Walk a Mile in a Police Officer’s Shoes
John Brubaker from North Yarmouth is starting Maine's first ever Blue Ribbon Walk to support law enforcement and their families by walking a mile in a police officer’s shoes.
Cop deaths double in 2016 (and we have months to go). Do your spouse and kids worry if you’ll make it home from work safely at the end of the day? Most don’t but families of police officers do.
That's why John Brubaker has founded the inaugural Blue Ribbon Walk to take the lead in supporting law enforcement and their families by walking a mile in a police officer’s shoes. The first event of its kind, Blue Ribbon Walk is an outward gesture of support and appreciation for law enforcement officers all over the country. The event also raises funds to provide assistance for families of fallen officers through partnership with Concerns of Police Survivors.
Brubaker will be walking 50 miles in their shoes, literally. In a pair of police tactical boots, Brubaker and his participants are going to walk from the Gray State Police barracks to State Police headquarters in Augusta on September 10-11, 2016. They will be accompanied by police escorts from the State Police as well as the Cumberland, Androscoggin and Kennebec County sheriff’s offices.