A boy from Florida runs a mile in honor of Hampton’s Police Chief

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An 11-year-old boy from Florida ran a mile while carrying the Blue Line flag in honor of Hampton’s Police Chief.

Zechariah Cartledge started the non-profit organization Running for Heroes two years ago.

He runs a mile every time a first responder dies in the line of duty while holding a flag in that person’s honor. He also raises money for injured emergency workers.

“I give a brief information every single time about this hero and

I also before I run do a quick prayer in honor of their family and department so they can heal even more,” said Cartledge.

He will mail the flag to the chief’s family along with a letter paying his respects.

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