Cops on the run in memory of murdered PC

Southend Standard: Cops on the run in memory of murdered PC Cops on the run in memory of murdered PC

DETERMINED officers are limbering up to run two miles a day to raise money in memory of a fallen colleague.

Fifty officers and police staff from across Essex are taking part in Run to Remember, a national event set up to raise cash for the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund.

PC Hughes was murdered on duty in Manchester last September.

Her family have set up a fund to raise money to support young people who have lost a family member to violent crime.

Police run two miles a day for 125 days and started the challenge on December 1.

Runners in south Essex have been given a helping hand by LA Fitness in Billericay, which has given them free use of their treadmills.

Det Con Tracey Megaw, who has been co-ordinating Essex officers’ involvement, said: “Initially we were told to gather a team of ten runners, but 50 people have come forward which is brilliant.

“People are running either on treadmills or outdoors – everyone has to complete 250 miles in 125 days starting on December 1 and finishing on April 4 next year. This is to tie in with Bryn Hughes, PC Hughes’ dad, taking part in a run across the North Pole.”

Sgt Paul Costin, based at Billericay police station, said: “The Run to Remember is a way for us to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty.

“Those officers were attending a burglary, what they thought was a routine incident.

“They could never have imagined how that situation would have turned out.”

To sponsor the officers go to www.justgiving.com/ Essex PoliceTeam and to find out more, go to www.pchughesnorthpolerun.

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6:23pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Fcuk Da Police says...

2 miles a day? Is that it? No wonder criminals like myself can outrun police. Still I suppose it could burn some of the doughnut fat.
2 miles a day? Is that it? No wonder criminals like myself can outrun police. Still I suppose it could burn some of the doughnut fat. Fcuk Da Police

10:49pm Fri 6 Dec 13

supermadmax says...

Great cause, perhaps they could also do one for all people killed by the police " the line of duty ", whilst in custody or by cars.
Great cause, perhaps they could also do one for all people killed by the police " the line of duty ", whilst in custody or by cars. supermadmax

4:23am Sat 7 Dec 13

captain mannering says...

Fcuk Da Police wrote:
2 miles a day? Is that it? No wonder criminals like myself can outrun police. Still I suppose it could burn some of the doughnut fat.
I hope you get whats coming to you, you mug
[quote][p][bold]Fcuk Da Police[/bold] wrote: 2 miles a day? Is that it? No wonder criminals like myself can outrun police. Still I suppose it could burn some of the doughnut fat.[/p][/quote]I hope you get whats coming to you, you mug captain mannering

11:49am Sat 7 Dec 13

Fcuk Da Police says...

captain mannering wrote:
Fcuk Da Police wrote:
2 miles a day? Is that it? No wonder criminals like myself can outrun police. Still I suppose it could burn some of the doughnut fat.
I hope you get whats coming to you, you mug
What a judge who lets me off?
[quote][p][bold]captain mannering[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fcuk Da Police[/bold] wrote: 2 miles a day? Is that it? No wonder criminals like myself can outrun police. Still I suppose it could burn some of the doughnut fat.[/p][/quote]I hope you get whats coming to you, you mug[/p][/quote]What a judge who lets me off? Fcuk Da Police

3:44pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Mikkel1 says...

The police need to do more running AND walking when on duty, instead of sitting in cars, or the police station so much.
The police need to do more running AND walking when on duty, instead of sitting in cars, or the police station so much. Mikkel1

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