UNION COUNTY — The Two Hundred Club of Union County will be honoring 10 police officers and firefighters for heroic acts performed while in the line of duty at their 43rd Annual Valor Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 4.
Union Township Police Officers Christopher Baird and David Pinto, Elizabeth Police Officers Paul Camarinha and Howard Decker, and Detective Raul Dela Prida are among those who will receive the prestigious Medal of Valor.
Elizabeth Fire Department Captain Brian Santos, Plainfield Fire Department Lieutenants Roderic Carson and Jason Lowery, and Westfield Fire Department Lieutenant Timothy Brennan and Firefighter Aldo Tammaro will also receive the Medal of Valor for actions above and beyond the call of duty.
The 200 Club of Union County is a non-profit organization founded in 1968. It is comprised of 400 business leaders from Union County, with a core mission to provide financially for the widows and dependents of Police Officers and Firefighters who make the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty. The club has grown in mission to now provide continuing education grants for police and Firefighters to further their knowledge in their line of work, and the club also provides a competitive scholarship program for the deserving children of Police Officers and Firefighters in Union County.
Highly decorated retired New York City Police Detective Richard “Bo” Dietl will give the keynote speech at the luncheon, which will be held Friday, May 4, at 11:30 a.m. at L’Affaire Restaurant, Route 22 East, Mountainside. Tickets are $65 and may be purchased by calling the 200 Club office at 1-908-206-0200.