Riding hogs in honor of peace officers

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A group of Harley-Davidson riders rolled into Carson City this weekend to help put a shine on the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

The group of about 12 made the more than 400-mile ride in celebration of Peace Officer Memorial Week, which ends today.

Choir Boy Skip Coleman Saturday morning handed Carson City Mayor Ray Masayko a check for more than $4,000 raised by the club to help restore the memorial that is showing signs of "Mother Nature's wear and tear," said Jim Sartor.

According to Coleman and Sartor, restoration will include polishing of the brass and marble, repair of chips and cracks and re-engraving of the names and poems. The memorial, dedicated in 1998 and updated annually, is in need of about $20,000 in repairs.

Coleman and the others in town for the weekend are members of "The Choir Boys," a motorcycle club consisting of current and former law enforcement officers from Nevada, California, Arizona and Texas. Members from the Las Vegas, Henderson, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange clubs joined the ride to Carson City.

According to the group's Web site -- www.choirboyslemc.org -- members are dedicated to the law enforcement officer and those who have paid the ultimate price.

The Choir Boys are a nonprofit social club open to all active duty, reserve and retired law enforcement officers "who own and ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the pursuit of goodwill, brotherhood, charity and the wind in your face," said the Web site.


To make a donation to the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial restoration fund call (702) 384-5174.


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