NORTH RICHLAND HILLS (WBAP/KLIF)- A North Richland Hills Police Sergeant plans to walk over 140 miles to honor officers who died in the line of duty.
Sergeant Brent Wright is training for his “Walk of Reflection” taking him from the Metroplex to the Peace Officers Memorial in Austin.
“I’m excited, I’m nervous… I know that I can push through it’s just the toll that it will take on my body but I’ve been training everyday,” Wright said.
Wright’s journey begins April 28th and he’ll be walking along the I-35 corridor. “I will get to Austin May 5th rain or shine, I’ve mapped out my days and my final day will be a ceremonial walk,” he said.
With the senseless killings of many officers across our nation, Sergeant Wright felt a calling to find a way to honor those officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice through their service in 2018. “I was already walking everyday anyways and I thought to myself…I want to do something to honor these guys just for their families and departments to know they haven’t been forgotten,” Wright said. This led him to start a charity, Walk of Reflection, which he said will not just be about Texas officers but for officers nation-wide. Wright said he’s also raising money and awareness for Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) and Alliance for Children, Tarrant County.
With the support of the North Richland Hills Police Department, Texas DPS and many others, he is eager to share his journey through his Facebook page “Walk of Reflection”.
To donate to his cause visit www.walkofreflection.com