Road Trip

August 29th, 2012

8-29-12I love a good road trip, I’ve been on one for over three years. For the past 12 weeks I have been making my way, slowly through the 5 boroughs of New York City. I decided to get away from the hustle and bustle of this city for a few days, with a trip up the coast of Connecticut.
My first stop along the way was to the town of Darien. This Police department lost one of their own in the line of duty. Hero Patrolman Kenneth Bateman Jr., a US Navy Veteran, was killed in a robbery attempt at a local restaurant over 30 years ago. The memory of his heroism is still very strong throughout this small town.
I talked with a very enthused Sergeant Hudyma at this Police department. She was very excited to hear about The Kindness Bicycle Ride for Heroes and honoring men and women like Patrolman Bateman. Their department takes part in the Tough Mudder every year to raise money for worthy causes. I could tell from talking with her that she is a fierce competitor with a big heart.

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