A Look Back: Lt. Thomas Clesse 5K

DOZENS RUN ON EVE OF 9/11

Residents turn out for the annual event along Pelham Parkway that benefits the NYPD's Widows and Orphans Fund. Photo by David Greene

Residents turn out for the annual event along Pelham Parkway that benefits the NYPD’s Widows and Orphans Fund. Photo by David Greene

 

Dozens of community members and current and retired police officers joined the family of Lt. Thomas Clesse for the annual 5K run & walk organized in his honor.

 

Dozens of participants jogged or walked along Pelham Parkway during the annual event. Photo by David Greene

Dozens of participants jogged or walked along Pelham Parkway during the annual event. Photo by David Greene

 

Participants register outside of the 49th Precinct. Photo by David Greene

Participants register outside of the 49th Precinct. Photo by David Greene

Joined by the then-49th Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Keith Walton, participants gathered at Pelham Parkway and Eastchester Road on Saturday, September 10 and walked, jogged or ran along Pelham Parkway to White Plains Road and back.

 

Money raised from the event will be donated to the NYPD Widows and Orphans Fund. Cleese worked at the 49th Precinct for 35 years before his death from cancer in 2000.

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