Andy Bailey Memorial 5K strengthens relationships
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JACKSON, Tenn. — On-and-off rain showers did not stop runners from coming out to show support for Sgt. Andrew Bailey. Bailey was a Jackson police officer killed in the line of duty. The Jackson Police Department hosted the first ever Andy Bailey Memorial 5K Saturday. The race generated thousands of dollars from supporters and sponsors. The money will go to the JPD community fund, which is a fund set up to help build relations between the community and law enforcement. “Money that we are going to use to get the community to come out to mingle with us, with law enforcement, to get to know each other better and deal with the community better,” Deputy Chief Patrick Willis said. More than 70 runners participated in Saturday’s race. The event also included informational booths on local law enforcement as well as games for children.