Benefit ride taking place Saturday for fallen, injured officers

The Protectors Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Regulators Motorcycle Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6022 are all coming together for a Back the Blue Benefit ride this weekend. 

Proceeds from Saturday’s ride will go to support the families of fallen Meridian Police Officer Kennis Croom, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brad Johnson and surviving Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chris Poole.

“It is a benefit to raise money for these families that are left behind,” said Their protectors are no longer able to protect them, and it helps them feel like they have somebody they can lean on. The event will have live music, crawfish boil, shrimp boil, barbeque plates if you are allergic to shrimp or crawfish. So, we have something for everyone.” said Protectors Club Vice President Dustin Cline.

Organizers said this family-friendly event insides a benefit ride starting at the VFW Post 6022 in Cottondale and includes a special stop at the Bibb County Courthouse, where participants will place memorial wreaths for the officers.

Registration for Saturday’s event starts at 9 a.m. and kickstands go up at 10:30.

All vehicles can participate if they are street legal. Fees for vehicles and riders are $20.

The organization will also accept donations on PayPal (ProtectorsLemcBWP), Cashapp (ProtectorsBWChapter), Venmo (205-534-8718) and Zelle (205-534-8718).

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