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Ranger Memorial Run: In Memory Of Fallen Heroes

May 09, 2016 03:43PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

On May 4th, eight Rangers from the DNR Law Enforcement Division ran in the first ever Ranger Memorial Run, an 8K run through the streets of Forsyth to honor the eight DNR Rangers on the Georgia Public Safety Memorial Wall.

The Ranger Memorial Run is the idea of several Rangers who want to raise awareness of officers and first responders killed in the line of duty, and to raise funds to support and maintain the Memorial.

The run ended at the Memorial, which is located at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC).

The Georgia Public Safety Memorial Wall was established to recognize Georgia’s Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Corrections Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Management Agency Personnel who have lost their lives while on active duty. On June 10, 1997, the Georgia Public Safety Memorial was dedicated to honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting life and property in the proud tradition of the public safety services. There are currently 870 Georgia Public Safety personnel honored on the Memorial.

So far, the Rangers have raised $1,270 on their own but every donation, no matter the size, is welcome and appreciated. Call the Georgia Public Safety Training Center at (478) 993-4402 to donate to this worthy memorial facility. The Memorial is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, so your donation is 100% tax deductible.

All content courtesy Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Facebook Page

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