Welcome to the St. Lucie County Hundred Club,Florida.

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Learn about the St. Lucie county Hundred Club, how it benefits the men and women behind the badge, and how you can help.
Show our First Responders "they are not alone".

St. Lucie County's Officers of the year 2013

The St. Lucie County Hundred Club on Tuesday 21st May 2013 honored St. Lucie County's Officers of the Year at the group's 24th annual banquet.
The banquet, at Gator Trace Country Club, was a fund-raiser for the Hundred Club, a non-profit, charitable organization, which raises money to benefit the families of emergency services officers in St. Lucie County who are killed, injured or incur serious illness in the line of duty. The St. Lucie County Hundred Club was founded in 1987.

- St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office: Master Deputy Ron Stickney, presented by Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. Stickney, who has served the people of St. Lucie County for more than 26 years, has proven his investigative and teaching skills as a Field Training Officer. He and his trainees made a wide variety of arrests in 2012 and helped recover a missing woman who had wandered in the woods in rural St. Lucie County for several days.

- Port St. Lucie Police Department: Officer Richard Giaccone, presented by Chief John Bolduc. Officer Giaccone joined the Port St. Lucie Police Department in 2001 after working for five years for the Florida Department of Corrections. He serves in the agency's honor guard and crisis intervention team. A drunk-driver enforcement specialist, Officer Giaccone made 130 drunk driving arrests in 2012.

- Fort Pierce Police Department: Detective Benjamin Thayer, presented by Chief R. Sean Baldwin. After four years with the U.S. Marine Corps, Detective Thayer joined the Fort Pierce Police Department, where he is a member of the SWAT Team and serves as a firearms instructor. He is currently assigned to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Task Force. In 2012, acting on a tip, he arrested an escapee from a Georgia jail facing an attempted murder charge. Working with officers of the Fort Pierce Police Department and other agencies, the suspect fled, then captured, after his car was stopped. Found in the car were a stolen handgun and ammunition, a ski mask, plastic "zip-ties," and rope which likely would have been used to abduct his next intended victim.

- St. Lucie County Fire District: Lt. Lewis Clanton, presented by Chief Ron Parrish. Lt Clanton is a 23-year veteran of the Fire District, assigned to Fire Station 3 on Ravenswood Lane, Port St. Lucie, in the River Park area. It is one of the busies fire stations in the county. Thanks to Lt. Clanton, Fire Station 3 obtained donations of more than 5,700 pounds of food for needy families in the Van Duzer Foundation's "One Day to Give in St. Lucie County" drive in 2012.

- Florida Department of Law Enforcement: Special Agent Michael Bartus, presented by Special Agent Rich Piccininni. Special Agent Bartus has worked at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Fort Pierce office for seven years and has been a law enforcement officer for the past 15 years. In the summer of 2008, he was involved in the investigation of Fort Pierce's violent, drug-dealing Zoe Pound gang. Special Agent Bartus and officers of other agencies completed the investigation in 2009 by arresting six gang leaders for racketeering and conspiracy. Five pleaded to the charges, and the gang's chief, David Poole, was convicted in February of racketeering and sentenced to 25 years in state prison.

- Florida Highway Patrol: Trooper Tony Kingery, presented by Capt. John Cataldo. Trooper Kingery, promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2009, was assigned in that year to drunk driving enforcement in St. Lucie County, having previously been assigned to Florida's Turnpike. In 17 months, he made 90 drunk driving arrests and 130 felony arrests, with more than 2,000 contacts with motorists. At St. Lucie International Airport, he arrested an intoxicated pilot, and the Federal Aviation Administration eventually revoked the pilot's license.

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St. Lucie County's Officers of the Year are pictured with Hundred Club President Jane Rowley (center, back row) and agency leaders. Front row, left to right: Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Tony Kingery, Fort Pierce Police Detective Benjamin Thayer, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Master Deputy Ron Stickney, St. Lucie County Fire District Lt. Lewis Clanton and Port St. Lucie Police Officer Richard Giaccone. Back row, left to right: Florida Highway Patrol Capt. John Cataldo, Fort Pierce Police Chief R. Sean Baldwin, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara, Hundred Club President Jane Rowley, St. Lucie County Fire Chief Ron Parrish and Port St. Lucie Police Chief John Bolduc. Far right: Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Michael Bartus, his daughter Kaitlyn (age 8) and Special Agent Rich Piccininni.

