Putnam County FOP to host 5K

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Putnam County Fraternal Order of Police will be hosting the second annual Putnam County Law Enforcement Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 17.

The event will once again take place at the DePauw University Nature Park, which is located at 1400 W. C.R. 125 South in Greencastle. Registration will run from 8-9:30 a.m. with the chip timed race starting at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served after the race.

All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Indiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, which provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

The organization also provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.

"It's a national organization that has an Indiana chapter," FOP President Jerrod Baugh explained. "It was one of the organizations that when my father passed away really helped our family adjust. The organization not only puts on the memorial service in Washington, D.C., every year, but they also house the families and give them transportation and organize all the events. They help them through the process of the paperwork and everything that comes along with in the line of duty death. It's a really fantastic organization that we chose to give the funds to."

Registration, which includes a T-shirt, is $20 and is due by May 2. An additional fee will be charged for late registration.

The Putnam County FOP is currently looking for community sponsors for the event. All sponsors will have the name of their organization on the runner's shirts. Sponsorships are broken down into three levels, gold being $500, silver being $250 and bronze being $100.

To become a sponsor or for more information on sponsorships persons may contact Greencastle Police Chief Tom Sutherlin at 653-2925.

Registration and sponsorship forms can be picked up at the Greencastle Police Department or by visiting www.pcleo5k.com.

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