Protect & Defend 5k
On Sunday, September 10th, runners and walkers hit the pavement at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square for the 2017 Protect & Defend 5k, organized by the Lackawanna College Police Academy, honoring late Scranton Police Officer John Wilding, who died in the line of duty in 2015.
Officer Wilding graduated from the police academy a year before he died.
Money raised at the event in downtown Scranton will go to the Wilding Memorial Scholarship Fund, which supports cadets at the police academy.
Toyota of Scranton was honored to support the Academy and the Wilding family.
To learn more about Lackawanna College Police Academy visit their website here.