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Video: Wisconsin Officer Runs Marathon in Uniform and Gear to Honor Fallen

May 20, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Wisconsin Officer Runs Marathon in Uniform and Gear to Honor Fallen

A Hobart-Lawrence, Wis., police officer chose to run last weekend's Cellcom Green Bay Marathon in a full uniform, duty gear, and a ballistic vest.

Officer Israel Deutsch ran the 26 miles in his work clothes to raise money for the families of fallen officers and to honor the sacrifices of those officers.

WBAY TV reports that the race was not easy for Deutsch. "An injury came back about mile 19 so I had to walk a little bit, but it's not about racing, it's about the journey coming out here and spreading the word," Deutsch told the TV station.

After a rigorous 4 hours and 24 minutes, Deutsch crossed the finish line.

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Tags: Police Survivors, Officer Memorials, Police Charities, Hobart-Lawrence (Wis.) PD


Comments (8)

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JJ @ 5/20/2014 3:47 PM

This officer sets the example and shows his patriotic stance in action, not just words.

Keith @ 5/21/2014 6:38 AM

A true hero, way to go Officer Deutsch. You set the bar high. thank you

Captain @ 5/21/2014 6:39 AM

You are a true hero, way to go Officer Deutsch. You set the bar high. thank you,

KeVCopAz @ 5/21/2014 7:03 AM

Way to go! This is a real runner! Great example my brother, keep up the good work. Lets see some of those other runners do that! I want a Fire Dog to run in his turnouts since they think they are so macho! (ha ha) I love fire bros too.

LTP @ 5/21/2014 10:54 AM

Wonderful example. Heck, we all need to do this! It would be great for our health and wellbeing.

I cannot put into words how proud I am to be a police officer today because of Officer Deutsch!!

Thank you for showing that there are still Great examples of police brotherhood!!

Everyone stay safe.

TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 5/21/2014 1:12 PM

Great Job Officer Deutsch. You did one heck of a job for your fallen comrades. Get that old injury relaxed and stay safe.

Wow, too cool!! @ 5/22/2014 8:58 AM

This is awesome, gret job Officer Deutsch. You're a great man and inspiration. Remebering our fallen bros and sisters is what its all about, we shall never forget, and your story proves that.

Tom @ 5/23/2014 6:04 AM

Thanks Officer Deutsch for your efforts, and thanks to all of those who donated to your effort. I had to laugh when I saw that you even wore the hat, how the heck you got it to stay on for 26 miles is hard to believe. Thank you brother on behalf of all of the fallen. Be safe.

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