Lodge History

Red Rose Lodge # 16 Fraternal Order of Police turned 100 years old on March 16th, 2019. Our lodge has a very significant honor, which very few lodges within the entire Fraternal Order of Police organization enjoy. Our lodge charter, was signed on March 16, 1919, as Red Rose Lodge # 16 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, by the two original creators of this great organization, Martin O’Toole, and Delbert Nagle, who at the time, were President and Secretary of the organization who created the FOP in Pittsburgh, PA only four years earlier in 1915.