Josh was appointed to the board in 2018 to fill the Sgt. at Arms position. In 2020 Josh became the State Trustee, and shortly after the Vice President. Josh has been in law enforcement for 12 years working for the Colorado State Department of Corrections, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and the Loveland Police Department. Josh currently sits on the Special Olympics committee. Josh has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Metro State University. Josh serves on the Lodge 52 Fraternal order of Police Executive Board to look out for the people who look out for the community.
en was appointed to the board in 2006 as the Secretary, she served one year, 2018, as the Sgt. at Arms, then assumed the position of Secretary again in 2019. Jen has been the Loveland FOP Lodge 52 Benevolent Fund Treasurer since 2012. Jen is currently seated as the Chair of the Lodge 52 Wellness Committee, and recently stepped down as the Chair of the Lodge 52 Social Committee. Jen began her career in law enforcement in 2015 with the Loveland Police Department, and has served in two specialized units, in addition to several collateral assignments. Jen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Western International University. Jen believes in the importance of the FOP’s dedication to providing better pay, benefits and working conditions for police officers. Jen’s two passions are working: 1) Working for the Benevolent Fund to assist officers who are struggling in some aspect of their life, who have been injured on the job or to the families of officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, 2) Providing resources for officer wellness, to include mental health assistance for officers who may be struggling with the heavy weight of the work they do every day.
Doug was appointed Chaplain in 2018. He started his career as a Police Officer here in Loveland in 2011. Prior to that, he was a middle school teacher for 3 years, and served a full time church mission for 2 years. He currently serves as a School Resource Officer. He also serves as the choir director at church he attends. Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, and is a staff sergeant with the Army National Guard. A few years before he was nominated as chaplain, his 4 nieces and nephews suddenly came to live with his own wife and 4 kids - with about an hours’ notice - for about 3 months. This new stress and financial strain took a toll on his family. Lodge 52 came to the rescue, providing his family with some much needed financial assistance and a listening ear. Since filling the role of Chaplain, Doug has enjoyed lending that helping hand in a meaningful way to the brothers and sisters in need in lodge 52.
Lynn was appointed to the board in 2020 to fill the Sergeant at Arms position. Lynn is one of our Loveland Emergency Communications Center dispatchers and the only civilian member on the board. She began her career at the Loveland Police Department in 2017. She is currently a Communications Training Officer for the center. Lynn was recently awarded "Community Education Employee of the Year" for all the work she has done to create a program for public safety education. Lynn is currently attending Eastern Gateway Community College to earn her Associates Degree in Business Management. Lynn wants to represent all of the civilian employees and give them a voice alongside the sworn officers.
Jeff has been part of the Loveland Fraternal Order of Police in two positions. Vice President from 2018 to 2020 and President (2020- Present). Jeff joined the Loveland Police Department in 2011. In 2014, Jeff joined the Traffic Unit and he is the Police Motorcycle Instructor. Jeff was a SWAT member for 5 years and part of the Liquor Enforcement Unit for 6 years. Jeff is currently assigned to the Traffic Unit. Other areas of leadership within the community include serving on the HOA Board as President. Jeff is currently enrolled in college finishing up his degree in Information Technology. The reason Jeff serves is to be part of something bigger than himself. Jeff’s father served in the Navy and did 4 tours in Vietnam as a radioman for the SEALS. To protect his neighbors and community each day is one reason he wakes up every morning. It is an honor for him, to put on this uniform and serve the citizens of Loveland.
Gary Patzer grew up in the Chicago area. He moved to Colorado after military duty in the US Marine Corps in 1988. In 1989, he attended the police Academy at Arapahoe Community College. After graduation, he was hired at the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. In 1997, he was hired at the Loveland PD and has been there ever since. He has 25+ years’ experience in law enforcement. He has had several assignments in law enforcement including gang officer, bicycle officer, school resource officer, detective, less lethal instructor, SWAT team officer and team leader. He is also retired from the Colorado National Guard serving overseas in Bosnia and Iraq. Gary has been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police since 1997. He was also a charter member of Lodge 52. He has served as Vice President and currently serves as President of the Lodge. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St John’s University in Criminal Justice.
Rob Pride has been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police since 1994. He is a Colorado native and started his law enforcement career as a reserve deputy at age 19. Over his 25+ year career, Rob has worked as a corrections officers, patrol officer, gang enforcement, narcotics detective, general investigations detective, and currently serves as a Sergeant in his patrol division. He is in his 21st year of service with the Loveland Police Department.
Rob was a charter member Loveland FOP Lodge 52 and has served as Chairman of the Labor Council, State Trustee and a 6 year term as President. He was elected to the Colorado State FOP Executive Board in 2008 and has since served in the positions of Sgt. At Arms, 2nd Vice President and currently as the National Trustee. During his time as National Trustee, Rob served on the National Recruitment Committee. Rob was honored to be elected to the National FOP Executive Board as Chairman of the Trustees at the 63rd Biennial National FOP Conference in Nashville.
During his time as an FOP leader, Rob has been an active voice for officer wellness and police suicide prevention. Rob was active in a 5 year effort by Colorado FOP to pass legislation in their state to recognize PTSD for First Responders as a worker’s compensation injury and raise awareness about police suicide. Rob serves on the Colorado FOP Legislative Action Committee and has testified before legislators on various bills surrounding medical marijuana, drug enforcement laws, retirement and other bills of importance to law enforcement.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Emergency Management from Columbia Southern University.