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And He's Off! Sgt. Sammy Gonzalez Begins His 390-Mile Run

Bagpipes were blaring, the skies were clear, muscles stretch, and laces tied. Lee County Sheriff’s Office had a grand send-off to one of their own: Sgt. Sammy Gonzalez, known here at Hello SWFL as the Marathon Cop.

His 390-mile run started 800am this morning at the LCSO headquarters on Six-Mile Cypress in Fort Myers. His run will end in Tallahassee where he will then present $20,000 to Concerns of Police Survivors, also known as C.O.P.S. A charity organization that assists the needs of grieving families of fallen police officers.

Check out his facebook page here for instant updates and even a map of his run. And you too can cheer on THE MARATHON COP!