The Two Hundred Club of Essex County, which was founded in 1966 to assist the families of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty, and is the oldest such organization of its kind, will hold its 56th Annual Valor Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, at Nanina’s in the Park, 540 Mill Street in Belleville.
The cocktail reception will begin at 11:30 am. Tickets for the annual Two Hundred Club Valor Awards luncheon are available.
For more information and to purchase tickets, contact 973-694-4982.
Since its inception, The Two Hundred Club of Essex County has raised over $2 million to support the spouses of fallen officers and fund college scholarships for their children.
According to Lori A. Hennon-Bell, President of The Two Hundred Club, 28 police officers and 16 firefighters will be recognized for bravery, dedication to duty, courageous vigilance, and selflessness during the Valor Awards luncheon.
“While everyone was at home working virtually for the past two years because of the pandemic, these fine police officers, firefighters, and first responders did not have that luxury, they had to show up – the public expected them to show up, protect, and respond to their calls for service. Thankfully, and without regard to their own safety, they responded magnificently,” stated Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, a member of The Two Hundred Club’s Board of Trustees.
Nominations for The Two Hundred Club’s Valor Awards are made by the chiefs of Essex County’s municipal and fire departments and the commanding officers of federal, state, and regional public safety agencies.
Valor Award recipients are selected by The Two Hundred Club’s Executive Committee.
Since the Valor Awards were not awarded in 2020 due to the pandemic, this year’s Valor Awards will include actions taken in 2020 and 2021.
For a complete list of recipients, call 973-621-4108.