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


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.

Running to honor fallen Illinois State Police Trooper Nicholas Hopkins with a 1-mile run carrying the Blue Line Flag.

Posted by Running 4 Heroes on Saturday, August 24, 2019

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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