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10-year-old honors CCPD officer killed during traffic stop

Posted at 9:50 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 23:27:45-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A 10-year-old boy ran a mile in honor of fallen CCPD officer Alan McCollum.

Zechariah Cartledge founded the non-profit "Running 4 Heroes," an establishment committed to honoring first responders who pay the ultimate sacrifice on duty.

"Running 4 Heroes started with a kid, an appreciation for our First Responders, and a mission to raise awareness and funds for those fallen in the line of duty," the Running 4 Heroes website says.

Along with financial assistance for injured first responders and the families of fallen first responders, Zechariah uses the donations to buy a flag which he carries on his one-mile runs. After his run, he presents the flag to the family of the hero he ran for.

He finished today's mile in 15 minutes in Orange County, Florida.

You can donate to Zechariahs's cause here.