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Motorcycle Ride Benefiting Koontz Family This Weekend
Updated March 25, 2016 7:10 AM
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(RUSSIAVILLE) - Members of the Howard County Sheriff's Department are assisting with the organization of a police escorted motorcycle ride to benefit the family of Deputy Carl Koontz.

Koontz was shot and killed Sunday March 20th, 2016 while serving a warrant in Russiaville. Sergeant Jordan Buckley was also wounded in the incident, however he is expected to make a full recovery.

Deputy Carl Koontz leaves behind his wife Cassandra, and his 8 month old son Noah. The ride this weekend will directly benefit the Koontz Family, and all proceeds will go directly to them. Participants should bring a rose or a flower to place on the memorial at the Howard County Sheriff's Department.

What: Rose Ride benefiting the family of fallen Deputy Carl Koontz

Where: Grissom Air Museum, 1000 W. Hoosier Blvd, Peru Indiana

When: Saturday March 26th, 2016 - Registration begins at 1 p.m. The ride will leave at 2 p.m. Police officers will escort the group of riders from Grissom to the Howard County Sheriff's Department in Kokomo.

Cost: Free Will Donation ($5 minimum)

Who: All style and types of motorcycles are welcome

*This message was sent on behalf of the Howard County Sheriff's Department. Questions can be directed to Deputy Ryan Reel, Howard County Sheriff's Deputy 765-456-2026



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