Friday, April 3, 2009

2009 Valor and Meritorious Award Winners

The 200 Club of Morris County New Jersey
MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY - Thirty-eight Morris County Police Officers, Firefighters, First Aid Squad/Ambulance Corps members and Morris County based New Jersey State Police will be honored on April 30th when the 200 Club of Morris County hosts its 2009 Morris County Valor and Meritorious Awards Dinner.

Hailing from Rockaway Township, Morristown, Lincoln Park and towns around and in between, these men and women will be feted for their efforts in 2008 at The Villa in Mountain Lakes. The individuals who will be honored performed above and beyond in the fulfillment of their sworn duties for the people of Morris County, New Jersey.

"We owe a great deal to our public safety community," said Tom Guglielmo, President of the 200 Club. "They are there for us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Many times, they must go beyond the call of duty, often putting their own life at risk for us. It is our honor to be able to recognize these individuals for their dedication and service."

View the full listing of the recipients and descriptions of their acts of bravery »

The 200 Club in Morris, established in 1971, defines an act of Valor as an extraordinary event in which a person puts their own safety aside. It is an act of courage that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Very often, one's life is at risk in the process. Meritorious awards recognize individuals whose professional or volunteer activity rises above the expected norm for their profession, but does not necessarily involve an extreme safety situation.

There are still some tickets available for the dinner, which runs from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $70 each. The Villa is located at 90 Route 46 East. To purchase tickets contact: Lori E. Richmond, Club Administrator, 732-279-4258 or email

In addition to honoring Morris County's finest, the 200 Club of Morris County is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to the dependents of Morris County Police, Firefighters, First Aid Squad/Ambulance Corps and State Police of New Jersey who lost their lives in the line of duty. Since its inception, The 200 Club of Morris County has distributed more than $2.5 million to families who have lost a spouse in the line of duty, and also distributes thousands of dollars each year to worthy high school seniors who either serve in a branch of public safety or whose parent is actively serving in or retired from a public safety capacity in Morris County.

To learn more about The 200 Club of Morris County and how you can get involved and be a part of something special, please visit

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