Following Joey, we heard from Latrice Tucker, a 100 Club scholar, who lost her fiancée Clifton Lewis, Chicago Police Department, in the line of duty, December 29, 2011. Latrice reached out to the Club in hopes of attaining her master’s degree, since going back to school was a goal both her and Clifton had talked about. Without hesitation the 100 Club stepped in to help her financially achieve her dream. “If you think like I do, Education is a master key that can unlock unlimited doors of opportunity and being one of many 100 Club Scholars has allowed me the opportunity to not only unlock doors to enhance my career endeavors, it has also given me the opportunity to honor and pay tribute to my loved one who was my cheerleader and study buddy, but most importantly, the one who gave his life to protect the lives of others.”
The final 100 Club family speaker was Carla Ripley Marquez, daughter of Chicago Police Officer, Donald J. Marquez, killed in line of duty March 19, 2002. Carla talked about the response and compassion the Club had for her family when her dad was killed and the financial aid the Club gave her and her siblings to pursue their education. Carla is a licensed clinician, who feels blessed to have the opportunity to support others through therapy. She loves being able to give back to the community and the 100 Club with her involvement in our First Responder Wellness First Trainings.