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500 motorcycles expected to participate in 2022 Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Ride

Published: May. 28, 2022 at 10:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Motorcycles will line up in hundreds on Sunday for the 18th annual Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Ride.

According to a press release, the memorial, scheduled for May 29 on Alfred Lerner Way, will honor and remember eight first responders that died in 2021:

  • Wildland Firefighter- Selinde Roosenburg, 20
  • Nelsonville Fire- Senior Firefighter Jeffrey Armes, 38
  • Tiltonsville Fire- Chief Douglas Dugan, 62
  • South Point Volunteer Fire- Deputy Chief Carl Kleinman, 55
  • Columbus Fire- Firefighter/Paramedic Frank Duff Jr., 66
  • Columbus Fire- Firefighter Gregory Bauer, 56
  • Mary Ann Township- Chief Randy Miner, 57
  • Jefferson Township- Thomas Rees, 38

Cleveland Fire Chief, Eric Burchak, and Cleveland EMS Commander, Chris Chaplin, are expected to speak at the event.

The organization also plans to donate $7,500 to the families of the firefighters lost in 2021, in addition to awarding two $1,000 scholarships to students, the press release said.

The ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by a processional ride to the Western Reserve Harley Davidson store, located at 8567 Tyler Blvd. in Mentor, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the release said, adding food and entertainment will be provided until 3 p.m.

For more information, please visit firefightersmemorialride.com.

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