Annual Race to be Renamed in Honor of South Jacksonville Officer

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South Jacksonville - The yearly South Jacksonville Celebration's 5K will have a new name and meaning for residents. 

The race will now go by the title of,  'Officer Scot Fitzgerald Memorial 5K'. This year, the race will take place on July 30.

Police Chief Hallock said, "[the race] will be a continuing tribute to the officer."

Officer Fitzgerald left behind a family and two young children. The proceeds from the race will go directly to a fund for his children. 

Officer Fitzgerald was killed in a car accident while responding to a medical emergency on March 4. 

There is currently a campaign in place for Scot's family visit the South Jacksonville Police Department's website for more information.

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