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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."

NJM/JFC 3/8/06



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