Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim (FOX19 NOW/file)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Motorcyclist took to the streets of Cincinnati Saturday to honor fallen officer Sonny Kim.
The Cincinnati Reds along with the Harley Owners Group of Cincinnati participated in the 3rd annual Sonny Kim Fallen Officer Memorial Ride to raise money for charity.
Rich Brown from the Harley Owners Group of Cincinnati said hopefully they raised “a bunch of money” from the event.
“The funds go to three organizations...one The Shield, the other is the OHIO C.O.P.S., and the third charity we support is the Lighthouse Youth group, which is a charity that Sonny (supported) and his family asked us to support through all this and that’s exactly what we do every year,” said Brown.
Two of the charities help survivors of those injured or killed in the line of duty. The Shield provides emergency funds and resources to the families of officers in southwest Ohio, while OHIO C.O.P.S. (Ohio Concerns of Police Survivors) provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers.
There was a new route for this year's ride that ended at Great American Ball Park with free parking on Joe Nuxall Way, which was blocked off for the group, according to organizers.
The Reds along with Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati sponsored the first Bike Night at the Reds in conjunction with the Memorial Ride.
The Reds are donating part of the ticket price to the Memorial Ride, said organizers.