The last “Hero Run” took place in Dauphin County

SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) – Swatara Township Police held their final Hero Run at the Harrisburg Mall on Sunday.

This was the 10th year of this event. Thanks to runners and sponsors, more than $170,000 was raised to support the department’s K-9 unit as well as other nonprofit organizations that support veterans and the families of fallen officers.

Participants dressed up as their favorite superheroes and ran the course. The police would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this event.

“The number of people coming here has kind of exploded, and this is the last year for that. “That really meant a lot to us because it obviously showed that they really cared and it was a special event for them to also participate,” said Cpl. Brandon Pokrop.

Swatara Township also introduced its newest K9 called Soul. abc27’s Valerie Pritchett served as emcee and abc27 was also a media sponsor of the event.

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