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10-year-old runs to honor fallen THP trooper

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Posted at 9:24 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 00:06:58-04

A 10-year-old is remembering the life of Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Matthew Gatti. Zechariah ran one mile this evening in honor of Gatti while carrying a Thin Blue Line flag.

Gatti was killed Monday in the line of duty in a crash along I-40 in Madison County.

Zechariah ran with fellow officers and city commissioners at a Florida track. He plans to send the flag to Gatti's family and asked that everyone be careful when driving.

Zechariah has already run more than 100 miles this year in honor of fallen officers, firefighters and other heroes. He is also raising money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.