Shannon Mattingly wrote -
Every year I run this 5k with friends and family in memory of my uncle, Captain Joe Mattingly. It seems silly not to raise money for the ODMP programs listed below.
The Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) is proud to host the National Police Week 5K in Washington D.C. on May 9, 2015. The largest law enforcement memorial in the United States, ODMP honors over 22,000 law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
This event raises money to support important ODMP programs, including Line of Duty Death Notifications, the No Parole program to keep cop killers behind bars, the ODMP K9 program honoring fallen K9 heroes, and a Survivor Benefits Database, as well as ongoing efforts to uncover the stories of forgotten heroes and pay them the tribute they deserve. A portion of the funds raised at this event will also be donated to Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) to support their vital programs assisting fallen officers' survivors.
Prizes will be awarded at the following levels of fundraising:
$100 - free registration for the 2016 NPW5K
$250 - ODMP logo water bottle
$500 - NPW5K Hat
$750 - NPW5K sport performance shirt
$1000 - NPW5K Fleece
$1500 - ODMP coin in custom handmade display
GRAND PRIZE: FitBit
Thank you for your generous support! Together, we can pay fitting tribute to those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.