The start of the 17th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors bicycle ride across Indiana was Monday, July 9. A departure ceremony was held at the Police and Fire Fighters Memorial located at the southeast corner of the Indiana Government Center North Building on the State Capitol grounds in downtown Indianapolis. Indiana U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, Sarah and Laura Barrett, survivors of fallen Indiana State Police Trooper Daniel Barrett, spoke at the event.
The cyclists’ departure from the memorial took them south to the Southport Police Department where they met with Lt. Aaron Allan’s family, friends and co-workers to honor and remember his ultimate sacrifice July 20, 2017.