Community gathers for annual 5k benefiting fallen officer

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. — The Crockett County Sheriffs Office held the third annual Rosemary Vela 5-K Run Saturday.

The 5-K run is in memory of fallen officer Rosemary Vela, who died in a car crash Sep. 2015 responding back up to another call.

Vela was a Madison County deputy.

Before working for Madison County she worked for Crockett County.

Her family says they participate in the 5K run in remembrance of Rosemary.

Organizers of the 5-K run want to spread awareness of all officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

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