Cops Ride Enters Homestretch
Dozens of cops and friends on bicycles are entering the homestretch of the 10th Annual Cops Ride.
Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation President Rich Crawford says they've covered more than 750 miles. By day's end Thursday, Crawford says they'll have another day and a half of riding. They're due to complete the ride Saturday at 1 pm. That's when they expect to pedal into Crown Hill Cemetery.
Crawford says they've struggled through the heat and humidity, but meeting loved ones of officers killed in the line of duty have kept them going. Crawford says they've visited officer gravesites and met more than 175 survivors statewide. They've also visited the crash site of the late Lt. Gary Dudley. Dudley founded the ride and later died in crash back in August 2006. Crawford says to date, the rides have raised a total $300,000 to benefit survivors and about $40,000 this year.