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Douglas officers join memorial run

Douglas County deputies and their K9 companionsrun through Gardnerville during a Peace Officer Memorial Run.

Douglas County sheriff's deputies will join their colleagues across the state today in participating in their leg of the 14th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run.

As of 9 a.m., the runners were at Leviathan Mine Road. They're expected to begin the final leg of the run through Douglas 11:15 a.m. at Stephanie Way and Highway 395.

Sgt. Pat Brooks said officers from several departments are participating in day seven of the annual run which covers nearly 450 miles across Nevada.

Officers will take the baton from Highway 208 in Wellington, proceed west to Highway 395, and run north through Gardnerville and Minden to Carson City for a 45-mile stretch.

The run ends at the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on the capitol grounds.

Run coordinators are DCSO Sgt. Jim Halsey in the north and Detective Tina Ellson of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in the south.

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The run began Thursday in Las Vegas. Each participant carries a baton containing the names of the officers on the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers memorial.

Runners through Douglas County include Bureau of Land Management rangers, Undersheriff Paul Howell, Capt. John Milby, Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Washoe Tribal police department, Reserve Deputy Dave Brady, members of the Special Weapons and Tactics team and canine deputies, jail deputies, Investigator Ted Duzan, Capt. Joe Duffy, Deputy Teresa Duffy and Investigator Nadine Chrzanowski.

Brooks said members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit are running in their bomb disposal suits.