1811 Magazine Summer 2011 : Page 24

CHAPTER 18 LOUISIANA On April 19, 2011, while training for the annual first responders Brotherhood Ride, retired CBP pilot, and FLEOA Chapter 18 member, James Robinson “Rob” Moorhead, age 57, died in a tragic motor vehicle accident when he was struck while riding his bicycle in a rural area near Baton Rouge, LA. Rob began his federal law enforcement career as a pilot with the (legacy) U.S. Customs Service Aviation Operations, Belle Chasse, LA, in July 1987 which later became the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a bureau within the Department of Homeland Security. Rob retired over a year ago and worked as an emergency medical services pilot for Metro Aviation which serviced Acadian Ambulance. Rob was born in Bethesda, MD, and raised in Gaithersburg, MD. Rob proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Marine Corps Reserve, and had been activated for Operation Desert Storm and retired as a Lt. Colonel. Rob was an active member of FLEOA Chapter 18 and participated in many organizations including the Baton Rouge Marine Corps League and several bagpiper organizations which included the Baton Rouge Caledonian Pipes and Drums. Rob was an avid bicyclist and a bagpiper and was the first bagpiper for CBP Pipes and Drums. Rob is survived by his wife of 25 years Julie Roane Moorhead, son David, and three daughters; Elizabeth, Victoria and Amanda; parents Carlton and Nan Moorhead; brother Christopher, and extended family, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service for Rob was held on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Baton Rouge, LA, and our brother was laid to rest at Port Hudson National Cemetery in Zachary, LA on April 27, 2011. Current and former co-workers attended the standing room only memorial service and traveled from as far away as Kansas. Rob was lovingly known as “Sorehead” and will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, Rob’s family asked that donations be made in Rob’s memory to: www.active.com/donate/brotherhoodride2011 CHAPTER 21 DETROIT Well all, Chapter 21 has been pretty busy thus far. We ended 2010 with the annual Holiday Party at Bookies Bar & Grille, Detroit, on December 4, 2010. Over a hundred people attended for the event and thanks to everyone for coming! As always, good times were had by all. On January 23, 2011, we had the 6th Annual NFC/AFC Football Party at Gus O’Connor’s, Novi, Michigan. Roughly 80 members participated. Special thanks to John Tiano (DHS-OIG) for organizing this great gathering. On March 10, 2011, Chapter 21 and the Federal Criminal Investigators Association (FCIA) co-hosted a meet and greet for new(er) agents in the United States District Courthouse, Detroit. Steve Moore (IRS-CID) did an incredible job at coordinating this event. Over 120 agents attended where a common theme of ‘we all bleed blue’ and ‘we’re not in this alone’ was relayed from the Special Agents in charge of ATF, FBI, IRS, USMS, Postal Inspectors and DHS, Chapter 21 members at the NFC/AFC Football Party and U.S. Attorney Barb McQuade. The keynote speaker for the event, Mike Babcock, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, gave a great speech on team building and relying on each other to get the job done. To all those who attended and/or participated in the event, thank you. On March 18, 2011, we celebrated the 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party at McFadden’s, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bill Brown and Ryan Maring (SSA-OIG) did an amazing job organizing this event again. A total of 67 attended the event from the following agencies: USAO, SSA-OIG, USPD, ATF, HUD-OIG, USSS, USBP, TIGTA, DOL-OIG, USMC and USPS. Also in attendance were representatives of Kent County Loss Prevention Task Force, Grand Rapids Police Department, MDOC and iSekurity. Thanks also goes to the SSA-OIG interns who helped make this event such a success: Brad Birkholz, Melanie Morley, Todd Workman, Ian Fields and Ryan Ykimoff. The 13th Annual Golf Outing will be held Friday, September 16, 2011, at Northville Hills Golf & Country Club. One hundred dollars gets you in for the 9:00 am shotgun start. A flyer will soon be forthcoming but start getting those teams together for Bill Hampstead or Dave Smith. We had an awesome turnout last year, let’s blow it out of the water this year! SSA-OIG Interns, with U.S. Attorney Donald Davis at the Chapter 21 Annual St. Patricks’s Day Party. 1 811 SUMMER 2011 -24

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