Carolina Brotherhood to bike through Horry County

08/01/2014 5:22 PM

08/01/2014 5:24 PM

The Horry County Sheriff’s Office and the Loris Fire Department are hosting the Carolina Brotherhood Bike Ride next week.

The Carolina Brotherhood is a group of firefighters and police who ride bikes to raise awareness for fellow service members killed in the line of duty.

The ride through Horry County will honor Horry County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Causey and Loris Fire Department Assistant Chief Rodney Hardee.

The group is slated to enter Horry County in the afternoon Aug. 7 and will be escorted to Loris where they will eat, shower and sleep before hitting the road again the next morning.

Causey died May 16, 2013, after being hospitalized since March of that year following a three-night security assignment in the Windsor Green community after a fire destroyed 26 condominiums. He died of complications of smoke inhalation while working the fire.

Hardee died at Grand Strand Medical Center July 9, 2013 three days after responding to a late night fire call in Loris. He was a deacon at the Oak Dale Baptist Church, the public works director for the city, served 40 years in the fire service with 20 as an assistant chief and fire marshal. Hardee also served 33 years in the S.C. Army National Guard.

To follow the progress of the ride, visit

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