The Illinois FOP is our state’s largest police union, representing more than 34,000 active duty and retired LEOs across Illinois
Taylorville, IL — During National Police Week, the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) State Lodge is announcing their endorsement of Rodney Davis for Congress in the 15th District. The Illinois FOP is the largest police union in Illinois and represents more than 34,000 active duty and retired law enforcement officers (LEOs) across our state.
“It is an honor to be endorsed by so many brave men and women of Illinois’ law enforcement community. Our police have a tough job. They put their lives on the line every single day to keep our communities safe. They deserve elected leaders who have their backs. Whether it’s working to give our police a well-deserved pay raise or standing up to the Democrats’ anti-police, pro-criminal policies, I proudly Back The Blue and support our police in Congress. I’d like to thank the Illinois FOP for their support and trust in me.” – Rodney Davis, Republican candidate for Congress in IL-15
“The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police proudly endorses Rodney Davis for Illinois’ 15th District US Representative Seat. As a lifetime resident of East Central Illinois I have watched Congressman Davis begin his political career and grow as a trusted member of the United States House of Representatives. We have seen him stand up for the men and women of law enforcement even when he faced criticism for doing so. Congressman Davis has become well respected for his ability to lead, a trait that is extremely rare indeed in today’s ultra-partisan atmosphere.” – David Parsons, IL FOP Legislative Committee Chair
Rodney Davis is a strong supporter of the men and women of law enforcement. He doesn’t just talk about supporting our police. He works to promote their profession in Congress. Davis is a conservative committed to governing and getting things done for his constituents.
Davis introduced the David Dorn Back the Blue Act, which authorizes $15 billion through the Department of Justice to help state and local law enforcement agencies boost LEO personnel and raise LEO salaries to a minimum of 110 percent of local median salaries.
Davis is a strong supporter of Qualified Immunity. It’s one of the top concerns he hears from law enforcement officers. That’s partly why he voted against the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act” last year. Keeping Qualified Immunity protections in law is a red line for Davis in any legislation affecting public safety or the law enforcement profession.
Davis supports legislation to expand and enhance criminal penalties for individuals who target law enforcement officers and first responders, including making criminals who kill state or local LEOs eligible for the federal death penalty:
- The Thin Blue Line Act expands the list of statutory aggravating factors in federal death penalty determinations to also include killing or targeting a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder. The bill ensures that criminals face the strongest possible repercussions in federal cases when they kill or attempt to kill local law enforcement officers.
- The Protect and Serve Act creates enhanced federal penalties for anyone who targets law enforcement officers and purposefully harms them in the execution of a crime with a federal nexus – up to 10 years imprisonment for someone who attacks and injures an officer and a penalty of life in prison for someone who kills or kidnaps an officer.