Law enforcement officers and other emergency responders often themselves in harm’s way to protect the public and ensure the safety of the innocent. Too often these heroes are called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice.
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with a remarkable young man, Zechariah Cartledge, the founder of Running 4 Heroes. Joining them is Chad Cartledge, Zechariah's father and CEO of Running 4 Heroes. Zechariah has always had a passion for running. He also has a deep respect for law enforcement officers and other emergency responders. At the age of 7, Zechariah began competing in various 5k events around the community. It was at this point Zechariah decided to combine these passions to help raise funds to support the families that lost a hero.
00:00 – Intro
00:40 – About Zechariah and Chad Cartledge
03:22 – The Inspiration for the Foundation
07:52 – Chad’s Perspective
10:40 – The Foundation’s Future
13:38 – What’s Next for Zechariah
17:45 – Finals Thoughts