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Motorcycle ride benefits families of fallen law enforcement officers

The Saturday motorcycle ride, organized by Kentucky's Blue Knights chapter, benefited Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). The Saturday motorcycle ride, organized by Kentucky's Blue Knights chapter, benefited Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS).

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Riders rumbled through Louisville supporting families of men and women killed in the law enforcement community.

The Saturday motorcycle ride, organized by Kentucky's Blue Knights chapter, benefited Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS).

COPS provides resources for survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, like the Grignons.

"I'd probably be crawled up in bed if it wasn't for COPS, the support and helping hands they've given us. Peter Grignon was our son. He was shot and killed while on duty 8 years ago," Donald Grignon said.

To honor his son, the Grignons attended Police Week - a nationwide conference remembering America's law enforcement killed on the job.

Proceeds from Saturday's ride will help pay for Officer Jason Ellis' family to attend. Ellis was killed May 25 when he cleared brush a roadway while on his way home.

"We pay for them to go to hands on programs. retreats - where they can go and be with other people who can relate to losing their loved one Julie Schmidt said, Kentucky's Blue Knights president.

Jason Ellis will never be forgotten. Peter Grignon, I hope, will never be forgotten. These ladies and gentlemen riding today remember and honor. And that's what it's all about," Grignon said.

Organizers hoped to raise thousands to support survivors like the Grignon and Ellis families.

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