FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A group of North and South Carolina police officers and firefighters are riding in this year's Carolina Brotherhood.
This is no leisure bicycle ride in the park. These servicemen are on a 500 mile journey from Raleigh, NC to Charleston, SC, honoring fellow heroes who have fallen in the line of duty.
On Friday, 28 bikers in the Brotherhood ride are honoring the memory of Florence County Sheriff's Deputy, Joseph Antwine, at a ceremony. Deputy Antwine died on November 29, 2013 from injuries acquired while responding to an incident near Pamplico, SC. The ceremony will be held at the Lake City Fire Department on 223 North Acline Street, at 3 p.m. After the ceremony, The participating bikers will spend the night at the LCFD and continue on to Charleston on Saturday.
The brotherhood will be honoring ten public safety first responders who were killed last year in North and South Carolina. The journey began on Monday and will conclude on Saturday. Tomorrow, bikers are expected to arrive in Florence County around 1 p.m. and arrive at the LCFD at 2:30 p.m.
The public is encouraged to attend the ceremony.
Like the FCSO, the Horry County Sheriff's Office will also be participating in the Carolina Brotherhood, to honor their fallen counterparts.