Columbus a stop for 2024 Cops Cycling for Survivors

Law enforcement officers and supporters with Cops Cycling for Survivors ride through Greenfield in a past ride across the state. The annual ride covers nearly 1000 miles and raises money to support the families of fallen officers.

Columbus will be a destination for the 23rd annual Cops Cycling for Survivors event in July, the organization announced in conjunction with National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which was Thursday.

Cops Cycling for Survivors will bike nearly 1,000 miles around Indiana over 13 days in July to honor law enforcement officers fallen in the line of duty and their survivors. The event will begin with an opening ceremony at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 8, at the Indiana Law Enforcement Memorial near the Statehouse.

The ride will include daily segments across Indiana concluding with a section on July 19 from Madison to Columbus, followed by the concluding leg from Columbus to Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis on July 20.

The 2024 Cops Cycling for Survivors truck was also unveiled this week. While the group rides in support and memory of all line of duty death officers, each year the support truck honors officers killed in the line of duty from the previous year. This year’s truck is in special memory of:

  • Deputy Sheriff Asson Hacker, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, end of watch March 2, 2023.
  • Master Trooper James R. Bailey, Indiana State Police, end of watch March 3, 2023.
  • Maintenance foreman Michael Robert Keel, Indiana Department of Correction, end of watch April 12, 2023.
  • Trooper Aaron N. Smith, Indiana State Police, end of watch June 28, 2023.
  • Sgt. Heather Glenn, Tell City Police Department, end of watch July 3, 2023.
  • Deputy Sheriff John Durm, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, end of watch July 10, 2023.
  • Deputy Sheriff Timothy J. Guyer, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, end of watch Aug. 1, 2023.

In addition to memorializing Indiana’s fallen officers, Cops Cycling for Survivors raises financial support for survivors. More information and a donation page are found at