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Western Reserve Sponsors 5K Race to Honor Fallen U.S. Army Green Beret and Cuyahoga Falls Police Officer

May 26, 2015 — Western Reserve Hospital is lending support to this year’s 8th Annual SFC Daniel B. Crabtree Memorial 5K, a race event to honor Sgt. First Class Daniel Crabtree, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2006. The 5K will be held on Saturday, June 6, with proceeds going to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

The 5K is open to people of all ages and abilities, and will feature door prizes, free T-shirts for participants, live coverage on 96.1 FM and more. It begins at 10 a.m. at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium, located at 2345 Fourth St., and ends at the Cuyahoga Falls/Silver Lake Police Memorial. Winning participants will receive medals.

Sgt. First Class Daniel Crabtree was a U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret and a Northeast Ohio native. He served as a police officer in the Cuyahoga Falls and Hartville police departments, as well as a SWAT team member, husband and father. He was killed in action in Al-Kut, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom on June 8, 2006. Crabtree was 31 years old.

To make a personal or corporate charitable donation, visit, or contact Assistant Chief Fred Jackson, Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department, at or call (330) 971-8403.

Those interested in registering for the SFC Daniel Crabtree Memorial 5K can visit and search “Crabtree 5K,” or register at the Natatorium an hour before the 5K commences. The cost to participate is $25.