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Texas State Lodge

Fraternal Order of Police


6200 La Calma Drive

Suite 200

Austin, TX 78752



Toll Free: 800-386-5148

In Bryan: 512-832-1367

Fax #:  512-832-0880

Cindy Davis Brown

Administrative Director

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2014-2016 Texas FOP Executive Board

 

Ken Starrs - President

Ken is a retired Captain with the Corpus Christi Police Department having served more than 25 years. He currently works as Assistant Commander of the South Texas Narcotics Task Force.

 

Steve Stribley - Vice President

Pending Update

                                 

 

Andy Lowen - Secretary

Andy began his career in law enforcement with the Garland Police Department in 1982 where he worked until he retired in 2002.  He then went to the Caddo Mills Police Department where he served as the Chief of Police. Several years later he went to work for the Sulphur Springs Police Department where he retired in 2014.  He now serves as a reserve officer with the Emory Police Department.

Andy has been a member of Texas FOP since 1998. He was a charter member of Garland Lodge #68, where he served as President for 4 years. When he retired, he moved to East Texas and started the North Texas Regional Lodge #84, where he is a charter member and currently serves as President and Secretary.  He has held every position at the local Lodge level, except Chaplin.  Andy served as the State Vice President for six years (2000-2006) and was State Recruiter for 18 months. Outside the FOP, Andy retired from the U.S. Army as a Sgt. Major with 30 years of service.  He is a member of various military related service organizations where he has served as Post Commander, JAG, Sgt. at Arms, Historian and Zone Commander.  Additionally, he is the current President of the Blue Knights Chapter VII, a Master Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and the Knights of St. Andrew.

           

  

Michael Camarillo - Treasurer

Michael began his career in Law Enforcement in 1990.  He worked as a Patrol Officer with the City of Cockrell Hill Police Department.  In 1996 he went to work for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department (DART Police) where he currently holds the rank of Sergeant and is responsible for the AM North West Area.  He is one of the original "Motorcycle Officers" for DART and is also the Department's Range Master.

Michael is a Master Peace Officer, Firearms Instructor, FTO and Motorcycle FTO.  He has been with DART Police for 19 years and has received several awards and commendations.

Michael has been an active member of FOP Lodge #80 since 2002.  He has been the Lodge's Treasurer for the past seven (7) years. 







 

Keith Strasheim - 2nd Vice President

Keith began his career in law enforcement in 1991 with the Nueces County Sheriff's Department.  In 1996 Keith went to work for the Corpus Christi Police Department where he holds the rank of Sergeant. Keith has served in the Patrol Division, Traffic Division, Gang Unit and Criminal Investigations Division.  Keith is currently assigned to the Organized Crime Unit/F.B.I. Safe Streets Task Force.  Keith has been a long time member of the CCPD Honor Guard and Search and Recovery Dive Team.

Keith has been a member of the Corpus Christi F.O.P. Regional Lodge #27 since 1998, where he is currently the elected President.  Keith has held various positions to include Lodge #27's State Trustee, Sgt. at Arms, Secretary, 2nd Vice President and Vice President.

Andre Hines - Sergeant at Arms 

Pending Update

 

Ruben Duran - Chairman of Trustees

A twenty year veteran of the United States Army, Ruben Duran began his career in law enforcement in 2002 with the Department Of Homeland Security. A member of the F.O.P. Federal lodge (Lodge #82), Ruben has served his lodge as State Trustee since 2004 to present, and served as Vice President from 2007 to 2009. Ruben continues to serve on Lodge #82's executive Board as Trustee.

Ruben was elected to the State Chair of Trustee position at the August 2014 State Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has been in the FOP since 2003.He has been married to his lovely wife Debra for 34 years and together they enjoy their 2 sons, Ruben and Matthew.

 

Judy Thurmon - National Trustee

Judy was a Police Officer for the Tyler Police Department from 1978 to 2010 when she retired after 32 years.  She was a patrolman, misdemeanor investigator, crime scene investigator and Patrol Sergeant for 8 of those years. Judy is a charter member of the, “Dirty Dozen”,  of Texas Lodge 051.  She was a member of the State Executive Board for 10 years where she served as Sergeant at Arms, 2nd Vice President, and Secretary.  She ran for, and was elected, National Trustee at the 61st Biennial Conference in Cincinnati.   She also served on the National Credentials Committee for 2 National Conferences before she was removed due to her election as Texas National Trustee.

The National Trustee is the representative for Texas on the National Board of Directors and is also responsible for the recruiting and retention of members for the Texas FOP.  This position receives direction from the Texas State President and Board of Directors as well as the National President. 

 

Dennis Koch - Immediate Past President

Dennis is a former Marine that was born and raised in Houston, Tx. He began his law enforcement career in 1976 when he went to work at the Harris County Sheriffs Dept. During his 24 years there he received the Houston Metro Crime Council Award (3 times), The Humble Optimist Law Enforcement Award and the 100 Club Deputy of the Year Award (1982). He retired in 2000 and went to work for North Harris/Montgomery County Community College. He was the Lead Instructor/Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Academy for three years. Following that, he went to work for the Jersey Village Police Department. He retired on March 28, 2014 after 38 years in Law Enforcement. He is a Past-President of Harris County FOP Lodge #39.