It is already November! As the saying goes, as one gets older: “The days get longer and the years seem shorter!” November means the NFL season is half over, it’s time to vote in local elections, snow is on its way, and we celebrate Thanksgiving. The Badge & Shield Club does not endorse candidates, but we do encourage you to get out and VOTE!

“Thankful” – This year, our club went out on its own and raised important funds to keep our Awards and Retirement recognition programs going. Thank you, to every member and members of their families who volunteered or participated in our monthly meetings, served on committees, worked our two chicken BBQs, bought or sold tickets for the Josh Allen #17 Jersey Raffle, and lastly supported our recent Meat Raffle, by filling a table or donating a basket or gift cards. It was so nice to see our members involved and enjoying themselves for such a good cause. Again, a big THANK YOU to all who volunteered. We also received help from the Sheriff’s Explorers at the Raffle who did a remarkable job.

There is still time to purchase or sell tickets for the Josh Allen official signed Jersey raffle. The winning ticket will be pulled at our November meeting. As additional prizes, there will be a second, third, and fourth prize to our November 20th raffle. Three separate player signed hats will be given away. So, get your tickets in or email me at for more information or additional tickets.