January 17th 2018

Deputy McCartney of Yelm Fatally Shot

Deputy Daniel A. McCartney, of the Pierce County sheriff's office was fatally shot late Sunday (1-7-18) while chasing two burglars after a home invasion call. Read the details here
Read about Deputy McCartney here.

LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Board Meeting:

  • January 17, 2018
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • WSIB Board Room
  • 2100 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502 - Click for map

Read the LEOFF 2 Board Meeting page here.

Joyce Willms from the LEOFF 1 Coalition will be attending the LEOFF 2 Board Meeting. If you would like to join her, please call 360-570-1035 or toll free 877-553-6681 or email her at joyce@leoff1coalition.org.

LEOFF 1 Coalition December 2017 Newsletter

Click here to read the newsletter.

Want to receive the newsletter in the mail? Join the LEOFF 1 Coalition here!

LEOFF 1 Firefighter's Widow Fights for Rights of Adopted Children

At the Select Committee on Pension Policy meeting on December 12th, LEOFF 1 Widow Kate testified on behalf of the rights of children adopted by LEOFF 1 retirees. As it stands, only biological children are eligible for these benefits.

Those present at the meeting to support this fight were:
  • Kate Boreen, widow of deceased Local 27 Firefighter
  • Dallas Baker, Seattle Local 27 Firefighter
  • Dave Peery, LEOFF 1 Coalition Secretary & Seattle Local 27 Retired Firefighter
  • Andy Wilson, LEOFF 1 Coalition President & Retired King Co Sheriff's Office
  • Joyce Willms, LEOFF 1 Coalition Lobbyist

Click here to watch her testimony.
Click here to read the RCW definitions for "child"
Click here to read her letter of appeal.

Pension Funding Statuses for LEOFF 1

Best Estimates

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Select Committee on Pension Policy Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Select Committee on Pension Policy is holding a committee meeting on December 12th. The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. in House Hearing Room B.
Click here to go to TVW to watch the meeting. Click here to read the meeting agenda.
Click here for the map!

Safety Alert!

Check your fire extinguishers! Extinguisher maker Kidde has recalled millions of models of their push button and pull handle fire extinguishers, dating back to the 1970s. Reportedly, the reason is that they have been found to not work properly. Click here to visit the Kidde website and find out what to look for in your fire extinguisher.

Keep Track with What's Happening at the Capital!

Washington State Wire - Click Here!
The Olympian: Politics/Government - Click Here!
The Seattle Times: Olympia Politics - Click Here!
The News Tribune: Politics & Government - Click Here!
The Columbian: Politics - Click Here!
The Spokesman: Washington Politics - Click Here!

Olympia capitol building

Lobby your legislator

Lobbying tips click here.

Who is the LEOFF1 Coalition?

...and why does the Coalition ask for money?
Click here for more details.

Suggestive talking points when meeting with your local legislative candidates

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Positions Points on Pension Mergers and Raids

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Pension and Investments

Washington state high court rules pension benefit reductions are constitutional
Click here for more details.

The LEOFF 1 Coalition website contains some files that come in a "pdf" format which requires Adobe's Acrobat Reader in order to view and search through the documents. If you don't already have it, you can download it here.  It's free from Adobe.


Legislator Information!
Click the links below for
more information.

Swisher v. City of Moses Lake Case letter from Joe Fischnaller, Atty - Click here

Finding of Fact Conclusions of Law and Order - case document filed Feb. 5, 2010 - Click here

Order of Motion for Summer Judgement - case document filed Oct. 9, 2009 - Click here

Superior Court of Washington for Grant County, Elvis T. Swisher vs City of Moses Lake - July 7, 2008 - Click here

State Legislators

Please read this
Bakenhus Decision 1956

of the

Original 1970 Manual
Click here to read.

Medical Benefits For Plan1 Members
Wa.St. RCW 41.26.030 Section 19
Last Updated March 2017

Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Plan 1 Hand Book

Contact - 1-800-547-6657
Last Updated March 2017

Department of Retirement Systems

Leoff1 Plan Disability Benefits
Click Here

Leoff1 Plan Disability Board Guidelines
Click Here

What To Do When
A Death Occurs

Click Here

Contact - 1-800-547-6657 ext.47081

Washington State Department of Retirement Systems

Annual Inflation
Click Here
Last Updated March 2014

Lifetime Retirement
Planning Frequently
Asked Questions

Click Here
Contact - 1-800-547-6657Last Updated 2010

For more government information and phone numbers, Click Here!

Social Security
Main Website: http://www.ssa.gov
Find an Office: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp
Contact: 1-800-772-1213
TTY: 1-800-352-0778

Veteran’s Benefits
After Death Occurs


Health Care:
1-877-222-VETS (8387)

VA Inspector General:

Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)