Join Shreveport Police Department for Dean Williams Memorial Run: August 26

Please join the Shreveport Police Department for the 28th Annual Dean Williams Memorial Run on Saturday, Aug. 26
Ron Dean #551 and Dewayne Williams #904 were both assigned to the narcotics division of the Shreveport Police Department and were killed while carrying out those duties in an effort to make our city a safer place to live.
On December 16, 1992 Ron Dean was shot and killed during the execution of a narcotics search warrant at the Pines Apartments on Line Avenue.
On March 3, 1993, less than three months later, Dewayne Williams was shot and killed while executing a search warrant for narcotics at a home on Magnolia Avenue.
Ron Dean and Dewayne Williams were long time supporters of the Special Olympics. Shreveport Police Officers, other law enforcement agencies across the region, and many great people participate in this run each year. This event is an example of how two people’s commitment to their community can leave a legacy that will last forever. 
All funds raised are donated to the Louisiana Special Olympics

Starting Times: 

1/2 mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 8:00 a.m.     5K Run starts at 8:30 a.m.

Early Registration: Early registration fee is $25.00 until  August 18th after that the fee is $30.00. Race day fee $35.00. You can also register at Sportspectrum, 6970 Fern Ave., Shreveport.

Sleep-in supporter: Don’t feel like getting up and running? Be a sleep-in supporter. You still get a shirt and you don’t have to break a sweat to get it!!

Race Packet: Every pre-registered participant will receive an Official 2023 Dean-Williams Run T-shirt.

Shirts will be limited to the first 300, so please register early.

You may pick up your packet early at Sportspectrum—Thursday, August 24th from 12pm—6pm and Friday, August 25th from 10am—5:30pm. Race day pick up will be from 7:00—8:15am at the race site.

Course Description: The race will begin near the Veterans Memorial on the Clyde Fant Parkway. Runners will head north on the parkway to the Police/ Fireman’s Memorial turn around and head back to the finish.

Awards: Overall Male & Female will receive awards.

1st & 2nd age group winners receive awards. Male & Female 13-under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & up.

Law Enforcement Awards: Overall Male & Female. 1st & 2nd age group winners receive awards. Male & Female 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & up.