I am completing in my 5th Half Ironman competition and this year, for one of my last ones for a while, I decided to gain a little extra motivation and help raise money for TEAM BLUELINE! This team is close to heart as my brother is a police officer for the City of Johnstown in NY. He has also served the people of Beaufort County in South Carolina. This organization raises money for the fallen, injured or current police officers in our country. I will wear the blue line in support of his work. I will wear blue to honor the active and retired officers in our country. I will complete this fundraiser on or about August 26, 2018 when I compete in the Maine 70.3 Half Ironman!! Please join me in their support. THIS YEAR WE RACE FOR: Detective Kristen Hearne, Polk County Police Department,GA. EOW Sep 29,2017: We Race For You in 2018 Detective Kristen Hearne was shot and killed as she and another officer responded to reports of a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Highway 100 and Santa Claus Road.As the officers arrived at the location they were ambushed by a male subject. Detective Hearne, who was not wearing a vest, was fatally wounded. The second officer was struck in the vest and was wounded.A female subject was taken into custody at the scene. The male subject fled the scene but was arrested a short time later after a massive manhunt and charged with murder.Detective Hearne served in law enforcement for 10 years. Her tenure included the Floyd County Sheriff's Department and later the Polk County Police Department for five years. She is survived by her husband and 3-year-old son, her parents, brothers, stepmother, and grandparents.