Motorcycle group hosts trip from OKC to Edmond to honor officer

A motorcycle group hosted hundreds of riders on a trip from Oklahoma City to Edmond to honor a fallen officer.Sgt. CJ Nelson is being laid to rest on Monday after he was hit and killed while on duty. The 405 Riders honored Nelson on Sunday with a ride that ended next to his memorial. Many of the riders didn’t know him personally but said the loss still hurts the same.|MORE| Gym plans special workout in honor of fallen Edmond officer”This really hit close to home. I’m a lifelong motorcycle rider. I ride all the time and anytime an officer…a motorcyclist goes down, I really take it personal,” said Jeff Lindsey, motorcycle rider. The motorcycle community came together to the tune of around 500 riders and even more looking on in support.”I am not surprised at all of the turnout. I figured there’d probably be about a thousand people here,” Lindsey said. They said it is all about honoring one of their own.”We got to support every biker, regardless of what they ride. So, if it’s a motorcycle cop, if it’s a Harley, if it’s a sport bike. You got to support everybody , it’s a community,” said Lady B, motorcycle rider.Motorcycle law enforcement joined in on the ride too.|MORE| Family of Edmond police officer killed in crash overwhelmed by the outpouring of support”We’re here to remember him today, he’s a fallen brother,” said Ken Kelly, former motor officer. Eric Spencer, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, also spoke with KOCO 5. “As soon as my wife told me, the first thing that I felt was anger. Anyone that’s in law enforcement or any kind of law enforcement agency, I mean that’s a brother to me, and it hurts, it hits hard,” Spencer said. Motorcycle riders hope car drivers learn from this tragedy.”Car drivers, look twice. You never know if we’re behind you or next to you. Pay attention, put your phone down. That’s the main one, put your phone down,” Lady B said. Both riders and officers who came along weren’t surprised at the massive turnout, saying they knew people would come to support their fellow officers.

A motorcycle group hosted hundreds of riders on a trip from Oklahoma City to Edmond to honor a fallen officer.

Sgt. CJ Nelson is being laid to rest on Monday after he was hit and killed while on duty.

The 405 Riders honored Nelson on Sunday with a ride that ended next to his memorial. Many of the riders didn’t know him personally but said the loss still hurts the same.

|MORE| Gym plans special workout in honor of fallen Edmond officer

“This really hit close to home. I’m a lifelong motorcycle rider. I ride all the time and anytime an officer…a motorcyclist goes down, I really take it personal,” said Jeff Lindsey, motorcycle rider.

The motorcycle community came together to the tune of around 500 riders and even more looking on in support.

“I am not surprised at all of the turnout. I figured there’d probably be about a thousand people here,” Lindsey said.

They said it is all about honoring one of their own.

“We got to support every biker, regardless of what they ride. So, if it’s a motorcycle cop, if it’s a Harley, if it’s a sport bike. You got to support everybody, it’s a community,” said Lady B, motorcycle rider .

Motorcycle law enforcement joined in on the ride too.

|MORE| Family of Edmond police officer killed in crash overwhelmed by the outpouring of support

“We’re here to remember him today, he’s a fallen brother,” said Ken Kelly, former motor officer.

Eric Spencer, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, also spoke with KOCO 5.

“As soon as my wife told me, the first thing that I felt was anger. Anyone that’s in law enforcement or any kind of law enforcement agency, I mean that’s a brother to me, and it hurts, it hits hard,” Spencer said .

Motorcycle riders hope car drivers learn from this tragedy.

“Car drivers, look twice. You never know if we’re behind you or next to you. Pay attention, put your phone down. That’s the main one, put your phone down,” Lady B said.

Both riders and officers who came along weren’t surprised at the massive turnout, saying they knew people would come to support their fellow officers.

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