On Saturday, April 6 over 40 walkers and virtual walkers participated in the 7 th annual Fallen Officer Walk. Each year, C-SC Criminal Justice students choose a fallen officer to honor and represent during the campaign and walk. The fallen officers chosen this year were from the area that the student calls home. Not only did the students represent their officer who made the ultimate sacrifice, but as part of the class, they also connected to the families of the officer.

Fallen Heroes Photo

2024 marks the 7th year of the project and the 4th year for raising funds. The money raised during the campaign was in support of Supporting Heroes and WHOH Detroit foundations.

“This year’s fundraising goal was $3330,” stated Department Chair and Senior Lecturer of Criminal Justice Seth McBride. “I am happy to announce we raised $4,125! On top of that, in 4 years, I am excited to announce the Fallen Officer Project has raised over $20,000 for these foundations! This is a testament to our amazing sponsors throughout the years, and you the community. Thank you all so very much.”

This year’s walk was attended by two special guests, Brian Zinanni, Missouri director of Supporting Heroes, and alumnus Elijah Richardson ‘18 founder of WHOH Detroit, MI. Both men thanked Seth and the students for their time and commitment to this important project. Culver-Stockton participating students included Gian Arroyo, Sophia Ashby, Kyla Ellis, Abby Godwin, Vanessa Kentner, Kaylee McVeigh, Mckayla Nevarez, Saul Martinez Romo, Jacob Thomas, and Blake Whipple.

Contact the Marketing & Public Relations Office, at pr@culver.edu or 573-288-6000 ext. 6728 for more information.

NOTE: A number that appears immediately after a person’s name (i.e. Jane Doe ’18) is a reference to the year that person earned their bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton.

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