This morning was a great day at Hidden Oak Elementary school in Alachua County, Florida. The Gainesville Police Department sent two officers, one sergeant and one lieutenant out to run with nearly 100 students at The Morning Mile. They also brought out four patrol cars to dress each corner of the Morning Mile field, with one very special new car on display. GPD’s new “Cops for a Cure” car made an appearance as GPD is passionate about supporting STOP CHILDREN’S CANCER. Check out the video below our photo gallery to learn more about this cool car. The students had extra fun running amongst the flashing lights and occasional sirens, and truly relished racing and chasing after the police officers themselves! Sergeant Tscharna Senn came dressed in full uniform and STILL ran over two miles. Can you imagine running with 20 pounds of police gear on your hips? Impressive!
It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved. On behalf of the Morning Mile, I’d like to express my deep gratitude to the Gainesville Police Department for showing up in a big way on very short notice. Lieutenant Rob Koehler, Sergeant Tscharna Senn, Officer Tristan Grunder and Officer Wlifredo Perez. Thanks as well, to the administration, teachers, students and parents at Hidden Oak. You’ve made magic with the Morning Mile for four wonderful years and I’m very grateful for every one of you. This program is sponsored by AvMed Health Plans.