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Remembering Fallen Police Officers

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A time of reflection, a time to bond, and time to honor.

"Thinking about the ultimate sacrifice that they've given as hard as this is, you know they gave it all so its nothing in comparison to what they gave," said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Sergeant Amy Stookey.

"I am riding in honor of Roger Carter who was killed in Kannapolis in 1993. He was a good friend of mine and just doing it to honor him," said Officer Michael Carothers.

More than one-hundred people are riding today from Charlotte to Washington, D.C.
The five-hundred mile bike ride is in memory of fallen police officers as "National Police Week" begins.

"It means a lot since i just got into law enforcement," said Zoe Young, who is training to become a police officer.

Twenty-one police departments from five states including North Carolina are biking to D.C. from Charlotte.
Many with pride in their hearts.

"Lot of time to think about why you're riding and the people you represent and the people you'll never forget," said Officer Michael Carothers.

Digital Journalist Archith Seshadri is riding to D.C. as well to tell the stories of the officers and the journey to D.C.

"I think it will be pretty awesome to see all these people. Some of them who have never even met these officers are honoring them for National Police Week," said Digital Journalist Archith Seshadri.

Families plan to head up to D.C. to support those riding.

"We'll be there on Monday as they drive in, or ride in so we're real excited," says Ashley Sell, whose husband is riding to D.C.

 
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