US Teen Runs to Honour Fallen Toronto Police Officer Andrew Hong

People as far away as Florida are showing support for the family of Const. Andrew Hong. The officer with the Toronto Police Service died on Monday Sept. 12 after being killed during a shooting rampage in Mississauga that left another person dead and wounded three others.

The tragedy prompted 13-year-old Zechariah Cartledge of Florida to do a one-mile run in honour of Const. Hong, while carrying a Canadian flag with a blue line through it to show support for police. Cartledge is with the organization Running4Heroes, based in Winter Springs, Florida, and runs to honour fallen police officers.
“We pray all will be healed of the loss you are going through,” said Cartledge in a video the group posted to Facebook on Wednesday evening. The run included an escort of local police, and Canada’s national anthem played on bagpipes. “We hope this run shows you how much of a hero he was,” added Cartledge. “We hope the run also shows you that even in the United States of America we are going to be supporting you.”…

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