Law Enforcement Memorial Run In Delaware
This afternoon while I was at the WJBR copy machine, I glanced out the window here at 812 Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington and saw a heavy police presence.
Naturally I was wondering what was going on. There were officers in cars, on bikes, walking around the area. I thought maybe there was an incident across the street at Bellevue State Park or at our neighbors at Walgreens or at the Wells Fargo Bank.
Then I saw a small group of people running south on Philadelphia Pike with many trailers and vans and more law enforcement behind them.
Then I saw a banners on some of the chase vehicles. It said “Law Enforcement Memorial Day Run“! So naturally I googled that!
What I learned and what I will now share with you is that this organization is an international group of dedicated runners and Survivors from Emergency Services and the Military. This being National Police Week, the group runs a 3 day, 150 mile rely race from the Philadelphia Navy Yard, all the way down to the Washington DC National Police Memorial. They do this run to honor officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the communities they serve.
The race started this morning at the Philly Navy Yard and by the 1pm hour they were running right by WJBR.
The run started in 1996 with just 4 runners. 2 were from the Philadelphia Police Department and 2 were officers from the Delaware River Port Authority.
Today they have nearly 200 running.
The run is a group of friends honoring the family members and survivors of officers killed in the line of duty.
Here’s How You Can Help
WJBR salutes them. You can honor them too with a donation to the Law Enforcement Memorial Run.
Law Enforcement Memorial Run In Delaware, on their way to DC.
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