'End of Watch Ride to Remember' tour honors fallen Officer Matthew Rittner

NOW: ’End of Watch Ride to Remember’ tour honors fallen Officer Matthew Rittner

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- A team of motorcycle riders is traveling the country this summer honoring the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers who've died in the line of duty.

The End of Watch Ride to Remember Tour stopped in Milwaukee Monday morning, July 27.

Here it honors Officer Matthew Rittner, who was shot and killed while serving a search warrant last year.

This is the first of what they're calling an annual tour.

It's visiting 30 states to pay tribute to 146 officers, including Officer Rittner.

"He never got to say goodbye," said MPD Lt. Eric Gulbrandson. "He never got to know what was going to happen. It happened in a split second. And for people to realize what they're sacrificing, the risks that they're putting out there is so extremely important."

The tour started on June 1 in Spokane, Washington. Their last stop is on Aug. 6 in Montana.

When they're finished, they will have made a total of 99 stops in different communities.

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