Ninth Annual Brad Fox 5K Run Returns After Virtual Year Due To COVID-19 – CBS Philly
WARMMINSTER, Pa. (CBS) – Brad Fox was killed in the line of duty nine years ago. But his memory lives in part thanks to his community.
Nearly 500 runners and walkers took part in the ninth annual Brad Fox 5K race, a race in his honor, in Warminster on Saturday morning.
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“Our goal from the start has been to make sure people remember the sacrifice Brad made,” said Darren Meehan, executive director of the Brad Fox Foundation.
And for nine years, they have not forgotten.
Fox has made two tours of Iraq.
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But when he returned home and became an officer with the Plymouth Township Police Department, he was killed in the line of duty in September 2012. Last year the race was held virtually, but this year they are together again.
“COVID made it a little tough, but we’ve had steady growth and this year we’re bouncing back,” Meehan said. “And I think there’s a general feeling in the community to come back and try to get things back to normal.”
Since the organization’s founding in 2013, Meehan said he has raised and donated $ 375,000.
The races began to support Fox’s two children, but they have since grown up to donate to charities. They include the fallen police and firefighters of the Delaware Valley and the Montgomery County Special Olympics. Other groups also benefited because Fox served in the K9 unit.
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“It’s an honor to be able to raise the funds we do and donate to good causes on Brad’s behalf,” said Meehan.