Motorcycle ride honors fallen Nicholasville police officer

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A group of motorcyclists on Wednesday evening placed a cross with a blue light at the site of a traffic accident that claimed the life of Nicholasville Police Officer Burke Rhoads one week earlier.

The riders, some who knew officer Rhoads, and some who didn’t, prayed for him and his family at the crash site.  Tracy Briggs, a member the Five Strong Plus Motorcycle Club, led the prayer.

“I didn’t know him, so at work all day long, I was thinking what I was going to say,” he said. “Well, when it comes to prayer, God speaks through you.  His family loaned him to us to protect us, so to pray for that and pray for their support and strength is easy.”

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The group also stopped at Rhoads’ grave site at Camp Nelson National Cemetery to pay its respects to the fallen officer. 

“We’re going to pull together, stay together,” Missi Hurley said. “A handful of us knew him [and] the rest of them just wanted to show support. It says something about where we live.”

A memorial concert is scheduled to be held Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., at ‘Momma’s Last Chance Saloon’ located at 2213 Lexington Road in Nicholasville.  Organizers say the money will go to the Rhoads family.