Next Wednesday morning, a young Glascock County deputy who lost his life in the line of duty will be remembered and honored as the E.O.W. Ride to Remember stops in Gibson. The event is expected to begin with the arrival of riders at approximately 9 a.m. at the Glascock County Sheriff's Office.
Deputy Joshua “LJ” Ryer was killed in a car crash in Wilkes County on Jan. 29, 2019. He is one of 146 officers, across 30 states, who lost their lives in 2019.
“Although, us at the sheriff’s office and his family have not, nor will ever, forget the hole in our hearts when L.J. left us, these services help others not forget and honor his memory. Your attendance would be great appreciated,” said Glascock County Sheriff Jeremy Kelley.
This is the first annual E.O.W. Ride to Remember and over a two-month period the riders will visit each community that lost an officer or officers in 2019.
Riders will be followed by a customized dually truck towing a 28-foot trailer with graphics depicting the fallen officers, their agency, and the sponsors who are helping support them.
In Gibson, the group will hold celebration of life for Deputy Ryer, make a presentation to his family, have guest speakers, and display the Memorial Trailer.
“We will also have some food and drinks for attendees,” said Kelley.