When it comes to unity, there may be no more shining example than the men and women we trust to protect us every day. In funeral after funeral this year alone, they came out in numbers to honor their fallen brothers and sisters. And today, up to 700 police officers will start bicycling hundreds of miles over the next few days to remember the hundreds who paid with their lives for your safety. The Police Unity Tour kicked off this morning.
Here are just a handful of stories of fallen officers they will ride in memory of over the week.
NYC Police Officer Alain Schaberger gave his life trying to save another. It was at a routine domestic violence call in March, when he tried to apprehend a suspect, who shoved him over a Boerum Hill, Brooklyn railing. The groom-to-be fell 9-feet to his death.