CPD memorial run honors those lost in line of duty

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO -- At the finish line just a few short steps from the police memorial wall, new strides were taken to remember the CPD officers who paid the ultimate price.

Phil Cline from the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation says nearly every person in Saturday’s 5k race has a connection to someone killed or injured in the line of duty -- and for those like Mary Lou Badus, who lost her daughter, Tina, while off-duty in 2010, the pain, still very real.

Today, the wall holds 572 names of those Chicago officers killed in the line of duty. The race raises money to help the family’s left behind, as well as officers wounded who can no longer work.

What started with just a few hundred people 11 years ago now has thousands, a show of support for those who just wanted to serve.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.