Midland Police Officer Leah Pond is set to receive a $10,000 grant from the organization Running 4 Heroes.

Leah Pond is an officer with the Midland Police Dept. that was injured while on duty having to be removed from her car with jaws of life. She sustained multiple injuries and is now receiving a grant from a group called Running 4 Heroes. The presentation will tentatively take place on February 28th at Midland College. The event will also honor fallen  Harris County Sherriff's Deputy, Cornelius Anderson. The event will include a one mile run by Zechariah Cartledge.

About Running 4 Heroes:

Running 4 Heroes started with a kid, an appreciation for our First Responders, and a mission to raise awareness and funds for those fallen in the line of duty.

Zechariah Cartledge was born with the gift of running.  He was raised with an appreciation for First Responders and all they do for the community.  As he grew older, Zechariah decided to help the families of our fallen First Responders in a meaningful way.  Encouraged by the mission and vision of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Zechariah began his journey raising funds for those families by running.

In 2019, Running 4 Heroes officially became a non-profit 501(c)(3).  Zechariah runs one mile for every First Responder who makes the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.  He wants to honor those who gave up their life so we may live in a better world.

According to Running 4 Heroes' Facebook Page, here are the details of the Midland Event:

Midland, TX Run Announcement - Mile TBD:

Saturday evening (Feb. 27th) Zechariah will run 1-mile (weather permitting) carrying his flag in honor of fallen

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Cornelius Anderson.

The run will take place at 6:00PM CT and will take place at Midland College in Midland, TX. This run is open to the public for anyone who wishes to attend and join Zechariah as he pays tribute to a fallen Texas hero while in Texas. Those attending are asked to arrive closer to 5:30PM.
The flag that Zechariah carries on Saturday will be delivered to the Harris County Sheriff's Office the following day during Zechariah's layover at George Bush International Airport in Houston, TX.
This run will likely be live-streamed and not prerecorded, though that is subject to change depending on signal and lighting.
IMPORTANT: The Safety of Zechariah remains our #1 concern. Please be advised that for the time being, Zechariah's run will continue to be dependent on Law Enforcement being present. Due to the current times, if we are unable to secure Law Enforcement for the run, the run will be postponed to a later date and time.
We encourage citizens and agencies from across the nation join our son in a 1-mile walk or run on Saturday evening at 6:00PM CT (7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT) to help honor this fallen hero. Please be sure to adhere to local and federal government regulations regarding social distancing.
EOW: 7/12/20
Cause: Heat Stroke
Houston Police Officers' Union
Midland Police Department
If you would like to participate in the run or volunteer, Click Here, for information.
Gwendolyn McCown
Gwendolyn McCown

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