History of the Shepherds
Our club was born out of necessity. After spending almost 20 years in public service
I saw a clear and distinct separation between police officers, firemen and military
personnel. At top levels of the commands I could see the resentment that was crippling
our ability to work together. I decided to something about it and what better way
than to bring the men of these professions together outside of work. I wanted to
do something to strengthen the bond between these men than that would translate
to a better working environment, and in turn, make us better servants to our communities.
There has been a long history of animosity between the services and this club is
a way to mend that. Men I have known for years, men who I’ve worked side by side
with, men I have fought next to and trusted my life to, are now brought together.
We ride to support each other, local and national charities. We claim no alliance
to anyone and never will. Our main goal is to promote brotherhood between our members
and provide the most efficient and professional services to our fellow man.
We are rough men who do a job most people could not handle. We are not choir boys
but we are law abiding citizens and will not tolerate any drug use within our ranks.
Any member who is not a current Law Enforcement Officer, Fire Fighter or Active
Military must undergo a background investigation before membership would even be
considered. Do we prospect? Yes we do, prospective members must show a high level
of integrity, commitment to our club and our cause. We are not a pay and patch club
so if that’s what you’re looking for look somewhere else. We will not ask a prospect
to do anything we wouldn’t do but given the fact we’ve been all over this world
in all kinds of situations there isn’t much we haven’t done. We have a hang around
period and a prospect period. Prospective members may not patch for quite some time.
We may seem stand offish but that is because we need to be careful of who we are
associated with. If you’re on the wrong side of the law then you’re not welcome!
We designed our patch to leave no questions about who we are. The three heads of
public safety represent Police, Fire and Military. We have also incorporated the
tools of our trade. Our colors are blue, red and green. The blue represents Police,
The red represents Fire and the green represents the Military. Just like in society
police and fire keep things safe at home while the military is responsible for our
borders. That is why the border of our patches is green with the blue and red inside.
Our patches are reflective which represents the fact that the SHEPHERD is a beacon
of light and hope to the flock.