July 2021 Chapter Chat


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Chapter News

On June 9, 2021, members of the Arizona Chapter, in partnership with the Chandler Salvation Army, responded to the wildfires near Globe, Arizona to feed people displaced from their homes by the fires. The team provided lunch and dinner on June 9th and lunch on June 11th. Using the Chapters’ kitchen trailer, the volunteers were able to feed over 100 people, plus those at the Command Centers for the fire.

After having to sit out a year, we recently held our Annual Membership BBQ with approximately 130 members, guests, and retirees attending. It was good to see everyone, and a great time was had by all. We were especially honored to have the family of Phoenix Police Department Commander Greg Carnicle, NA Session 229, in attendance. Greg was killed in the line of duty last year responding to a domestic dispute.

The 6th Annual FBINAA Arizona Chapter Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021, at the Coyote Lakes Golf Course in Surprise, Arizona. The costs are $100 per player, $400 per foursome, $500 for a tee box sponsorship, and $850 for a package including a tee box sponsorship, a foursome, and lunch. We are looking for sponsors, players, and raffle items. Contact Jeff Grow at jeffrey.grow@tolleson.az.gov for more information or to sign-up.


Prescott Valley Police Chief Steven Roser, NA Session 258, recently announced his retirement effective July 2, 2021. Chief Roser joined the Prescott Valley Police Department in 2019 after a nearly 30-year career with the Phoenix Police Department. We wish him the best in retirement.



Congratulations to Manuel Cid, NA Session 274, who has been named the next Chief of Police for Culver City Police Department. Manuel had served as the acting and interim Chief since June of 2020 and is a 16-year veteran of the Police Department.

Congratulations to Oscar Ortiz, NA Session 273, the contract Chief of American Canyon Police, who was sworn in as the Sheriff of Napa County on June 26, 2021. Sheriff Ortiz takes over from Sheriff Robertson who retired.


Congratulations go out to Captain Jason Bassett, NA Session 274, who retired from the Sacramento Police Department in May of this year. We wish him much joy in his retirement.


It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our long-standing member of over 54 years, retired Chief Deputy of Ventura County, Bert Seymour, NA Session 80. Bert attended the FBINA during the time they were felling the trees to build the Academy at Quantico. Although Bert passed three days before his 97th birthday, he was able to make good use of the time the pandemic brought by writing his first book, “Cow County Lawman”. Bert will be sorely missed, not just for his wonderful stories and entertaining sense of humor but also for his knowledge and experience that he was so generous in sharing.

R.I.P. Bert, your FBINAA family and all those who knew and loved you thank you for your service.



Congratulations and best of luck to Captain Brian Wright, NA Session 262, on his promotion to Police Chief for the City of New London Police Department.


Congratulations to Detective Captain Mitch Weston, NA Session 222, who retired from the Danbury Police Department after serving Danbury for almost 44 years.

Eastern Missouri


Congratulations to Ray “Jinx” Juengst, NA Session 273, who on June 3, 2021, had been named as the Chief of Police for St. Charles City. Juengst started his career as a police service technician in 1995. He rose through the ranks serving in patrol, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. In addition, he was a member and later the supervisor of the regional drug task force. He also served as an operator and later team leader for the St. Charles County Regional SWAT Team. Congratulations Chief Juengst!

Kansas Western Missouri


Rob Moser, NA Session 230, has been named the Coordinator of Safety and Transportation for the Unified School District serving DeSoto, Shawnee, Lenexa, and Olathe, Kansas effective July 1st! Rob retired as the Chief of Shawnee, Kansas in early 2020 after a 29-year career. Congrats to Rob on his new position!

Frank Papish, NA Session 237, has accepted a new position as a Special Investigator with the Office of Disciplinary Administrator for the Kansas court system. Frank retired as the Assistant Director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation in June 2020. He is currently the President-Elect of the Kansas Western Missouri Chapter.


