The Fifth Annual Daniel McIntosh Memorial 5k will be held Saturday, May 10 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem. The run begins at 9 a.m.; same-day registration starts at 8 a.m. Click here for registration details.
Danny McIntosh, or "Danny Mac", was a 13-year veteran paramedic with the Bensalem Emergency Medical Services when he died in the line of duty from a massive heart attack on March 7, 2010 after pursuing a mentally unstable person who fled while receiving medical treatment.
McIntosh's family was denied federal public safety officer death benefits because Bensalem Rescue Squad is not run by a government agency, but rather is a non-profit organization.
Last year, President Obama signed the "Danny Mac" Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Act into law in early 2013. The law, named after McIntosh, will allow families of volunteer and non-municipal run emergency medical service unit workers to receive federal death benefits if they are killed in the line of duty.
All proceeds from the 5K benefit the Daniel McIntosh Scholarship through Bucks County Community College.