Woonsocket officers to run to Washington for National Police Week

The Woonsocket Police Department. (WLNE fie image)

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Woonsocket officers will begin a run to Washington, D.C., for National Police Week on Tuesday.

Chief Thomas Oates said 13 members of the department will start their run from the police station at 9 a.m.

The department is looking to raise funds for families of officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

A series of events for officers and families of fallen officers is held during National Police Week at the Capitol each year.

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