OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the 19th Judicial Circuit Victim's Rights Coalition, along with Martha's House of Okeechobee and the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office hosted a one day "Ride for Rights" motorcycle Fun Run. This ride was open to the public and consisted of both civilian riders and law enforcement riders traveling through multi jurisdictions; starting at the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, and traveling to the Port St. Lucie Police Department, Treasure Coast Harley Davidson, Martin County (Indiantown) sub-station, and into Okeechobee County. This was a 115 mile motorcycle run where all the bikes were escorted by Law Enforcement the entire ride.
This was the 10th annual ride and was established to provide awareness for victims of crimes. The Victim's Rights Coalition is comprised of members across the Treasure Coast to include Okeechobee, Martin, Indian River and St. Lucie Counties and are dedicated to assisting/advocating for victims of crime and their rights as victims.
Their Mission Statement is to increase community awareness to victim issues and to increase awareness of community services and support. The month of April from the 19th through the 25th is National Crime Victims Rights week. The 19th Judicial Circuit Victims Rights Coalition observes this week and hosts many events to give awareness to victims of crimes.
We would like to thank all that participated in this event to include the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Eagle Riders #4509 and the Blue Nights organizations, as well as all participants of the ride. Thank you to the sponsors/vendors: Gretchen Robertson State Farm, Treasure Coast Harley Davidson, Everglades Farm Equipment, Chobee Steelers Band, B & B Crafts, Big Red Bus, Lounge at Sacred Sanctuary, Superior Water, Plaster Playtime, Beck Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Chico's Burrito Shack and the multiple agencies and officers that assisted with the escort.
During this event $1,130.00 was raised from the bike run and an additional $1,330.00 from the BBQ dinner.