Heroes In Transition, the Mashpee-based non-profit that provides assistance to veterans in need, will be providing funds from this weekend’s “Ruck4HIT” relay race on Cape Cod towards a new police dog for the Yarmouth Police Department.
That was the decision made this week by the Board of Directors of HIT, an acronym for Heroes In Transition.
Yarmouth Police K9, Nero, who was shot twice in the April 12 incident that resulted in the murder of his partner, Yarmouth Sgt. Sean Gannon, continues his miraculous recovery from those wounds but his police career is over.
The second annual “Ruck4HIT” relay is comprised of ten teams of nine people each- seven runners and two van drivers – who will cover about 220 miles through all 15 towns on Cape Cod on Friday and Saturday.
Heroes in Transition was founded by Cyndy and Ken Jones in memory of their son, Marine Corps Capt. Eric A. Jones who was killed in Afghanistan in October of 2009.