President of COPS Cycling for Survivors Foundation, and Mstr. Trooper of the Indiana State Police, Rich Crawford at the Porter County Sheriffs Department headquarters in Valparaiso.
Drivers on US-30 need to be aware of a police motorcade escorting some 50 cyclists participating in the COPS Cycling for Survivors bicycle ride is in the right lane traveling westbound on US-30 from Valparaiso to Merrillville. Master Trooper, Rich Crawford, President of the organization says fifty-one cyclists set out on Monday on a thirteen day trip that will cover nearly one-thousand milles around the perimeter of the state. Crawford says funds raised during the ride help surviving family members and co-workers of officers killed in the line-of-duty. The group is traveling to Merrillville, to remember Lake COunty Corrections Officer Britney Meux who was struck and killed by a vehicle while on a training run near the Lake County Jailm and Indiana Department of Corrections Officer Timothy Betts, who suffered a heart attack while escorting a prisoner to the segregation unit at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.
Support vehicle for Cycling for Survivors cyclists at Porter County Sheriffs Department in Valparaiso on Friday, July 12, 2013
Cycling for Survivors cyclists depart for Graceland Cemetery before heading westbound on US-30 toward Merrillville for an overnight stay before leaving for the 65 mile trip to Kentland Saturday morning
(photos courtesy Jay Stevens & Radio One Communications)