Here's a portion of the news release from Hogsett's campaign:
We're excited to share some breaking news with you. Just moments ago, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86 announced their endorsement of Joe!
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 86 represents over 3,000 active and retired law enforcement members from across central Indiana and is a vital voice in our community.
Every day, these hardworking men and women put on their uniforms to protect and serve our city. And if elected mayor, Joe is dedicated to providing them the tools and support they need to succeed.
That's why Joe's public safety plan calls for 150 new officers, a return to community policing, and a renewed focus on reentry and reintegration services.
Indy's police officers stood with Joe tonight: will you?
The FOP endorsed Melina Kennedy in 2011 and Greg Ballard in 2007.