Texas Brotherhood Ride makes 500 mile journey by bike to honor slain law enforcement officers

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A group of cyclists set out on a special ride to honor law enforcement officers who were killed or wounded during the 2016 ambush shootings.

The group set out from Dallas, Texas on July 9 and arrived at the headquarters for the Baton Rouge Police Department on Friday, July 14.

"The ride is not about us. It's nothing about us. It's about remembering the eight police officers that were killed last year," said Craig Brouillette with the Texas Brotherhood Ride.

Known as the Texas Brotherhood Ride, the group consists of police and first responders. Their mission is to honor fallen first responders and "bring awareness to these tragedies and letting their families, friends, and co-workers know that Texas Never Forgets."

The nearly week-long journey spanned 500 miles and is to honor the one-year anniversary of the fatal ambush shootings that happened in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

The ride honors eight law enforcement officers who were killed in 2016:

Dallas, TX  

  • Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens
  • Officer Michael Krol
  • Sgt. Michael Smith
  • Officer Brent Thompson
  • Officer Patricio “Patrick” Zamarripa

Baton Rouge, LA 

  • Deputy Brad Garafola
  • Officer Matthew Gerald
  • Cpl. Montrell Jackson

Three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers were wounded during the July 17 attack. They include:

  • Deputy Nick Tullier
  • Deputy Bruce Simmons
  • Cpl. Chad Montgomery

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