Three CDCR teams take part in relay run
CDCR and other law enforcement agencies laced up their shoes and hit the pavement, running 24 miles to honor fallen officers in the Imperial Valley Law Enforcement Relay Run.
Prior to the race, each relay team selects fallen officers, firefighters, or military service members to honor during the event. The officer’s name is engraved on the team’s relay baton, then carried by the team. Afterward, each teammate signs the baton and sends it home to the family.
Relay teams honor fallen officers with 24-mile run
Ironwood State Prison (ISP) staff chose to honor Correctional Sgt. Timothy “Timmy” Young.
Sergeant Young began his career in July 2003 at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center. He served as a Correctional Officer at ISP and became a member of the Investigative Services Unit (ISU). In October 2012, he promoted to Correctional Sergeant. Young passed away June 14, 2020.
“His dedication to duty, country and family shall never be forgotten,” the runners said.
In addition to the 10 runners, family members can run a portion of the last mile. While honoring the memory of their father, Young’s two sons carried the baton to the finish line.
The ISP team ranked second out of 20 teams, completing the 24-mile race in 2 hours, 54 minutes and 55 seconds. The Border Patrol Special Operations Division took first, clocking 2:45:55. Other CDCR teams included two from Calipatria State Prison and Centinela State Prison.
Placing fifth was Calipatria/Centinela State Prison Crisis Response Team I (3:05:11), honoring Correctional Officer Jose Saul Delgado. Coming in 12th was Calipatria/Centinela State Prison Critical Response Team II (3:19:53), honoring Parole Agent III David Garcia.
Story by Lt. H. Mora, Ironwood State Prison.