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.
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The sheriff’s department in July held a Warrior Challenge, a cross-fit fundraiser, for Rawl’s children’s college fund.