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Officers, Firefighters & Military Members Come Together For 9/11 Unity Run

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As part of Thursday's 9/11 memorial events the Fraternal Order of Police organized their annual unity run in Kennewick. As part of Thursday's 9/11 memorial events the Fraternal Order of Police organized their annual unity run in Kennewick.
KENNEWICK, WA - As part of Thursday's 9/11 memorial events the Fraternal Order of Police organized their annual unity run in Kennewick.

Law enforcement officers, firefighters, military members and their families run about 5.5 miles each year to show the combined strength of our nation's service men and women.

The run Thursday morning started at the Kennewick Police station by City Hall and ended at the 9/11 memorial at the Southridge Sports Complex. Some of the Yakima Army Bomb Squad team members challenged themselves even further this year, by wearing padded bomb-suits.

"It's been kind of traditional for at least a couple people from the Army EOD companies to go in the bomb suits. We're out here to lend support for our fellow brothers and law enforcement and first responders," said Andrew Lock from the bomb squad.

The full body suits gave the guys running over 60 extra pounds of weight to carry.

At the end of the run Kamiakin High School's Link Crew served breakfast to the runners.
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