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COPS Cycling For Survivors Coming To A Town Near You
Updated July 12, 2016 6:24 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Today marks the departure of the 15th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors bicycle ride around Indiana.

2016's ride celebrates 15 years of Gary Dudley's vision of a ride to support law enforcement survivors. For the first time in 30 years, Indiana lost no officers to line of duty death in 2015.

2016 also honors ten years since Lt. Gary Dudley, Indiana State Police, and Deputy Chief Gary Martin, Lake County Sheriff's Dept., were killed participating in the ride on August 22, 2006. The cyclists' journey will last 13 days and cover nearly 1,000 miles bicycling the perimeter of Indiana honoring fallen police officers and their families.

Tomorrow, July 11th, the police escorted cyclists will be riding from Indianapolis into our area, riding along U.S. 40 to Richmond, with stops at Knightstown and Cambridge City. After an overnight stay in Richmond, the cyclists will head up the Cardinal Greenway to Muncie. From Muncie they will take SR 67 to Redkey, in Jay County. Please watch for the cyclists and their escort vehicles if driving in those areas.

Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation, Inc. annual bike ride consists of active and retired police officers, law enforcement survivors, law enforcement family members and friends of law enforcement. The group rides their bicycles around the perimeter of Indiana to raise funds and awareness of the sacrifices made by Hoosier law enforcement families across Indiana.

Funds raised from this event are used to perpetuate the memories of officers killed in the line-of-duty and to aid surviving family members and co-workers of officers killed in the line-of-duty. Previously raised funds have been directly donated to foundations, scholarships and camps that have been started in memory of fallen officers, or by Indiana survivors in honor of their fallen heroes. In addition, funding has been donated to Concerns of Police Survivors, the Indiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors and Project Blue Light at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

The ride is scheduled to conclude on the afternoon of Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Crown Hill Cemetery, Heroes of Public Safety Section. The closing ceremony will begin at 2:00pm EDT. Indianapolis Colts long snapper Matt Overton will provide the closing message. All are welcome to attend.

Additional information on specific locations of meals and overnights can be found by clicking on the Calendar tab of the website.

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