The Newark Police Memorial Walk & 5K Run was created to honor the memory of Chief William Nefosky, a Newark (DE) police officer who died after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer in 2007.
In 2012 two other people close to The Newark Police lost their battle with Pancreatic Cancer, Peter Letang and Chris Massaferi. The Newark Police Memorial Run teamed with the family of Peter and Chris this year to raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer.
This year there were two events, a 5K run and walk on April 19, 2013 at the Newark Reservoir and a Guest Bartender night at Catherine Rooney’s in Wilmington (DE) on May 16, 2013.
The proceeds for this years event were donated in the names of Peter Letang and Chris Massaferi to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the State of Delaware Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Compassionate Care Hospice, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN).
With the money raised from the event, the event organizers
purchased two Theater Seats for the National Law Enforcement Museum – one in honor of Chief William Nefosky and the other for the Newark Police FOP Lodge 4.
|Corporal Micolucci, Craig Floyd- Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO,
Corporal Mease, and Sharon Bruen at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial