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Gulf Coast Brotherhood cyclists to stop at MFD Tuesday

Meridian will be among stops for the 2022 Gulf Coast Brotherhood Ride.
which kicked off today in Hoover, Alabama, and will conclude Friday,
Oct. 7 in Monroe Louisiana

The team of cyclists are expected to arrive at Meridian's Central Fire
Station on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., according to MFD Chief Jason Collier
MFD Battalion Chief Kenny Robinson will be among participants of the
five-day bicycle ride across three states.

Following the I-20 corridor from Alabama to Louisiana, the team will pe-
dal more than 425 miles in five days to complete the mission, as stated
in a release by the Gulf Coast Brotherhood Foundation

The team will make nine stops, honoring fallen heroes at each destina-
ton. MFD Firefighter Eric Charles Gustafson will be the Meridian hon-
oree. Gustafson, 40, died Sept. 9, 2016, while answering an emergency
call. Born in New Orleans, Gustafson was the son of Dr. Harry and Jan
Gustafson and father to Jessica Lynne Gustafson, His mother will be
present for the commemoration, Collier said.

The Gulf Coast Brotherhood Foundation is a non-profit honoring fallen
first responders across the Gulf Coast. The team consists of active and
retired first responders, immediate family members of first responders;
and civilian supporters of the cause. Each year, team members partici-
pate in either a rider role or a support role to remind the families and co-
workers of the fallen that they will Never Forget. The foundation's motto
is One Team - One Mission: NEVER FORGET.



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