NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nearly a month after a Dickson County Sheriff’s deputy was murdered on duty, the community continues to honor him.
On Saturday, an auction and memorial ride was held to raise money for Sgt. Daniel Baker and his family.
Over 200 bikers and riders were in attendance at the event.
“Just seeing that response from that community, it makes you realize that the community is still behind our law enforcement officers, everywhere,” said Matthew Riggle of Middle Tennessee’s Indian Motorcycle Riders Group.
Riggle organized the efforts after hearing Sgt. Baker’s story and finding shared experiences with the slain officer: both fathers of young children, both veterans, and both new homeowners.
“I knew this is something I wanted to do,” said Riggle.
Between the auction and donations from rider participants, the event raised $15,576.
At the event, the nonprofit, Tunnels to Towers, also presented a $50,000 check to Sgt. Baker’s wife, Lisa.
Sgt. Baker was killed in the line of duty on May 30 while responding to a call.