Photo/Story Gallery 2012

Troopers Cycle 270 Miles to Honor Fallen Comrades

Standing: Lt. Bartalome, Lt. Doras, Retired Maj. McCarter, Sgt. Crosby and Auxiliary Capt.Green. Kneeling: Sgt. Faircloth and Trooper Wells.On April 16 – 20 Florida Highway Patrol members participated in the 15th Annual Florida Tour de Force Bicycle Ride.

The Florida Tour De Force ride is a 270-mile charity bicycle ride from North Miami Beach Police Department to Daytona Beach Shores Public Safety Department. The ride honors and raises money for Florida’s law enforcement fallen heroes. This year’s tour will benefit the families of all fallen Florida law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2011.

The inaugural 1997 Tour de Force ride was dedicated to one of FHP’s own, Trooper Robert Smith, who was killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver.

Pictured above standing left to right: Lt. Tony Bartalome, Lt. Bruce Doras, Retired Major David McCarter, Sgt. Jay Crosby and Auxiliary Capt. Mike Green. Kneeling: Sgt. Craig Faircloth and Trooper Chris Wells.