The 24-hour Fallen Trooper Memorial Run wrapped up yesterday morning at Charleston Southern University. Some chose to run while others walked in the memory of South Carolina State Troopers who have been killed in the line of duty. The agency was formed 80 years ago, and since then almost 50 troopers have been killed. The fundraiser kicked off at 9a.m. on Tuesday morning with more than 200 participants. They walked around the CSU track over night, and in the process raised $28,000.
With this money, the agency plans to create a memorial wall that will sit in from of the station headquarters in Blythewood. In this article , Lance Corporal Beres stated, "We're going to have a place where the family members of the fallen troopers can see and touch their loved ones' names and know they will never be forgotten." He himself planned to walk 100 miles in the fundraiser but was injured in the line of duty when his squad car was rear-ended in a car accident . He had a team of eight other troopers who helped him reach that goal, when his injuries kept him from continuing.
Widows, children, mothers, and fathers all participated in the event to honor their fallen loved ones. As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I still urge you to make a contribution to the fund, even if you were unable to participate. You can do so at any First Citizen Bank Branch under the Fallen Troopers Memorial Fund.