Posted: Jun 22, 2013 10:16 PM by Keele Smith - MTN News
A group of bikers brave the elements today to ride for a special cause.
The bikers were all part of the Gallatin Valley Law Enforcement Memorial Ride.
Marlin Overton was just one of the participants in today's memorial ride.
"There's probably not many of us here that don't know someone personally that has died in the line of duty."
The trek started off in Belgrade and ended at the David DeLaittre Memorial Park.
A chaplain led a service honoring officers like David--who have lost their lives serving our country.
David's father says it's overwhelming how many people showed up this year.
"I thank these riders, I thank the people that have supported this cause down here at the park," said Dennis Delaittre. "And I just appreciate everything that they do."
The annual event helps raise money for the memorial park--which honors officers on a local and national level.
A wall in the park honors any Montana officer who is killed in the line of duty. More than one hundred names are already engraved on the wall.
Only one has been added since David's death in 2010.
The bikers contribute to the park by registering for the annual ride.
Overton has made it to both rides so far and said he'll be back again next year.
"There's no doubt about it, I'll be here. Come hell or high water."
Organizers say they hope to use some of the fundraising money to start a scholarship next year.