The officers stopped to pray and visit with the community at the Emanuel AME Church, rocked in recent days by the shooting of nine people during a weeknight Bible study.
The team left this message on Facebook: #HPDBikeRelay team member Lt. Randy Upton on the very emotional stop in Charleston a short time ago: "HPD Bike Team van's A&D @ Emanuel AME Church, Charleston SC. It was an honor to have prayed, and placed tokens of our respect to the victims and community."
The 40 officers are on an eight-day, 2,200 mile journey to New York City. They are riding to New York City to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In addition to this stop, the team made news when they stopped to save a driver trapped in a vehicle. null