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Cops to cycle 1,000 miles across Hoosier state

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INDIANA (WFIE) -

Monday marks the start of the 11th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors. It's a bicycle ride across Indiana.

The departure ceremony is at 8:30 eastern time Monday morning in downtown Indianapolis. There are 51 cyclists participating in the ride this year.

The journey is expected to last 13 days and cover nearly 1,000 miles around Indiana. The event raises money for surviving family members and co-workers of officers killed in the line-of-duty.

This year the cyclists are recognizing the sacrifices made by Lake County Corrections Officer Britney Meux and Indiana Department of Corrections Officer Timothy Betts.

Corrections Officer Meux was killed instantly when struck while on a training run around the perimeter of the Lake County Jail. Three co-workers were also injured in the hit and run crash. She was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Lake County Sheriff's Department for three years.

Correctional Officer Betts suffered a heart attack while escorting an unruly prisoner to the segregation unit at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. Officer Betts had served with the Indiana Department of Correction for 15 years.

The cyclists should arrive in the Tri-State next week. To see the route click here.

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