As you know, I attempted to complete my 1st marathon: Boston 2013, and came .7 miles short of completion. Luckily, through the Boston Athletic Association, I was able to obtain a "free bib" for this year's marathon because I was not able to cross the finish line last year. This year, I chose to raise money for the Watertown Police Foundation to say "thank you" to the Watertown Police Department for keeping our city safe on April 19, 2013.
MONIES RAISED WILL HELP FUND TRAINING FOR WATERTOWN POLICE OFFICERS ON THE STREET RESPONDING TO ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATIONS. Watertown Police Chief Deveau explained that there has been a significant increase of shootings in schools and in public places over the last five years. Guidelines have developed on how officers should respond as each shooting incident is investigated and more intelligence is gathered.
I also hope that my efforts will raise awareness and help the Watertown Police Foundation obtain bib numbers for next year's marathon through the Boston Athletic Association.
Please join me, Chief Deveau, and other Watertown Police Officers bring awareness to a great group of strong, dedicated, and determined people who helped keep us #BostonStrong #WatertownStrong #WeRunTogether
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leading up to race day on NPR's INAUGURAL BOSTON MARATHON BLOG. Follow our story as 8 runners take on the world's most prestigious marathon: Running Toward Boylston: 8 Runners take on the 2014 Boston Marathon - http://npr8.tumblr.com #NPR8
Please visit http://watertownpolicefoundation.org for more info. on the Watertown Police Foundation.