Memorial Ride Honors Fallen Louisiana Peace Officers

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Held at Bleu Bayou Harley-Davidson, the third annual event also raised funds to send kids to summer camp.

Sometimes we ride for fun, and other times we ride for a cause. Recently, bikers from as far away as Tennessee took part in the Fallen Peace Officers Memorial Ride in Monroe, Louisiana. Money raised at the event goes to support the families of fallen Louisiana law enforcement officers. Some funds will also go towards sending their kids to summer camp.

Hosted by their namesake, Fallen Peace Officers Memorial, the third annual ride started and ended at the Bleu Bayou Harley Davidson in Monroe, Louisiana.

“We’re here honoring the fallen peace officers [and] all wounded [and] first responders,” ride organizer Zak Breland¬†told KNOE 8 News. “It’s not really just a certain group. We’re here to show them appreciation because nowadays it doesn’t feel like they get it.”

According to a post on the memorial group’s Facebook page, the special guest at this year’s ride was wildlife agent Tyler Wheeler. Injured in the line of duty, Wheeler has now returned to work after extensive recovery. He has also returned to serving his community.

Held at Bleu Bayou Harley-Davidson, the memorial ride event featured live music from Gin Mobsters. The power trio performed their brand of classic rock and blues. Watch a short clip of them performing an amazing rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the event on their Facebook page.

Besides raising money from the ride, the memorial group also took in funds through raffle items. Bundles included a gift bag full of Harley-Davidson attire, two hunter’s bundles full of everything you need to make your hunting excursion a success, and a bundle of Amped products from 5 Star Nutrition¬†in Bossier City. Taste Like Heaven food truck was on site to serve up some hot, fresh fare.

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