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Portland, Maine, Cop Runs Half Marathon in Full Uniform

Portland ME Police Officer Brent
Portland Police Department

It may have started as a joke, but one Maine police officer ended up running in Portland's Old Port Half Marathon over the weekend in full uniform.

Portland Police Department's Facebook page announced that if a certain post got 500 "likes," then Officer Brent Abbott would run the full 13.1 miles in his dress blues on Saturday.

As the manager of the police department's social media page said, the "joke became reality" and Abbott joined the race in his uniform and gear.

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Brent is officially registered for the Old Port Half Marathon. He made the mistake of commenting to me that if he got...

Posted by Portland Maine Police Department on Friday, July 10, 2015
 
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Congrats to Officer Brent Abbott finishing the 13.1 mile race of the Old Port Half Marathon in full uniform.

Posted by Portland Maine Police Department on Saturday, July 11, 2015
 
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Brent finishing the Race yesterday. Looks like he's doing well today, even going out for a short run today to "work out the kinks". PPD is proud to have Brent represent us!

Posted by Portland Maine Police Department on Sunday, July 12, 2015
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