16th Annual Lt. Clesse Run Honors 9/11 Victims & Fallen Police

(l-r) Joseph Thompson, 49th Precinct Community Council president; Joe Ramos, former NYC Correction Department commissioner; Joseph Kelleher, Simone Metro Properties at Hutchinson Metro Center president; captain Thomas Alps, 49th Precinct commanding officer; former 49th Precinct Community Affairs retired detective Victor DiPierro; sergeant Christopher Traumer and Silvio Mazzella, Jacobi Medical Center Community Advisory Board member.
Photo by Laura Stone

Community and law enforcement members honored the memories of 9/11 victims, a late 49th Precinct lieutenant and a slain 46th Precinct police officer at the 16th annual Lieutenant Thomas Clesse Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 9 in Pelham Parkway. Participants, young and old, ran in the race which began on Eastchester Road continuing on Pelham Parkway to White Plains Road and returned to Pelham Parkway. The yearly tradition was started in 2001 after the terrorist attacks to honor the victims and pay tribute to Clesse who passed away from cancer in 2000. All proceeds raised went to the family of slain 46th Precinct police officer Familia who was gunned down in an unprovoked attack while on duty.

(l-r) Ed Cunningham, Ramon Perez and Andy Cunningham proudly displayed their medals.
Photo by Laura Stone

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