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Operation One Voice rings out on Albany streets

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Police, fire fighters and marines joined forces in Albany to raise awareness for Special Ops forces who put their lives on the line daily.

More than 20 marines from MCLB-Albany let their voices be heard on the streets of Albany as they joined Operation One Voice in their run. The operation comprised of police and fire fighters has raised 400-thousand dollars to help 800 families in Special Op communities. This years sixth annual event raised funds for Master Sergeant Eden Pearl, the most severely injured marine. The funding helps families fill the gaps.

"If there's someone falling through the cracks, we fill the crack. Georgia allowed us to build our non profit to be flexible enough to do what police and firemen have been doing for years, we stand that gap when we need to," said Lt. Bill Stevens, Duluth Police Department.

When Special Ops do their training they don't walk they run everywhere. Organizers say this is a way for police and fire fighters to show Special Ops they feel their pain. The group started running in Duluth on Sunday and will finish the 558 mile run at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

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