Jaimie Cox Memorial Fund walk/run returns in October

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A community event to remember fallen Rockford police officer Jaimie Cox returns in 2019.

The Jaimie Cox Memorial Fund announced it will host its second annual 5K walk/run on Saturday, Oct.12, 2019 in Roscoe. Cox was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 5, 2017.

The proceeds from the event benefit the Jaimie Cox Memorial Fund. The fund supports local organizations that serve veterans, children and others pursuing higher education in need of financial assistance.

"Our cause is one that people are proud to support and because of that support, Jaimie continues to touch many lives in the Rockford region and across the state,” said event organizer Adam Cox. "We received very positive feedback and believe that we will have an even larger number of participants in 2019."

Last year, the event​ drew around 800 people.

The event costs $30. If you would like to register for the %K walk/run, click here​.