Photo/Story Gallery 2002

Troopers Ride to Benefit Others

Lt. Bartolome and Lt. DorasLt. Anthony Bartolome of Troop Q- Orlando (left) and Lt. Bruce Doras of Troop C-Lakeland (right) recently participated in the 6th annual Tour De Force Bike ride that covered over 260 miles of Florida roadways from Miami Beach to Altamonte Springs over a 5-day period.

The bike ride, which included participants from over 43 law enforcement agencies, hoped to raise over $10,000 for families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

The first ride was in memory of Trooper Robert Smith, killed by a drunk driver on July 26, 1997. Troopers along the route, along with officers from other agencies, provided an escort so that the bikers could ride safely.