Patriot Ledger Story Features Hundred Club Active Non-Line of Duty Benefits for the Families —


The Hundred Club provided benefits to families of Cohasset, Randolph police officers

Mary Whitfill
The Patriot Ledger | USA TODAY NETWORK

“ABINGTON − It was few months after her husband died that Marie Jenkins received a unique piece of mail among the condolence cards, paperwork and junk usually sitting in her mailbox: a $12,500 check.

Almost a year later, she received another, this time for $7,500.

I was surprised, I was shocked, I was grateful,” said Jenkins, whose husband’s death left her to raise their now 14-year-old daughter, Lily, on her own.

The checks were from The Hundred Club of Massachusetts, a nonprofit that provides benefits for families and police officers killed in or out of the line of duty. The first check represented $10,000 in spousal support for Marie Jenkins and an extra $2,500 for Lily.

In the year since, the group has increased its spousal support payment to $15,000 with an additional $5,000 per child, and it paid Jenkins the difference almost a year after her husband, Mark, a Cohasset special police officer, died of a heart attack at a local restaurant….”

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