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Support Group for Families of Officers and Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty Comes to Greene C

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Greene County residents will now be able to help families of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. The newly formed, privately-funded 100 Club will provide financial support to the families of full-time, part-time and even volunteer police officers and firefighters. KSMU's Jana Greer tells us how the program works.

You'll find organizations like the 100 Club all over the U.S. and now Greene County residents will be able to join in and help support the families of officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Bob Hammerschmidt, President of Commerce Bank, is the Treasurer and a Development Chairman for the local 100 Club. He explains how the program works.

Apart from the money immediately given to the family, Hammerschmidt says that the club will provide some long term assistance.

The program was scheduled to start this month, but when a local Deputy was killed on the line of duty last month, Hammerschmidt says the Club jumped into action and made its first contribution to the surviving family.

The name 100 Club refers to the organization's goal to generate multiple donations of one hundred dollars a year to support the surviving families. Anyone can donate to the local 100 Club by contacting the Springfield Police Department.