‘Ride to Remember’ hits the road, honoring Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty

‘Ride to Remember’ hits the road, honoring Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty

CHICAGO (TOC) — The rumble of bikes is unmistakable because the ‘Experience to Keep in mind’ hit the street Sunday, honoring those that died serving as Chicago cops.

Yearly since 2005, the trip has raised cash for the Chicago Police Memorial Basis.

Vicky Mcgrath joined the trip for the primary time.

“It is simply stunning. We will stroll up and see the memorial for the fallen cops that had been within the line of obligation,” she stated.

Riders left Space 4 Police headquarters Sunday morning and made their means by means of town, ending their trip close to the lakefront on the Gold Star Households Memorial Park.

Robert Perales has taken half within the trip for 15 years.

“Horrible yr for regulation enforcement,” Perales stated. “It is a disgrace and like I stated, any little factor we are able to do and attempt to assist all of the officers which have fallen and present cops.”

Organizers additionally hope to lift 1000’s of {dollars} for college provides for youngsters of fallen officers.

Maria Marmolejo’s husband, Officer Eduardo Marmolejo, and his companion Officer Conrad Gary had been killed by a prepare almost 4 years in the past.

“The Chicago Police Memorial Basis is likely one of the very many helps and foundations that proceed to assist me and my children,” she stated.

Marmolejo stated the trip was a optimistic expertise.

“The trip was actually within the space the place my husband grew up within the Again of the Yards, so I am going by means of the place he was raised and I am going by means of a church and the hospital the place he was born and the place his mother labored at. It is like a full circle,” she stated.

The Chicago Police Memorial Basis has extra occasions deliberate, with a golf outing Monday and a candlelight vigil subsequent month.

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