The Brotherhood Ride honors fallen heroes

NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- This year, the Brotherhood Ride is honoring 10 fallen heroes who died in the line of duty in 2014.

The eight-day ride is paying tribute to six law enforcement officers, three firefighters and a K9.

The Brotherhood Ride organization consists of firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel who ride bicycles to honor emergency responders who died in the line of duty.

Their mission is to provide emotional and financial support to the families on or near the anniversary of their death. In the past seven years, the Brotherhood Ride has donated over $248,000 to the families left behind.

The team of 30 riders and 15 support members will cycle throughout Florida, covering over 650 miles and average 80 to 100 miles a day.

The team send off is Saturday, June 6 at 8 a.m at North Naples Fire Station #45. The station is located at 1885 Veterans Park Drive in Naples.

Riders depart at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to come. For information on how you can donate, click here.

Ride route:

Day 1:   June 6- North Naples to North Port

Day 2:   June 7- North Port to Tarpon Springs

Day 3:   June 8- Tarpon Springs to Brooksville

Day 4:   June 9- Brooksville to Orlando

Day 5:   June 10- Orlando to Palm Coast

Day 6:   June 11 Palm Coast to Jacksonville

Day 7:   June 12- Jacksonville to Live Oak

Day 8:   June 13- Live Oak to Tallahassee

Fallen Heroes honored this year:

Officer Robert G. German

Windermere Police Department

Lt. Homer “J.R.” Harrell

Orange City Fire Department

Officer Charles Kondek

Tarpon Springs Police Department

Officer Mark H. Larson

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Lt. Jeffrey B. Newland

North Port Fire Rescue

Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine

Orange County Sheriff’s Office

Trooper Chelsea Richard

Florida Highway Patrol

Deputy Christopher Smith

Leon County Sheriff’s Office

Assistant Chief Roger D. Tome

Kennedy Space Center Fire and Rescue

K9 Baron

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

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