Texarkana gears up for Officers Down 5k

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 07/24 2014 03:50PM

Updated 07/24 2014 03:52PM

Originally started in Pittsburgh in 2011, the Officers Down 5K Foundation has gone nationwide and will be sponsoring the Texarkana Officers Down 5K this weekend.

The event takes place from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Grady Wallace Park.  Race day registration will begin at 6:45 a.m. prior to the event.

Caden Sprague, son of Officer Jason Sprague, will ride with Texarkana PD leading the procession.

The event will also feature a DJ, Kids Fun Run, small refreshments and an awards ceremony.

The Officers Down 5K celebrates officers who put their lives on the line daily to keep our communities safe and honor those who have fallen in the line of duty.

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