Maryland’s First Fraternal Order of Police Lodge establish: 1936
The Thomas Pangborn Lodge 88 of the Fraternal Order of Police was formed in 1936 by members of the Hagerstown Police Department. Lodge 88 members are comprised of Law Enforcement Officers in Washington County Maryland from the Municipalities, County, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies located in our County. The Thomas Pangborn Lodge was the eighty eighth lodge formed in the United States.
September 15, 2021 was the 85th Anniversary of our Lodge.
We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers here in Washington County and being the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. In today’s climate of defund the Police we are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today's police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.
On November 8, 1967, in the clubhouse of Thomas Pangborn Lodge #88 in Hagerstown, the Maryland State Lodge was formed.