Bikers remembering fallen officers to visit Greensboro
For 84 days this summer, six bikers traveling 22,300 miles across America visit cities and law enforcement departments to honor the men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty.
On Friday, the runners will arrive in Greensboro.
“Not only do they honor the dead, but they also honor families – husbands and wives, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters – as well as the officers left behind to pick up the pieces,” says a press release from the department. from the Guilford County Sheriff promoting the event.
The End of Watch Ride to Remember group is made up of bikers from Washington State who escort a trailer across the country to honor the fallen officers of the previous year.
The “Beyond the Call of Duty – End of Watch Ride to Remember” arrives in Guilford County on Friday July 23 at 8 am. They will be in the parking lot at 502 W. Washington Street in Greensboro in honor of the late Guilford. Rouse County Deputy Sheriff and Master Corporal Daye Jr.
Ride to Remember spokesperson and founder Jagrut Shah is a former deputy sheriff who started the ride to let law enforcement and the families of the fallen police know that they are not alone.
“I wanted to bridge this gap that we have and bring back to the department and let the officers and their families know that their loss has not been forgotten,” Shah said in the press release.
The name of the event comes from the term “End of Watch Call” – a ceremony in which a police dispatcher makes a final call to a deceased officer over the radio, followed by silence. All officers in this department hear the call and remain silent to remember the dead.
In 2020, the End of Watch race honored nearly 150 fallen officers killed in the line of duty.
Anyone who wants to learn more about hiking and see all the cities to visit this year can visit www.endofwatchride.com.