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Local cops walk a beat for their fallen brothers

April 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Despite an early fundraising setback, COPS Walk is forging ahead this spring and hopes to outstrip last year’s totals, said Lt. Edward Cunanan.

“We’ve been lucky,” he says. “For each of the last several years, we’ve raised more money than the year before.”

It will be harder than ever to maintain the streak, says Cunanan, but participants are still going to try. Organizers have two events scheduled in the days ahead, including a “Spring Fling” at Ciro’s Tavern on Cherry on April 26 and a comedy dinner at the Father Marot CYO Center on May 3.

Founded in 2001, COPS Walk takes its name from its chief beneficiary, Concerns of Police Survivors, a Camdenton, Mo.-based organization for families of police officers killed in the line of duty. COPS Walk is a continuous relay run that starts at Woonsocket police headquarters on Clinton Street and ends, some 450 miles later, in Washington, D.C., just on time for National Police Week ceremonies.

Full story appears on Page A1 of Sunday's Call.

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