Why I run
September 26, 2018
BENEFITING: CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS
On October 7, 2018, Chad Beres (Washington County Sheriff’s Office) and Matthew Borchardt (Greenfield PD) ran the 2018 Lakefront Marathon. The marathon started in Grafton and finished along the shores of Lake Michigan north of the Milwaukee Art Museum at Veterans Park. They ran in full police duty gear (uniform, vest & duty belt) to raise awareness for law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty. They are also raising funds for the Wisconsin Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). Funds raised by Chad and Matthew will go to the WI C.O.P.S. general fund.
Inspired by her husband, Tina Beres, decided to run the Brewers 10K on September 22, 2018, and was joined by Elizabeth Ibarra and Rangana Milone. Chad and Leah Ulatowski ran the half marathon. Sarah Hansen also raised funds for the run. Funds raised by the ladies were earmarked for C.O.P.S. Kids Camp.
On November 11, 2018 Chad also ran the Las Vegas Half Marathon in full police duty gear with other officers from across the country. This was the last run included for this campaign.
Concerns of Police Survivors provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as determined by Federal criteria. Furthermore, C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors. For more information visit their website - www.wicops.org