GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A retired Gaston County police sergeant is back after traveling more than 2,000 miles on a bike to raise awareness for law enforcement suicide.
Sgt. Christopher Lowrance started his cross-country bike ride on May 3 in Astoria, Oregon. He finished on Sunday with a full escort at the Gaston County Police Department.
Lowrance’s initial goal was to raise $10,000 to support an organization called Blue Help. It tracks law enforcement suicides and supports families who have experienced it.
Lowrance exceeded his goal and raised more than $50,000.
“This isn’t for me. This is for those guys out there working and I say “guys” collectively -- the men and women that are dealing with stuff. All of this is for them. It’s not for me, it’s for them,” he said.
Lowrance said he never stayed in a hotel or tent during his cross-country trip. He always set up a hammock to sleep in.
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