A local police officer has risen to the challenge this month, running almost 160 kilometres for a cause that strikes very close to home.
On April 22 this year, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Joshua Prestney and Constable Glen Humphris were killed in the line of duty on the Eastern Freeway in Kew.
The tragedy touched the lives of police officers and community members throughout the state, inspiring many, including Acting Sergeant Andrew Henderson, to take part in May’s Run4Blue event.
The goal of this year’s event was to run 159.485 kilometres — a combination of the registered numbers of each of the four officers killed earlier this year — and to raise money along the way for Victoria Police Legacy.
A member of the Central Goldfields Highway Patrol and just one officer from the region taking part in the challenge, Act Sgt Henderson said the horror crash on the Eastern Freeway hit close to home and that the challenge was a way for him to show his support.
“I really related to this because it could have been me out there,” he said.
Donations are open until October and can be made to the pair by visiting give.everydayhero.com/au/andrew-henderson or give.every dayhero.com/au/jason-117.
For more on this story see Page 6 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, June 2