Kentucky Brotherhood Riders Visit Zoneton to Honor Late Fire Battalion Chief
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A group of cyclists made up of firefighters, police officers, EMS personnel and their families rode to Zoneton Thursday in honor of a fallen battalion commander.
The Kentucky Brotherhood Riders have planned a ride to honor Zoneton Fire Battalion Chief Garry Keypassed away in February 2021 after a nearly month-long battle with COVID-19.
Key died just months after Zoneton Fire chief Rob Orkies, passed away in December 2020 after being diagnosed with COVID-19 while battling stage 4 cancer.
Riders visited Zoneton to honor the Orkies last year, and this year Key was honored on the ride to Shepherdsville.
“I’m a flight nurse, and we’ve all lost someone in the line of duty, and we want to honor them,” said rider and first responder Kimberly Morgan. “There are 21 people this year that we are honoring. Their names are on the back of our jerseys and T-shirts and stuff like that. We try to meet as many families as possible because people forget.
The group is traveling across the state of Kentucky to honor fallen first responders and are scheduled to make several stops including West Point, Flaherty, Irvington and Cloverport.
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