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"Bikers Backing the Blue" raise money for the families of slain officers in Baton Rouge and KC

Posted at 2:37 PM, Aug 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-07 20:19:53-04

DEPEW, Okla. - "Bikers Backing the Blue" hosted an hour-long ride and fundraiser to support the families of officers killed in Kansas City and Baton Rouge. 

Over four-hundred bikes traveled from Sapulpa to Depew to show support. 

Money from registration, donations, games, food and more amounted to more than $14,000 before the end of the day.

Randy Dixon started doing rides like this, and joined the Patriot Guard Riders of Northeast Oklahoma after his nephew died in Afghanistan in 2011. 

“They do for us everyday. We take it for granted, because they’ve always done it. And we kind of get complacent in the appreciation we show them," he said. 

The Creek County Police Department was in full force at the event. 

“That means the world to a law enforcement officer. Just telling them thank you for the work that you do," said Creek County Sheriff John Davis. 

The group raised over $15,000 for Dallas officers during its first ride on July 17. The founders hope to personally deliver the money to the officers' families soon.

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