PEPPERELL — Police Chief David Scott was honored with the Hector J. Pelletier Award by the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association for his work with the Jimmy Fund, which supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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.
Scott has raised more than $65,000 for the Jimmy Fund this year with the help of family and friends, known as Team 14. 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 UMass Amherst.
“I am honored to receive this award, which I share with my family, friends and all the members of Team 14,” Scott said. “The outpouring of support that my family and I have received from Team 14 and the community throughout this process is unbelievable.”
Former Cohasset Police Chief and former Massachusetts Chiefs of Police President Hector J. 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.