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Folsom officer to attempt marathon in full police uniform

Baade preparing for the marathon
Baade preparing for the marathon Folsom police

A Folsom police officer is planning to run the California International Marathon in full uniform.

Instead of a light shirt, shorts and running shoes, Officer Eric Baade will run the 26.2-mile course from Folsom Dam to the Capitol on Dec. 6 wearing a police uniform, body armor, a duty belt and boots.

Baade is trying to raise awareness about officers who have been killed in the line of duty. He is partnering with Norcal COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors) and the Folsom Police Motor Officers Association.

Both groups will have a booth at the CIM finish line to welcome the officer.

His training and progress are detailed on the Running for Fallen Officers Facebook page.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews