CHARLESTON — South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers want to raise money for a memorial to their 49 colleagues who have died in the line of duty.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Friday that Lance. Cpl. Bob Beres is leading the effort to build a granite memorial wall in front of patrol headquarters in Blythewood, outside Columbia.
Beres is organizing the first Fallen Trooper Memorial Run on Oct. 5 at Charleston Southern University.
He says people are being asked to run or walk the track as far as they can and contribute what they can.
Beres says some troopers plan to circle the track 49 times, once for each trooper killed since 1932.
He says he plans to go 100 miles — that’s 400 laps — to raise awareness for the campaign.
The campaign hopes to raise $20,000.