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Bikers for Blue raise money for police, families of fallen officers

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Bikers went out for a ride Sunday to show support for Lowcountry police officers. 

Kickstands went up at 11 a.m. at the Lowcountry Harley Davidson store in North Charleston before they made their way up to Ladson.

More than 330 riders registered up to show their support for the men and women in blue and raise money for the Fraternal Order of Police funds, which go to help officers and the families of fallen heroes.

"I wanted to make sure the local officers know the bikers support them," organizer Brad Stansell said. Stansell decided to do something to show support after watching the recent killings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge. He said a buddy of his suggested the ride.

There was also food, prizes, and live music.

Local police officers say it's great to see such a big display of support from the community. 

"Personally, I think it's great," Summerville Police Lt. John O'Meara said. "Just this very big public display of support for what we do for the community. It's a big deal."

Overall more than $6,000 was raised for the Fraternal Order of Police.

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