The two Los Angeles Police Department officers who began a trek up the state in honor of their fallen brethren finished their run Tuesday in Sacramento, but not before passing through Turlock with supporters running in tow.
LAPD officers Joe Cirrito and Kristina Tudor began a 420-mile run in full Class A uniform on Nov. 27. The run came to an end Tuesday when they reached their final destination at the Peace Officers Memorial in Sacramento.
The pair were running for Project Endure, which is an awareness project started by the nonprofit Bluecoat Music Inc. The run was to raise awareness for the law enforcement members who have been killed in the line of duty. They also were raising funds for the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation and Concerns of Police Survivors. They had a goal of $25,000 on their Go Fund Me page, and as of Tuesday afternoon had surpassed $26,000.
The pair ran into Turlock Saturday night on Golden State Boulevard and continued until reaching Canal Drive, where they stopped for the night. On Sunday they picked up at the same spot and ran through town via Golden State Boulevard. While in Turlock they were joined by several members of the City of Turlock Staff, including Lt. Joey Mercado, Officer Joey Rodriguez and Officer Matt Ulrich from the Turlock Police Department and Capt. Jason Bernard from the Turlock Fire Department.