600 mile ride honoring fallen first responders begins in Moncks Corner

Firefighter Jeff Worsham (WCIV)

The seventh annual Carolina Brotherhood Ride, which honors first responders lost in the line of duty, is getting underway Monday morning.

Firefighters, police officers, and first responders from North and South Carolina will ride nearly six hundred miles from Moncks Corner to Pineville, North Carolina.

The group is raising money during the six-day ride to help the families of those lost.

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Organizers say participants will honor thirteen firefighters and four law enforcement officers, including a police K9, who were killed in 2016.

The first leg of the event will honor Jeffrey Worsham. The former volunteer, fire marshal and a fire inspector in Berkeley County died in 2016 of natural causes.

Christopher Ray's line of duty will also be honored. The Conway Fire Rescue member died while responding to a fire in March, 2016. Ray was run over by a fire engine. His death was ruled accidental by SCHP, according to ABC News 4 sister station WPDE.

The first portion of the Carolina Brotherhood Ride is expected to cover 84 miles from Moncks Corner to Conway on Monday.

The event will begin at the Berkeley County Emergency Services Training Center on Reid Hill Road.

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