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Tri-State Trek To Honor Greenwich Police Sergeant

Cheer on the team of Greenwich police officers raising money Sunday for a cure for ALS and their colleague Sgt. Roger Petrone.
Cheer on the team of Greenwich police officers raising money Sunday for a cure for ALS and their colleague Sgt. Roger Petrone. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Greenwich Police Department

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The epic 220-mile Tri-State Trek will end its three-day journey Sunday, rolling the length of Greenwich into downtown and finishing by honoring a 17-year Greenwich police veteran who is battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

For the fifth year, members of the Greenwich Police Department will ride to raise money for Sgt. Roger Petrone who was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, six years ago.

Petrone has beat the odds, as the life expectancy of a person who suffers from ALS is three to five years, according to a Greenwich police statement.

The first riders are expected to cross the Connecticut border into Greenwich on Riversville Road at approximately 11 a.m. Greenwich police officers will join the ride at John Street.

The route will take a sharp left onto Pecksland Road, then right onto Round Hill Road, followed by a turn onto Lake Avenue, which will take the riders right by Greenwich Hospital.

Finally, the ride will head down Lafayette Place, turn briefly onto East Putnam Avenue and finally make its way down Greenwich Avenue for a "victory ride." Riders will finish and celebrate at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

The Tri-State Trek , which is raising money to benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute, begins its three-day journey Friday in Newton, Mass.

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