Scott Rhoad, NA Session 217, retired on June 30, 2021, after 34 years of service to the University of Central Missouri located in Warrensburg, Missouri. Scott started with the UCM Department of Public Safety as a student employee for two years before being hired as an officer in 1987. He worked his way up through the ranks and has been the Chief for the past seven years. As the Director of the Public Safety, Scott was in charge of the University Police, Parking Services, Access Control, and Environmental Health and Safety.

Scott has served on several boards over the years to include the Missouri Peace Officers Association, Campus Parking, and Transportation Association, Kansas Western Missouri Chapter, his church, Warrensburg’s Board of Alderman (2005-present), and is currently the Mayor Pro-Tem. Scott was the recipient of the Chapter’s prestigious Clarence M. Kelley award in 2015. He is currently on the FBINAA National Board as the 2nd Vice President. Scott plans to continue his duties with the FBINAA Board, spend more time with his family, and look for opportunities to allow flexibility with his board responsibilities! Thank you for your years of service, Scott, and your continued leadership on the National Board!

Chief Mike Hasty, NA Session 234, retired on June 1, 2021, after 39 years of service. Mike served with the Excelsior Springs Police Department from 1981-1984 before joining the Gladstone, Missouri Department of Public Safety. He worked his way through the ranks and is retiring as the Chief after 14 years. He had many roles including public safety officer, firefighter/EMT, and fire battalion chief before being appointed as the Director of Gladstone DPS.

Mike received the prestigious Clarence M. Kelley award from the Kansas Western Missouri Chapter in 2017. He served as the President of the Kansas City Metropolitan Chiefs and Sheriffs Association (2011), Missouri Police Chiefs Association President (2014), and the Chairman of Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation (2015). Mike is truly planning on retiring for now! Congrats, Mike – thank you and we wish you a happy retirement!

Troy Rettig, NA Session 229, has announced his retirement from Leawood Police Department. At this point, he has no plans except to unwind. Congrats on a great career, Troy!

South Carolina

Chapter News

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, NA Session 152, has been named 2021 Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). Sheriff Lott will be presented with the Ferris E. Lucas award during NSA’s annual national convention in June. “This is a tremendous honor both personally and for the state of South Carolina,” said Sheriff Lott. Sheriff Lott received an announcement letter from NSA’s executive director and CEO Jonathan F. Thompson. “To be recognized by this 81-year-old organization with a history going back to the 19th century in which some of the most important local and national law enforcement policy has been legislated, makes it all the more rewarding to me,” said Sheriff Lott. This is the first time a South Carolina sheriff has been named National Sheriff of the Year. The NSA Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year was established in 1995.

Cayce Department of Public Safety hosted our May Meeting and Dinner with Deputy Chief JJ Jones, Major Jimmy Gleaton, and Assistant City Manager Jimmy Crosland all coming out to attend. We had 65 in attendance. 1st Vice President Matt Davis opened the meeting. JJ Jones then recognized Ms. Lou Kennedy, CEO of Nephron Pharmaceutical. Ms. Kennedy is an ardent supporter of law enforcement and sponsored our dinner. Matt presented Ms. Kennedy with a plaque for our appreciation for her commitment to law enforcement. 1st Vice President Matt Davis and Lou Kennedy also had Eric Skidmore (SCLEAP) say a few words about the law enforcement assistance program and the services they provide. Matt called on FBI SAC Susan Forensic and FBI ASAC Reid Davis to give an update from the Bureau. JJ had a handful of door prizes, including a Glock 43X, which Steve Smith won. After introductions, the meeting was adjourned.


The Charleston Police Department has announced the recent promotion of Captain Jack Weiss, NA Session 266, to Deputy Chief. He will assume command of the Investigations Bureau. Jack joined the Charleston Police Department in 1997. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001 and became a Command Duty Officer. In September 2016, he was promoted to Captain and made Division Commander of Central Investigations. He most recently served as the Division Commander of the Uniform Patrol Division. He graduated from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Minor in Sociology.