4th Annual 10-78 5K Run and Community Day Honors Officers; Warm Weather Warrants Car Safety Reminders

4th Annual 10-78 5K Run and Community Day Honors Officers; Warm Weather Warrants Car Safety Reminders

August 12, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com

Minnesota – The 4th annual 10-78 5k Run and Community Day will take place this Saturday, August 14th in Downtown Grand Forks at 9:00 A.M. This non-profit event is held by local law enforcement agencies in the area, with the intention to raise money and celebrate officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. Private Investigator Justin Swang spoke about the event on ‘Food for Thought’ and the importance it holds in the law enforcement community.

The name for the run comes from the North Dakota code for an office in need or in an emergency. The proceeds often go toward families of fallen officers, such as Officer Holte’s family after his passing last year, or if families need financial assistance. The event was able to be held last year due to it taking place in North Dakota, where COVID restrictions were more relaxed compared to Minnesota’s restrictions. More information on the 5K run and community day can be found on the Law Enforcement 5K Facebook Page.

Sheriff Jim Tadman of the Polk County Law Enforcement Agency then spoke about the importance of safe driver and car safety in the increasingly warm weather. The rise in accidents from 219 last year to 271 this year warrants a reminder to slow down and use proper safety measures.

Another safety concern is the rising temperature in parked cars. After the tragic death of a three-year-old child in Hibbing, Minnesota, on Monday, August 9th, Sheriff Tadman urges people to not leave children or animals alone in a car, even if the air conditioning is left on.

If there is any questions or concerns of suspicious activity, contact the local law enforcement.