Riding to remember the fallen

Through rain, heat, traffic and sweat, a group of firefighters and police officers bicycle across state lines to honor those who gave all.

The Carolina Brotherhood is a cycling charity event established in 2012. Every year the organization, based in Charlotte, N.C., raises funds for families of fallen first responders. Volunteer cyclists bike across North and South Carolina and stop in every town who lost a public service man or woman the year before.

This year, Myrtle Beach was on the map.

Eleven service members – and one canine – across North and South Carolina died in the line of duty in 2014, including Lt. John Burns with Myrtle Beach Fire and Rescue.