Skip to comments.Coming together for CASA (GOOD NEWS Fun Run SUPPORTING Police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho!)
Posted on 06/14/2020 10:48:52 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
When Idaho State Police Capt. John Kempf shouted Stop. Police, at the group of about 50 at McEuen Park on Saturday, they ignored that command.
Instead, they ran. Sirens began screaming. Lights started flashing. Adults and kids kept running. And Kempf watched and smiled. Some ISP troopers on hand even applauded.
This is exciting, especially in light of the COVID stuff and everything else thats going on, so its great to see the community coming together for a cause, he said.
That cause was the ISP 5K Foot Pursuit, an event to highlight the partnership between CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and law enforcement. The goal, on a cool, rainy morning, was to raise funds to support CASAs work to advocate for children of abuse and neglect.
It also is designed to provide education on state police efforts to fight drugs in North Idaho. Events like this engage the community and help us educate participants on the importance of CASA and the essential work our advocates do for child victims, said Kristin Ludwig, CASA director of development.
Before the race, Kempf led a moment of silence, for things like justice, peace, love. Id really appreciate it.
The Foot Pursuit did something that might normally get someone in trouble: It encouraged people to outrun a cop and offered them a medal for doing so.
Scott Giltner was all in. The Hayden man finished first in 18 minutes and 50 seconds, his fastest 5K ever. His motivation: Leave a law officer in his dust. That was my goal, I wanted to beat them, see if I could outrun some police, he said, smiling. Proved it true.
This should put a smile on your face as it represents NORMALITY and patriotic Americans supporting the police and a good philanthropic cause.
Forgot to mention...notice all the face masks in the crowd.
Funny, I didn’t even think about masks. I was focused on the very nice set of wheels on the lady up front with the red jacket.
Focus on the fact that people aren’t trying to murder those police officers. AND that they are having FUN! And appreciating their LEOs.
Coeur d’Alene was also where locals gathered on the streets with their rifles to protect their city form Antifa thugs coming from Spokane.