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Regional 100 Club helps slain LPD officer’s family
Polk County Enterprise - May 2008
LIVINGSTON — The President of the Regional 100 Club Angelina County Sheriff Kent Hensen, presented a $2,000 check Monday to Livingston Police Chief, Dennis Clifton. The money is for the family of slain Livingston P a t r o l O f f i c e r , C a r a n Coward.
C o w a r d was killed by her e s t r a n g e d h u s b a n d while she was on duty April 26. Officer C o w a r d l e a v e s b e h i n d t h r e e children ranging from 6 to 15 years of age.
The Regional 100 Club was organized by the DETCOG in 1997 to aid the families of Deep East Texas Peace Officers that were killed in the line of duty. The name comes from 100 men that donated $100 each in 1953 to help the families of Houston Police Officers. “The Regional 100 Club seeks to assist with the families immediate needs following their loss. Usually any insurance and other government funds can only be claimed after a complete and thorough investigation of the death and all legal findings are final, and that can take quite a while,” said Sheriff Hensen.
Over $20,000 have been donated by the Deep East Texas Regional 100 Club to Law Enforcement families since its inception. Anyone wanting to make a contribution on behalf of Officer Coward may contact their local law enforcement agency. They can also make a donation directly to the Deep East Texas Regional 100 Club c/o DETCOG at 210 Premier Drive, Jasper, Texas 75951 or call (409) 384-5704 ext. 264 for more information.