning pay and leave.  As you know, the City would not allow us, the subject matter experts on the BPD, to assist in the Workday build for our agency. It’s almost like knowing that someone is building a house that you know will collapse, but they tell you that...

Payroll Guidance from Workday 12/31/2020

December 31, 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Please review the attached information from Workday regarding payroll processing. Thank you, Mike Mancuso End of Pay Period Guidance 12-31-2020


November 10, 2020 All, We received word today from Charles Monk (Saul Ewing), the lead attorney in our pension lawsuit. The Court of Appeals has agreed to take up the case from the Court of Special Appeals and to hear it this coming February 2021. This is good news because we can now skip a step and should have a decision sometime in August 2021 (if not sooner). Stay well! Mike Mancuso

Injured Officer 11/9/2020

President Mancuso and 1st VP MacDonald are responding to Shock Trauma following reports of an injured Officer in the Southwest District. More information to follow as it becomes available. UPDATE 11:15AM President Mancuso reports that our injured Officer was shot in the upper leg and is in stable condition. His injury is not life-threatening and the prognosis is good.

Signal 13 Donation Drive 10/15/2020

October 15, 2020 Sisters and Brothers, It goes without saying that these past months have been extremely difficult for all Americans, for many different reasons, including those of us who risk our lives and prosperity to protect the citizens of Baltimore.  On any given day, with no warning, one of us could very easily find ourselves in a situation that threatens our ability to continue to...

Cancellation – Survivors Luncheon

March 25, 2020 All, Due to current health concerns, we must announce the postponement of the Survivors Luncheon that was scheduled to be held at the Lodge Hall on 4/25/2020. We apologize for any inconvenience and we will advise when/if a new date is selected. Thank you, Mike Mancuso

Supplies Distributed 3/25/2020

March 25, 2020 On Monday, FOP #3 issued a request to the community for urgently needed supplies to protect the health and safety of our Baltimore Police Officers. In very short order, Baltimore City Councilman Yitzy Schleifer (District 5) responded and generously supplied/facilitated the donation of many masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes. FOP #3 cannot thank the Councilman,...

Change to Conroy Scholarship Eligibility 3/18/2020

March 18, 2020 Approximately a month ago, we were alerted that the daughter of the late Tommy Portz was not allowed to utilize the college scholarship for the children of fallen 1st Responders because her family lived out of state at the time of his line of duty death. Quickly, FOP#3 mobilized and with the help of our Annapolis Lobbyist Frank Boston, Delegate McIntosh, Senator McCray, and Senator...

Coronavirus Update – Contact Distancing 3/15/2020

March 14, 2020 Brothers and Sisters, It has come to my attention that there have been instances in which some of you are being asked to conduct initiatives that may involve unnecessary close contact with the public. We, as first responders, know that our job may involve engaging the public in close contact during this trying time, and we accept that. However, I am concerned that you are being...

Baltimore City DHR COVID-19 Plan

The Baltimore City Department of Human Resources has issued additional guidance relative to COVID-19 (attached here). Our attorneys at SBWDLaw are currently reviewing this document and we advise that each of our members familiarize themselves with this information, as well. Thanks! DHR COVID 19 Response Final  

Twitter Response to Mayor Young 2/20/2020

Mayor Young, do you honestly believe that this is the way a leader behaves? You don't take any responsibility for Baltimore's problems and expect others to fix it for you! This is not what Baltimore deserves. @mayorbcyoung #CityinCrisis          

Twitter Post/DC Barksdale Comments 2/11/2020

Retired Deputy Commissioner Barksdale grew up in Baltimore and knows what it takes to police this city. His opinions are based on his experience, and success, leading the BPD and should not be taken lightly!

Twitter Post 2/11/2020

Retired Deputy Commissioner Barksdale grew up in Baltimore and knows what it takes to police this city. His opinions are based on his experience, and success, leading the BPD and should not be taken lightly! #CityinCrisis      

Tweet re: NWD Incident 2/8/2020

Last night one of our brave Sergeants found himself in the middle of a gun battle. He pursued the suspects while shots were still being fired. Other BPD officers from the NWD responded and the suspects were apprehended. Great work by the brave officers of the BPD who continue to risk their lives with little support from the City administration (to include the BPD Command and City Hall). Here is...

A Letter to FOP #3 Members

June 7, 2019 To the Members of FOP #3: Four months ago, Baltimore City was introduced to our current Police Commissioner, Michael Harrison. Upon his arrival, he made a media tour of Baltimore, proclaiming his successes in New Orleans and decreeing to all that he was here to reform the Baltimore Police Department, implement the Consent Decree, and forge a strong partnership with the community. To...