The well-known Hundred Club of Massachusetts, Inc. was founded in 1959 to assist widows and families of fallen police officers and firefighters in Massachusetts. Since then, the organization has provided financial support to 373 Baystate families, who have lost a police officer or firefighter that made the ultimate sacrifice. The Club’s annual dinner recognizes an individual or group who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to bring peace and understanding to all.
Last evening The Hundred Club honored Boston Police Commissioner and former Lowell Superintendent of Police – Edward F. Davis. Davis was presented with the 2011 Humanitarian Award at the annual dinner attended by 350 members and guests. Mayor Thomas Menino, Chief Judge Mark Wolf and Lowell Superintendent of Police Kenneth Lavallee lauded Commissioner Davis at the event.
From the Boston Police Department News site:
“Commissioner Davis understands the unique role police officers play in the community, not just in fighting crime but, more importantly, in preventing crime,” said Norman Knight, president and co-founder of The Hundred Club of Mass. “We’re thrilled and honored to present him with the 2011 Humanitarian Award.”
“I continue to be overwhelmed by the decades of generosity demonstrated by Mr. Knight and the Hundred Club,” said Commissioner Edward Davis. “I have a deep respect for Mayor Menino, Judge Wolf and Superintendent Ken Lavalle and am humbled by their participation in this event. It is a privilege to be recognized by this esteemed organization. I look forward to working closely with the Hundred Club to assist in any way that I can with families of police and firefighters who are dealing with tragedy.”
On a local note:
Commissioner Davis served for 28 years in the Lowell Police Department, the last 12 as Superintendent of Police. Davis is the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Leadership Award in 2002 from the Police Executive Research Forum, a Better Government Award from the Pioneer Institute, and a Local Hero Award from Community Teamwork, Inc. of Lowell.
Congratulations to Chief Davis.