‘Run for the Badge’ to Honor Law Enforcement Officers
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund holds 7th annual 5K on Saturday
WASHINGTON - The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will be hosting the Run for the Badge 5K, taking place at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 14, 2017, on-site in Washington, DC, and virtually from across the country. This fun, community-oriented, athletic event is designed to raise awareness and honor the men and women who serve in law enforcement while generating funds in support of the Memorial Fund. The run/walk will start and end at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, on F Street, NW, between 4th and 5th streets.
“The Run for the Badge continues to be a meaningful celebration of law enforcement year after year,” said Craig W. Floyd, President & CEO of the Memorial Fund. “We're grateful for all of our participants, those who come to run on site and those who run in their cities around the country, who share a common goal."
The Run for the Badge benefits the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which works to tell the story of American law enforcement and make it safer for those who serve. The National Law Enforcement Museum is currently under construction across the street from the Memorial. Participants and spectators will have the opportunity to see construction progress from the 5K course.
More information about the event is available at www.RunForTheBadge.org.
About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 21,183 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund has begun construction of the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.