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Officers will be riding bicycles to honor two fallen police officers this year. Sgt. Rich Crawford with Indiana State Police said the ride begins Monday in Indianapolis. It‘s a 13-day trek that honors Greenfield Police Officer Will Phillips and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer David Moore. The ride will start on the north side to pay respects to David Moore‘s family, then to Greenfield to honor Will Phillips. The ride will then go to Richmond and from there riders will travel the perimeter of the state.
“It‘s 12 stops after we stop in Richmond. At each one of those stops, we‘ll be meeting with survivors of law enforcement officers and stopping at officers grave sites around the state and actually going to locations where officers have lost their lives in the line of duty,” said Crawford.
This is the 7th year for the event. Organizers said Terre Haute Police Officer Brent Long will be honored at next year‘s ride.