Florida nonprofit dedicates 1-mile run to fallen Covington officer, starts fundraiser for his family

One hundred percent of donations will be given to his family

Zechariah Cartledge, Running 4 Heroes founder, ran in honor of fallen Covington Police Officer Caleb D. Ogilvie. (Running 4 Heroes)

COVINGTON, Va. – A nonprofit organization in Florida honored a fallen hero with a 1-mile run and is also raising thousands of dollars to support his family.

On Wednesday, Running 4 Heroes posted a video to its Facebook page of its founder, Zechariah Cartledge, completing a 1-mile run while carrying the Blue Line Flag to remember the life of Covington Police Officer Caleb D. Ogilvie.

Ogilvie was killed in the line of duty on Monday at Covington Farm & Fuel while responding to a domestic disturbance. He was one of three people killed in the shooting.

Prior to the run, Cartledge said a prayer to show his support for the Covington Police Department and the Ogilvie family.

You can watch the entire 1-mile run below:

Honoring fallen Covington Police Department (VA) Officer Caleb D. Ogilvie with a 1-mile run carrying the Blue Line Flag. We are also raising funds the Ogilvie family. Earlier today we shared a fundraiser that will last two weeks. 100% of what is raised as part of that fundraising effort will be given to the Ogilvie family.

Posted by Running 4 Heroes Inc. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The organization has also launched a fundraiser in an effort to help Ogilvie’s widow and children. One hundred percent of donations raised will be given to the family.

So far, more than $1,000 has been raised. Running 4 Hereos hopes to raise $10,000 in the 2-week long fundraising effort.

If you’re interested in donating, click here.


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