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Community and law enforcement members honored the memories of 9/11 victims and a fallen 49th Precinct lieutenant

Lt. Clesse Memorial 5K Run Honors 9/11 Victims

Residents and law enforcement members were eager to participate in this year’s event.
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Community and law enforcement members honored the memories of 9/11 victims and a fallen 49th Precinct lieutenant at the 18th annual Lieutenant Thomas Clesse Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 7 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.

(l-r) Police officer James Graham, 49th Precinct Community Affairs; Assemblyman Michael Benedetto; Councilman Mark Gjonaj; Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez; Simone Development Properties president Joe Kelleher and Ostacio ‘Lefty’ Negron, Morris Park Community Association patrol coordinator.
Women Ages 50 and Under second place winner Toni Knight raced to the finish line.
(l-r) Top three Men 50 and Over winners third place honoree Chris Traumer, second place awardee Clifford Price and first place champion Ted Pryor congratulated each other.
(l-r) Event sponsor Joe Ramos, former NYC Correction Department commissioner; Lt. Clesse’s relatives Connor Walsh and Frank Flora and captain Andrew Natiw, 49th Precinct commanding officer celebrated after the 5K walk.
(l-r) Women 50 and Under winners 1st place champion Suela Ago, second place Toni Knight and third place Yudelkis Nunez congratulated each other on their victories.
(l-r) Police officer Graham, Benedetto, Rev. David Hernquist, 49th Precinct Community Council president Joseph Thompson, Fernandez, Joe Kelleher, Joe Ramos and the 49th Precinct Explorers welcomed everyone to the heartfelt event.
Posted 12:00 am, September 13, 2019
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