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Cooper Street officer opens up about how he survived COVID-19

A Cooper Street officer made a miraculous recovery from COVID-19 last month. “I was OK, then it got worse. Next thing I remember, I woke up in the hospital and the ventilator was coming off,” Jermaine Ross said. Less than two months ago, Ross was a 40-year-old father of two who loved to run and […]

In Memoriam: Officer Jack Budd

Jack Budd was murdered at the former State Prison of Southern Michigan in Jackson on Dec. 27, 1987. It was 33 years ago this week. An inmate, armed with a weapon, came out of a shower area and stabbed Budd while he was checking ID cards. Budd and other officers subdued the inmate. Budd passed away […]

Congratulations to our 2020 Crisis Fund Raffle Winners

The 2020 MCO Crisis Fund Gun Raffle was held today at the MCO central office in Lansing. Listed below is the information provided on the winning tickets. The winners are: 1st: Shane Rennells, JCF 2nd: Ryan Palm, MBP 3rd: Chuck Santure, LCF 4th: Kik, JCF 5th: Richard Reza, RMI 6th: J. Counselor, MCF/LRF 7th: Travis, […]

Get your 2020 Crisis Fund Raffle Tickets!

Interested in buying tickets for this year’s Crisis Fund Gun Raffle? MCO chapter leaders have raffle tickets for sale now! Prizes are: 1st Prize: $1,000 cash 2nd Prize: Centerpoint By Ten Point Crossbow CP400 w/illuminated scope (Camo) 3rd Prize: AR/Smith and Wesson M&P15 SPORT II (5.56) 4th Prize: Henry Golden Boy (22S/L/LR) 5th Prize: Ruger […]

Informational Picket in Muskegon on Friday, Aug. 28 will shine spotlight on unsafe staffing levels

The Muskegon Correctional Facility and the Brooks Correctional Facility in Muskegon are prime examples of state prisons in Michigan that have unsafe Corrections Officer staffing levels. For a period of years, these and many other state prisons in Michigan have been mismanaged by the Michigan Department of Corrections. This has resulted in dangerous working conditions […]

Learn About the Civil Service Commission’s New Attack: Annual Dues Reauthorization

**Make sure we have your most up-to-date home contact info now: http://www.bit.ly/UpdateMCO ** The Michigan Civil Service Commission has ruled that all state employee union members must reauthorize their dues deduction every year. (The video states it’s a proposed change, but it’s official now. Read more in this bulletin. ) This is yet another deliberate […]

Attention members: Be on the lookout for Unemployment fraud

MCO has become aware that State officials in the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) are warning Michiganders that scammers are actively filing imposter unemployment claims, utilizing stolen or false information, in order to deceive the State and Federal Government and receive unemployment benefits fraudulently. According to a UIA press release and media reports, no personal […]