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December 6, 2021 Digital Media Exclusive

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Tim Green, an associate member of the Butler County Law Enforcement Officers Association, looks through door prizes at Thursday's meeting at the Lyndora American Legion.

No gavel was needed as the Butler County Law Enforcement Officers Association conducted its meeting Thursday at the Lyndora American Legion.

Before sharing a banquet-style meal, active and retired law enforcement officers as well as associate members carried out normal business.

One item on the list encouraged members to continue supporting the 100 Club, which represents a special fund within the nonprofit organization, according to Frank Cichra, the association's treasurer and secretary.

In the event of an officer's untimely death in the line of duty, the 100 Club's funds would be sent to the family to offset costs.

Member Joe Urish, a retired state police officer of 28 years, said there weren't any programs like it when he served, but now some larger departments have assistance for those families. He said some smaller departments don't have that kind of funding, and the 100 Club could help.

“We've seen things over the years, and we try to improve them,” Urish said.

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Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger graduated with a degree in journalism in 2015 from Pitt-Johnstown. Previously working as a business reporter for the paper, he took over the crime beat at the Butler Eagle in 2021.