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July 8, 2013

11th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors begins today

INDIANAPOLIS — Today will mark the start of the 11th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors bicycle ride across and around Indiana. A departure ceremony will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. at the Law Enforcement/Firefighter Memorial, adjacent to the State Capitol, in downtown Indianapolis.

Fifty-one cyclists are participating in the 2013 ride. They will depart shortly after the keynote comments of Spencer Moore, survivor of Officer David S. Moore of the Indianapolis Metro Police Department, end of watch Jan. 26, 2011. The riders’ 9 a.m. departure from the memorial will take them east toward Greenfield on the first leg of journey that will last 13 days and cover nearly 1,000 miles as they bicycle along the perimeter of Indiana. The riders will pass into Vigo County on July 14, staying overnight in Indiana State University’s Sandison Hall before heading south the next morning.

This year, the cyclists are recognizing the sacrifices made by Lake County Corrections Officer Britney Meux and Indiana Department of Corrections Officer Timothy Betts. Corrections Officer Meux was killed instantly when struck while on a training run around the perimeter of the Lake County Jail. Three co-workers were also injured in the hit and run crash. She was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Lake County Sheriff's Department for three years. Officer Meux is survived by her daughter, mother, father, and four sisters. Correctional Officer Betts suffered a heart attack while escorting an unruly prisoner to the segregation unit at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility at Carlisle. Officer Betts had served with the Indiana Department of Correction for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.

The COPS ride is scheduled to conclude on the afternoon of July 20 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Heroes of Public Safety Section, where the riders will reunite with their families and other law enforcement survivors. There will be a short closing ceremony beginning at 2:30 p.m. To see the route the cyclists will follow, visit its website: www.copscycling4survivors.

org/route.html.

Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation Inc., is made up of active and retired police officers, law enforcement survivors, law enforcement family members and friends of law enforcement riding their bicycles around the perimeter of Indiana to raise money and awareness about the sacrifices made by Hoosier law enforcement families across Indiana. Funds raised from this event are used to aid surviving family members and co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty. Previously raised funds have been directly donated to the Indiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), National COPS, Illinois COPS, The Unity Tour and Project Blue Light.

To date, the cycling event has raised more than $300,000 for IN Concerns of Police Survivors.

 

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