In honor of Police Week, police from several states including North Carolina are honoring officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
WNCT’s Amber Joseph caught up with Law Enforcement United during their stop in Greenville.
Law Enforcement United has started their journey to Washington, D.C. to honor their fallen brothers and sisters but to also give back to the children who have been affected.
“As a police officer, you worry about day to day, what may or may not happen at work,” said Maj. Rob Williams, with Greenville Police Department. It really makes you stop and think when you remember the brothers and sisters who have given their lives in the line of duty.”
This is Major Rob Williams’ 5th year participating in Road to Hope with the Greenville Police Department.
The team of 63 left Raleigh arriving in Greenville Tuesday morning after a nearly 7-hour ride.
They’ll take three days to arrive in Chesapeake, Virginia. And there, they will join 500 other riders on their journey to Washington, D.C.
The ride is also a fundraiser to raise money for the Cops Kids Camp which provides counseling for children of fallen officers.
“It makes you feel good inside to know you’re doing something to help support the survivors,” Major Williams said.
Team Greenville will bike 103 miles Tuesday and stop in Elizabeth City.
“It’s hard, it’s a physically demanding ride,” he said.
But he said the ride is more than worth it.
“It’s great. You meet lots of new people officers from all over the country you make a lot of new friends,” said Williams.
Team Greenville plans to arrive in Washington, D.C on May 12 to attend police week activities.