May Newsletter


May News & Updates

Thank you for your continuing support of the Hundred Club! With your support and membership we are able to care for the families of those who care for us.

A Message From Our President

Dear Families & Friends,

The last few months we have seen an increase for line of duty and non-line of duty deaths amongst both police officers and firefighters. Our hearts are heavy for the families of these fallen heroes, and rest assured, the Hundred Club will be there to provide comfort and support for the families for decades to come.

I ask that you help us continue our mission of service and commitment to these families by referring a friend or family member to join the Hundred Club. Your role as a member and supporter of the Club is so critical, and we need your help to spread the word about our work now more than ever.

If you haven’t watched the Chronicle episode featuring Amy Rice, widow of Peabody Firefighter James Rice, and the Hundred Club Chairman Joe Abely please take a moment to watch. Watch Now.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a time to remember, honor, and respect the ultimate sacrifice members of the U.S. Military have made protecting and serving our country.

Upcoming Events
The Hundred Club is attending the Boston Pops on Saturday, June 4 with families of the Club. Nearly 100 family members have registered for the event. If you would like to attend but have not yet RSVP’ed, please call or email.

Membership Renewal & Donations: Please Help

Renew or Join Today

The Club is still 200+ members short of our 2022 goal. Please help us bridge the gap.
  • Renewal and New Memberships for 2022 Memberships are open now. Please renew or join today and help the families of our fallen heroes. Spread the word! Renew Today
  • Beginning in December 2021, the Hundred Club extends a reduced membership fee for active-duty police officers or firefighters. We are so thankful to our first responders for their protection and support. More Information
  • Please consider a donation to the Hundred Club. Your support is critical to fund our operations. Donate Now

May Remembrances

The Hundred Club honors, respects, and remembers our fallen heroes.

May 4, 1999
Woburn Patrolman John Gibbons suffered a fatal heart attack after being kicked in the chest by a woman while responding to a disturbance call. He began to suffer chest pains and was transported to a local hospital where he passed away. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and two sons.

May 8, 2007
Officer John Georges of the Tyngsborough Police died as the result of a blood clot which developed as the result of a previous leg injury. He sustained the injury while saving a civilian who had been severely injured in a car accident.

May 15, 1972
Somerset Police Officer Roy L. Stout, age 31, was killed in the line of duty as the result of an accidental discharge while attempting to gain control of his service revolver.

May 20, 2011
Pittsfield Firefighter Thomas “Todd” Lange was performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a patient in 1978. The patient vomited directly into Firefighter Lange’s mouth during treatment. The fire department was notified by the hospital that the patient was a hepatitis carrier. Firefighter Lange was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1997 and retired as a result of his disease in 2006.

May 20, 1942
Massachusetts State Police Patrolman Collins and his partner responded to a home in Byfield regarding an earlier hold-up complaint on the Georgetown-Newbury town line. Upon entering the suspect’s home, Collins was shot and killed. Patrolman Collins’ partner returned fire, killing the assailant.

May 22, 2016
Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. During what should have been a routine traffic stop, Officer Tarentino was shot and killed. He had served with the Auburn Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Leicester Police Department for seven years.

May 23, 1990
Pvt. Hector Segura of the Haverhill Fire Department was dispatched on a detail to City Hall to hang a flag. He climbed the aerial ladder to work on the flag at the front of the building. While on the ladder, the ladder failed and crashed to the ground he suffered major trauma to his head and torso, was treated at the scene and transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
May 29, 2020
Rutland Police Detective John Songy died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty. Detective Songy had served with the Rutland Police Department for eight years and had previously served with the Oakham Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two stepchildren.

Membership Reminder

New Memberships & 

  • Renew or join today and receive your newly branded membership card and bumper sticker.
  • Your renewal and support are essential to continue our mission of caring for the families of fallen police officers and firefighters.
  • If you are unable to renew, please consider a donation.
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