Law enforcement officers' on motorcycles fellowship while caring for their own


Lake Murray, SC (Paul Kirby) A group of current and retired law enforcement officers regularly gather together here in Lexington County, and across the state, to enjoy fellowship with others while they celebrate their love of riding motorcycles. Now, they are also working to support officers and their families whether they're trying to better themselves, or they're just down on their luck. The Law Riders Motorcycle Club was founded in Charleston, South Carolina in 2001 to create an environment for these men and women. Because they have all been public servants, it wasn’t long before the desire to help people also became a mission of the club. Together, the group decided they would raise money to donate to officer who’ve been injured at work, or the families of officers killed in the line of duty. The Lake Murray Chapter was founded in October of 2015. The founding members are a collection of both retired and active law enforcement officers from the Lake Murray area. The group enjoys the brotherhood of likeminded individuals, and is always willing to spend some time burning up the road and enjoying some wind therapy. Each April, the chapter holds an oyster roast to raise money to help the families of local law enforcement officers. Now, they are expanding the scope of their mission. Their goal is to be able to offer college scholarship money for line of duty officers wanting to get their under-graduate degree to advance their careers. This year’s roast will be held on Saturday, April 15 at the Carolina Wings and Rib House at 105 Northpoint Drive in Lexington. It will begin at noon and continue until 3:00 p.m. Tickets cost just $30 in advance or $40 at the door. There will also be reserved, VIP tables available as well, with your own server! These tables seat four and can be held for $200 each.

The Lexington Ledger will be giving away one of these on the Good Morning Lexington County show the week of the event. There will be given away in a contest on the LIVE program! If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, call Jay Phillip at (803) 518-1616. You can also e-mail him at jay@jwpinvestigations.com. Different members of the club from across the county have tickets so they’re not hard to get. You can call Jay at (803) 518-1616 to find who has tickets in your area. Don’t miss out on some great food and a great cause!

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