Texas Brotherhood Ride Passes Through Southeast Colorado 9/15/21

Description: The Texas Brotherhood of First Responders riding bicycles to honor those who died in the line of duty rides through Southeast Colorado this week.

Texas Brotherhood Ride Pass Through Southeast Colorado September 15, 2021

Texas Brotherhood Ride in SECO Karen Menges SECO News seconews.org(Photo Credit: Karen Menges)

Texas Brotherhood rides in Southeast Colorado(Photo Credit: Karen Menges)(Photo Credit: Karen Menges)

Texas Brotherhood Ride in SECO Karen Menges SECO News seconews.org(Photo Credit: Karen Menges)

Texas Brotherhood Ride in SECO Karen Menges SECO News seconews.org(Photo Credit: Karen Menges)

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Local First Responders Assist Texas Brotherhood Ride

Press Release:

The Texas Brotherhood Ride consists of Firefighters, Police Officers and EMS personnel who ride bicycles to honor emergency responders who died in the line of duty. Our mission is to provide emotional and financial support to their families and co-workers.

This year’s event will be unlike any in the past - we will be honoring all First Responders who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Texas last year. We will begin our journey in Houston Texas and ride to the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs. Traveling over 1000 miles, averaging 80-100 miles each day, we intend to bring awareness to and encourage continued support for all First Responders.

      2020 Texas Line of Duty Deaths:

 

            29      Firefighters                     

            82      Law Enforcement members

 

Causes of Texas Line of Duty Deaths:

 

      71         Covid exposures

      22         Medical events

       9           Gunfire

       6           Accident responding

       3            Struck by a vehicle on scene

 

We will be riding through Las Animas, La Junta and Rocky Ford on Wed Sept 15th arriving at approximately 8am-9am. We are planning on riding into town from the east on 50 and headed to Ordway. We encourage any participation from local Fire and Police Departments and to help us get the word out.

We really don’t intend to get in anyone’s way, but it would be great to see apparatus/vehicles there or along the route to support our team. Most importantly, we just want your town to be informed of our event. 

This is an example of how compact our procession is:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWV50VQLjl8

And here is an example of our arrival into Houston, with supporters cheering us on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy2egKWYJg0


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