‘Walk to Remember’ set to honor fallen police officers
Jersey City Detective Ed Dolan joined us in studio this morning to discuss an amazing event to honor NJ's officers who died in the line of duty.
A 'Walk to Remember' is a 5K taking place on Saturday April 8 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. The walk is intended to honor the 140 officers killed in the line of duty in 2016 and raise money for the families of the fallen officers. "It's repeated heartbreak that's almost hard to imagine and wrap your arms around," Dolan said.
"Our goal is to provide emotional and financial support for the surviving members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. It's all about honoring the family members," Dolan stated. Detective Dolan mentioned that while there may be a beautiful send off for officers killed in the line of duty, the pain left with their loved ones goes on forever.
One of the reasons we do #BlueFriday, is to bring back a positive narrative to police officers. I could do a story about a heroic police officer almost every segment of my show, but what the media likes to report are those one-off incidents with half a video clip that don't explain the full story and completely out of context. The media uses those stories to use that as a reason they think we have a "problem with police," which just isn't the case.
If you would like to participate in the 5K or to learn more about Walk to Remember, visit JCPDDBA.com .
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