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Monday, September 10, 2018 1:50 pm

State FOP endorses Donnelly

BRIAN FRANCISCO | The Journal Gazette

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's campaign announced Monday that he has been endorsed by the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police.  

According to the Democratic senator's campaign, state FOP President Bill Owensby said the organization's executive committee unanimously agreed to the endorsement. The FOP has 14,000 members.

Donnelly is being challenged in the Nov. 6 general election by Republican Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton.

Donnelly's campaign said he worked with the Indiana FOP on the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act, which was signed into law this year by President Donald Trump. The legislation, introduced by Donnelly, Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., and Reps. Susan Brooks, R-5th, and Van Demings, D-Fla., provides federal funding and other support for law enforcement agencies to provide mental health services for their personnel.