100 Club of Chicago

First Responder Profile:
Chicago Police Department
Officer Don Scott – Honor Guard Coordinator

What does your job mean to you?

“I equate this job pretty much the same way I equated my whole military career. It’s an honor. It’s something that I think I’m pretty good at, in reference to it uses my talents and hopefully, that will in turn affect others around you and leave a lasting impression forever. Anytime I can carry the US flag, I’m proud. It could be at a funeral or it could be at the Brookfield Zoo. The flag is literally everything…that’s what gets me. Is the flag. Because I was in a lot of places, Greenland, Japan, Kuwait, Iraq, everywhere in the world and every place I was at, there was always an American flag on that flagpole at the base and you knew you could look at that, and you knew that flag was here (in America). So for 30 years, I still tear up when I look at the flag.”


The 100 Club of Chicago provides for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This membership based organization offers several forms of financial assistance, access to resources and moral support. All sworn federal, state, county and local first responders stationed in Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties are included.

Your contribution to the 100 Club of Chicago helps provide for the dependents of fallen first responders. We are grateful for your support.

Our Membership Program provides various membership options to choose from in order to support our 100 Club Families.

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Since its inception, the 100 Club of Chicago has served 274 families with more than $11 million through our programs. Through First Response Assistance, Educational Assistance and our Gold Shield Partners, we are able to provide for our families.

When tragedy strikes in Cook, Lake or McHenry County, the 100 Club of Chicago immediately responds with financial support to help lessen the devastating effects.

Education Assistance is available to the spouses and children of fallen first responders for higher education, including trade and vocational schools, colleges and universities. Grants and scholarships are both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Gold Shield Partners work with the families of the fallen to provide them with pro bono professional support in the areas of Counseling, Law, Finance and Education.

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Fallen Heroes

The 100 Club of Chicago honors the brave men and women who serve in public safety, police and fire departments throughout Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties, who risk their lives on a daily basis so that we can be safe in our homes, workplaces and communities. We honor the fallen by hosting a roll call of our public safety professionals who lost their lives in the line-of-duty. Fallen Heroes