Boston's Run to Remember honors Marathon victims
BOSTON (WHDH)--The ninth annual Boston Run to Remember kicked-off Sunday morning, honoring law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
Thousands of runners took part in either a half marathon or 5-mile run. The Boston Marathon bombings gave the run, even more meaning this year.
MIT officer Sean Collier was allegedly killed by the bombing suspects. He had planned to join the Somerville Police Department. City officials appreciated the support of all who came out to run.
"What you're doing is a wonderful thing. So thank you for remembering all of those in law enforcement who sacrifice each and every day to keep our city and our region safe,” said Suffolk County district attorney, Dan Conley.
"You're here to run, but in Boston running is not a sign of weakness. We run through the trouble,” said Ed Davis, Boston Police Department Commissioner.
Net proceeds of the run benefit community and kids programs of the Boston Police Runner's Club.