Midland Police Officer To Receive $10,000
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.
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:
Deputy Cornelius Anderson.