The Richland County Sheriff's Department was host to the Ryan Rawl Freedom Run 5K and Kid's Fun Run on Saturday.
U.S. Sen. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., attended to support the event, which honors the life of Ryan Davis Rawl, a National Guard soldier who was killed in action in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber June 20, 2012.
The event took place at Crayton Middle School, the Richland District 1 school where Rawl, a Richland County deputy, served as a school resource officer.
Rawl, 30, was one of three members of the S.C. National Guard’s 133rd Military Police Company killed when the bomb exploded. Five others were seriously injured.
The sheriff’s department in July held a Warrior Challenge, a cross-fit fundraiser, for Rawl’s children’s college fund.