Back in May, Englewood police officer Jeremy Bitner pulled over a Mustang driven by Kevin Montoya in the early morning hours for a traffic infraction. The two men stood outside by the police vehicle’s left front fender.
Conner Donahue, 20, allegedly drunk at the time, side-swiped the vehicles and hit the two men. Montoya recovered, but Bitner died from his injuries.
Two months later, the Englewood Eagles organized a show of support for Bitner’s surviving family members. They raised money for two months to help Bitner’s wife Tina and her children. They also organized a memorial and donation-based dinner.
Past Eagles president Tom Sullivan said he wanted to help the grieving family, and since many of the Eagles were motorcycle riders, it made sense.
“I sent information out to several law-enforcement motorcycle clubs like the Smoking Guns and Blue Knights, and members of both groups joined us for the ride,” Sullivan said.
Rider and police officer David DeHaan II decided to join the ride because of the strong sense of community shared by officers and motorcycle riders.
“In our profession you never know what tomorrow will bring and maybe if you help a fallen fellow officer’s family, if I go down, maybe someone will step forward to help my family,” DeHaan said.
It is remarkable that even though Bitner was not involved in a motorcycle accident, riders still gathered from across the state from multiple organizations to support his family. Riders support each other, and motorcycle enthusiast Tom Metier is ready to help you if you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident. Call us today at (866) 377-3800, or visit our website to learn more about motorcycle accidents.
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