Where in the world is my Coin?

NHPES Challenge coins front and back

Check out the latest page on our website, Where in the world is my Coin. Take your NHPES Challenge coin everywhere you go, stateside or abroad, and then send me your pictures. I’ll post it on the page. Check out our first submission already on the page!

Still don’t have a coin, not to worry. Go to the store and don’t forget to use the coupon code if you purchase more than one. We have shirts, decals, pins and patches too! The money raised goes to support the community we serve.

Ever wonder whose residents pay the most taxes?

Of course you haven’t (because you already know….) but here’s some hard fast numbers for you (taken from Thinkadvisor.com).

According to their research the average American adult pays $6,151 per year in federal taxes with the state paying the highest amount per adult pays $10,861 with the state whose adults pay the least amount only shell out $3,024.

Care to take a guess at who #1 is……

Here’s how they came up with their list. Using data from the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Census Bureau for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, MoneyRates.com calculated the total amount of federal taxes paid by each state overall and also on a per capita basis to adjust for state-by-state differences in population and wealth. The key figure used in its rankings is federal taxes paid per adult.

Okay I know you’re still wondering so here’s the list:
10. New Hampshire $6,977 a year in federal taxes
9. Illinois $7,005 a year in federal taxes
8. Washington state $7,112 a year in federal taxes
7. Wyoming $7,393 a year in federal taxes
6. California $7,424 a year in federal taxes
5. New Jersey $8,835 a year in federal taxes
4. New York $8,850 a year in federal taxes
3. Massachusetts $9,503 a year in federal taxes
2. District of Columbia $10,625 a year in federal taxes
1. Connecticut $10,861 a year in federal taxes

But you knew that already…..

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Blue Lives Matter NY turns down deal to partner with the New York Jets

The New York Jets, a National Football League team, reached out to Blue Lives Matter NY in an attempt to create a partnership with them. “With the NFL season right around the corner, there is no better time to open up a conversation about how your business/organization can benefit from a partnership with the New York Jets,” read an email from the Jets’ Anthony Bulak to Blue Lives Matter founder Joe Imperatrice.

According to an article in the New York Post Imperatrice responded in an email by stating, “Although I’d love to work with an NFL team right now I feel it is not the right time. All over the United States players feel entitled to disrespect our first responders, our military members both past and present and our flag. These players make more money in a season than some people make in a lifetime and their ‘Issues’ are made up, exaggerated, and more times than not false.” The email went on to say “Once again I do appreciate the offer but revenue we have could better be spent on the families of officers killed in the line of duty protecting the ignorance of these individuals rather than contributing to their paycheck.”

One reason the offer was turned down this deal was due to the Jets signing running back Isaiah Crowell who in the past posted to Instagram an illustration of a dark figure slashing a cop’s throat. Crowell removed the image and apologized but was never disciplined.

You can read the entire NY Post article here.

Live near Sturgis S.D.?

Sturgis South Dakota boasts one of the largest motorcycle rallies every August. Some websites state that it was established in 1938 by Indian Motorcycle riders, named the Jackpine Gypsies motorcycle club, for stunts and races. Attendance can be anywhere between 500,000 and 700,000 people. What makes this interesting is that there are about 15 Sturgis Police Officers during the months leading up to the rally. Obviously they have to bring in extra officers during the rally.
Do you reside within a 10 hour radius of Sturgis? Well then fill out a Rally Police Officer Application! This was taken from their website:

Each year, the Sturgis Police Department compiles a wait list of certified officers to work the annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™. All officers must reside within a ten-hour radius of Sturgis. Applicants must be certified law enforcement officers in good standing with their department / governmental entity.

Please contact Sturgis Police Department at (605) 347-5070 for more information on the application process.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally always starts the first Friday in August and lasts for 10 days. Officers must be available to work all days of the Rally™.

For more information, call Paula Basker at the Sturgis Police Department weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 605-347-5070.
For more information about the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, visit their webpage

Challenge Coins have arrived

NHPES Challenge coins front and back

Challenge coin sides

Ever wonder what a challenge coin is? Well if you’ve ever been in the military you know that a challenge coin has been around for quite some time. They are coins emblazoned with a unit logo meant to instill pride, esprit de corps and identify those with coins as a member or friend of that group. This tradition has been passed down to those in the Police and Fire services and now the New Haven Police Emerald Society!

How did the tradition get started? There are several myths and even less facts…….. However one story suggests it dates back to World War I. The legend goes on to say that a wealthy pilot had the coins made for his unit. He kept his on his person and after being shot down over Germany and eventually captured they never took his coin. He escaped with no identifiable items or paperwork, but he did have his coin. After he was discovered by the French they assumed he was an enemy. When they were going to execute him he pulled out his coin that had his unit insignia on it. The French recognized his unit insignia so he was spared. That’s an amazing story.

However one theory that seems more likely says that during the Vietnam War there was an Army Infantry run bar that kept non-infantry soldiers away by having non-infantry soldiers buy drinks for the whole bar if they couldn’t prove they were in combat. The proof started with weapons and ordinance but was becoming hazardous so they had coin sized items emblazoned with the units insignia on them with became an acceptable form of proof.

This tradition was then known as a coin check and has evolved into the term “Challenge Coin” (just don’t get caught without one…). The tradition has been handed down to Police and Fire
Which ever account you prefer is perfectly acceptable. Become part of the tradition and purchase your own New Haven Police Emerald Society Challenge Coin. If you can’t make it to one of the monthly meetings then purchase it online through the website store www.nhpes.com/store/ .

Don’t delay as they are selling fast. The more you buy the cheaper the price. If you don’t have a paypal account that’s fine as you can checkout through the paypal site and use your credit or debit card on our online store tab.

Taking the golf cart for a spin

83 year old man takes golf cart for a spin

Troopers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety pulled over a man driving the wrong wat on the highway in a golf cart. Just prior to 5:30am troopers responded to a golf cart driving westbound in the eastbound lane of the highway.
Troopers located the vehicle just after it left the highway but initially the person failed to yield to the troopers which forced the troopers to box the golf cart in.

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