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Two RPD officers bicycling from Virginia to Washington D.C. in memory of fallen officers

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -

    Two Rochester Police Officers are now on a 250 mile bike ride to honor fallen officers.
The Law Enforcement United Road to Hope started today in Chesapeake, Virginia and will end in Washington D.C.
    Rochester police Sgt. Ryan Manguson and Sgt. Steve Franks are two of 450 polices officers and fallen officers family members on this ride.
    Sgt. Manguson riding in honor of Rochester Officer Floyd Haley who was shot and killed in the line of duty in August 1967.
    Sgt. Franks is riding in honor of Olmsted County Deputy Jack Werner who was shot and killed in May 1977.

"But for one bad day this could be me that someone is riding for, they could be riding for me,"
Sgt. Manguson said. "It's nice to know that these people are out there for my family if this were to happen to me that, they'd be there to support my family and encourage my family in their time of need. So that kind of drives me to do this."
   

They arrive in D.C. on Saturday just ahead of National Police Week.
Not only does the ride honor the fallen, but also raises money for a camp for kids who've lost a family member in the line of duty and other charitable organizations.

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