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Motorcycle ride honors fallen officers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - People from all over Colorado honored fallen officers in the Pikes Peak region with a motorcycle run Sunday.

The Pikes Peak Fallen Officers' Memorial Run has been going on since 2006. This year's ride honored former Department of Corrections Prisons' Chief Tom Clements. Clements was murdered at his Monument home in March 2013. Investigators believe parolee Evan Ebel is the one who killed Clements.

Daniel Underhill participated in the run and works for the D.O.C.

He said when Clements died it was a huge blow to the corrections department.

"Everyone in the facility was totally somber, you could tell there was total shock not just by the D.O.C. but by inmates," Underhill said.

26 fallen officers were honored, including former Colorado Springs Police Detective Jared Jensen.

Jared Jensen was shot and killed while trying to arrest a parolee in 2006.

His brother, Colorado Springs Police Lt. Jeff Jensen, has been honoring him. He wears a silver bracelet with his brother's name.

The death of his brother shocked him.

"It was horrible, it was like anyone who has lost a loved one. It was horrible news, it was devastating," Jeff Jensen said.

Officers want to build a Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers' Memorial at Memorial Park. They hope to have it built by 2016.


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