250-mile bike ride benefits families of fallen officers

A group of Arizona law enforcement officers from different jurisdictions prepared for quite the undertaking: a grueling 250 mile bike ride back east to benefit the families of fallen officers.

Law enforcement officers from Arizona got in their final training rides over the weekend in preparation for a grueling, 3-day, 250-mile bike ride from Chesapeake, VA, to Washington DC as part of police week.

The event, which is expected to draw more than 600 participants from across the nation, benefits families of fallen officers.

"Everything, they're doing it for us, for our kids, for our families," said Tiffany Cortez.

Cortez's husband was killed in the line of duty a few years ago.

"You look at them and you see they're just riding, but when it affects you, your life benefits from them because of what they've done to help your kids, you realize how special and amazing they are what they're doing for the concerns for police survivors and for the kids of fallen officers is amazing," said Cortez.

"All that they go through and all the loss they had is nothing compared to what we do, so this is a little bit I can do to help them out. I'll do this as long as I possibly can," said Dan Mooney, a Glendale Police Officer.

"It's a lot of work and time and training and pain, but in the end to see the survivors and the enjoyment they get out of it, you can't put a  price on that," said Roger Hansen, a DPS officer.

All the money raised from the ride goes to support the families of fallen officers.

The Arizona riders leave may 8 for the ride.
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