HPD Chief Harold Hurtt Races Against Family Violence
March 8, 2006 -- On Saturday,
March 4, 2006, Houston Police Chief Harold L. Hurtt joined more
than 1,000 runners who laced up for a "5K Run Against Violence"
sponsored by the Houston Area Women's Center and the Women's Hospital
of Texas. As Honorary Chair of the event and the architect of
the Houston Men Against Family Violence Campaign, Chief Hurtt
wanted to highlight the role men must have in ending violence
in our community. The Chief's message to abusers, "You can
run, but you can't hide. We will catch you if you victimize the
weakest members of our community," Chief Hurtt said.
Photos of Chief Hurtt's participation in the
event are posted below. The Chief is wearing number 1458.
The Houston Police Department had more than 60
participants in this race designed to educate the community and
raise awareness of the damaging effect violence has on individuals,
families and society as a whole.
Chief Hurtt promises regular follow-ups to the
successful warrant sweeps conducted late last year, which rounded
up more than 223 suspects wanted for domestic violence and child
abuse warrants. "This type of violence will not be tolerated
in this community," said Chief Hurtt. "Ending violence
in Houston is one of my top priorities."
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.