In September 2015 my granddaughter Ella was born with a hole in her lungs and was sent to Baptist South in Montgomery. As I was walking down the hall to see her, the president of the state FOP president, Wesley Knapp called me about something else and could hear that something was wrong in my voice. I told him what was going on and ask if he could call me back. With in about 15 minutes I had 3 calls from FOP members offering places to stay and meals. One of those members was the current State President, Everette Johnson.
Skip forward to September 2019 and my grandson Noah was born in Birmingham, 3 months premature with bad intestine problems that required surgery. He currently has spent 3 months in Birmingham. During this time my son took FMLA for three weeks and was told that he would get paid 60% of his pay. When he returned to work, they told him that they were not going to pay him. My wife and I were preparing to take out a loan to pay their bills when President Johnson called and asked for my sons address so they could send them a check. I asked him what he was talking about and he stated that the e-board voted to give them $3,000. This is what the FOP is for me, it’s the brother hood that can not be broken and is always there to help.