Garfield Ridge Stars and Stripes 5K Run

Sat July 1, 2023 Chicago, IL 60638 US Directions


5K Adult

8:00AM CDT
Open to ages 18 - 99.

5K Youth

8:00AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 17.


5625 South Narragansett Ave
Chicago, IL US 60638

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The Garfield Ridge Stars and Stripes 5K Run was established to honor our First Responders and Military Personnel. This year we will honor fallen Chicago Police Officer Ella Grace French.

Chicago Police Officer Ella Grace French #15013 was 29 years old and was with the Chicago Police Department for 3 years and 3 months. Ella Grace French was assigned to the 10th District – Ogden and detailed to Unit 716 – Community Safety Team (CST).

On August 7, 2021,  Officer French was on duty at 2234 West 63rd Street working with her partners Carlos A. Yanez, Jr. #16022 and Joshua Blas #14751. The Officers conducted a traffic stop on three occupants of a vehicle. During their investigation partner Officer Carlos A. Yanez, Jr. was shot multiple times and Officer Ella G. French was shot and Killed. Officer Joshua Blas #14751chased down a third offender was able to secure him. 

Police Officer Ella Grace French, born August 31, 1991, received her Probationary Appointment to the Chicago Police Department on April 16, 2018. She attended the Jackson Street Police Academy and was issued Star #15013 on October 26, 2018. Officer French earned 1 2019 Crime Reduction Ribbon, 15 Honorable Mentions and 1 Emblem of Recognition for Physical Fitness during her career. Prior to joining the Chicago Police Department, Officer French was a Corrections Officer for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.

Officer French was survived by her mother, Elizabeth and brothers: Andrew, Christian, Julian and Michael.




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