BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One brave officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department took off Monday morning to bike from Baton Rouge all the way to the nation's capital.
Deena Weissberg will make the entire 1,400 mile journey on her bike, and she's being supported by two other officers who are documenting the process on social media. The effort is for Police Week, but also serves as a fundraiser for Back the Blue of Baton Rouge.
"We will be helping law enforcement officers and their family members who are in critical need of funding. It all started with Tullier, Garafola, Gerald, and Jackson, so this has been a big inspiring event based off of them, so we just want this momentum to continue," said Lindsay Ekezian, public relations manager for Back the Blue of Baton Rouge.
The goal is to raise $20,000 for the group. The officer has already wrapped up the first leg of her journey and plans to log 120 miles each day until her trek ends on May 13.