[December 17, 2012]
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MOUNT PULASKI --
On Saturday, the Mount Pulaski State Trooper Deatherage Memorial 5K
Race drew nearly 200 participants from all
A five-man honor flag
unit of Illinois state troopers marched in to lead all the participants and onlookers in the
Pledge of Allegiance. A prayer followed.
Illinois State Trooper Kyle W. Deatherage was
tragically killed in the line of duty on Nov. 26. He had become a
state trooper in 2009. He is survived by his wife and two young
children. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his
family, friends and fellow officers.
All proceeds will go toward the Trooper Kyle
Deatherage Memorial Fund.
If you would like to make a donation, mail your check to: Kyle Deatherage Memorial Fund, 12455 State
Route 143, Highland, IL 62149.
Mount Pulaski Community Pride was the local
Photos and report by Phil Bertoni, Mount Pulaski Township
Historical Society & Museum publicity chair