FL 10-Year-Old Running Hundreds of Miles to Raise Money for Fallen Officers
A 10-year-old boy from Florida has pledged to run one mile for each of the approximately 150 officers killed in the line of duty in 2018 nationwide.
Zechariah Cartledge said that he was inspired by veterans and officers who took part in the Tunnels to Towers Run in Orlando last year.
"The hate [police officers] get is really unacceptable," he said.
Steve Doocy showed pictures of Cartledge running with the Blue Lives Matter flag in hand, and said the boy already raised $7,000 for the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation.
Cartledge said he's already met with TTT chairman Frank Siller, who is the brother of late 9/11 hero, FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller.
On September 11, 2001, Siller drove his fire truck toward Manhattan, but found the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel blocked off by police. He then began running through the highway tunnel in full gear to get to Ground Zero on the other end.
Siller later died trying to save others at the World Trade Center site.
Cartledge said that first responders "do so much for us" as Americans and that he supports the Tunnels to Towers Foundation as his way of giving back.
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