History & Purpose

This club was chartered by the State of Florida as a nonprofit, charitable organization for the purpose of providing immediate financial assistance and support to families of police, fire & rescue, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the FBI in the event of death or serious injury in the line of duty.

The first call for assistance came just two short years later when Officer Glenn Rainey was killed in August 1974. A delegation visited the family and delivered a $1,000 check in an effort to provide immediate financial relief. Since that time the amount of relief has increased substantially and this Club has been called upon numerous times for assistance.

However, financial assistance does not stop at this point. In addition to death and serious injury benefits, this Club assisted in the funding of bullet proof vests for police officers, and likewise made a substantial contribution to furnish new uniforms for the JSO Honor Guard. This Club has also been called upon for contributions toward serious and life threatening medical expenses and hospital expenses of families of the law enforcement and fire & rescue agencies, and has contributed scholarship funds for surviving children.

Imagine a Club with only one membership meeting a year! Each March, and Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet is held for the full membership. This event honors members of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol, and Fire and Rescue Agencies who have performed above and beyond the call of duty during the preceding 12 month period.┬áIn addition, a keynote speaker is scheduled to speak on a relative topic of interest to the members and guests.

Membership is by nomination of a current active member and the roster consists of 200 members from in and around the Jacksonville community. The annual dues have proven sufficient to meet all of the financial needs and contributions distributed since the chartering of this Club.

It is rewarding to the members of this Club to be able to show appreciation for the sacrifices made by our Police, Fire & Rescue, Florida Highway Patrol, and the FBI! The Two Hundred Club of Jacksonville continues to be operated for the purpose of providing immediate financial assistance to help meet the needs of law enforcement and fire & rescue in and around the Jacksonville community in the event of death or other critical emergency.