Annual Law officers memorial run moves to Hattiesburg

Annual Law officers memorial run moves to Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An annual run in the Jackson area that honors fallen law officers is moving to the Hub City.

The Mississippi Run to Remember, held in Ridgeland for the last two years, takes place Saturday at Hattiesburg's Town Square Park. It is raising funds for the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

It's also bringing in money for the Deen and Tate Fund.

That account was established to help the families of Hattiesburg police officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, who were shot and killed in the line of duty two months ago.

"The ultimate goal of the race is to raise money, but on the other side of that, is to increase awareness of the risks that (law officers) take on a daily basis and how much they and their families actually sacrifice," said Samantha McCain, race co-director.

Registration begins at four p.m. and the run starts at six o'clock.

It will be preceded by a brief memorial service.

The event will also feature a fun run for children.