An annual bike ride in memory of fallen law enforcement officers and to bring awareness to the Concerns Of Police Survivors (COPS) will pass through Uniontown next Tuesday.
Over the course of the ride there will be over 40 police personnel from agencies across Indiana participating in the ride. Of that number, 13 plan to ride the entire distance from start to finish.
The riders will depart the Police & Fire Memorial located between the State House and the Indiana Government Center in downtown Indianapolis on Monday, July 20, riding throughout the state concluding on August 1 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.
The ride will take 13 days and cover 878 miles across Indiana.
The first day riders will leave Indianapolis and ride to Bloomington. On Tuesday, July 21, they will ride from, Bloomington to Madison—a total of 83 miles. After having lunch in Brownstown will travel State Road 250, passing through Uniontown, to State Road 7 to ride into Madison.
“We do this to perpetuate the memory of Indiana’s fallen law enforcement officers and raise funds for the Indiana Concerns of Police Survivors,” said Master Trooper Rich Crawford of the Indiana State Police. “Indiana lost two law enforcement officers in 2008; Indiana State Police Trooper Daniel Barrett and Monroe County Deputy Sheriff Sarah Jones were both killed in traffic crashes.”