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A man biking across the country to support first responders ends his journey in Boston today

Blog Post created by Cathy Longley Employee on Sep 7, 2016

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A Chuckey, Tennessee man will wrap up a cross country ride in support of first responders today in Boston.

 

After watching the news last fall and hearing about police officers being shot, 60-year old Bill Morin quit his job, bought his first bike in 27 years and began training for an awareness ride to remember. The father of three set out from Seattle in June and will arrive at the historic setting of Paul Revere's ride in Boston's North End later today (earlier than planned). A Coast Guard veteran, Morin has no connection to law enforcement or the fire services, he simply wanted to say thank you to first responders and the military so he trekked across the country to bring attention to those that work in law enforcement, the fire services and the armed forces.

 

Riding roughly 55 miles per day, Morin made stops in 23 states. Earlier this summer, Morin told the News Gazette, "I'm just an ordinary guy who wants to say thank you."

 

We thank you, Bill Morin, for respecting our first responders and riding in their honor.

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