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28 Jan 2014

FMPD S.W.A.T. Team Completes Josh Hargis Ranger Run

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On January 28, 2014 at 10 a.m., active and retired members of the Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) completed “The Josh Hargis Ranger Run”. Originally S.W.A.T. Commander Lieutenant Jeffrey Bernice allotted 45-hours to complete the 222-mile endeavor. “As we worked into Monday we began to realize the challenge ahead of us just to meet the 45-hour mark. The members really came together and channeled Josh through his tomahawk that we carried and kicked it up a few notches”, said Lt. Jeff Bernice. “I’m very proud of everyone who participated and give sincere thanks to all of our supporters. It was a true honor to represent Ranger Corporal Josh Hargis.”

“The Josh Hargis Ranger Run” was completed two hours ahead of schedule with the final time at approximately 43-hours. As each member completed two miles Josh’s tomahawk was used to strike a piece of wood that will be provided to the wounded soldier as a token of gratitude for his sacrifices. At the completion of the 43rd and final hour S.W.A.T. team members were greeted by Josh’s father-in-law and retired FMPD Captain Scott Griffith. Captain “Griff”, as he was better known as during his FMPD days passed along heartfelt sentiments from Josh and his family.

If anyone would like to help as Josh Hargis and his family journey on the road to recovery please do so using the following methods:

If you would like to donate checks may be made payable to:

“Josh Hargis”
PO Box 768
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Or visit website to make online donations

FMPD S.W.A.T. Team Completes Josh Hargis Ranger Run

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Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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