More than 100 bicyclists rode between 25 and 50 miles on Sunday in a benefit for a memorial being built by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Fallen Heros Remembrance Park will be located adjacent to the sheriff’s office headquarters in Ybor City on 20th Street between 8th and 9th avenues.
A memorial to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is also being planed for the park.
Fallen Heroes Remembrance Park will include a large statue of a sheriff’s office badge and a statue of a sheriff’s honor guard. A granite wall in the park will list the names of the sheriff’s deputies who have died in the line of duty.
The park is being built mostly through donations and private funding. The 9-11 Remembrance Park will have a World Trade Center metal beam on display that was donated to the sheriff’s office two years ago. The park also will feature statues honoring those who lost their lives during the terrorist attack.