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Since our founding in 1984 when Officer James Johnson, East Lansing Police Department, was killed in the line of duty, other Police Officers and Firefighters from Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties have given their lives for us.  We will be forever grateful for the sacrifice they and their families have made.


Each member of the Hundred Club of Greater Lansing contributes annual dues of one hundred dollars.  This money is used to provide immediate assistance to the families of police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty within Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.  We provide long-term support to surviving families.

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DarnellSergeant Bill Darnell died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

In 2008 Sergeant Darnell was ambushed and shot point-blank in the face during a domestic disturbance call. Despite his wounds, Sergeant Darnell was able to fight back and killed his attacker. As a result of his courage, Sergeant Darnell was presented with one of the nation's Top Cop awards by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Sergeant Darnell had served with the DeWitt Township Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Age 52

  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, October 23, 2020