HARTFORD – Today’s tributes to the Sandy Hook victims are not only taking place in Newtown. A sergeant in the Hartford Police Department is showing support for their families by riding his bike for 26 hours around the state to raise money for the Newtown Memorial Fund.
Sgt. James Elliot left from the Hartford Police Headquarters at 6 a.m. this morning. He will bike the circumference of Connecticut and finish his trip around 8 p.m. tomorrow.
By the time he’s done, he will have biked about 400 miles through a number of towns, including Newtown.
Sgt. Elliot used to be in the U.S. Marine Corps and is currently a member of the U.S. Military Cycling Team.