WATCH: 11-year-old to run tonight in honor of Officer Hancher as part of ‘Running for Heroes’

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — 11-year-old Zechariah Cartledge from Florida will honor fallen Officer Jacob Hancher by running one mile with a thin blue line flag.

After Zechariah’s run, he will send the flag to Officer Hancher’s family.

Watch the run live below.

Zechariah runs a mile each time a firefighter or police officer dies in the line of duty. “I hope the families are being touched by the runs,” says Zechariah. “I hope they find as much comfort and healing as possible because I would hate to go through what they are going through even if it’s just a distant cousin or uncle. It’s still a family member that they knew and loved.”

A group also will meet locally at 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion by the small playground in Market Common to walk in support of the MBPD and in Memory of Officer Hancher.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Zechariah says he started, ‘Running 4 Heroes’ after running in a 5K to recognize 9-11 first responders. Since starting, Zechariah has run more than 600 miles.


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