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Cannonball Memorial Run Will Pass Through Dothan

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Apr 11 2019 2:21 PM

SAN BERNARDINO – A crew of 12 officers will travel more than 3,000 miles in a “cannonball-style” drive from Redondo Beach, CA to Washington D.C.  The crew will stop at each agency where an officer was murdered in 2018 to honor their service and ensure the officer, or the needs of the surviving families, will not be forgotten.

The crippling grief of losing an officer in the line of duty is worsened by the immediate need for resources, which are too often very scarce at smaller police agencies across the nation. This sad fact was the basis of the formation of the Cannonball Memorial Run, which was started by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Sergeants John Bannes and Jason Hendrix.

“These fallen officers are our family, Bannes said. They went to work one day with every intention to help people and keep their neighborhoods safe but instead they were murdered. We owe them gratitude for their sacrifice but we also owe their families an immediate support system to help them when they need it most.”

Bannes and Hendrix were deeply impacted by the blatant ambushes on police in 2016. They decided to jump in a car, with their friend, Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Rude, and drive to each agency where the officers had been murdered to show support and camaraderie. As they traveled to some of the smaller departments and saw surviving families without ample support, Bannes and Hendrix vowed to make a difference.


And the Cannonball Memorial Run was born.  It is the first National Immediate Relief Fund and its goal is to raise enough money to provide $10,000 for each officer lost in the line of duty. Since October 2017, the organization has accomplished the following:

  • Created the FIRST and ONLY National Immediate Financial Relief Fund for families of all Fallen Officers.

  • Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit organization.

  • Sent more than $100,000 to the families of all fallen officers nationwide thanks to generous donors and supporters.

  • Sent handwritten, personal letters to accompany each check to the family of an officer killed in the line of duty.

  • Delivered custom crafted plaques to each agency that had an officer murdered in the line of duty.

  • Developed working relationships with ODMP, NLEOMF, National FOP and many others.



9 stops

3,720 miles

80 hours

16 Officers honored



2019 Cannonball Memorial Run Media Itinerary

Kick off

Thursday April 11th 0730 hours

Portofino Hotel & Marina

260 Portofino Way Redondo Beach, CA

Honor Officer Gregory Casillas Pomona PD, murdered

Depart 0800 hours


Department Send off

Arrive Thursday April 11th1000 hours SBSD Headquarters

655 E Third St San Bernardino, CA

Department send off

Depart 1100 hours


Stop #1

Arrive Thursday April 11th 1630 hours AZ DPS

2102 W Encanto Blvd Phoenix, AZ

Honor Trooper Tyler James Edenhofer, murdered

Depart 1730 hours


Stop #2

Arrive Thursday April 11th 2000 hours United States Marshals

405 W Congress St Tucson, AZ

Honor Deputy US Marshal Chase S. White, murdered

Depart 2100 hours


Stop #3

Arrive Friday April 12th 1430 hours Dallas PD

1400 S Lamar St Dallas, TX

Honor Officer Rogelio Santander, Jr. Dallas PD, murdered

Honor Corporal Garret Willis Hull Ft Worth PD, murdered

Depart 1530 hours


Stop #4

Arrive Friday April 12th 2300 Brookhaven PD

440 Hwy 51 S Brookhaven, MS

Honor Corporal Walter Zachery Moak, murdered

Honor Officer James Kevin White, murdered

Depart 2400 hours


Stop #5

Arrive Saturday April 13th 1000 hours Gilchrist SO

9239 S US Hwy 129 Trenton, FL

Honor Sergeant Noel Beltran Ramirez, Jr., murdered

Honor Deputy Taylor Fletcher Lindsey, murdered

Depart 1100 hours


Stop #6

Arrive Saturday April 13th 1700 hours Dekalb Co PD

1960 W Exchange Pl Tucker, GA

Honor Officer Edgar Isidro Flores Dekalb Co PD, murdered

Honor Officer Antwan DeArvis Toney Gwinnett Co PD, murdered

Honor Officer II Michael Wayne Smith Henry Co PD, murdered

Depart 1800 hours


Stop #7

Arrive Sunday April 14th 0800 hours Florence Co SO

6719 Friendfield Rd Effingham, SC

Honor Sergeant Terrence Felipe Carraway, murdered

Honor Investigator Farrah Turner, murdered

Depart 0900 hours


Stop #8

Arrive Sunday April 14th 1030 hours NC DPS

4650 Kahn Drive Lumberton, NC

Honor Trooper Kevin Keith Conner, murdered

Depart 1130 hours


Stop #9


Sunday April 14th 1530 hours VA State Police

1186 East Lee Hwy Wytheville, VA

Honor Trooper Lucas B. Dowell, murdered

Depart 1630 hours


Honor Ceremony


Sunday April 14th 2130 hours National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Washington, DC



Name:  Kevin Arlotti

Phone:  (909)693-2050 cell


First Funeral

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