LESS THAN 48 HOURS UNTIL R.O.8.K LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN / 2 MILE WALK– SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
R.O.8.K – Conquer the RO8K 2011
R.O.8.K – This Sunday, April 10, 2011- the 6th Annual Sgt. Ruben Orozco Law Enforcement 8K Torch Run / 2 Mile walk will take place in honor of Sergeant Ruben Orozco, who passed away in 2005. He started his career as a detention officer, and rose through the ranks to Sergeant during his 25 years in law enforcement. Prior to his passing, Sergeant Orozco had been involved with Special Olympics Texas for 13 years, and helped coordinate the Torch Run in El Paso. Now every year the Torch Run is held in his honor.
BACKGROUND: Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 1:30 AM- Sergeant Ruben Orozco was returning from working an assignment at the Sun Bowl. He was involved in an accident on Interstate 10 (east) Mile Marker 24 near the Trowbridge exit. He was the single occupant in his patrol car. Sgt. Orozco lost his life as a result of the accident.
Sergeant Orozco is survived by his wife Mary, his children Liz, Joann, Jose, Ruben Jr. and his pride & joy, grandchildren- Sabrina, Randy, Cyera & Alessandra.
BELOW: SGT. OROZCO’S NAME AS DECORATED ON THE TEXAS PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL WALL IN AUSTIN, TX
To obtain a registration form for this year’s event