Photo by Clara Harter

Run: Scores of runners, walkers, sprinters and amblers joined together on a bright and breezy Thursday afternoon for the 2nd annual Rick Crocker 5K Challenge. The event commemorates former SMPD Officer Rick Crocker, who was killed in 2005 by a rocket propelled grenade while he was serving in the Marine Corps in Iraq. All proceeds from the event support the Police Activities League, an organization that Crocker passionately supported. Many civic leaders attended the event including Police Chief Ramon Batista, Fire Chief Danny Alvarez, City Councilmember Lana Negrete, City Councilmember Gleam Davis and Inglewood Mayor and former SMPD Police Chief James T. Butts.