Rocky Mount patrolman to run 5K in uniform to raise money for first responders memorial

Rocky Mount patrolman to run 5K in uniform to raise money for first responders memorial


3 A ROCKY MOUNT POLICE OFFICER IS RUNNING A 5K— IN FULL UNIFORM..BOOTS AND ALL. 3 HE’S DOING IT TO RAISE MONEY… FOR FIRST RESPONDERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.THE MONEY WILL GO TOWARDS FINISHING THE ROCKY MOUNT- FRANKLIN COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS MEMORIAL.WFXR’S ERIC POINTER SPOKE WITH THE OFFICER TAKING PART IN THE RACE AND HAS MORE ON WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO HIM. 3 :54-1:04 BRANDT GAWOR/ROCKY MOUNT POLICE PATROLMAN”PAYING 3 TRIBUTE TO THE FAMILIES THAT ARE LEFT BEHIND, FOR THE ONES THAT MADE SACRIFICE BY LINE OF DUTY DEATHS HAS ALSO BEEN SO IMPORTANT TO ME.”ROCKY MOUNT POLICE PATROLMAN BRANDT GAWOR IS RUNNING THE NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 5K IN WASHINGTON D.C…. ON SATURDAY… TO RAISE MONEY TO FINISH THIS MEMORIAL.BRANDT GAWOR/ROCKY MOUNT POLICE PATROLMAN”WITH THE MEMORIAL COMMISSION ERECTING THIS MEMORIAL HERE, IT JUST REALLY SPOKE TO ME THAT I THINK I COULD TIE THAT NATIONAL LEVEL BACK TO OUR HOMETOWN CAUSE AND PUT IT ALL TOGETHER.”HE’LL BE RUNNING IN FULL UNIFORM JUST LIKE HE IS HERE…SOMETHING HE’S TRAINED FOR. BRANDT GAWOR/ROCKY MOUNT POLICE PATROLMAN”OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTH I’VE SWITCHED FROM JUST JOGGING FOR FITNESS IF YOU WILL, TO RUNNING IN BOOTS AND WEARING MY VEST. THE EXTRA 3 22-24 POUNDS OR SO WILL BE A LITTLE SOMETHING….”MATTHEW HANKINS/FIRST RESPONDERS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE CHAIR”MY FIRST REACTION IS THE MAN’S INSANE. RUNNING IN FULL UNIFORM FOR A 5 K RACE IN THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY OF DC. THAT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME DEDICATION AND EFFORT.”CHAIR FOR THE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE, MATT HANKINS SAYS HE APPRECIATES WHAT OFFICER GAWOR IS DOING. THEY MONEY WILL GO TOWARDS ADDING BENCHES, MORE WALK WAYS AND FLAG POLES TO MAKE THE MEMORIAL HAVE A MATTHEW RESPONDERS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE CHAIR”WE WANT PEOPLE TO COME HERE, BE ABLE TO QUIETLY THINK ABOUT THE SACRIFICE THAT OUR FIRST RESPONDERS HAVE MADE. GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY JUST TO COME AND RELAX AND HERE.”STAND UP: “THE MEMORIAL HONORS FIRST RESPONDERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. EACH ONE GETTING A PLAQUE IN THEIR HONOR”BRANDT GAWOR/ROCKY MOUNT POLICE PATROLMAN”I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY OF PRESENTING A NICE SIZE CHECK TO THE MEMORIAL COMMISSION KNOWING THAT IT’S GOING TO GO TO THE COMPLETION WHERE NOT ONLY MY FAMILY, MY COWORKERS AND THE SURVIVING FAMILIES LEFT BEHIND OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LISTED ON THIS WALL BEHIND ME CAN COME PAY TRIBUTE.”EVERY STEP HE TAKES IN THE 5 K THIS WEEKEND, IS A STEP CLOSER TO HIS GOAL.LOCAL IN ROCKY MOUNT, ERIC POINTER, WFXR NEWS. 3 THE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE HOPES TO START PUTTING DOWN THE BASE AND LAYING THE BRICKS IN ABOUT FOUR WEEKS.THE GOAL IS TO HAVE EVERYTHING FINISHED IN JUNE. 3 IF YOU WANT TO DONATE TO THE FUND RAISER, YOU CAN FIND A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE– VIRGINIA FIRST DOT COM. 3 PLUS– HONORING TEACHERS. WE’LL TAKE YOU TO THE EVENT

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