4th Annual Jeremy Bitner Run to Support Fallen Officers and Their Families on June 18, 2016

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Burg Simpson is a proud sponsor of the the 2016 Jeremy Bitner Memorial 5K/10K Run (3.1 miles/6.2 miles) & 5K Walk is an annual event in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop.

Just over four years ago, Englewood Police detective Jeremy Bitner was conducting a routine traffic stop. Moments later, the 8-year veteran officer lost his life after being struck and killed by a vehicle. He left behind a loving wife and a son and daughter, as well as many friends and other family members. During Jeremy’s years of service in the Englewood Police Department, he was assigned to patrol, was a SWAT team member, and also served as a Field Training Officer.

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, you can help the families of officers pay tribute to those lost in the line of duty here in Colorado by participating in the 4th Annual Jeremy Bitner Run. This certified racecourse offers a scenic view of beautiful Englewood, the Big Dry Creek Trail, and the Mary Carter Greenway. The run/walk will start and finish at Cornerstone Park in Englewood, where we invite everyone to join loved ones in a celebration of life and those lost in the line of duty. Cornerstone Park is located at 5150 S. Windermere Street in Englewood, Colorado. Sign-ups, sponsorship, and more information can be found here: http://www.bitnermemorialfund.org/

Jeremy Bitner Fund board member and Burg Simpson attorney Nick Fogel said, “Burg Simpson is honored to support the Jeremy Bitner Run and those who have fallen in the line of duty, as well as their families and loved ones. The event is a nice way to meet other officers and their families and gain a further sense of community.”

Vendors and children’s activities will begin once the run/walk is completed, and will include a morning of fun-filled activities for the entire family to enjoy. There will also be a number of emergency vehicles available for touring, along with staff to answer any questions you may have. An emergency helicopter is also scheduled to land before the start of the race.

Proceeds from the annual run assist in maintaining “The Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund,” a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which offers financial assistance to the next of kin of any fallen officer acting in the line of duty in the State of Colorado. All proceeds raised stay in Colorado and benefit those in our community who are affected by these tragic and untimely losses.

Chad Read, President of the Board of Directors, said, “The Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund was set up to assist those affected by the death of an officer in the line-of-duty, and to further the assistance to outside organizations who take great pride in reaching out to those affected by a law enforcement death. We remember always and will never forget those who have served, for this is what makes our organization unique and beneficial to families who have lost loved-ones.”

Contact admin(at)bitnermemorialfund(dot)org for more information.

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