Smith, CMPD : Ever since I was a kid I have
loved to ride a bike. There is something special about seeing the
great country we live in and feeling the wind hit you in the face
as you ride. On the ride to DC it will be physically and mentally
challenging to spend that many hours in the saddle and to pedal 500
miles in just four days! I feel that this grueling ride is no comparison
to our brothers and sisters who have paid the ultimate sacrifice with
their lives. As a group, we also send a message to the families that
our fallen comrades and their families will never be forgotten.
Officer Seth Greene,
CMPD : I ride for the Thin Blue Line as
a tribute to the officers who gave their lives while serving our department
and protecting our city. This ride symbolizes the solidarity of our
profession and the commitment we have to honoring the memory of those
who are no longer here. Most importantly, I hope that this ride brings
pride, inspiration, and comfort to the family and friends of the fallen
officers to whom this ride is dedicated.
Irby, CMPD: I ride to honor those Officers
that have given the ultimate sacrifice and to show the community and
the families that we are strong and we will never forget. This ride
is special because it allows us to surround ourselves with a team
of other police offiers from other agencies. We ride together for
one goal. The opportunity to get out and ride 500 miles with your
friends and colleagues into DC during Police Week is a memory that
will last forever.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement: This will be the longest ride
of my life so far and I can’t think of a better cause to do
it for. Living in DC, it is special to me that the destination is
my hometown. I am riding for the Thin Blue Line to honor fallen ICE
officers and officers from all law enforcement agencies. This is the
best way I can think of to show my admiration and appreciation for
what they do each and every day.
Ron Elkins, NCSHP: 2013 will be my third trip and I am really
looking forward to the journey. Despite the pain, I had an awesome
time last year! I am riding for all the Troopers and Officers of this
great state who have made the ultimate sacrifice. How many times in
your life can you say you had an opportunity to accomplish something
like this for such a worthy cause?
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