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APOA/100 Club Golf Tournament a success!
On Saturday, August 21st, the APOA co-hosted a charity golf tournament with the 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle.  It was a beautiful day and we are so thankful for the 76 golfers that came out to support both organizations.  We want to thank our presenting sponsor Atmos Energy, our community partners DoubleU Marketing and KAMR/KCIT, and our sponsors Amarillo National Bank, FirstBank Southwest, Happy State Bank, CareExpress, BritKare, Pride Home Center, Cobblestone Custom Homes, K...

2021 Boots and Badges blood drive kick-off event smashes one-day record!
The 2021 Coffee Memorial Boots and Badges blood drive kick-off party was held on Friday, June 25th.  This event was born in 2009 out of an effort for community outreach by the APOA executive board.  They contacted Coffee Memorial Blood Center, and the two entities partnered with the Amarillo Fire Department to create the yearly 2-month long blood campaign.  The kick-off party ran from 6 am to 7 pm, and included a cookout by the APOA, a police motorcycle rodeo, free kid's IDs by A...

APOA Endorses Incumbents, One Newcomer In Upcoming May City Council Election
Amarillo Police Officers Association 2021 Amarillo City Council Candidate Endorsements Press Release The Amarillo Police Officers Association represents the hard-working men and women of the Amarillo Police Department. The APOA does not seek out candidates for endorsements, but does respond to all candidate requests and provides them an opportunity to speak to members at the monthly meetings. Candidates from every council race spoke to association members over the last four months. Aft...

Funds Raised for Family of Fallen Texas DPS Trooper Chad Walker
Trooper Chad Walker was ambushed while responding to a motorist assist in Limestone County near Mexia, Texas on March 26, 2021. The suspect fired at Trooper Walker before he was able to stop his vehicle striking him in the head and abdomen. The suspect fled the scene and was later found deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot. Trooper Walker was transported to Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. He succumbed to his injuries on March 29, 2021. Trooper Walker was a member of B-...

APD Officers Injured in New Year's Eve Crash
Please pray for the two officers and their families that were seriously injured in an early morning wreck on January 1st.  Midnight patrol officers were working to direct traffic around a fire near Amarillo Blvd and N Madison streets when a drunk driver slammed into their patrol cars.  Both officers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.  We ask that you pray for their recoveries and for the well-being of their young families while they heal.  Thank you. https:/...

APOA conducts 2nd annual "Christmas Gift Card Giveaway"
The APOA conducted it's second annual "Christmas Gift Card Giveaway" on December 21st, 2020.  Last year, Executive Board officer Norm Fisher proposed the idea for the APOA to giveaway $100 gift cards to families shopping for Christmas.  The membership overwhelmingly approved, and a successful campaign was born.  With all that has happened to our community and the people we serve, it seemed even more important to do it again.  When the executive board requested the approval o...

Midland Sheriff's deputies need help
The Midland Deputy Sheriff's Association is holding a cookout and raffle fundraiser for two of their deputies in need.  Deputy David Cano's wife was murdered in a road-rage incident.  The case is currently being investigated by the Texas Rangers.  Jail Deputy Randy Gouard is locked in a custody dispute with the mother of his 8 year-old daughter, Chloe.  They believe that Chloe is in need of monetary care, and that the mother is not providing for her.  The Sheriff's Asso...