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Daughters Organize 5K to Honor Father

Posted July 14, 2007 7:29 p.m. EDT

— Runners and walkers took over a north Raleigh neighborhood Saturday morning for a good cause.

Stephie and Jessie Hale organized the 5K run in honor of their father, Detective Paul Hale.

The Raleigh Police Officer was killed in the line of duty 10 years ago. Hale was an avid runner, and family members said they felt this was a positive way to honor his memory.

“It’s really overwhelming. It’s just so great that everyone came out and showed their support,” Stephie said.

The Bedford Subdivision provided a backdrop for the course. After awards were handed out, participants let the wind take away green and blue balloons.

“It’s a celebration of my brother, the person he was and in our minds still is,” said Betsy Fila.

Proceeds go to the 200 Club of Wake County, an organization that provides financial assistance to the families of fallen officers and emergency workers.