Heroes BridgeHonoring first responders and veterans that have been lost to suicide
October 22, 2018, Third Watch LE Motorcycle Club gathered at the bridge between Rowlett and Rockland, Texas with 11 people to walk across the bridge. The walk has been a collective effort to raise awareness about Veteran and First Responder Suicides, they diligently walk it every month. Over time, the walk has grown and become more meaningful, they now have 70-130 people joining them. Each month they feature a special walker to represent the effort; this includes first responders, military, politicians and special guests.
On September 26, 2020, Highway 66 between Rowlett and Rockwall, will be renamed “Heroes Bridge” in honor of the first responders and veterans that have been lost to suicide. This day long event will culminate in a private dinner which will discuss future plans.
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September 26th, 2020
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“The creation of a monument honoring our officers lost to suicide is long overdue. Their injuries often called “invisible” will now be recognized. Their sacrifices will be remembered. Their legacy will be honored. This monument will be a healing place for Survivors as well as a reminder that in community there is strength.”
“One moment in time should not define a life, we believe the service of all first responders should be recognized regardless of the way they died. Recognition of those we lost to suicide is long overdue, the families have been waiting generations for their loved ones to be remembered for their service to their communities. We are proud to be able to help them realize their dream.”
“#walkthebridge has become more then an awareness walk, it has become a walk of reflection and healing. Because of this collaboration, we will be able to provide a place of reflection and healing for all families, friends and co-workers.”
Chris Kizziar, SGM John Vick, Senator Bob Hall, and Representative Rhetta Bowers have worked hard to make this dream a reality. This park and the surrounding town will become a gathering point for events and families who have lost a first responder to suicide. The magnitude of this effort cannot be understated, this is the first time that a location will be designated to those we lost to suicide.
More information will be released soon on the events of September 26, how you can support and what this means to the families.
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The newly renovated
Phone: (972) 556-0800
Please let them know you are with Blue H.E.L.P. to get the group rate.