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Apr 7, 2013 5:26 PM by Annie Snead

5K run honors slain Denver police officer

DENVER (AP) - More than 400 runners and walkers gathered in Denver's City Park for a race in honor of slain police officer Celena Hollis.

The "End of Watch 5K" on Sunday paid tribute to the officer, who was shot and killed June 24 while trying to break up a fight during a crowded jazz concert. The race included a rally, an awards ceremony and the release of 22 white doves.

Funds from the race will be donated to the Celena Hollis Foundation, a community outreach organization created by Hollis' family. A memorial bench also will be installed on the anniversary of Hollis' death.

Parthenia "Potts" Jones, founder of Potts Trotters, which organized the 5K, tells The Denver Post the gathering "brings closure to the family knowing that even though you're gone, you're not forgotten."

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Information from: The Denver Post,
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