On March 1-2, members of local Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Teams, (Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Sheriff Department and Cape Coral Police Department) will participate in the “2015 Josh Hargis Ranger Ruck” to honor CPL Josh Hargis in support of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund.

This is a 24-hour event to bring awareness and donations to military service veterans. These members of our armed forces have made sacrifices for our freedom and we must always remember their honorable deeds and accomplishments. SWAT Team Operators will wear full tactical gear as they traverse back and forth on the Edison Bridge.

Last year on January 28, 2014, active and retired members of the Fort Myers Police Department’s SWAT Team completed “The Josh Hargis Ranger Run”. This was in honor of Corporal Hargis who was severely wounded losing both legs from the knee down in Southern Afghanistan on October 6, 2013, along with other members of the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Hargis was transported to a military hospital where millions bore witness to Corporal Hargis’ “Salute Seen Around the World”. Members of the Hargis family walked 222 miles from Fort Stewart, Georgia to the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia during the month of February 2014 to raise awareness during “The Warrior’s Walk.”

Your donations to Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund in support of this event are greatly appreciated! Thank you for the support!

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