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Cops Cycle around state for fallen officers

Thursday morning the LaGrange County Jail and the ladies of the Extension Homemakers Patchwork Patterns hosted a breakfast Thursday for a group of cyclists that have been riding around Indiana for Cops Cycling for Survivors.

Active and retired police officers, law enforcement survivors, law enforcement family members and friends from all over Indiana are taking a ride around the perimeter of Indiana in honor of officers that have fallen or survived in the line of duty. Different cyclists have joined and left the group throughout the ride.

The cyclists are headed west across the state after arriving in LaGrange Thursday morning as they continue along their path to raise awareness and money for the Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation, Inc. They raise awareness for the sacrifices that the Hoosier law enforcement families have made and the donations are used to aid surviving family members and co-workers of those officers that have been killed in the line of duty.

The ride will conclude Saturday, July 26 at the Crown Hill Cemetery, Heroes of Public Safety Section in Indianapolis. The cyclists will be welcomed back by family and friends and there will be a closing ceremony for them at 2:30 p.m.

The breakfast hosted in the LaGrange jail was started with a ceremony to honor LaGrange officers that had fallen or been injured in the line of duty by the cyclists and then there was a moment of silence to remember them.

Cyclists are always having fun along their ride and were cracking jokes and playing trivia with one another as they were enjoying their protein oriented breakfast to keep them going during the ride that they were going to complete for the day.

For more information on the cyclists ride around Indiana or for more information on the foundation visit www.copscycling4survivors.org.