Memorial ride held for fallen North Carolina trooper
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Numerous people turned out for a motorcycle ride to honor a fallen North Carolina state trooper.
WWAY-TV in Wilmington reports that the ride honoring Trooper Kevin Conner went from Greensboro to Wilmington on Saturday. Two men have been charged in the October shooting that happened during a traffic stop in Columbus County.
Brittney Ney organized the event that also included other types of vehicles. She estimated that they have raised $20,000 for Conner’s family.
Chuck Leavitt came out on his motorcycle with a group known as Road Riders for Jesus. The two-decade veteran of law enforcement said he helped train Conner and wanted to support his friend.