Pasadena Police Department Runs for Kyle Ballard
A snippet from behindthebadge.com:
The group of runners who made their way around the Pasadena Rose Bowl were small but determined.
The 3.1 mile loop around the Rose Bowl wasn’t intended for anyone looking to beat a personal record, finish the fastest or log in miles for the week.
The run was in honor of Kyle Ballard.
A Pasadena Police Officer who died 13 years ago after he completed a 10K at the Rose Bowl to qualify for the Department’s team that competed in the Baker to Vegas Relay.
Ballard was 30. Living his dream of being a Police Officer. A father of three boys under the age of 4 and was married to the love of his life, Laurie.
It was a heart attack that came out of a nowhere and a life cut short.
On Sunday, February 24th officers from Pasadena Police Department along with the Ballard family reunited to celebrate Kyle, his memory, his children and the lasting imprint he made with everyone he met.
“We’ve been doing this every year since Kyle died,” said Sgt. Roger Roldan, who has helped assist with organizing the annual memorial along with Commander Kelley Evans from the Pasadena Police Department since 2006. “We just wanted Laurie and the kids to always know we are here for them.”