Swiftwater, Monroe County - A retired FBI Agent approaching 70 years old, biked thousands of miles across America.
Jim Caverly pedaled for police. He said, "There's about an officer killed about every 57 hours in this country. And it comes out to usually over 150 every year."
Jim and his wife Jeanne have spent decades counseling the people those officers leave behind. They are part of an organization called "Concerns of Police Surivors," COPS. Jim said, "You can't help but pick up the emotions of the other officers, the families, spouse, you know the people that are under that umbrella."
COPS provides counseling and special programs to help families rebuild their lives. Jeanne said, "Just knowing that is I think what really keeps me going."
Jeanne followed Jim in an RV while he bike across America. Jim said, "It seems like people make a big deal. But giving your life in the line of duty, that's a big deal."
Troopers at the State Police Barracks in Swiftwater appreciate the effort. Their brother, Josh Miller, was killed on duty in June o 2009.State Police Trooper David Peters said, "When community programs and national programs like COPS step out and are willing to help someone that you hold dear to yourself as in Josh or his wife Angela, it's always something that's more sincere for us."
The ride raised about $7,000.