Could you spare some time today or tomorrow to cheer on those who are honoring emergency first responders who have died in the line of duty?  

The Texas Brotherhood Ride consists of Firefighters, Police Officers and EMS personnel who ride bicycles to honor emergency responders who died in the line of duty. Their mission is to provide emotional and financial support to their families and co-workers.

This year, the Texas Brotherhood Ride started in Dallas to honor five Law Enforcement Officers who died tragically on July 7th, 2016 –

  • Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens
  • Officer Michael Krol
  • Sgt. Michael Smith
  • Officer Brent Thompson
  • Officer Patricio "Patrick" Zamarripa 

From there, they will travel approximately 500 miles, averaging 80-100 miles each day. The ride will end in Baton Rouge, to honor three Law Enforcement Officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice on July 17th, 2016

  • Deputy Brad Garafola
  • Officer Matthew Gerald
  • Corporal Montrell Jackson

The Texas Brotherhood Ride will be arriving in Lufkin on Tuesday, July11th at approximately 3pm – 5pm. They will be arriving via Highway 69 North, then turning south onto loop 287 and exiting at College Drive. Their destination for this day is Angelina College, where they will be staying the night in the gym.

The Texas Brotherhood Ride encourages any participation from local fire and police Departments.  Plus, anyone that could acknowledge the riders from their vehicles, in front of their business or homes, would go a long way in showing their support for those that passed away and for this noble cause.