WE THANK YOU!
SPEARFISH, SD – The Black Hills Chapter of American Legion Riders Post 264 rode with flags flying high and made stops to thank the law enforcement officers at the Spearfish Police Department and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. The officers were recognized for their ongoing service to our local community. The route included Deadwood’s Main Street, where many tourists made it apparent they were pleased to see “Old Glory” waving in the breeze behind the motorcycles. Members of the ALR Black Hills Chapter wanted to honor and show respect to all officers who dedicate their service to protect and serve the people of our communities. In the thank-you cards, the words of former Sen. Barbara Boxer echoed the reminder of what it takes to be a member of the law enforcement family: “Law enforcement officers are never ‘off-duty.’ They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help they can get.” The Riders call on these officers to lead veterans’ funeral escorts to the interstate or local cemetery, and to help with traffic when doing events to support various causes.