Long Island cops prepare for 300-mile bike ride honoring fallen officers

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Officers from the Nassau County Police Department will ride nearly 300-miles to raise money for families of officers killed in the line of duty. (WABC)

Officers in the Nassau County Police Department are training for a bike ride of a lifetime.

In a week and a half, 200 members of the police department will join with hundreds of other officers around the country to ride to Washington, DC.

"We've been training for about 3 months," said Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter. "Close to 300 miles between New York and DC in memory of all those that made the ultimate sacrifice."

They're raising money for the families of fallen officers.

Last year the Police Unity Tour raised $2 million for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

"It's very important for us, said Lieutenant Timothy Rooney, to remember those people we've lost and to support the families of people that we've lost in the line of duty."

The tour kicks off Monday May 9 at Ground Zero.
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