Deputy Richard Whitten

The 100 Club, a 67 year old Houston based non-profit organization, which supports the dependents of Law Enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, announces its assistance for the dependent family of Liberty County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Richard Whitten. Deputy Whitten was shot in the line of duty on May 29, 2019 in Cleveland, TX while attempting to arrest an armed murder suspect. He passed away at an area Hospital February 3, 2020 from complications from the shooting. He is survived by his wife and grown children.

Deputy Whitten was selected to receive a 100 Club Officer of the Year Award for heroic action in 2019. The 100 Club will present this award posthumously.

A $20,000 check will be presented to Deputy Whitten’s wife to help with any immediate financial needs. Additional financial support for the dependent family will be made after an assessment of their needs is conducted. The 100 Club has assisted over 190 families, and given over $47 Million Dollars to assist peace officers and firefighters since 1953.


Donations are being accepted to “The 100 Club Survivors Fund”, that provides benefits to the dependents of Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

Contributions are being accepted at:

100 Club Survivors Fund

5555 San Felipe Street Suite 1750

Houston TX 77056-5527

and at The 100 Club website:

100% of “Survivors Fund” donations go to the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed, or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

The 100 Club began in 1953 when a handful of citizens banded together to provide financial support to the dependents of Houston Police Officers killed in the line of duty. Since then, The 100 Club has grown to over 31,091 members who continue to band together for the purpose of aiding dependents of Peace Officers and Firefighters who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. The 100 Club provides coverage in 32- Counties in South East Texas, and certain State Law Enforcement Agencies throughout Texas. We are a Better Business Bureau accredited, and Guide Star Certified Charity.

We invite the community to participate. A Survivors Fund gift may be made on our website by following this link:

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