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Police officers biking more than 1,000 miles from St. Louis to D.C. to raise money

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A group of police officers will start a 1,200-hundred mile bicycle ride from St. Louis to Washington, D.C. (Credit: KMOV) A group of police officers will start a 1,200-hundred mile bicycle ride from St. Louis to Washington, D.C. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A group of police officers will start a 1,200-hundred mile bicycle ride from St. Louis to Washington, D.C.

It’s a fundraiser for a summer camp for children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. News 4’s Paige Hulsey spoke with one of those children from St. Charles County.

“I hang out with my friends and we talk about our dads. I feel like I’m not alone because we all lost our dads,” said Paige Jansen, daughter of Officer Grant Jansen.

Ten years ago, her family was forever changed when her dad, a St. Charles officer, died in a car accident.

Paige is able to fish, swim, do archery, and talk about the legacy of her dad while meeting with counselors and mentors. Her two brothers and mom also go to the camp in Wisconsin, as well as hundreds of other surviving family members from around the country.

There are more than 20 officers from around the country, plus four family members of officers who were killed, that will bike to D.C.

Along the way, they are raising money for the kids camp put on by the organization Concerns for Police Survivors.

The officers should arrive, on their bikes, in Washington D.C. on May 12, just in time for Police Week in the U.S. Capitol.

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