Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 5210 Firefighters and police officers from North Caroli- na and South Carolina pedaled through Greer in the late July heat as part of a five-day, 463-mile bicycle ride to honor fallen brothers and sisters from the Carolinas. The Carolina Brotherhood Ride included 30 cy- clists plus support staff who began their journey in Co- lumbia and concluded five days later in Raleigh. The rides, which began in 2012, are a benefit to create finan- cial and emotional support for families of emergency responders lost in the line of duty in the Carolinas. The City of Greer Fire and Police departments assisted the riders and their escorts by temporarily blocking intersections to allow safe and efficient travel through the city. “The Carolina Brotherhood Ride is a project we all wish wasn’t necessary, but it is a reminder of the dangers faced daily by emergency responders and the sacrifices they make to protect others,” Greer Fire Chief Dorian Flowers said. “I’m pleased that we could assist in some small way to help the group as they rode through Greer.” The 12 first responders being remembered during the 2016 ride included U.S. Forestry Service K-9 Ma- ros, who was fatally shot along with his handler, Officer Jason Crisp, in Morganton, N.C. in 2014. The public was invited to help the riders reach their goal by making donations, purchasing apparel and sponsoring individual cyclists.