Calif. LEO runs Boston Marathon in uniform to honor fallen officers
The LEO crossed the finish line while carrying five cards with images of fallen officers
By PoliceOne Staff
BOSTON — A California detective honored fallen officers during this year’s Boston Marathon.
According to ABC 10, Detective Sean Dodge ran the marathon in full uniform in an effort to honor five fallen officers.
Dodge says he got the idea to run a marathon in full gear two years ago.
"It became a mission of mine to honor those officers, and honor those families,” Dodge said. “So, I found five officers and their families that I wanted to run for during the Boston Marathon."
One of the fallen officers he honored was Deputy Dennis Wallace, who was fatally shot in “an execution” carried out by a wanted man who was caught hours later.
“I sat on a D.A.R.E. board with Dennis for many years and he's a true friend," Dodge said.
For the last mile of the marathon, Dodge ran while carrying five cards with images of the fallen heroes.
Dodge says he has no plans to run the Boston Marathon again, but is getting ready for another marathon in Chicago.