BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham Police Department hosted a 5k race on Saturday to help two injured officers. The two officers were both injured on the job.
Officer Lucas Allums was shot while arresting two vehicle burglary suspects. That shooting took the life of Sargent Wytasha Carter.
Officer Tekulve Bowden was injured when he was struck by a vehicle while working a traffic accident in November of 2018.
Although it was a rainy, cold start to the day, runners still filled the street near Railroad Park. One runner said it’s important to show support for local law enforcement.
“There’s been a lot happening recently across the nation with police officers, and we want to make it clear that while we support our citizens, family members and everyone in the community, we also want to make it clear we support our police department,” said runner L’Tanya Blackmon.
Officers Lucas Allums and Tekulve Bowden were both honored before the race. Both were in attendance for the race.