Officer runs 5K for first responders memorial

Brandt Gawor

An officer who once headed the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office's lake patrol now aims to raise money to honor all of the county’s first responders through an upcoming run in Washington, D.C. on May 11.

Brandt Gawor, who currently serves as a part-time police officer with the Rocky Mount Police Department, is running the National Police Week 5K in Washington, D.C. in full uniform to raise money for the Rocky Mount-Franklin County First Responders Memorial. Gawor previously served with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for slightly more than 12 years.

The Rocky Mount-Franklin County First Responders Memorial currently consists of a granite monument in Rocky Mount that honors fallen police officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel. Brick pavers are on sale to raise money to complete the memorial, which will consist of a park-like setting containing seating and landscaping.

-For more information, see the May 8 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-

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