VIDEO: Texas first responders rode across the state for eight days honoring 14 first responders who died in the line of duty.
Thirty-three riders participated in the Texas Brotherhood Ride which started in Hempstead, then on to Dallas and ended at the Texas Capitol. Houston firefighter Robb Hyatt said the goal was to honor first emergency responders and give emotional and financial support to their families.
"We know we have a dangerous job we know when we put that uniform on sometimes we may not make it home," Hyatt said. "The route was tough we went through almost 16,000 feet elevation; every rider does every mile we average 80 to 100 miles a day it was very hot this year but we push each other as a team."
The riders carried dog tags with the names of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Houston firefighter James Wick wore his friend Damion Hobbs' helmet. Hobbs died while fighting a house fire in 2009.