By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — More than one hundred California Highway Patrol cadets took on a five-mile run from the highway patrol academy to the State Capitol early Wednesday morning.

It’s a time-honored tradition meant to pay tribute to fallen officers.

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The run ends at the Peace Officers Memorial. There, the cadets observe a moment of silence in honor of the 1, 600 men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving the people of California.

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Wednesday’s run is the culmination of six months of training.

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The cadets are now days away from being sworn in as officers.