Boston Police honor a friend of cops

This week the Boston Police Department honored Norman Knight by naming their media room after him.

Most police officers have never heard his name, a few have heard of his organization. In a perfect world his charity wouldn’t exist.

Norman Knight, the president and co-founder of the 100 Club of Massachusetts, was honored by the Boston Police for his commitment and dedication to the families of fallen police officers of Massachusetts. The 100 Club of Massachusetts is part of a nationwide organization that provides assistance to the families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty.

According to the Boston Herald, “Currently, The 100 Club supports 19 Boston police families. Their motto is, “We care for those . . . who care for us.’’ Last year, the club celebrated its 50th anniversary.”

A small plaque honoring Knight was unveiled at the entrance to the BPD media room at Schroeder Plaza. Schroeder Plaza it’s self is named for brothers Walter and John Schroeder, Boston police officers who were killed in the line of duty three years apart in the early 1970’s.

According to the MassCops website here are the benefits provided by the 100 Club:

Club name:The Hundred Club of Mass. Inc.
President:Mr. Norman Knight
Club address:Ms. Peggy O’Connor
Executive Secretary
17 Gloucester St.
Boston, MA 02115
Club phone:(617) 536-4410
Club fax:
Year formed:1959
Benefit summary:$5,000 lump sum for Line of Duty death; $2,500 for non-LOD death;
$100 US bonds to children at Christmas; two weeks summer camp (up to 15); $1,500 for books per school year

About Attorney John J. MacLaughlan

John MacLaughlan is Massachusetts licensed attorney as well as a Boston police officer. John is currently assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang Unit). He is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law with a concentration in Labor Law. He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell as well as a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. John has taught Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Use of Force, Applied Patrol Procedures, and Police Response to Active Shooters to sworn police officers and police academy recruits. Prior to becoming a Boston Police Officer, John served for 9 years as a police officer in Lowell, where he was a member of the Police Dive Team and Patrol Rifle Team.
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