Mission 

Our mission is to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the State of Florida, to inculcate loyalty and allegiance to the United States of America; to promote and foster the impartial enforcement of law and order, to improve the individual proficiency of our members in the performance of their duties, to encourage social, charitable, educational activities among all law enforcement officers, to advocate and strive for uniform application of the Civil Service and merit system for all law enforcement officers, to create a tradition of esprit de corps insuring fidelity to duty under all conditions and circumstances, to cultivate a spirit of fraternalism and mutual helpfulness among our membership and the people we serve; to increase the efficiency of the police profession and thus more firmly establish the confidence of the public in the service that is dedicated to the protection of life and property. 

Board of Directors

Ronald S. Faircloth

President

Having worked as a deputy sheriff for over twenty-nine years with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, Ron has been assigned to several units during his tenure such as Financial Crimes, Property Crimes, and COPS Unit.  Ron has served much of his career on patrol as a Sergeant and recently transferred to Beach Patrol.   Ron has been a member of FOP since 2009 and assumed the role of President with Lodge #113 after the retirement of the Immediate Past President, Christopher Acosta, in 2015.   

Lynne Catoggio

Vice President

Lynne began working in criminal justice in 1986 in Crime Trend Analysis, before continuing into Corrections and Law Enforcement, where she served as a Deputy Sheriff for over 26 years.  Lynne has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northern Michigan University.  In 2017, Lynne joined Lodge #113 as the 2nd Vice President, where she provides oversight and coordination for Media, Use of Facility and Training.   Having worked in the criminal justice field for over 32 years, Lynne retired in early 2020, as a Deputy Sheriff from St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. 

Jeff Riley

2nd Vice President

Having over 34 years of law enforcement experience, Jeff joined the FOP #113 Board of Directors in February 2022 as the 2nd Vice President.  After obtaining a Bachelor of Science from Waynesburg University in 1974, his career included 30 years with the FBI working narcotics, fraud, robbery, theft, terrorism, public integrity, and fugitives.  After retiring from the FBI, Jeff worked as a Special Agent for Florida Department of Law Enforcement; he also worked as an intelligence officer focused upon terrorism and espionage while employed at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Career assignments spanned administrative, technical, supervisory, managerial, and executive level positions. He is certified as a SWAT Operator, Sniper/Observer, Firearms Instructor, and Special Operations Investigator. Jeff is a Benefactor member of the NRA and staunch supporter of the Second Amendment.

Andy Thornton

Secretary

Andy joined the FOP Board of Directors in November 2020, after having been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police for approximately six years.  With over 25 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, Andy currently serves with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Sergeant. He has been assigned to Youth Resource, Judicial Process, and Patrol, while contributing to special teams such as Field Training and Clandestine Lab Enforcement Team. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Flagler College and a Master’s Degree in Administration from Barry University. 

Frank Kirbyson

Treasurer

As a Vietnam Veteran, Frank Kirbyson served as a Munitions Specialist in the United States Air Force.  His law enforcement career has taken him across the country as he began working as a patrolman in Newport News, VA, before moving on to what is now known as CSX Transportation Police Department.  His assignments with CSX included a Patrolman in Philadelphia, PA, then moving on to Chicago, IL, where he was a Special Agent and was promoted to Lieutenant.  Frank accepted a transfer to Jacksonville, FL, as the Superintendent of Police, leading the Major Cargo Theft Unit.  Frank was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police and was responsible for the police divisions in 23 states, where he served for nine years before retiring in 2016. 

Frank has served on prior Boards of Directors to include the Florida Commercial Vehicle and Cargo Theft Task Force and as the President of the CSXT Chicago Special Agents and Police Association.

Frank became the Treasurer for FOP #113 in May 2022, after having been a Lodge Member since 2005. 

Tim Burres

STATE TRUSTEE

Having been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police since 2005 and joined the Board of Directors representing Lodge #113 as the State Trustee in 2018, as the State Trustee, Tim is responsible for legislative issues.  He also handles facility management at the Lodge.  Tim has been a law enforcement officer since July 2000 and is currently serving the citizens of St. Johns County as the Captain in the South Region.

Mark Pope

Chaplain

As a 29-year member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #113, Mark Pope is an ordained minister and has served as our Chaplain since 2017.  Mark retired from St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office after serving for 25 years as a Deputy Sheriff.  Mark is Professor of Theology at Barry University in Jacksonville, FL, and serves his church, Turning Point Calvary, with Chapel Services, Discipleship Training, and Sunday School Instruction.

Rodney Erdman

Inner guard

An Air Force Veteran originally from northern Wisconsin, Rodney Erdman joined the Board of Directors as the Inner Guard in January 2020.  Rodney currently patrols the communities for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. He has fifteen years of experience in law enforcement and has spent most of his career serving his community on road patrol.  Rodney’s family keeps him focused with his wife and two adult children.  His son has chosen to follow in his footsteps and works as a deputy sheriff in Florida as well. 

Matthew Bellamy

Outer Guard

As a law enforcement officer for since 2006, Matthew is a helicopter pilot and has worked in Patrol, Homicide Investigations, Counter Terrorism, Intelligence, and Field Training.  He also assists the Training Unit as a Certified Firearms Instructor.  From Jacksonville, Florida, Matthew has been a member of Lodge #113 for seven years and has served as the Outer Guard since 2018.   

Contact Us

Information regarding membership with FOP #113 can be found on the Membership page.

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