PEPPERELL — The Pepperell Police Department is pleased to announce that Chief David Scott was honored with the Hector J. Pelletier Award from the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association last week.
The award is named after former Cohasset Police Chief and former Massachusetts Chiefs of Police President Hector J. Pelletier. It is awarded annually to a member of the association who best exemplifies Chief Pelletier’s dedication to the Jimmy Fund, which supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Members of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police and the Jimmy Fund presented Chief Scott with the award on Thursday, Dec. 9, during a Massachusetts Chiefs of Police meeting.
Chief Scott was recognized for opening up about his stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis earlier this year in order to spread awareness about the need for early detection and testing.
Chief Scott has raised over $65,000 for the Jimmy Fund this year with the help of family and friends, known as Team 14. Chief Scott’s son, Adam, ran the Boston Marathon and raised over $10,000. His other son, Brian, raised $1,700 at a fundraising event at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
After receiving the award, Chief Scott immediately thanked Team 14 for their support.
“I am honored to receive this award, which I share with my family, friends and all the members of Team 14,” Chief Scott said. “The outpouring of support that my family and I have received from Team 14 and the community throughout this process is unbelievable. I thank everyone for their continued support of the Jimmy Fund and my fight against cancer.”
Chief Pelletier was responsible for making the Jimmy Fund the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association in 1953. In 2021, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Team raised just under $165,000 for the organization during the annual Jimmy Fund Walk.
About the Jimmy Fund:
Founded in 1948, the Jimmy Fund supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by raising money for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community fundraising events.