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Officers bicycle from Moore to Oklahoma City to honor their fallen brethren

Law enforcement officer bicycle to the Oklahoma Fallen Officers Memorial on Friday, May 18, 2018. (KOKH)

Fifty-five officers from all over the state traded in their squad cars for bikes Friday morning.

The officers biked 12 and a half miles from Moore to Oklahoma City as way to pay tribute to those who died in the line of duty.

"It kind of reaches the heart when you have 50 something officers from all over the state." said Moore Community Service Officer David Dickenson, "Every where; Guthrie, Tahlequah, Northeastern State (University), Norman, us, Oklahoma City is here."

The officers pedaled through 80 degree weather and were welcomed by friends, family and colleague's at the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial.

Six names were added to the memorial. During the ceremony family members placed roses on an Oklahoma shaped wreath, symbolizing where the officers lost their life.

One of the family members was Justin Terney's father - Michael Terney.

"I never thought this day would happen, but it has. And March 27th, he passed away 2017. It's something you'll never get over." said Terney.

Although the pain still resides for Terney and many other families there's a message Justin's father wants to get out.

"The violence needs to stop. Period. All over the country."

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