GREENFIELD — Despite long days and scorching temperatures, cyclists managed to raise $37,000 during the 10th annual C.O.P.S. ride in July.
The annual Concerns of Police Survivors ride, which began in 2004, consists of law enforcement officers, friends and family members who ride bicycles around the perimeter of the state in remembrance of officers killed in the line of duty.
Along the route, riders stop to greet the families of fallen officers, known as survivors.
This year, 53 cyclists participated, with 13 of those biking the entire 1,000 miles over the course of 13 days.
Cpl. Steve McCarley of the Greenfield Police Department rode on day one and day seven in memory of two fallen officers he knew personally.