Brotherhood Ride honors those killed in line of duty

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NORTH NAPLES, Fla.- First responders and law enforcement officers will embark on a week-long journey on Saturday, pedaling 600 miles during the Brotherhood Ride to honor those killed in the line of duty.

Jeff Morse took his passion for cycling and the love for his career as a firefighter for the North Collier Fire Rescue District and created the ride after nine Charleston firefighters were killed in 2007.

“We look at the long days, the heat, the rain… to me that’s the fun part because we are doing what we are supposed to be doing to honor those in the line of duty,” Morse added.

This year, the ride will be dedicated to three K-9’s and two law enforcement officers killed in Florida and a fire lieutenant from Georgia.

The cyclists are taking off from the North Collier Fire Station #45 located off Immokalee Road at 7:45 a.m. Saturday morning.

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