200 Club of BurlCo. recognizing Moorestown first responders

The Moorestown Tonwship Police Departmen will receive an Advanced Training Awards to fund training for their personnel.

The 200 Club of Burlington County is pleased to announce they will celebrate the organization’s 28th annual Valor Awards Dinner on Friday Feb. 23, 2018 at Merion Caterers in Cinnaminson.

The 200 Club will present four Advanced Training Awards to local fire and police agencies to fund training for their personnel. The agencies receiving these awards include the Moorestown Township Police Department, the Medford Lakes Police Department, the Cinnaminson Fire Department and the Palmyra/Cinnaminson/Riverton EMS. Funds totaling $5,300 will be divided and awarded to these agencies to pay for advance education and training.

Special recognition will be awarded to Moorestown resident Debbie Johnson, wife of former Moorestown Police Public Safety Harry Johnson for her generous gift to fund the training and education in his honor.

The 200 Club of Burlington County is a charitable, non-profit organization comprised entirely of dedicated volunteers with the primary mission of providing financial assistance to the families of fallen or injured members of the state police, county and municipal police, fire or emergency medical services serving the citizens of Burlington County. The Club also supports these public safety professionals through the awarding of higher education scholarships, advanced training awards and special recognition awards.

The program will include the presentation of awards to several members of the Burlington County law enforcement, fire and EMS community in the categories of “Honor-Valor” awarded for an act or deed of personal bravery involving risk to the individuals own life, above and beyond the performance of duty and the “Meritorious Award” awarded for service rendered when an individual, with diligence and perseverance, conspicuously performs their duty, above and beyond the call of duty.

The “Distinguished Service” distinction is awarded to an individual that has dedicated years of unqualified giving and service to the betterment of their community, department and profession and “Advanced Training Awards” are presented to a department or agency for the purpose of funding advanced public safety training programs, which enhance the individual’s ability to perform their duties or conduct the training necessary to improve other members’ capabilities.

In addition, the 200 Club of Burlington County will distribute $10,000 in scholarship funds by presenting four $2,500 scholarships to family members of Burlington County police officers, county detectives, troopers, firefighters, or EMS personnel to offset the cost of college.

The banquet is open to members of the general public, friends and family of recipients. Tickets may be obtained by contacting the 200 Club of Burlington County at (856)222–0100. Single tickets are $90 per person, and a table for 10 guests for $900. Each ticket includes dinner and a one hour open bar reception.