In an article by Brianna MacLean of UPMatters.com, troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) are scheduled to run up to Marquette for Special Olympics charities and to honor fallen Troopers that have lost their lives in the line of duty this weekend.
Named as the ‘Fallen Troopers Memorial Run’ in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Week, troopers Joshua Stinson and Shane Hauff are running this event in place of Marquette’s 5K Law Enforcement Run that was cancelled due to concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 50-60 mile run is estimated to be completed in 24 hours after their start Saturday.
Stinson told UPMatters.com that, along with placing a thin, blue line flag bearing a fellow trooper’s name on them for every mile they run, they’ll be raising money to go towards future summer and winter games for the Special Olympics.
“I know times are tough right now with society and law enforcement, so hopefully bridging that gap and bringing the community back together. While also helping out Special Olympic athletes have a better future and possibilities,” Stinson said via UPMatters.com.
Both troopers will also be giving out t-shirts, and be accepting donations to those charities during their run. Feel free to give some donations to charities on Law Enforcement Appreciation Week by clicking here.