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Lakewood officers make it halfway through 320-mile ride

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 11, 2010 at 9:21 am |
May 12, 2010 9:01 am

They are now halfway done.

Four Lakewood police officers participating in a 320-mile, four-day bike ride for fallen officers finished the second day of the ride Monday. They also cleared their first of two 100-mile-a-day rides.

Officers show their support for the Police Unity Tour/Photo published by Lakewoood police officer Charles Porche

Lakewood police Sgts. Mark Eakes and John Fraser and officers Michelle Hector and Charles Porche took off on the Police Unity Tour on Sunday from East Hanover, N.J. They rode 57 miles to Edison, N.J.

The four took off Monday and rode 100 miles to Wilmington, Del.

“With the rest breaks, not too bad,” Porche wrote on the team’s blog.

Porche went on, “It was nice to see people out in various spots along the route cheering and waving to us. We would go a little distance without seeing anyone and then come upon a neighborhood or business district and people would come out to the roadside and wave to us and wish us good luck on the ride. It was nice to see and break up the day a little bit.”

The group is pedaling another 100 miles today.

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