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5th Annual Jeremy Bitner 5K to support fallen officers

By Burg Simpson

March 7, 2017  

Jeremy Bitner Foundation - Burg SimpsonDenver, Colorado – On May 28th, 2012 Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner lost his life after he was struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. The 8-year police veteran left behind his wife as well as a young son and daughter, and his absence was felt by other family members and friends. Jeremy’s sacrifice has been one of many felt through recent years in our local communities as the number of officers lost in the line of duty continues to grow, leaving behind family, often in need of financial assistance.

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, you can help the families of these fallen heroes by paying tribute and providing moral and financial support to those lost in the line of duty in Colorado by participating in the 5th Annual Jeremy Bitner 5K Walk/Run.

This certified racecourse offers a scenic view of beautiful Englewood, the Big Dry Creek Trail, and the Mary Carter Greenway. The run/walk will start and finish at Cornerstone Park in Englewood, where we invite everyone to join loved ones in a celebration of life and those lost in the line of duty. Vendors and children’s activities will begin once the run/walk is completed, and will include a morning of fun, family activities to enjoy. Also present will be many emergency vehicles available for touring, including an emergency helicopter scheduled to land before the race begins.

All proceeds from the event benefit “The Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund,” a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which offers financial assistance to the next of kin of any fallen officer acting in the line of duty in the State of Colorado. Proceeds raised from the event remain in Colorado and benefit those who are affected by these tragic and untimely losses.

Cornerstone Park is located at 5150 S. Windermere Street in Englewood, Colorado. Sign-ups, sponsorship, and more information can be found at www.bitnermemorialfund.org or contact admin@bitnermemorialfund.org for more information.

About Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine
One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has a reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice and abuse. Specializing in mass torts and class action litigation, Burg Simpson has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements and judgments in practice areas spanning dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, personal injury, commercial litigation and whistleblowers, construction defects, workers’ compensation and product liability, including more than 100 recoveries in excess of $1 million. The firm has been named one of America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms of 2016 by The Trial Lawyer magazine.

The firm was founded in 1976 by distinguished American trial lawyer Michael Burg, an inductee in the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame who has been named to the 2016 RoundTable: America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine; Barrister’s Best 2016 “Best Civil Litigator”; one of “America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers” by The U.S. Legal 500; and recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award. In 1999, Burg merged his firm with former Wyoming Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson’s firm. Senator Simpson is a former Republican whip and Smithsonian Institute regent who was appointed co-chair of the National Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform by President Obama. Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has offices in five U.S. cities, with more than 60 top-tier attorneys dedicated to fighting for legal outcomes that change people’s lives.

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Contact:
Erin Haworth, High10 Media, 212-918-2044, erin@high10media.com
Corey Wheeland, Burg Simpson, 303-792-5595, cwheeland@burgsimpson.com

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