The Hill Country 100 Club, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is announcing a one-time $25,000 donation to various law enforcement agencies that have lost their Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (LEOSE) training funds as a result of the Texas’ 82nd Legislative Session’s budget reductions. Statewide the 82nd Legislature eliminated $12 million in LEOSE funds that normally would assist local training. Law enforcement training and continuing education are not only a requirement of officers to retain their license, but equally it is important for their safety to be properly trained to assist the public.
In the words of Horseshoe Bay Police Chief Bill Lane, who assisted the Hill Country 100 Club with the project, “Training is not only the key to our professionalism, it can be the key to our very survival”. Chief Lane further praised the organization by adding, “This is just another example of how the Hill Country 100 Club has, once again, come to our rescue. Although the primary mission of the organization is reactive in nature and designed to assist the families of fallen public safety professionals, I am pleased to see them embark upon this proactive project that just might help eliminate some of their reactive duties in the future”.
Due to the loss of state funding, the Hill Country 100 Club has agreed to a one-time donation of $25,000 to supplement the law enforcement agencies in the four counties the Club supports, Burnet, Llano, Blanco, and Lampasas. This donation will be distributed among 16 law enforcement agencies in our supportarea to fill this immediate need.
Since its founding in 2002, the Hill Country 100 Club has provided financial support to emergency response personnel in the event of a line of duty loss of life or serious injury. On a case by case basis the Club will consider providing additional financial support when unique needs arise. The Hill Country 100 Club invites the community to participate by donating to or joining the Hill Country 100 Club by contacting one of the Directors or by going to www.hillcountry 100club.org. Tax deductible contributions can be sent to: Hill Country 100 Club, P.O. Box 381, Burnet, Texas 78611.