B.R.A.V.E. Riders invite anyone sponsoring or participating in the BRAVE Riders Ride To Remember, who has suffered the loss of an Emergency Service Professional (Law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter, or EMT) who has given their life in the line of duty to participate in a personal way. If you would like to acknowledge the memory of your loved one, friend or co-worker, just as we honor and remember Jim on Sunday, June 27, 2004, you are invited to submit the name of the person you wish to remember.
You ride "In Memory Of ..." that person; We ALL ride TOGETHER as an expression of honor, remembrance and solidarity. We have included a space on the Pre-Registration Form to write the name of the Emergency Service Hero you want to appreciate in honor. Additionally, their name will be placed on the “In Memory Of …” page of the BRAVE Riders web site, and on the “In Memory Of …” page included in the rider information packs on the day of the event. Click Here to view the In "Memory Of ..." page from the 2005 event.
For information about Pennsylvania Law Enforcement professionals that have been recently injured or killed in the line of duty visit the Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylvania State Lodge Memorial Page.
“Sixty-eight federal, state and local law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty during the first six months this year. This represents roughly a 10 percent decrease from the 76 officers who lost their lives during the same period a year ago.” National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), and the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) September 25, 2002
"This information tells you how dangerous the police profession is when 68 deaths during a six-month period is considered good news." "The fact remains that 68 officers made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve public safety. We owe those officers and their families a huge debt of gratitude." COPS National President Linda Hintergardt Soubirous
"For a brief moment in time we, as a nation, have an opportunity to remember and pay our thanks to those among us who have given their lives in service to their communities. …By doing so, we remind the nation of our constant watch and our commitment to be there whenever we as firefighters are called to duty …" United States Fire Administration (USFA) Administrator, R. David Paulison
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