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LAPD officers pass through Tennessee on cross-country bike ride

PHOTO: WCSO

Middle Tennesseans cheered on cyclists with the Los Angeles Police Department as they passed through the area Monday on a cross-country bike ride.

The group is embarking on the first Hollywood Memorial Ride to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. A group of LAPD officers and supporters are biking more than 2980 miles from Hollywood, California to Washington D.C.

The Hollywood Memorial Ride's website said their goal is to pay tribute to fallen brothers and sisters in law enforcement as well as "to raise awareness of their sacrifice and raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial."

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office greeted them as they passed though Wilson County near the Lebanon Police Department on Monday morning. According to the WCSO, the ride began on April 25. The group plans to arrive in D.C. on May 11 for National Police Week.

Students and staff at West Elementary lined the streets outside the school to cheer on the cyclists.

Members of the Mt. Juliet Police Department escorted the cyclists through the Mt. Juliet area on Monday as well.

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