Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great regret that we announce the Florida FOP Law Enforcement Memorial Service has been postponed. We are working to reschedule the Memorial Service for later this year when it is safer. Please check back to this website for further updates.
Officer Ricardo "Chip" Castillo was critically injured on January 11th while responding to a call about a man wielding a large butcher knife just outside of the restaurant Mango's.
While attempting to place the suspect into custody, Officer Castillo sustained severe cuts to his left arm and leg, resulting in significant blood loss and serious nerve damage. Thankfully, he is now in recovery, but he still has a long way to go before he can return to work.
In addition to the several medical bills, Officer Castillo and his girlfriend have a 9-month old son and are expecting a baby girl in 2 months. Unfortunately, Officer Castillo's girlfriend has to take time off of work to take care of him, their son, and eventually their new daughter.
We are reaching out on behalf of Officer Castillo and his family to ask for donations during this difficult time. If you'd like to donate to Officer Castillo and his family, you can do so by clicking HERE. Please also help us out by sharing this information with friends and family on social media. Any amount or gesture is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity!
The Florida State Lodge FOP would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “Red, White, Blue, and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.” Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work.
We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love.
Thank you to all of the donors who helped us reach our annual goal. Your generosity will make a difference that will benefit all our officers, fallen heroes and their families.
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