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Kannapolis Police officers hosting weekend fundraiser for bike ride to DC

KANNAPOLIS — Several officers with the Kannapolis Police Department are hosting a fundraiser later this week to offset their costs as they participate in the Bike to DC tribute ride in May.

The ride takes place May 9 beginning from Charlotte and ending in Washington, D.C. Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the state will make the trek in honor of those fellow officers they’ve lost in the line of duty. The ride cover 500 miles in four days.

Members of Kannapolis Police Department will be riding in honor of Officer Roger Dale Carter from Kannapolis, who died in the line of duty on December 31, 1993.

In order to cycle 140 miles or more every day, riders will cycle from dawn to dusk.

The Easter barbecue fundraiser will be Friday with Lts. Daniel Wallace and Bryan Ritchie cooking Boston butts, which are $40. The orders will be ready for pick up on Saturday at 8 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Midway. The pick up location will be at the church’s picnic shelters and can be accessed off Martin Circle.

Each participating officer must raise $500 and the money raised will help with lodging and food.

“Honoring our fallen brothers during National Police Week is very important to us. Please help these officers make this trip in honor of Kannapolis Police Officer Roger Carter who murdered during an ambush on December 31, 1993,” said Police Chief Woody Chavis in an online message urging support.

For more information about the bike ride visit www.biketodc.com and for more information about the barbecue fundraiser contact any of the following officers: Bryan Ritchie, Mike Carothers, Jamie Livengood, Daniel Beaver, Trey Hinton or Steve Belk via the Kannapolis Police Department at 704-920-4000.


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