This event is in memory of fallen police officer Rob Pitts who was killed in the line of duty on Friday, May 4, 2018. This event will be located at the Sullivan City Park in Sullivan, Indiana. There will be a 1.96 walk/run, a 5K run, kids 1 mile fun run, and a Heroes 4 Person Team Workout.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO, “Cops Cycling for Survivors” which is based out of Indiana. Trophies will be awarded to top three finishers in each age group and overall winners. Opening ceremony will be at 9:00am. Our guest of honor will be Running 4 Heroes, Inc with Zechariah! Everyone who signs up will receive a Run for Rob T-shirt!
There will be food vendors available for breakfast and lunch.
60 and over
If you have any questions please call 812-887-8551. Thanks!
Here is the story from Rob’s End of Watch.
Police Officer Rob Pitts was shot and killed while conducting a homicide investigation at the Garder Quarter Apartments on Linwood Court.
Investigators were following up on leads from a homicide that occurred earlier in the day. As Officer Pitts and other detectives approached the homicide suspect’s apartment the man opened fire on them, fatally wounding Officer Pitts. Officer Pitts was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The suspect who shot Officer Pitts was found shot and killed from a possible self-inflicted wound at his apartment after barricading himself inside. The suspect’s girlfriend was later charged since she confessed knowing he was armed, despite initially telling officers she didn’t know. She was given a 1-year sentence followed by probation in November 2019.
Officer Pitts had served with the Terre Haute Police Department for 16 years and prior to that, he was a six-year veteran of the Sullivan City Police Department.
He is survived by his daughter, two sons, his sister and brother, his parents, and by his grandmother and great-grandmother. He enjoyed fishing, camping, shooting, four-wheeling and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Rob was also a 1996 graduate of the Law Enforcement Academy, a member of the F.O.P., the Special Response Team, the U.S. Marshals Task Force, and the International Unions of Police Associations.