OVER 100 POLICE MOTORCYCLES COMPETE IN RODEO -Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office takes top honors

April 14, 2008

OVER 100 POLICE MOTORCYCLES COMPETE IN RODEO - Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office takes top honors

Broward Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit Sgt. Allen Adkins maneuvers through traffic cones as part of the 19th Annual South East Police Motorcycle Rodeo (SEMPRC) competition Saturday at Pompano Citi Centre. The annual event is the largest police motorcycle safety skills event held in the Southeastern United States. Over 100 police motorcycle officers from as far away as New Jersey, Maryland and South Carolina completed three days of training to enhance their skills prior to Saturday’s charity event. Sgt. Adkins, who also serves as the event’s president said, “This year’s event was the biggest yet and a great day of fun for the riders and spectators that came out to watch.” The individual winner awarded the title of “Mr. Rodeo” was Darren Harris of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Harris’ team from Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office also took the top spot in the team category. A new 2008 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster 883 and trailer valued at over $9,000.00 was raffled off to raise money for charity. Since its inception, the SEMPRC has raised over $300,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), a charity for children and families of slain law enforcement officers.

Photo by Mike Jachles/Broward Sheriff’s Office

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