Boy runs mile in honor of Kern County deputy killed in Wasco shooting

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Zechariah Cartledge, 12, ran a mile Monday night sporting a flag with a thin blue line in honor of Kern County Deputy Phillip Campas, who was killed Sunday in a shooting in Wasco.

He wasn’t running alone. In a video posted to Running 4 Heroes’ Facebook page, you can see a car with flashing lights behind him as he takes his mile-long run on the track near his school. His sister and several relatives tagged along.

Running 4 Heroes is a nonprofit organization founded by Zechariah and his family when he was 10 years old. Since 2019, he has participated in hundreds of runs in honor of fallen law enforcement.

People across the nation are encouraged to do their own walk or run tonight to honor Campas.

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