This Week's Photo Album
Thursday, July 12, 2012
TOL and D21 Members Join Ride to Honor Fallen Police Detective
Toledo Facility Representative Micah Maziar (left) and Detroit TRACON Member Ryan Rawski.
Toledo Facility Representative Micah Maziar and Detroit TRACON (D21) Member Ryan Rawski joined 176 other motorcycle riders last Saturday in the sixth annual Keith Dressel Memorial Ride. The event honors Dressel, a Toledo Police detective who was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 21, 2007, and raises money for a scholarship at local Owens Community College endowed in Detective Dressel's honor.
"It’s one of those events that shows the power of solidarity among the area’s labor unions," Maziar said. "Local businesses, radio stations and government entities were also involved. It’s very fitting that the event T-shirts have the quote, “Your brothers and sisters will take it from here” printed on them."
The 100-mile ride starts and finishes at Toledo's Oscar Bunch Powertrain Park and passes the location where Det. Dressel was shot and killed. Toledo Police and Lucas County Sheriff Motor Patrols escorted the riders. The Toledo Police officers are represented by the Toledo Police Patrolmen’s Association and the Lucas County Sheriffs are represented by United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 3056. UAW Local 14 owns Oscar Bunch Park. The Fraternal Order of Police was a sponsor.
Pensacola Area Solidarity Meeting
P31 Members Theresa Morehouse (left) and Jaime Shuler
The Pensacola facilities held a successful solidarity meeting last weekend, with 40-plus attendees. The event was held at the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, where the Pensacola Blue Wahoos played the Mobile Bay Bears, winning an 8-2 game.
NATCA Fishing Tournament
On Friday, June 29, the annual NATCA Fishing Tournament was held in the Florida Keys with members from Pensacola to Atlanta. Even Tropical Storm Debby couldn't keep members from this growing and popular annual event.
"This is the biggest tournament we've ever had," said tournament director Scott Pearson. "The water was so flat that you could have skied to the Bahamas. The fishing conditions were incredible."
Over 50 NATCA members, along with family and friends, met at Smugglers Cove in Islamorada, Fla. for the weigh-in. Team "Unable," from ZTL (Capt. Ozzie Gonzalez, Merijo Attong, John Strong and Kevin Condon) walked away with first place and the Calcutta for a total of $2,200 and bragging rights for weighing a very nice 30 lb. Dolphin. Team "Something Good," from MIAT Tech Ops (Capt. Oscar Scubieri, Alfredo Hernandez, Monica Scubieri) took home second place and $600 for weighing an 18 lb. Dolphin.
The NATCA members from South Florida would like to issue an invitation to all NATCA members, anglers, family and friends to participate in next year's tournament and weigh-in party. Pearson said the tradition will continue on the last Friday of June and “everyone is welcome.”
Philadelphia Hosts Softball Tournament
PNE Member Kevin Fennell (left) and ACY Member Steve Russo enjoy the fun with their families.
PHL Member Jason Boyde takes a cut at a pitch he likes.
Philadelphia area controllers gathered together to play a softball tournament with friends and family watching the three teams battle. To kick off the tournament, a friendly NATCA trivia game was played to allow one team to get a two-point advantage. In addition, a raffle was held where 50 percent of the proceeds went to the winner and the other 50 percent went to the family of first local Philadelphia President, Bob Snead, who recently passed away after a motorcycle accident.