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Airmen ruck in honor of Police Week

Senior Airman Charles Williams, a 28th Security Forces Squadron response force team member, hands water to Senior Airman Michael Sexton, a 28th Munitions Squadron munitions storage crew member, during the Police Week Ruck Challenge at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019.  Sexton competed the ruck in memory of Deputy Mark Stasyuk, of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and Officer Natalie Corona, of the Davis Police Department, both in California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

Senior Airman Charles Williams, a 28th Security Forces Squadron response force team member, hands water to Senior Airman Michael Sexton, a 28th Munitions Squadron munitions storage crew member, during the Police Week Ruck Challenge at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. Sexton competed the ruck in memory of Deputy Mark Stasyuk, of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and Officer Natalie Corona, of the Davis Police Department, both in California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

An Airman stands beside his rucksack as he waits for it to be weighed during the Police Week Ruck Challenge at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. Participants had the option of filling their rucksacks with canned goods that were donated to Feeding South Dakota. Feeding South Dakota is an organization that provides food assistance to people throughout the state. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

An Airman stands beside his rucksack as he waits for it to be weighed during the Police Week Ruck Challenge at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. Participants had the option of filling their rucksacks with canned goods that were donated to Feeding South Dakota. Feeding South Dakota is an organization that provides food assistance to people throughout the state. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

An Airman participates in the 4.5-mile Police Week Ruck Challenge at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. The event was organized by the 28th Security Forces Squadron in honor of National Police Week. The week is dedicated to the countless numbers of law enforcement officers who have died while serving and protecting communities nationwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

An Airman participates in the 4.5-mile Police Week Ruck Challenge at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. The event was organized by the 28th Security Forces Squadron in honor of National Police Week. The week is dedicated to the countless numbers of law enforcement officers who have died while serving and protecting communities nationwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

Chief Master Sgt. Jesse Franks, a 28th Security Forces superintendent, competes in the 4.5-mile Police Week Ruck Challenge at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. National Police Week is recognized across the nation to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who have died in line of duty, as well as officers who continue to serve in their communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

Chief Master Sgt. Jesse Franks, a 28th Security Forces superintendent, competes in the 4.5-mile Police Week Ruck Challenge at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. National Police Week is recognized across the nation to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who have died in line of duty, as well as officers who continue to serve in their communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

An Airman runs 4.5 miles along Heritage Lake as part of the Police Week Ruck Challenge at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. The ruck challenge was organized by the 28th Security Forces Squadron in recognition of National Police Week, an observance that was designated by former President John F. Kennedy in 1962. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

An Airman runs 4.5 miles along Heritage Lake as part of the Police Week Ruck Challenge at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. The ruck challenge was organized by the 28th Security Forces Squadron in recognition of National Police Week, an observance that was designated by former President John F. Kennedy in 1962. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

Senior Airman Charles Williams, a 28th Security Forces Squadron response force team member, announces the winners of the Police Week Ruck Challenge at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019.  Participants were required to complete the 4.5 mile ruck, while carrying at least 40 pounds on their backs. The challenge was held in recognition of National Police Week, which pays tribute to law enforcement officers who have died while serving communities nationwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

Senior Airman Charles Williams, a 28th Security Forces Squadron response force team member, announces the winners of the Police Week Ruck Challenge at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. Participants were required to complete the 4.5 mile ruck, while carrying at least 40 pounds on their backs. The challenge was held in recognition of National Police Week, which pays tribute to law enforcement officers who have died while serving communities nationwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

Senior Master Sgt. Michael Crawford, a 28th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent, stands alongside Tech. Sgt. Jason De Los Santos, a 28th SFS noncommissioned officer in charge of physical security, and Senior Airman Michael Sexton, a 28th Munitions Squadron munitions storage crew member, after they are announced as the winners of the Police Week Ruck Challenge held at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. De Los Santos won first place with a time of 54:05, Crawford placed second and Sexton came in third. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

Senior Master Sgt. Michael Crawford, a 28th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent, stands alongside Tech. Sgt. Jason De Los Santos, a 28th SFS noncommissioned officer in charge of physical security, and Senior Airman Michael Sexton, a 28th Munitions Squadron munitions storage crew member, after they are announced as the winners of the Police Week Ruck Challenge held at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. De Los Santos won first place with a time of 54:05, Crawford placed second and Sexton came in third. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- Airmen participated in a 4.5-mile ruck challenge in honor of National Police Week at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 13, 2019. The event was organized by the 28th Security Forces Squadron, in tribute to law enforcement officers who have died while serving communities nationwide.

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