Fallen officers honored by friends, family and community during annual 5k

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DRAPER, Utah (ABC4 News) – Friends, family and community members honored some of Utah’s officers during the 5th annual Fallen Officers Memorial 5K Run/Walk held Saturday in Draper. 

Hundreds of people showed up at Draper Park, 12500 South 1300 East, to honor five different officers who have been killed in the line of duty. A short ceremony to honor the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice started the morning’s events. 

The route was lined with flags and bagpipes played at the Sgt Derek Johnson Memorial Park. Every kilometer was also marked with a wreath and sign of one of the 5 fallen officers honored in this year’s run. 

Fallen Officers honored at Saturday’s event:

Trooper Eric Ellsworth
Utah Highway Patrol
EOW November 22, 2016

Officer Cody Brotherson
West Valley Police Department
EOW November 6, 2016

Deputy Jeremiah Johnson
Emery County Sheriff’s Office
EOW May 27, 2003

Officer Ronald Wood
West Jordan Police Department
EOW November 18, 2002

Deputy Edward Dare
Iron County Sheriff’s Office
EOW September 24, 2002

Proceeds from the event will go to helping Concerns of Police Survivors support the families and co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty.  

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