Local Cops ‘Run To Remember’

Taking part in annual Peace Officers' Memorial Run

300 peace officers, including eight police officers from Barrie and South Simcoe, are taking part in the this year’s Peace Officers’ Memorial Run which begins this morning at Queen’s Park.

Barrie Constable Sarah Bamford says it’s a labour of love of remembrance.

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Bamford says there’s a tremendous outpouring of support from residents in the communities they pass through. A lady in Kingston, she says, comes out every year with flags and signs thanking the officers, others are clapping and waving to show their support.

Joining the officers on the run will be members of Survivors of Law Enforcement – the families of fallen officers.

The run begins this morning at Queen’s Park in Toronto. The first leg takes them to Cobourg. Brockville is the destination for Friday. Then it’s off to Ottawa on Saturday to prepare for Sunday’s service at the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony.