FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Video: Arizona Runner Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

January 17, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Arizona Runner Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

After participating in five marathons, Steve Jurca of Mesa, AZ, will be running in the Rock 'N' Roll Arizona Marathon with 25 extra pounds of weight on him for a good reason. This time he's running to support the local chapter of COPS, or Concerns Of Police Survivors, reports KSAZ.

To honor local law enforcement and those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, Jurca will run the entire course wearing a protective vest and a backpack, weighing a total of 25 pounds, a representation of the extra weight officers carry around on duty.

"They're wearing this their entire shift, day in and day out. I'm only doing this for one day," says Jurca. "It's a 26.2-mile run, but I'm done at the end of the day, this comes off, I don't have to do it the next day."

Jurca says the run will be physically tough, but it is nothing compared to what our law enforcement officers do on a daily basis.

"I'm trying to honor them and show appreciation for what they do in a very small way," Jurca says.


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

John retired IA PD @ 1/18/2016 9:48 PM

Thanks Ste4ve for your support of LEO's/

Grateful @ 1/19/2016 10:09 AM

Mr. Jurca, first and foremost, thank you for this dedication. As a police officer I have rode the emotional roller coaster of being an overwhelming excited new cop to the extreme low disenchantedness thinking that everyone is against you because that's all you read and see in the media. I will speak on behalf of all police who aggressively stalk the night trying to provide a safe community for our citizens... Thank you. Seeing a story like this recaptures that youthful desire to do our job with all that youngster energy, but maybe just a little smarter than we once were. That being said hope the hills a low and the wind is at your back!!!! Wish you the best of luck.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Chicago Mourns Slain Police Commander
Flags fly at half staff and Cmdr. Paul Bauer's 18th District is draped in black and...
Video: Chicago Jail Inmates Applaud Suspected Cop Killer
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video that shows a group of...
Video: North Carolina Officer Shot, Suspect Killed in Thursday Gunfight
Henderson police spokesman Lt. Chris Ball said the officer, whose name hasn't been...
FBI Under Fire Over Failure to Pursue Cruz Tip, Florida Governor Wants Director to Resign
“The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people,...
Texas Officer Mistakenly Shoots Man who Grabbed Gun from Hostage Taker
One or more officers fired shots at the student, who had wrested the gun away from the...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine