Clark University police ‘Finish Strong’ in Watertown 5K

From left: Officer Efrain Diaz, Officer Francis Torres, University Police Office Manager Melissa Tula and Chief Stephen Goulet took part in the April 19 Finish Strong 5K.

From left: Officer Efrain Diaz, Officer Francis Torres, University Police Office Manager Melissa Tula and Chief Stephen Goulet took part in the April 19 Finish Strong 5K.

Members of the Clark University Police Department participated in the April 19 Watertown Police Finish Strong 5K, held on the one year anniversary of the capture of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect. The goal of the event, organized by the Watertown Police Supervisors Association, was “to fill the streets of Watertown in a celebratory 5k road race.”

Money raised by the runners will benefit the WPSA, local charity & victim funds, the One Fund, and the Watertown Police Foundation, a new fund to support youth community programming and school safety initiatives.

Clark’s runners shared their thoughts on the special day: 

“To experience all the emotion and camaraderie of this race was beyond words. You just felt it and took it all in. I’m proud of our team and how they represented Clark U.”

Chief Stephen Goulet

“It was a great experience accomplishing a 5K with my co-workers.  The team building and general camaraderie makes for lasting friendships.”

Officer Francis Torres

“It was my first run of the year and I enjoyed running it with those I work closely with. It was a beautiful day, it was for a worthy cause and I look forward to doing it again.”

Officer Efrain Diaz

“This was my first 5K and I’m glad I was able to run it with a group of people who dedicate their lives to helping others.  There were more than 1,600 first responders, friends and family participating and the feeling of solidarity was overwhelming.”

Melissa Tula, University Police Office Manager

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