Board Members

Monica Zahasky – President

Monica Zahasky has participated in the ride every year since 2002, the first year the group rode to
Washington DC from Indianapolis. Cycling in this ride is Monica’s way of giving back to the families
that have lost officers in the line of duty and honoring the sacrifice by her fellow police officers. She
wants her participation to remind communities of the sacrifices made by law enforcement
professionals, to show her respect for law enforcement officers, and to show love to the survivors
left behind after a line of duty death. Monica lives in Bloomington with her family.

 

Nathan Peach - Vice President

Nathan is a detective with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and started his career as a patrol Deputy
in 2005. Nathan first learned of Cops Cycling for Survivors after the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office lost
its first deputy, Sarah Jones, in 2008. In 2014 he road his first day with Cops Cycling for Survivors, and
he hasn’t missed a mile since 2015. Aside from being a detective, Nathan is also assigned to the Sheriff’s
Office Bike Patrol.  While on the annual bike ride, Nathan is cheered on by his wife Randi, and their two
daughters Amelia and Gwyneth. 

 


Kevin Getz – Treasurer

Kevin Getz has been riding since 2007 and is currently a detective with the Indiana State Police's
Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. He is married to Deb Gets and they have three children:
Elizabeth, Thomas, and Katie.

 

Ryan Skaggs– Board Member

Ryan is a police officer/K-9 Handler with the Indiana University Police Department- Bloomington
Division, where he has been employed full-time since 2011. Retired Captain Greg Butler, former IU
Police Academy director, was passionate about Cops Cycling for Survivors and encouraged all of his
young officers to get involved, passing his passion for the organization to Ryan as Greg transitioned
to retirement. Ryan is passionate about law enforcement as a career, and feels it is of the utmost
importance to honor the sacrifices made by our brothers and sisters in blue, to honor their memory,
and to help support the surviving family members and remind them that their officers' sacrifice will never
be forgotten. Ryan was married to Heather in September 2017, and they live happily outside of
Bloomington with their 3 dogs.

   

Bryant Orem – Board Member

Bryant Orem serves as a lieutenant at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy where his
responsibilities include Emergency Vehicle Operations, Instructor Development, and testing among
others.
  He retired from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in 2019 where he held a variety of
positions since 2003,
 most recently serving as the Public Information and Education Officer and
Operations Sergeant.
  He began honoring fallen officers after the line of duty death of a close high
school friend in Garland, TX and remains committed to honoring all our fallen heroes as well as supporting
their survivors.  
 A specific goal is to see the torch passed on to the next generation of officers to ensure
the legacy of the fallen is not forgotten. Bryant has participated in the bike ride every year since 2010. 



 

Annette Deguch - Board Member

Annette Deguch is the widow survivor of Corporal Paul R. Deguch, South Bend Police Department,
EOW 8/27/97.  Being a part of this organization warms her heart and she is excited to serve on the
board. Annette has ridden with Cops Cycling for Survivors for orver 5 years along with her daughter,
Mackenzie, who has joined a few times. She is honored to pay respect to the fallen Indiana officers,
privileged to meet the survivors as they keep moving forward with their lives and enjoys the friendships
with the other riders. She also loves the opportunity to honor her husband, Paul.  Annette and Paul
have three children: David, Theo and Mackenzie. She lives in St. Joseph County.


 

Holly Heath - Board Member

Holly was introduced to Cops Cycling through her dad, John Heath.  He served with the
Allen County Sheriffs Department for 21 years and has cycled with Cops Cycling since 2009.
 
In 2015, Holly rode 3 days with her dad and was hooked.  It was at the Wabash Valley
Correctional Facility, reading the  ODMP for John H. Grimm, that a true passion and
understanding for the officers killed in the line of duty and their survivors was planted.
 
Holly and her two boys, Colton and Weston reside in Leo, Indiana on their family farm.
Holly enjoys cycling and running, as well as,  being active with her family and community as

a small business owner.




Janice Starnes - Board Member

 

 

 













 

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