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Hundreds ride in honor of Officer Sonny Kim

Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim (Provided by Cincinnati police) Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim (Provided by Cincinnati police)
BOND HILL, OH (FOX19) -

A fallen Cincinnati Police officer was remembered this weekend with a fundraiser.

The second annual Sonny Kim Fallen Officers Memorial Ride took place Saturday, June 10 at the Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati, 1799 Tennessee Ave. 

Around 500 turned out for the 46-mile ride started at noon and returned to the motorcycle shop.

Last year, more than 600 riders participated and thousands of dollars were donated to two local non-profit agencies selected by Officer Kim's widow, Jessica, and the couple's three sons.

"We'll this a great tradition that Harley Davidson is sponsoring to honor Sonny Kim's but also to honor all law enforcement that's been loss in the line of duty," Mayor John Cranley said.

Officer Kim, 48, was shot and killed June 19, 2015, in Madisonville after he responded to reports of a man acting belligerently with a gun, officials said. He is the first Cincinnati police officer to die in the line of duty since 2000.

Stops along the route included Cincinnati Police District 2 headquarters in Hyde Park, where Officer Kim worked most of his career, and his grave at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Montgomery.

Proceeds raised will go to a charity, which is selected with the help of Sonny Kim's wife. A scholarship is also in the works to help student who want to pursue a career in law enforcement.

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