The 100 Club of Chicago gave McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim a Valor Award for going “above and beyond the call of duty” in helping families of fallen first responders.
The 100 Club of Chicago gave Prim the 2019 Lieutenant Rich Kozik Memorial Valor Award for Prim’s actions in furthering the mission of the Club.
“I’m honored to be recognized and proud that McHenry County is a part of the 100 Club. This is all possible because of the support from all the local police and fire chiefs,” Prim said.
Since 1980, the 100 Club of Chicago has given the Valor Award to those who have performed actions above and beyond the call of duty, according to a statement.
“Sheriff Prim has been a strong advocate for the mission of the 100 Club and was an integral piece in bringing assistance to the families of first responders in McHenry County,” said CEO of the 100 Club of Chicago, Caitlyn Brennan.
The Club is presenting awards this year on an individual basis in lieu of the annual Valor Award gathering due to the pandemic.
This year’s Valor Awards were presented by CVS Health. “CVS Health has been a generous donor to the 100 Club of Chicago to support the Valor Awards and to help further the organization’s mission,” the statement said.
The 100 Club of Chicago is a non-profit that provides for families of first responders who died in the line of duty.
They expanded services into McHenry County following the murder of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner on March 7, 2019.