5K Memorial Run for Officer Frederick Garrasi

July 14, 2013 Updated Jul 14, 2013 at 6:44 PM EDT

By Jill Perkins

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July 14, 2013 Updated Jul 14, 2013 at 6:44 PM EDT


Evans- 24 year-old Frederick Garrasi of the Evans Police Department was killed in May while off duty. He was riding his motorcycle when a car hit him on Lake Shore Road in Hamburg.

"He's just such a loving compassionate guy…great sense of humor just the life of the party," said Frederick Garassi, Officer Garassi's father.

Today, the first of what will be an annual 5K memorial run was held in Evans to remember Garassi and keep his memory alive.

Riding his motorcycle was a passion of Officer Garrasi's and so his parents want to do all that they can to raise money to help people who want to become police officers, as well as to raise awareness about the dangers of the road.