CHICAGO | Members of the Indiana State Police along with their family and friends joined thousands at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park for the 9th annual Run to Remember.
The event honors those police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice as well as raises funds to help support Mission Beyond the Memorial, which provides assistance to the families of Chicago’s fallen and catastrophically injured officers.
The ISP team honors one of their own lost - a fallen hero who was killed in the line of duty. This year, the team participated in memory of Cory Elson, who was shot and killed after making a traffic stop on U.S. 27 in Decatur, Ind., on April 3, 1999.
The event is gearing up for National Police Week, which runs May 12 through May 18.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C., to participate in a number of planned events that honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
For more information, visit www.policeweek.org or www.in.gov/isp.