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Running L.A. officers cut swath through Ceres
420-mile trek to end Thursday
Los Angeles Police Officer Joe Cirrito paused to kneel at a display honoring slain CHP officer Earl Scott during his run with Kristina Tudor through Stanislaus Cowunty. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

The two uniformed Los Angeles police officers who are running from Los Angeles to Sacramento to demonstrate support for his fellow officers and raise funds for the survivors of fallen officers, ran a path through Ceres over the weekend.

Escorted by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and Ceres and Modesto police, Officers Joe Cirrito and Kristina Tudor came through Turlock along Golden State Boulevard and made their way over the Service Road overpass and continued onto northbound Morgan Road and up South Seventh Street and eventually onto the South Ninth Street bridge into Modesto. The two are running in their full Class-A police uniforms but wearing black running shoes.

At one point in the run through Stanislaus County, Officer Cirrito stopped to kneel on bended knee at a makeshift memorial for slain California Highway Patrol Officer Earl Scott of Hughson who died during a Feb. 17, 2006 traffic stop on northbound 99 in Salida.

The run ended up in Stockton for the evening where they were greeted by Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones.

Along the way, the pair are raising money for the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation and the group, Concerns of Police Survivors, also knowns as C.O.P.S.
The officers began their "Project Endure" run on Sunday, Nov. 27 from the Los Angeles Police Academy and have chosen a running path of rural roads and roads fronting Highway 99. The pair have shot for running 26 miles per day to accomplish the 420-mile run by mid-day tomorrow at the State Capitol.

There's a Go Fund Me account through Project Endure, where you can donate. As of Monday the fund had raised $21,530.