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Col Jon Lopey: Retired Policeman, Combat Vet, Sheriff with Top Secret Clearance – Denied Firearm Purchase

December 2, 2013

The first time I met Colonel Lopey

Colonel Jon Lopey

Colonel Jon Lopey

After I was wounded in  Iraq I spent eighteen months in a medical hold company going through surgeries  and therapy. During one of my surgeries I came home for thirty days of  convalescent leave to heal up. One day my daughter comes into my room and says,   “Dad the Cops are outside taking your pick-up!”  So, I got up and went  outside to ask them why they were taking my truck and why they didn’t come to  my  door first? About that time, I heard the pawl gear in the transmission break  as  they yarded the truck up onto a flatbed. There was several law enforcement  agencies present; County Sheriff’s Deputies, California Highway Patrolmen and  California Department of Fish & Game Warden. They said it was too close to  the county road. I said “I was born and raised here, people have been parking  here for forty years!” It didn’t make any sense.

 

I followed the tow truck to town where I had to pay the tow fees, get a  battery and a permit to drive the truck home.  It was my younger brother’s  truck, and he’d died while I was deployed, so I hadn’t had time to register it  yet.  I busted the staples out of my arm while working on the truck. I did  manage to get the truck home and went back for another surgery. I felt betrayed  and insulted and lost a lot of respect for the law that day! I wrote the county  Sheriff, the Yreka California Highway Patrol and the local newspaper about what  had happened to me. I didn’t get a response from anyone.

Serving in Iraq

Serving in Iraq

A couple of weeks later I  get a phone call from a Commander Jon Lopey. The new commander of the Yreka CHP  office. He said he had just been assigned to the new post and had seen my  letter  on the desk. He asked if there was anyway he could help with anything at  all.  Commander Lopey did everything he possibly could to make things right. I  was  impressed and grateful.

 

A few months later I was discharged and sent home. The General of the  California National Guard phoned and said the Pentagon was getting caught up on  Purple Heart recipients.  He said mine was grated and sent out to General  Wade. He told me that I would be sent a plane ticket to come down to San Diego  and receive the Medal in a proper military ceremony. I asked if he could just  drop it in the mail and I would have a local military Commander present me the  award. He didn’t care for the idea, but agreed nonetheless.

My service in Iraq

My service in Iraq

The mail came in just  before Veterans Day and I asked Colonel Lopey if he would present the Purple  Heart to me where my friends and family would be able to attend. He said it  would be an honor. That Veterans Day my friends, my family, brothers in arms,  Veterans and the community all gathered at The Living Memorial Sculpture  Garden,  Hot LZ Memorial, near Weed, California.  Colonel Jon Lopey and  First  Sergeant Jerry Shoemaker awarded me the  Purple Heart.

 

A few weeks later he phoned and asked if I would care to visit Governor  Arnold Schwarzenegger with him. I went to Redding, California where Colonel  Lopey and I boarded the Governor’s bus and talked for an hour. I was coined by  the Terminator. (beat that one supply sergeant!) Then I was coined by  Colonel Lopey! I was one of those guys who never seemed to get coined. So that  was awesome, and I will never forget the day Colonel Lopey and I spent with the  Governor.

I was and still remain amazed by the accomplishments, the stand and the  integrity of Colonel Jon Lopey. He means what he says and says what he means. I  was proud to help when he decided to run for Siskiyou County Sheriff. He stands  for our constitution and is an avid supporter of the 2nd Amendment.  He has been active and vocal with regards to his stand on these matters.

I read an article awhile back where some pin-head from the Huffington Post  was running him down. It seems this patriot lawman has been spotted and flagged  by the very Federal government he has sworn to protect and has.

When Colonel Lopey applied for a permit to own a M1 Garand he was denied with no explanation. He  filed an appeal and is waiting for a response. He also holds a Top Secret  Clearance and has attended the F.B.I. National Academy. With accomplishments  such as these, in the military and law enforcement, it seems he has crossed the  federal government one too many times. It sure seems pretty blatant and evident  what is going on to me. Just imagine what they are doing to the regular Joes  out  there! Keep up the Good fight Colonel Lopey!

CREDIT TO: Joe McMaster / Freedom Outpost

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/12/col-jon-lopey-retired-policeman-combat-vet-sheriff-top-secret-clearance-denied-firearm-purchase/#ixzz2mKMrAaOy

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/12/col-jon-lopey-retired-policeman-combat-vet-sheriff-top-secret-clearance-denied-firearm-purchase/#w7fClJM9q8P4Lva5.99

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