A RUN TO REMEMBER After making the commitment to run my 19th half-marathon (13.1 miles) in the Run to Remember LA event ( April 8th, 2018 ), I knew I wanted to do something special. This run in particular pays tribute to first responders, and its participants consists of first responder personnel and dedicated citizens from all over of the world. As an active runner for charitable causes and an employee of the Imperial County Sheriff's Office, I wanted to take this opportunity to make my run count in a very personal way. THE OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL PAGE The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., (ODMP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America's fallen law enforcement heroes. With the help of the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund, Inc., the site gained access to information about thousands of heroes who had given their lives in the line of duty since the 1790's. More than 22,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States since 1791, and it is with great honor that the ODMP preserves their memories within its pages. The countless stories of selfless courage and heroism exhibited by officers who lost their lives while serving and protecting the citizens of this great nation are a testament to the dedication of those men and women who wear the badge. The Officer Down Memorial Page has graciously allowed me to run on behalf of their organization in the hopes that my run will inspire others to support this great cause. REMEMBERING THE FALLEN In partnership with the Imperial County Sheriff's Office, I will run on behalf of fallen Deputy Sergeant Richard Grijalva Romero, EOW: October 24, 1988. Please help me raise my goal of $500, in support of this organization and fallen first responders everywhere. Thank you!