Florida boy runs for fallen law enforcement, runs a mile for ISP trooper Hopkins

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FLORIDA — A 10-year-old boy from Florida that runs to honor fallen law enforcement officers around the country ran a mile on Saturday for Illinois State Police Trooper Nicholas Hopkins.

The boy, Zechariah, ran one mile while carrying the Blue Line Flag. Several Florida state agency squad cars followed behind him.


Hopkins, who was 33, died from his injuries after being shot Friday morning while serving a warrant in East St. Louis. ISP officials said Hopkins was a 10-year veteran of the force.

Zechariah has raised over $50,000 dollars to donate to Tunnel to Towers Foundation. To donate or learn more about his Running 4 Heroes journey, visit his website.

Back in June, Zechaiah also ran a mile for Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum.

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