A 10-year-old boy from Florida ran a mile to honor a Mooresville, N.C. police officer who was killed in the line of duty over the weekend.
It’s part of a pledge 10-year-old Zechariah Cartledge made to run a mile as a tribute for officers who lost their lives. He ran a mile on Sunday at his school’s track to honor Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on May 4.
Sheldon’s killer, identified as 28-year-old Michael Aldana, was later found in a nearby apartment, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Zechariah is also raising money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. His objective is to raise $100 for each fallen officer. He raised $11,250 in 2018. At almost $40,000 in just over four months, Zechariah has shattered the $15,000 mark he set for 2019.