2022 ‘Run to Remember’ honors Chicago Police Department Officer Carlos Yanez Jr., shot in line of duty and Ella French, killed – What We Know!

CHICAGO (WLS) — For 18 years and counting, the “Run to Bear in mind” has honored Chicago cops and the sacrifice they make within the line of responsibility.

1000’s of individuals stuffed into Chicago’s Museum Campus Saturday for a convention that raises thousands and thousands of {dollars} yearly for households of fallen officers, supporting them with hospital bills and residing bills amongst different issues.

“We’re right here to have a good time the lives and legacies and honor the service and sacrifice and catastrophically injured officers,” stated CPD Superintendent David Brown.

Eureka Zambori has participated within the occasion for 12 years.

“An important and touching factor for me is whenever you come, in all probability the final quarter mile, they’ve all the photographs of the officers sliding the trail,” Zambori stated.

Police Officer Carlos Yanez Jr. was a particular visitor opening this 12 months’s run. He fought for his life after being shot within the line of responsibility final August. His associate, Officer Ella French, was killed in the identical taking pictures.

“I glided by the Ella French signal there. I touched it and I began crying and it’s a tragic scenario,” stated Jerome Ezell.

However the presence of her associate there marked a particular second for the division.

“They didn’t suppose he was gonna make it when he obtained shot final 12 months and the truth that he was in a position to come out right here and be our starter is large,” stated CPD Memorial Basis Government Director Phil Klein.

Since 2006, the memorial basis has raised greater than $16 million for households of fallen and severely injured officers. That cash even helps ship younger ones to high school. The division introduced Saturday that 22 extra youngsters may have their tuition paid for from pre-school to graduate college.

“That’s what this fundraiser is for,” Klein stated. “To assist these households, and our motto is we ‘always remember.’”

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