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Memorial ride held for fallen North Carolina trooper

November 11, 2018

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.

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