Denver Police Officer and Douglas County resident, John Adsit, was released yesterday after spending over 2 months in the hospital. To assist his family with his medical expenses and transitional care, Foundry Church, off Castle Pines Parkway, will be holding a 5K race this coming May. All proceeds from the RISE & RUN 5K will go directly to benefiting the Adsit family.
Officer Adsit was hospitalized after suffering life-threatening injuries during a walk-out protest at East High School over the ruling in the Ferguson trial. Both Adsit and a team of officers were hit by a car, while trying to control the crowd, mounted on bikes.
During his stay at Porter Hospital, Denver Police Department sought community support by asking people to light blue lights on their front porches until he could return home. This Wednesday marked the day he would finally leave from doctors’ full-time watch.
“I appreciate all of the blue lights that have been on for this period of time,” Adsit said. “I don’t know if I could ask for you to leave them on for one more night, just so I can see ’em when I get home, but again, thank you for everything.”
If you would like more information on donating to the Adsit Family and/or signing up to volunteer or run the race, visit: http://www.foundry.church/rise-run-5k. See you on race day!