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Biker Dad: Riders hit the road to help build first responders monument

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BARTLETT, TN (WMC) -

A fundraiser raised money to help build a First Responders Monument in Bartlett on Saturday. Backing the blue, the red, and every other first responder in the Mid-South, bikers rode all over Memphis to show support for them.

The benefit ride was organized by the Lawful Sons Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, but other clubs and bikers showed up in force to show their support too. 

“Most of our members are police, fire military, or EMS, and it’s a first responders monument," said Lawful Sons President and founder Mike McCoy, "So it’s real important for us to do something positive for the community we’re in and let everyone in this community know that we are the good guys."

The ride started at Bumpus Harley Davidson in Memphis and ended at the Lawful Sons clubhouse in Bartlett. There was a raffle for a custom AR-15 rifle and other prizes. 

The monument will be a an obelisk that rises into the sky. A rendering from those trying to get it built also shows a start shape, an background wall. And there will be an opportunity for donors to buy bricks and dedicate them. 

"It’s great to be part of something bigger than yourself," says McCoy, "I’ve met some of the nicest people and some of my closest friends I would have never have met if it hadn’t been for motorcycles. It’s amazing the generosity in the biker community..all of the money we raise for these good causes and everything, it’s unreal..I’m glad to be a part of it."

You can find out more about how to help on the Facebook page for the monument.

There's also a GoFundMe page where you can donate directly. Organizers hope to raise $200,000.

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Chris Best is the Assistant News Director for WMC Action News 5. He's a husband and father of four. He's also a motorcycle enthusiast.

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