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Vermont Event Remembers Fallen Officers

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Money is being raised for the families of fallen law enforcement officers with several events in Vermont.

About 300 motorcyclists are expected to ride from Rutland to St. Albans on Saturday in a 3rd annual charity ride named after Vermont State Trooper Michael Johnson, who was killed in the line of duty 10 years ago. At the same time, the Funds for Fallen Officers Walk also takes place in St. Albans.

Organizers hope the two events will raise about $40,000 for a group called Concerns of Police Survivors, or COPS. The money will fund children of survivors attending camp and retreats with other children who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.

Last year, 128 officers were killed in the line of duty around the country.

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