Grueling 630-mile bike ride small price to pay to honor fallen peace officers


Eight peace officers died in the line of duty in California in 2018, lifting the total number of line-of-duty deaths in the state to 1,649. Nationally, 163 officers died in the line of duty in 2018, and another 47 have fallen over the first five months of 2019. To keep the memories of every fallen officer alive, teams of Orange County peace officers complete a 630-bike ride every year. Roughly two dozen officers from the Westminster and Tustin police departments and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) completed a four-day cycling trek from the California Peace Officers’ Memorial to Westminster…

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