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The study is nearly finished, but researchers are asking for more officers to come forward by Aug. 1.


Any full-time police officers and firefighters who served in Utah for at least one year between 1980 and 2004 are eligible.


http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=3728870


Researchers looking at possible cancer link
July 10th, 2008 @ 10:07am

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Researchers are looking for police officers and firefighters who were exposed to chemicals while busting meth labs. They're studying a possible link to illnesses, including cancer.


The Utah Legislature approved $500,000 for the study after a growing number of claims filed with the state Workers Compensation Fund. More than 50 pending claims are from former narcotics officers who broke down meth labs. Some of the officers are ailing and some have died.


The study is nearly finished, but researchers are asking for more officers to come forward by Aug. 1.


Any full-time police officers and firefighters who served in Utah for at least one year between 1980 and 2004 are eligible.


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Information from: Standard-Examiner


(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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Look under Officer Down and Safety Forums for many more posts on Utah Meth Lab Exposure to Public Safety.


To those who have died from exposure, suffer from the exposure - THANK YOU for your sacrifices!


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This article and links are a history to past harm of public safety employees exposed to methamphetamine labs. Also great links to help those effected and contact numbers for treatment.
May God Bless All who suffer from and have died due to exposure!
 
 
84 UTAH COPS sick and dieing from Meth Lab exposures

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=309&sid=78242

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=177383


Many still suffer, some gave their lives to protect and serve us.



Currently there are at least 84 known victims of meth lab exposure most of them police officers, fire and other first responders.


The worst part is they have mostly been abandoned by the system that they sometimes gave their lives to serve and protect.


I will not forget them.
 
UTAH Police Suffer from Meth Lab Exposure

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=309&sid=77026
 
THE LAW SUIT


The study. Does anyone know if anything was ever found out, or was it swept under the rug?
 
DID THE STATE TAKE RESPONSIBILTY for those who protect and serve all of us?

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=169947

Something Killing Cops Part three

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=309&sid=78202
 
Utah Police Suffer from Meth Lab Exposure

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=238&sid=173949
 
 
A governmental perspective response to online forum
 
Some Have given their lives, many have suffered. I HAVE NOT Forgotten. Amen.

My prayers go out to the families and coworkers. This is a saga which unfortunately has not ended.


May this saga not continue across America with the Meth Pandemic.
 
The need to deal with Meth lab Exposure case histories

February Power Series Raises
Meth Issue Awareness

VCPI looks forward to Street Gang Awareness Power Series in June

BY ADAM BRACEY, VCPI LEAD INSTRUCTOR

NOTES FROM THE CLASSROOM

VCPI STARTED OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH ANOTHER

POWER SERIES SUCCESS,

Combating the Methamphetamine Crisis, held on February 7th

in Radford, Virginia. Co


Instructors Sergeant Jim Gerhardt of the Thornton, Colorado

Sheriff’s Office and retired Sergeant Nicola Erb,shared their

practical experience and knowledge gained through years of

investigating clandestine methamphetamine laboratories. They

coupled that experience and knowledge with findings from

studies that they have been involved with evaluating the effects of

exposure to meth labs.

Both Jim and Nicola have done extensive work with the

National Jewish Medical Research Center studying the effects of

exposure to meth labs as well as working toward implementing

the Drug Endangered Children’s program in Colorado (visit
www.nationaldec.org for more information).

The broad scope of both instructors helped to bring Virginia’s

law enforcement professions up to date on meth lab investiga-

tion, the inherent dangers associated with labs, the impact of
meth on victims, and proactive measures to help them.

VCPIrecognizes the growing threat that methamphetamine

poses to our communities and the need for additional, specialized

training. We are constantly striving to bring to you quality

training on the most relevant and pressing topics facing law

enforcementtoday.

Visit our website www.vcpionline.org for futurePower Series

events addressing contemporary policing issues in Virginia.

Registration has already begun for VCPI’s next Power Series,

Street Gang Awareness for Law Enforcement and Educators:

Working Together to Prevent Violence, presented by Dr.Al Valdez

on June 29, 2006.

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UTAH Wedding Fundraiser for cops exposed in Meth Labs Donations Needed!

Couple raises money to help officers exposed to meth labs

January 14th, 2008 @ 4:15pm


Courtney Orton reporting

When a bride and groom tied the knot in December, they asked wedding guests to skip the gifts and, instead, donate money to help officers who have been exposed to dangerous meth labs.

The couple came up with the idea when the groom's good friend and fellow police officer died two years ago. The groom believed the death was related to his friend's exposure to chemicals while breaking up more than 150 meth labs. To date, the couple has raised more than $10,000.

Stan and Tammy Egan say the gifts keep coming in. The money raised goes directly to officers waiting to get treatment, as well as to the families of those who have died from meth exposure.

The couple tied the knot one month ago today. It was a traditional Irish wedding but with an untraditional cause. Tammy said, "The good thing is to hear what it has meant to the officers, that they are not forgotten, and that it did mean something to them. Our goal was achieved, we gave them an opportunity to come and celebrate. We had a wonderful time at the wedding. We had no idea that it would turn into something like this. The attention is surprising. It's amazing."

The Egans received their first wedding gift before the wedding: a $5,000 check. Now with a total of more than $10,000, the ball keeps rolling. Stan said, "We expected it to be the end of it, and then another person picks up the ball."




Santaquin City Council member Martin Green heard what Stan and Tammy were doing and wanted to help. He raised $850. "These police officers put their lives on the line every day for us here in Utah. Some way, small as it is, to help repay them for what they do as citizens," said Green.

Stan says there is a critical window of time exposed officers have to get the help they need. He hopes the money they've raised so far will help brighten the futures of struggling officers the way Tammy has his in their first month as husband and wife. "We made it a month. No one thought it would last this long. We've done very well," Stan said.

Tammy agrees. She said, "We're very happy. It's been a great time. We've had a lot of fun. It's nice to be happy, and it's nice to be able to share that happiness with others." For more information on the detoxification project or what you can do to help, go to the related links.
 
 
 
Assistance for those effected by meth lab exposure:
 
detox.org/press.html">http://www.utah-detox.org/press.html
 
http://www.utah-detox.org/articles/051708_PEcomARTICLE.pdf


Never Forget the members of public safety who have died and continue to suffer from past meth lab exposure!