Helping Families of Fallen Heroes

The Florida Tour de Force was not able to ride this year to support the families of officers killed in the line of duty in Florida during 2019 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. That didn’t stop some riders of all skill levels from riding in our first DIY (Do It Yourself) Ride in May 2020 and it didn’t stop our friends and partners at State Farm Insurance from donating to Florida Tour de Force.

Spearheaded by State Farm agent Manny Miranda, himself a fellow Tour de Force rider, he has organized our friends at State Farm Insurance to raise over $15,000 dollars to go to the families of law enforcement officers in the State of Florida. Those officers gave the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their duties to protect and serve.

In addition to this fundraising drive, State Farm also provided an additional $1,550 grant to the Florida Tour de Force in their unending support of our cause.

The following 26 State Farm agents across Florida generously donated to the Florida Tour de Force:


Manny Miranda – Palmetto Bay, FL

Kelly Hagar – Jupiter, FL

Linda Pforte – Marianna, FL

Jim Liufau – Destin, FL

Ellie Mills – Cutler Bay, FL

Fernando Ruiz – Miami, FL

Buddy Davenport – New Smyrna Beach, FL

Maria Maranda – Brandon, FL

Craig Dewhurst – St. Augustine, FL

Jane Thackrey – Boca Raton, FL

Maria Elena Cisneros – Miami, FL

Marion Fazio – Delray Beach, FL

Raul Despian – Davie, FL

Chris Barker – Wellington, FL

Eric Ponce – Melbourne, FL

Mike Hill – Pensacola, FL

Barry Stanley – Pembroke Pines, FL

Bernie Carr – Miami, FL

Barnie Walker, Jr. – Wellington, FL

Ted Hess – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Greisy Cabanas – Cutler Bay, FL

Steve Botkin – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ileana Cabrera-Rodriguez – Coral Gables, FL

Pedro Pinto – Miami, FL

Lexi Goza – Miami, FL

Craig Duncan – Clearwater, FL

Florida Tour de Force is a non-profit charity organization (501(c)(3) that aims to raise awareness for fallen officers and money for the surviving families of those officers lost in the line of duty.

For more information and to donate to FLTDF, visit our website at or email

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