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City police and fire clear path for Carolina Brotherhood Ride pay tribute to fallen brothers and sisters from the Carolinas

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Published on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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The City of Greer Fire and Police departments assisted the Brotherhood riders and their escorts to allow safe and efficient travel through the city.
 

City of Greer

The City of Greer Fire and Police departments assisted the Brotherhood riders and their escorts to allow safe and efficient travel through the city.

 

The Carolina Brotherhood Ride, with firefighters and police officers cycling, passed through downtown Greer Tuesday morning to pay tribute to fallen brothers and sisters from the Carolinas.

Greer is part of the five-day, 463-mile bicycle ride. Thirty cyclists from the Carolina Brotherhood Ride are making their way to Raleigh, N.C. It began in Columbia on Monday morning. The riders faced temperatures reaching into the mid-90s with a heat index of over 100 degrees.

The City of Greer Fire and Police departments assisted the riders and their escorts to allow safe and efficient travel through the city. Some intersections were briefly closed.

“The Carolina Brotherhood Ride is a project we all wish wasn’t necessary, but it is a reminder of the dangers faced daily by emergency responders and the sacrifices they make to protect others,” Greer Fire Chief Dorian Flowers said.

The annual rides, which began in 2012, are a benefit to create financial and emotional support for families of emergency responders lost in the line of duty in the Carolinas.

Twelve first responders are being remembered during this year’s ride.

The public is invited to help the riders reach their goal by visiting here to make a donation, buy T-shirts, or contact a member about sponsorship.

 

 

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