Napa Valley College Police Academy hosted the 4th annual Law Enforcement Memorial Run which began and ended at Criminal Justice Training Center on campus Friday morning. Some 45 runners participated including members of Cadet Class 84 and 85, staff members, and approximately 10 officers from the Napa Sheriff’s Department, Vallejo Police Department, and the Vacaville Police Department.
Following the run, participants gathered on the academy parade deck near the academy flag poles for a memorial reading of the names of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since last May. Several cadets took turns reading details of the incidents which resulted in loss of life and personal details about the officers who were lost in the line of duty. Members of the academy classes and law enforcement guests stood at attention in silence as the names were read.
Geoff Rochester with the Napa County Sheriff’s Department introduced Vallejo Police Department Officer Alex Caragan who expressed gratitude on behalf of the family of the late Vallejo Officer Jim Capoot.