Fraternal Order of Police

Laurel police union endorses incumbents, challengers in City Council race

Laurel police union endorses incumbents, challengers in City Council race

Laurel’s police union endorsed two incumbent Laurel City Council members and two challengers in November’s election, choosing no endorsements for the at-large seat.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 11, the union that represents the Laurel Police Department, held a forum for candidates Thursday, then met to decide their picks in the three contested races for Ward 1, Ward 2 and the at-large seat.

In the race for two Ward 1 seats, the FOP endorsed incumbent H. Edward Ricks, who has served on the council for seven terms, and Carl DeWalt, a retired Laurel police officer who ran unsuccessfully in 2015.

For the two Ward 2 seats, the union is backing incumbent Frederick...

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