Dixie County Hosts 5K Run To Remember Captain Chad Reed
Family, friends and fellow law enforcement are celebrating a bittersweet victory tonight in Dixie County.
Hundreds ran in a memorial 5k run to remember Captain Chad Reed and support his goal to help the less fortunate.
Chad Reed's mission mirrored the message of revelation's chapter 21, verse 6: "To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life."
Reed committed his life to helping others, and even those he never met.
The fallen sheriff's captain pledged to raise $15,000 to build a well to provide clean drinking water for the impoverished in Guatemala, one of many countries, where safe water can be hard to come by.
Captain reed started down the path to building the well, and his memory provided guidance to family, friends and fellow law enforcement as they finished the last leg of the course.
"We have law enforcement officers from all over the state, and of course our community who has supported us through this entire event," Holly Reed said.
After the race, organizers sold barbecue lunches and held a fair with games for the kids at Cross City Park.
and, dixie county's own steel bridge country band held a concert.
participants honored another fallen law enforcement officer.
st john's county sheriff's deputy james anderson was killed in the line of duty on january 14th... the same day captain reed lost his life.
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