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Hundreds run to honor Newport News officer killed in line of duty

Posted at 11:41 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 08:36:07-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Hundreds of people hit the pavement Wednesday in Newport News to honor officer Katie Thyne, the Newport News Police Officer killed during a traffic stop last week. 

Runners made their way through a 3-mile course throughout the City Center of Newport News, while they carried black and white American flags, with a blue stripe honoring Officer Thyne.

Organizers also set up places where people could scan a code with their phone that took them to the Newport News Police Foundation website where people donated money to support Thyne's two-year-old little girl and family.

"Their loss is our loss. And we wanted to do something to honor Katie and help our Newport News family heal," organizer Susan Canny said. "There is a lot of money that goes into a child from the age of two till 18 or 21."

"This would mean the world to Katie. Katie was all about community policing and interacting with people," Newport News Police Chief Scott Drew said.

If you would like to donate to Officer Thyne's family, click here.