2013 Blue Santa

December 24, 2013

This year the Mesa Police Association and our charity, the Officer Assistance Fund (OAF), were able to assist City of Mesa Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh in helping children in need for the holidays. The OAF’s Blue Santa helped pass out presents to the children at Cardon Children’s Medical Center this December. A big thank you to […]

Confessions of a Police Officer

April 30, 2013

I’ve had the honor of communicating lately with Jill Wragg, a retired police officer from Massachusetts. Jill is an author, and has several interesting essays posted on her blog. I thought this one was amazing, and with her permission, am posting for all to enjoy… “Confessions of a Police Officer Dear Citizens, Neighbors, Friends and […]

MPA Invited to Signing of HB 2204

April 10, 2013

Your Mesa Police Association was invited by the Governor’s Office to be on-hand at the signing of HB 2204 on Friday, April 5th. This Bill extends the health benefits to the spouses and children of Arizona peace officers, correctional officers, and firefighters killed in the line of duty. See the following press release for details… […]

Blue Santa Huge Success!

December 27, 2012

The Officer Assistance Fund and Mesa Police Association are pleased to say that Blue Santa for Breezy Point was a huge success! We were able to raise approximately eight thousand dollars in gift cards, which were given directly to the families of law enforcement in New York and New Jersey whose homes were damaged or […]

Blue Santa Visits the Kelly Family

December 29, 2011

Liz Kelly and her five children are celebrating their first Christmas without their hero – Mesa police officer Mark Kelly. Mark lost his life earlier this year to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. On December 23rd, a Blue Santa and Mesa Police Officers will try to make the holidays special […]

The loss of a Police Officer, brother & hero: Mark Kelly

September 19, 2011

“The Mesa Police Department and our membership lost a well-respected Police Officer, brother and hero.  Since Mark found out he had ALS, he graciously opened up his life and educated us about Lou Gehrig’s disease.   There is no doubt a great number of people are grieving his loss.  It has been astounding how our […]

Update on Mark Kelly – from Carla Kelly 08.14.11

August 15, 2011

Friends and Family, This week has been a difficult one for Mark. He has an infection that he has been fighting and a lot of abdominal pain.  Liz is keeping him as comfortable as possible with medications.  Some of the drugs will cause him to not be alert enough to effectively communicate with his computer. […]

Thank you for supporting “Portrait of a Hero” – Benefit for Mark Kelly

July 13, 2010

Thank you to Mesa officers and our community that came out and support Mark and his family on July 9th. “Portrait of a Hero” was a benefit for the Kelly family during Mesa’s Second Friday.  The benefit was put on by the Beall Foundation and the Officer Assistance Fund.  People can still donate to Mark […]

MPA helps keep homes safe for 4th of July

July 13, 2010

Keep Your Home Safe From Burglars During Summer Travel Summer is one of the most popular times to travel, and trip planning tends to be on the forefront of most traveler’s minds.  However, the Mesa Police Association (MPA) suggests keeping your home safe from burglars should be your first thought before leaving your home. “Burglaries […]

OAF Raises about $5K for Ofcr Murphy’s Family – “Tip a Cop”

June 9, 2010

Thank you to everyone who came to our “Tip a Cop” event on June 8th at Famous Dave’s in Riverview.  We raised about $5k that will go directly to the Murphy family. PRELIMINARY #: $5,034 Thank you to Famous Dave’s for their generous donation to bring us over the $5k mark! READ OFFICER.COM ARTICLE FOX […]

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