Officers ride in memory of fallen police men and women

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 6:47 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 8:39 PM

CHESAPEAKE - 400 law enforcement officers are biking in memory of their comrades killed in the line of duty. 

The Law Enforcement United Annual Memorial Bike Ride kicked off Friday morning.

Dozens of men and women from Hampton Roads will make the three-day trip to Washington, DC.

"It's 250 miles, wind, rain, sunshine, sunburn," said Wallace Chadwick, the president of Law Enforcement United.

Sheena Evans from Chesapeake has made the trip four times and she is riding in memory of a Kentucky police officer killed while investigating a domestic disturbance.

Another officer was riding in memory of a man killed in 1918.

They'll meet up with others who left from Reading, Pennsylvania. In all, officers from 38 states are taking part.

They're pedaling to honor the service and sacrifice of their law enforcement colleagues and family members and to raise awareness of and provide monetary support to Concerns of Police Survivors© (C.O.P.S.) and Officer Down Memorial Page© (O.D.M.P.).

 

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