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Motorcyclists Honor Fallen Officers

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(KXAN) --  Hundreds of motorcyclists rode down I-35 to the Capitol today in honor of police officers killed in the line of duty.

400 motorcycles made the 22-mile trip from Round Rock. They rode to the Texas Peace Officers Memorial Monument on the North Capitol grounds.
 
The ride raises funds for the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation -- which provides financial assistance and college scholarships for the families of fallen officers.

Officers from across Texas turned out.

"I don't know any of them personally," said Mike Hargis of the Tarrant County Constable's Office. "But we all share a brotherhood and the job that we do and we just came to show our respect and appreciation for those guys."

"We know in our hearts that the majority of people in the state of Texas and in Austin - whatever jurisdiction," said Robert Smith of the Austin Police Department. "We know that we have support."

This 13-year-old event continues to grows and officers say this is the largest turnout they've ever seen.
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