VIDEO: Superhero Run Honors Fallen Millville Police OfficerPosted:
MILLVILLE - Nearly 200 runners dressed like superheroes on Saturday to honor a fallen hometown hero.
"His name’s officer Chris Reeves so that’s why we came up with the superhero run, so we should have some people out here in costume today," said Ralph Satero, President, Millville PBA.
Officer Reeves died in a car accident while on duty in July of 2012. It was a loss that shook the entire community.
"I didn’t know him personally, but I did attend the funeral services and from what I saw there he was an incredible person and he definitely touched a lot of people’s lives," said Kristen Dedomenico, of Millville.
Those who knew him best said that this race is a helpful reminder of how much he was loved.
"It’s just amazing the people to come out and the support that he’s had," said Wayne Reeves, Chris Reeves’ father. "It’s overwhelming and just awesome. He had so many friends that loved him."
The 5k run began where Officer Reeves parked his patrol car and ended just beyond his gravesite. All of the money raised went towards the community he served.
"It goes to graduating students from Millville High School," said Satero. "Last month in June we gave out four $1500 scholarship to the kids graduating."
The race is one more way to keep the legacy of Millville's Superman alive.
"We’re never gonna forget him, he’ll always be a hero with us," said Satero.
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