The students of SV West and SV Middle School were honored to host riders of the Illinois COPS Bike Ride as they made their way to the Illinois Police Officers Memorial statue in Washington, DC. The group honors those officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
A moving tribute was read in the presence of the family of fallen officer Brian McMillen, whose life was taken by two drunk drivers as he responded to a call near Illiopolis in 2007. The riders energized and inspired us all. We are so grateful that we were able to participate in a tiny piece of their journey.