More than 1,000 rise and run to support the recovery of Officer Adsit

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DENVER -- Fewer than six months after a devastating accident, while protecting protesters on Colfax, Denver Police Officer John Adsit, was back on his feet Saturday morning.

“By the grace of God, I am walking today,” Adsit said.

Surrounded by his wife and four kids and humbled by those supporting his recovery, at the Rise and Run 5k in Castle Pines.

Organizers didn’t know how many people would participate, but nearly 1,000 people came to show support.

Adsit said, “the turnout is beyond my wildest expectations.”

Although he crossed the finish line on Saturday, the road to recovery will be a long one.

He faces several more surgeries but with this kind of backing and his faith, Officer Adsit is on his way.

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