Hoosiers come together for a special ride to remember the fallen

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 28, 2014) — With Old Glory leading the way, hundreds of riders set off to remember the fallen.

“It’s a nice way to remember their lives and the execution of their duty and it brings awareness how important it is never to forget these guys,” said IMPD sergeant Bret McAtee.

The police escorted ride criss-crossed the city from Plainfield through Indianapolis in an effort to show solidarity and respect.

“Police officers, firefighters and the military they do it without regard to their own safety. They’re the reason we’re here and living in a free country and in a safe community,” said McAtee.

For some the memories and wounds are still fresh. Officer Rod Bradway’s aunt showed up to show their family’s appreciation.

“It means everything. Rod got up every day and went to work doing what he loved. He died doing what he loved, what he believed in,” said Bradway’s aunt, Rhonda Gentry-Loeffler.

Proceeds from the ride will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Little Jack Jumper.