Published: Jun 24, 2011 1:50 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 24, 2011 10:16 AM EDT

 NORTH  NAPLES, Fla. --- The thin blue line becomes much thicker today when More than 30 firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel   team up for the Brotherhood ride.

 The Brotherhood Ride honors officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab, who were shot to death while trying to make an arrest at a traffic stop June 29, 2010, in Tampa and  honor Fort Myers police K-9  "Roscoe" who was shot and killed in September during an armed robbery .

A ceremony kicked off the ride and riders will be  traveling along U.S. 41.

  The riders route includes a stop at Fort Myers police headquarters.

"Our goal is to raise emotional and financial support for the families," said North Naples firefighter Jeff Morse, president/founder of the Brotherhood Ride.
For the past four years, bicyclists have been riding throughout the state to raise money for the families.

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