FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gregory Blair, Board President
Two Heroes to Receive Valor Awards at 200 Club of Mercer County Luncheon
NJ Transit Chief of Police, Christopher Trucillo to Deliver Keynote
MERCER COUNTY, May 14 — Captain Ken DeBoskey and Detective Daniel Inman of the Hamilton Police Department will receive Valor Awards at 200 Club of Mercer County’s Annual Luncheon on June 19 at the Stone Terrace by John Henry’s in Hamilton. 250 supporters from the community are expected to attend to honor the Valor honorees and hear Chief Trucillo’s keynote address.
The Valor Award is presented to an individual who has committed an act of bravery, beyond the call of duty, and at imminent personal risk to his own life and safety, and is the highest award bestowed by a 200 Club. A 200 Club Valor pin is the only pin allowed to be worn on the uniform of a New Jersey State Police officer outside of its own awards.
“This group of first responders, like so many safety and rescue personnel, put their own lives in danger to protect others. The officers pulled a man from an overturned burning car.” said Greg Blair, president of the 200 Club of Mercer County. “Their courageous actions saved a life. They are quiet real-life heroes that embody all that the Valor Award represents.”
Christopher Trucillo, Chief of Police at NJ Transit will provide a keynote entitled: “NJ Transit – On Track for the Super Bowl.” NJ Transit is preparing, as is our region for the 2014 Super Bowl that will be held in Met Life Stadium. The NFL has already billed it as the first Mass Transit Super Bowl given the dynamics of our bi-state region and the role mass transit will play. In addition we have the only NFL stadium that has a heavy rail station that goes right to the stadium’s front door. This will present many challenges from a security point of view, given that we are dealing with a National Security event and multiple agencies.
About The 200 Club of Mercer County
The 200 Club of Mercer County is one of several hundred associations nationwide dedicated to providing financial assistance to the families of our public safety and rescue personnel who are killed in the line of duty. This includes the police officers, correction officers, fire fighters, and rescue squad technicians of Mercer County. Established in 1979, The 200 Club of Mercer County has provided funds to a number of local families. The club also supports organizations like local chapters of The American Red Cross, Mercer County Fire Academy, NJSP Museum honoring fallen Troopers, NY/NJ Port Authority Police Widows Fund. Sponsors to date: Gold – Roma Bank; Silver – Doerler Landscapes and Route 130 Car Wash. Visit www.mercer200club.org to learn more.