Official Memo from BSO Chaplain Nathaniel Knowles Regarding Arrangements for Deputy Thomas O’Keefe

Official notice from BSO Chaplain Nathaniel Knowles regarding arrangements for Deputy Thomas O’Keefe. Please share and post to all interested parties.

DATE: July 6, 2015

MEMO TO: All Personnel

FROM: Chaplain Nathaniel Knowles
Office of the Chaplain

SUBJECT:
DEPUTY THOMAS O’KEEFE (12571)
DLE / DANIA BEACH

It is with deep personal regret that the Office of the Chaplain informs you of the passing of Deputy Thomas O’Keefe. After a long battle with cancer, Deputy O’Keefe passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015, in the comfort of his home amongst family and friends. Deputy O’Keefe began his career with the Broward Sheriff’s Office September 8, 2003, serving the Dania Beach District.

Deputy O’Keefe is survived by his wife Jessica and their daughter Mackenzie and parents retired Officer Thomas O’Keefe, Sr. and Mrs. Leslie O’Keefe. Arrangements for Deputy O’Keefe are as follows:

VISITATION: WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015 5PM – 8PM
T.M. Ralph Funeral Home
Sawgrass/Weston
371 NW 136th Ave
Sunrise, FL 33325
(954) 587-6888

SERVICES: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015 10AM
First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale
301 East Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 527-6800
REPAST: Broward County Police Benevolent Association
2901 Southwest 26th Terrace
Dania Beach, FL 33312
(954) 584-7600

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested to please make donations to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the O’Keefe family and the Dania Beach district during this difficult time.

Please refer all questions to the Office of the Chaplain at (954) 321-4111.

NK: lme

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Contracts Update as of April 16, 2015

Here is quick status update regarding contracts at the various police agencies that the Broward County PBA represents.

 

BSO
The BCPBA had its initial meeting with the Broward Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, April 9, 2015. We brought proposals based on input from the membership survey. Please read BCPBA Secretary, Lee Martin’s, column to learn what happened at the meeting.

Hallandale
The BCBPA met with the City of Hallandale on March 26, 2015 to open negotiations. The next step is for the city to set tentative dates to hear our contract proposals.

Hollywood
On Thursday, April 9, 2015 a second meeting about pension issues and reform was held at the Fred Lippman Center in Hollywood. On April 16, 2016 the BCPBA also held a negotiation session with the city.

Miramar
The BCPBA notified the City of Miramar that it is ready to begin negotiations. We are waiting for a meeting date to be scheduled.

Sunrise
A notice that the BCPBA is prepared to begin negotiations was sent to the Sunrise city manager. The BCPBA is waiting for a meeting date to be scheduled. The BCPBA has received positive feedback on our progress working with the city.