ALLAMUCHY, NJ – Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon joined more than 300 people in a walk held at Waterloo Village on October 6.  The Northwest New Jersey Out of the Darkness Walk was organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

A part of Team Chris, Lamon said he walked “in remembrance of his son’s best friend Chris and to support Chris’ family as well as those affected by the loss of a loved one.”

According to Elizabeth Clemens, NJ Area Director and Tracy Klingener, Walk Chair, more than $55,700 was raised so far.  Donations will be accepted through December 31. The organization has walks in all 50 states according to their website.

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They said the money helps to bring programs such as Talk Saves Lives, It’s Real and Safe Talk into communities.  They are working to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.

“One life lost is too much,” Lamon said.