Douglas County deputies complete grueling Bataan Memorial Death March

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Two Douglas County sheriff’s deputies successfully completed the 75th annual Bataan Memorial Death March on Sunday.

It takes place in the desert terrain at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

The memorial march is conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippines during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and in many cases their very lives, according to the event’s website.

Deputy Brad Proulx and deputy Travis Kyle are part of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9unit.

They honored Det. Dan Brite during their 26.6-mile march that took them 11 1/2 hours to complete. Brite is recovering after he suffered critical injuries when a suspect shot him in September. His recovery is described as miraculous.

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