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Lamar County Adopt a Cop 5k & Walk In Their Shoes event

On May 11, 2019, Lamar County Adopt a Cop will have a very special guest at their annual Lamar County Adopt a Cop 5K & Walk In Their Shoes event in Reno.  Cynthia Vetter, the wife of fallen Texas DPS Trooper Randall Vetter, will share her story of how the tragedy she and her son endured led her to make a difference for our men and women of law enforcement, as well as for children of fallen officers.

Trooper Randall Vetter was killed on August 7, 2000, while conducting a traffic stop on I-35 in Kyle, Texas.  He was shot by a 72-year-old driver he had stopped for not wearing a seatbelt. Trooper Vetter had served with the Texas Department of Public Safety for six years.  At the time of his death, he and Cynthia had an eight month old son. The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. He died in prison in 2008.


The Lamar County Adopt a Cop 5k & Walk In Their Shoes event will begin at 8am on May 11th at Reno City Hall.  You do not have to participate in the run, walk, or cycling portion of the event to attend the opening ceremony and speech by Cynthia Vetter.  Proceeds from the 5k run/walk/cycling portion of the event will be used to purchase safety equipment for Lamar County law enforcement and first responders.  Registration forms are available at Reno City Hall or register online here ( ).  For more information, please call Amanda at (903) 905-1229 or send email to  Lamar County Adopt A Cop is a 501c3 Corporation.

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