Police agencies have very important and many times dangerous jobs.Whether it’s a local police department, New York State Troopers or the F.B.I., we almost always see and hear about what they are doing on the job.

Now there’s a new organization that wants to show everyone a little more about these law enforcement people that put their lives on the line every day. Its called H.E.R.O., which stands for ‘Here Everyone Respects Officers’. They’re having the H.E.R.O. 5K Family Day on Saturday, June 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., at the SUNY Albany campus, 1400 Washington Avenue. The event is hosted by the University At Albany Police Department, and sponsored by Professional Fire Restoration Services. This is where you’ll be able to interact with they people of law enforcement, and get to know and understand a little bit more about them.

There will be all kinds of activities going on like exotic animals, K9 demonstrations, pony rides and much more. Something for everyone, so make sure that you bring the kids and grandkids. Let’s not forget about the 5K. The website has a link so you can get registered. They also have a Faceboook page. There still some time before the big day, but mark it on your calendar, because this will be a lot of fun.


Andrea August-Cenicola, Kim Duncan and Bro. Lou Roberts
Andrea August-Cenicola, Kim Duncan and Bro. Lou Roberts (Photo-Flounder/WGNA)

Several people have been working on putting this together. Kim Duncan is the Chairperson and Founder of H.E.R.O. She stopped by our studios along with the Director Assistant of H.E.R.O., Andrea August-Cenicola. I had the pleasure of talking to them about the event, and you can hear it and find out more about the H.E.R.O. 5K Family Day on the Capital Region Sunday program, which will be on 107.7 WGNA, Sunday morning from 6:00 a.m. to 6:10 a.m.

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