Houston, TX 77035 United States
About the Race
The Houston Police Family Support Unit was founded for the purpose of providing assistance when an officer is involved in a line-of-duty injury. When these incidents occur, the officer’s income and that of the family, are greatly reduced while the officer is on leave from the department. This is where our organization , The Houston Police Family Support Unit, may provide assistance. Since the officer is unable to receive a regular paycheck or pursue any overtime pay, or additional income from working a second job, his or her family is at risk of not meeting its needs. The Family Support Unit helps these officers by providing materials and support during those difficult times. Many of the officers and their family members need emotional as well as day-to-day support. The members of the Family Support Unit are prepared and willing to step up and assist the family with some of their basic needs.
Along with helping an officer and his family in a time of need, another goal is to bring together the families of the Houston Police Department officers and the members of the community in order to support the officers of The Houston Police Department. By hosting the inaugural Back the Blue 5K, we hope to do just that. We hope that the community will come together to show the Houston Police Department how important they are to our city. We ask that you will join us on February 9, 2019 as either an event sponsor or runner/walker. Along with a 5K race there, will be a one-mile fun run and other community activities.