On Sunday, August 19th, we will be kicking off the 13th annual Blue Thunder Motorcycle Run in memory of Deputy Ron King who was killed in the line of duty in 1999. Ron served his community as a Deputy Sheriff with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and worked in the traffic enforcement unit. While on duty on his motorcycle, he was struck and killed by a DUI driver. It is in his honor that the Ron King Organization was formed. Ron not only believed in kids, he believed in a positive future for each and every child. He spent his working and personal hours pursuing that mission. His passion to help and to believe in kids continues through the efforts of the Ron King Organization.
This year, a portion of the proceeds from The Blue Thunder Benefit Run, created in Ron Kings memory will also assist the family survivors of the Englewood Officer, Jeremy Bitner, killed in the line of duty. The remainder of the proceeds will continue to fund our scholarship program, our Student Assistance program and the Officer’s Benefit fund.
Pre-Registration is available on-line at www.ronkingorganization.org
Registration is Sunday morning, August 19th, beginning at 8:30 am at the Douglas County Justice Center located at 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, CO.
$25 registration fee per bike – passengers are free.
The Ron King Organization is a 501c3. Traditionally, over the last 13 years, we have supported the youth of our community by awarding college scholarships to support a young person’s dream of further education, as well as contributing to the maintenance of the law enforcement memorial located at the entrance of the Douglas County Justice Center. The mission statement of the organization is to promote unity between the public and law enforcement personnel through fundraising to assist the youth of our community and law enforcement families suffering from hardships, including line of duty injuries and deaths. Recently, the organization developed the Ron King Student Assistance Grant Fund. This will be available for all students within the Douglas County Community and the Denver Metro area as assistance to help cover costs related to school academics and athletic situations where a family may have, or is, suffering hardships of some kind. The application for these funds can be found on the official web site of the organization.
I am hoping that your organization finds this event a worth while story to cover. The public is invited to come and celebrate the legacy of a dedicated officer and remember all those that have given their lives in the line of duty.