By John Rivera, PBA President
According to the ancient Chinese proverb, “a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
The Dade County PBA took that very first step fifty years ago on December 30th, 1963, when it formed to become an organization that was different from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Since our very first days the philosophy has not changed. The PBA felt strongly that in order to get anywhere you couldn’t stay in the bleachers as spectators. To score any points you must be on the field, take some hits, but most importantly, score some points. Ironically, since those early days, the FOP has adopted many of our philosophies.