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.
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
St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office