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Ride for Fallen Officers honors Utah's officers and their families

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - The 134 Utah officers who have died in the line of duty will be remembered this weekend during the Ride for Fallen Officers.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - The 134 Utah officers who have died in the line of duty will be remembered this weekend during the Ride for Fallen Officers.

"410 days ago" Aarik Beesley's brother Aaron died doing his job as a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper.

Beesley said, "That is when life changed, still to this day, I never thought it would happen and sometimes you wake up and wonder if it was a dream."

Trooper Aaron Beesley fell during a search and rescue mission on Mount Olympus. The 13-year patrol veteran fell from a 90 foot cliff trying to save two teenagers and died.

That day life changed for the Beesley family and especially for Aarik; he is also a member of the Utah Highway Patrol.

Beesley said, "It changed everything about the way I do my job."

The Beesley family will remember Aaron and the other fallen officers in Utah this weekend with the ride for fallen officers.

Mary Lee Robinson, who has organized this event for seven years now, said, "It is to pay homage and honors the officers that have given their lives."

Thousands of motorcycles will ride from Timpanogos Harley Davidson to the State Capitol as a tribute to the officers lost and an opportunity to raise funds to honor the fallen and help take care of the families left behind.

For more information on the race, visit the link on this page.


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