In a sunny corner of Sunland Estates on a September day, a group of people took the time to remember and honor hundreds of heroes.
The End Of Watch caravan travels the nation with a memorial wall of photos of fallen law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
Jagurut Sash, from Spokane, one of the leaders and organizers of the memorial, which is also a fundraiser for the families of the fallen, described it as a way to honor these officers, with a motorcade that has clocked in thousands of miles across the U.S. in the past few years. Six motorcycles serve as escort for the memorial.
“This year we were on the road 71 days, we went to 268 departments and ran over 21,000 miles.”
This year’s riders went south from Spokane to California and back up to Washington. They showed up at Sunland seeking to promote their efforts.
“I think it’s important we should not forget these beautiful men and women. Each of them has a story, they are someone’s mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son. And they are leaving behind somebody,” Sash said. “And when you talk to them, you realize that each of them has a story. Our job is to make sure that their memory is not forgotten.”
To learn more about this organization, please visit www.endofwatchride.com, or follow them on their Facebook page.