Falls County: Florida boy honors deputy killed in the line of duty

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On Sunday evening 10-year-old Zechariah Cartledge, from Central Florida, ran one mile in honor of Falls County Sheriff's Deputy Matt Jones who died Friday in the line of duty.

Zechariah Cartledge carrying his thin blue line flag in honor of Falls County Deputy Matt Jones.

"His sacrifice will always be remembered in my family," says Cartledge who has helped start the non-profit Running 4 Heroes.

Their mission is to raise funds for injured First Responders while also paying tribute to Fallen Heroes through running.

For the past two years Cartledge has ran in honor of fallen officers, and starting in February of this year he's ran for every officer who has died in the line of duty.

Even though he lives in Central Florida, the boy wants to honor law enforcement from around the country.

"They are amazing people and sacrifice their lives everyday to keep their communities safe," he says.

In addition to running the mile, Cartledge will send the "thin blue line" flag that he runs with to the the family of the fallen officer.

Cartledge says he plans to send the flag he ran with Sunday night to Deputy Matt Jones' family.

He and his family are also sending thoughts and prayers to Riesel Police Chief Krumnow as he recovers from his injuries.