Honorees for 2012

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Hundred Club of St. Lucie County honorees for 2012 and emergency services executives: (front row, left to right) St. Lucie County Firefighter-Engineer Donald Stefani, Port St. Lucie Police Officer John Fazio, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Detective Angela Flowers, Fort Pierce Police Officer Michael Harding, Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Eric Jester, and Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Harry Coker; (back row, left to right) St. Lucie County Fire Chief Ronald Parrish, Port St. Lucie Police Chief Brian E. Reuther, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara; Fort Pierce Police Chief R. Sean Baldwin; and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Fort Pierce Field Office Resident Agent in Charge Richard J. Piccininni
Hundred Club of St. Lucie County honorees for 2012

Detective Angela Flowers receives The Hundred Club Sheriff's Officer of the Year Award from Sheriff Ken J. Mascara Click here for more information

To the law enforcement officers,detention officers and firefighters:

You are not alone

Who is covered by the Hundred Club ?

In the realm of social order, community preservation and the improvement of the quality of our lives, we - all of us - are not alone. In order to remind our peace officers that we realize this, that we stand with them, though in a small way in comparison with what they bring to the community, we choose to honor them.
Participation in The Hundred Club enables each of us to honor our peace officers and to proudly say to each of them, "You are not alone."

Sgt. Gary Morales
07/13/1977 - 02/28/2013

Grave Site
Forest Hills Memorial Park
2001 SW Murphy Rd
Palm City, Fl 34990

Anyone wishing to make donations to the
hundred club may make checks to
"St. Lucie County Hundred Club,Inc."

Mailing Address

St. Lucie County Hundred Club, Inc.
4700 W. Midway Rd.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

The Birth of The Hundred Club Idea

The idea of The Hundred Club was born in 1950 in Detroit, Michigan. Law officers and firefighters had been on full alert dealing with social unrest that led to numerous casualties.
In 1950, Detroit auto dealer Bill Packer found a way to assist a police widow. He wrote to 100 friends and associates, asking for $100 each. They responded overwhelmingly, and as a result, the first of The Hundred Clubs was born. Today there are more than 500 members in that Detroit area club and there are clubs like it all over the country.
The Hundred Club of St. Lucie County, Florida, was formed in 1987 by a core group of concerned citizens consisting of Jim Russakis, then-Sheriff R.C. "Bobby" Knowles, Vernon Smith, Al Brown and then-Fort Pierce Mayor William Dannahower. These men decided to get started building up a meaningful capital fund to prepare for the future - when the fund might be needed.

Who are we in The Hundred Club?

By design, we are not a high-profile organization.
We have no permanent nameplates and no club bumper stickers. Such things would detract from our primary purpose, to benefit the spouses and children of fallen law enforcement and detention officers and firefighters. Those who protect our society deserve the recognition, not those of us pledged to support them and their families in time of need.

The Purpose of The Hundred Club

The purpose of The Hundred Club is to provide direct financial help for spouses and dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters who have lost their lives or become disabled in the line of duty. We, of The Hundred Club, simply want those brave public servants to know that they are not alone.

How we make sure our officers are not alone

In the event of an officer's sudden death, The Hundred Club contacts the family to see if there is an immediate need for funds. If so, a check is issued. This initial payment is to provide "right now" relief from tension, confusion and panic regarding money matters.
At the appropriate time, those members of our standing committee who are responsible for financial assistance will review the financial needs of the family and meet with them. Then the committee makes the appropriate disbursement

The Hundred Club wishes to honor our community's heroes

There is one more not-so tangible purpose to The Hundred Club.
We say to our law officers, detention officers and firefighters, "You are not alone."
It is getting lonelier out there by the day. In society today, the flagrant irresponsibility and rudeness, the disrespect for order and private property and the insane disregard for human life are bone-chilling and frightening.
Any observant person, looking at our world gone mad, feels alone. But our valiant emergency service officers, who are out there in the reality of the darkened doorway, who must at some point stand their ground, alone, and who are simply expected to be brave and do their job, are also only human.
It is our hope that somehow our contribution will enable them to be a little freer of worry and, as a result, we hope a little more alert, a little faster of reflex, a little less distracted.
We are not ashamed to respect and honor those brave men and women who wear the badge.