SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Over 200 members of law enforcement have started their long trek to Boston in memory of two officers who died last year in the line of duty.
Just after 7:00 a.m. Saturday, the first ever “Ride to Remember” kicked off from downtown Springfield. The ride is being held in memory of Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose and Westfield Police Officer Jose Torres, both who died in 2012.
ABC40′s Brittany Decker is also taking part in today’s event and will have updates throughout the day.
The 104 mile route will travel through several Mass. towns, and when they reach Hopkinton, the ride will then follow the entire route of the Boston Marathon into Boston.
The ride will culminate later Saturday at the Law Enforcement Memorial, which located near the State House, with a ceremony that will honor Torres, Ambrose, and all officers whose names are inscribed at the site.
To date, the ride has raised over $70,000, which will go toward the Law Enforcement Memorial. If you would like more information or to donate to the ride, you can visit this website.