'Appreciate their support:' Memorial rides honor fallen officers amid pandemic
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It's National Police Week and in most years, there's a bike ride to Washington, D.C., as a tribute to officers who've died in the line of duty.
That ride was canceled this year, because of the pandemic but smaller groups of Wisconsin Riders are staging memorial rides of their own.
They're keeping a tradition alive and making sure people don't forget the sacrifices made by the fallen officers.
"I hope that they just remember that we are here for them and that we appreciate their support," said Lt. David Feldmeier, Milwaukee Police Department.
The cyclists in Milwaukee rode for Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner, Racine Police Officer John Hetland, Town of Oconomowoc Police Officer Fred Wiercyski, and Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy Ralph Zylka.