Indiana cyclists arrive in slain officer’s hometown
July 16, 2012 2:48PM
Cops Cycling for Survivors riders ride along US 30 in Merrillville Friday afternoon. The group rode from Mishawaka to Merrillville Friday and will leave Merrillville Saturday morning heading to Kentland. The riders will end up in Indianapolis July 21st. | Jeffrey D. Nicholls~Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 16, 2012 11:26PM
TERRE HAUTE (AP) — Dozens of police officers and others ended the first week of a fundraising bicycle ride around Indiana by arriving in the hometown of a slain officer to whom this year’s ride is dedicated.
The riders in the 10th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors trip arrived at the Terre Haute Police Department on Sunday as they ended that day’s 98-mile ride from Kentland in northwestern Indiana.
The Terre Haute stop came days after the one-year anniversary of city Officer Brent Long’s shooting death. He was killed as he and other officers tried to arrest a wanted man.
Terre Haute Officer Pete Horstman tells the Tribune-Star he’s riding with the leash Long used with his police dog wrapped around his shoulders to remember one of his best friends.