On Saturday, Sept. 13, law enforcement officers representing the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club and supporters will arrive at Shopville/Stab Fire Department to honor three fallen officers who ended their watch in the Commonwealth in 2007 and the 403 fallen officers in the Commonwealth that gave their all to law enforcement.
The sixth annual Memorial Foundation Ride is sponsored by Blue Knights KY XI, located in Stanford. The proceeds from the ride are given to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation.
The Blue Knights is an organization comprising of law enforcement officers from every aspect of the job and from many areas of the world. It's an organization that started in Bangor, Maine in 1974 when a few friends, all connected with law enforcement, started riding motorcycles together. From there the idea of the club was formed and the name Blue Knights was chosen. From the original seven members, the organization has grown to almost 20,000 members and currently represents 26 countries.