Police Officer Mark Uffelman, shot in the arm last summer while chasing a thug in South Philly, was one of the three fastest police officers in Saturday's inaugural Badges of Honor 5k, a benefit run for the police/fire/emergency workers' survivors fund.
Fastest cop was ID'd as Frederick Straub, who covered the course in 18:57. Uffelman, 52, ran it in 20:02. Michael Schlosser was third at 21:22.
The police officers' top three times were faster than those of the top three firefighters and corrections officers, so they get bragging rights. The race raised at least $50,000, said organizer John Bolaris. Nearly 2,000 runners, including 800 walk-ups, covered the course around Citizens Bank Park and through FDR Park. Official results are expected Monday.
Bolaris, who admitted that he started training for the run the night before, did it in about 29 minutes, appropriate because he works for Fox29.