100 clubs have formed all across the country since the first one was created in Detroit in 1952. After the fatal shooting of a Detroit police officer 100 community members pooled donations to help support the officer’s widow and her unborn child. In Greene County we are fortunate that these incidents are relatively rare. Tragically there have been two law enforcement officers killed in Greene County in the last two years.
On Saturday, August 2, 2008 Monte Ruby, a commissioned law enforcement officer working security at Cox Hospital was brutally attacked as he assisted Springfield Police Officers in the treatment of a criminal at Cox Hospital. Mr. Ruby died August 6 from the injuries sustained in that attack.
On Saturday, October 6, 2007 Deputy Sheriff Gary McCormack was killed in an automobile accident at the intersection of Farm Road 145 and Highway WW, while responding to the scene of another accident.
In both of these tragic cases the Greene County 100 Club was able to provide financial support to assist these families. Our vision is to continue this type of support and to expand to include more resource for supporting our local area fire and law enforcement personnel.