Patrolman set to run benefit 5K
by Staff Report, GDTnews@civitasmedia.com
GALLIPOLIS — Patrolman Justin Rice of the Gallipolis Police Department is going to participate in this year’s “Law Enforcement Ride and Run to Remember” on October 13 in Washington D.C. He is asking for support from the community for himself and his team. Ptl. Rice writes below about his commitment:
My name is Patrolman Justin Rice of the Gallipolis Police Department, and I am participating in the “Law Enforcement Run to Remember” on October 13, 2013, in Washington DC. The Run to Remember is a 5K race which starts and ends at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
The “Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember” is a community-oriented athletic event designed to honor the contribution and sacrifice law enforcement officers make every day and encourage community support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. It is designed to celebrate and bring awareness to the role of law enforcement in our communities and net proceeds benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to permanently record and appropriately commemorate the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers and provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety. Every 56 hours, a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty.
I have created a team called “Running 4 Gallia” in remembrance of all law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty in Gallia County, and I have also personally dedicated my race bib in honor of a great friend and co-worker, David A. Poling, who made the ultimate sacrifice on May 22, 2007.
Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $72 in honor of the law enforcement officer lives lost on September 11, 2001, the deadliest day in law enforcement history. My team’s goal is to raise $1,000 for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and with your help, I am confident that we can easily achieve that. Please consider making a donation on behalf of any of our team members by going to www.RideandRuntoRemember.org , and searching for our team name “Running 4 Gallia”.
Donations may also be brought to the Gallipolis Police Department at 518 Second Avenue between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thank you for your support!
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