Hamilton firefighter's widow announces 5K event in his memory

Hamilton firefighter's widow announces 5K event in his memory
Patrick Wolterman (Provided by Hamilton FD)
Patrick Wolterman (Provided by Hamilton FD)

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Bre Wolterman, the widow of fallen Hamilton firefighter Patrick Wolterman, announced Thursday a 5K event that will be held in his honor in May.

Thursday was the first time Bre had spoken to the media since the death of her husband.

The 28-year-old Roger Bacon High School graduate died after falling through the floor of a burning home on Pater Avenue in late December.

Bre said since his death, other firefighter's wives have been her rock.

During Thursday's event announcement, Bre took time to thank the community, and talk about how this all came about.

"All of the community outpouring during this time has been amazing. All of the fire community have been incredible to me and a huge support so I just wanted to say thank you to them," Bre said.

The Party-Run-Walk for 86 will be held on May 14 and will honor the life and sacrifice of Wolterman.

She said they came up with the name for the event by using the initials P.R.W. and his badge No. 86.

Proceeds from the event will fund the Hamilton Fire Department honor guard to go to Colorado and Maryland later this year, where they will attend memorial ceremonies honoring Patrick and his service.

Visit the event's Facebook page for more details.

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