Chicago Police Hold Ride To Remember Fundraiser

CHICAGO (CBS) — More than a thousand people participated in a fundraiser for the Chicago Police memorial today, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.

The engines got rolling at Harrison and Kedzie around 9 a.m. and ended at Gold Star Memorial and Park. Mark Baggetto stuck around after the bagpipes.

Chicago Police Hold Ride To Remember Fundraiser

“I have family who are police officers and they do a great job day-in and day-out and to share and show that we care about the fallen officers and the jeopardy their lives are in every day it is the least I could do,” said Baggetto.

In its ninth year, to date, the Ride to Remember has raised $150,000 which helps children whose police officer parent died in the line of duty.

“it’s a small drop in the bucket compared to the ultimate sacrifices of their parents and brothers and sisters pay but it is well worth it,” said Al Wysinger, first deputy superintendent.

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