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Motorcycle ride to honor fallen UPD officer set for Sunday

FILE - Motorcycles and flags as people arrive at the funeral of Officer Doug Barney, who was killed in the line of duty, arrives at the Maverik Center Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in West Valley City. A motorcycle ride to honor Barney is scheduled for Sunday, M
FILE - Motorcycles and flags as people arrive at the funeral of Officer Doug Barney, who was killed in the line of duty, arrives at the Maverik Center Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in West Valley City. A motorcycle ride to honor Barney is scheduled for Sunday, May 15. Proceeds from the charity ride will benefit the Volunteers of America - Utah's new Youth Resource Center.
Tom Smart, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — A motorcycle ride to honor fallen Unified police officer Doug Barney will be conducted Sunday, with proceeds from the charity ride benefitting the Volunteers of America-Utah's new Youth Resource Center.

Registration for the event, sponsored by Addictive Behavior Motor Works, is available on the Taking it to the Streets: Ride for Homeless Teens Facebook page.

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder will start the Taking it to the Streets ride, which will begin at Volunteers of America's Youth Resource Center, 888 S. 400 West.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the ride starts at 10 a.m. Riders will travel north to Henefer, Summit County, on a 96-mile ride. Unified police officers will escort the ride, and the Salt Lake City Fire Department will fly an American flag from the top of ladder truck at the event.

Assistant Utah Attorney General Nicole Lowe will speak on her experiences living on the streets as a youth and how Volunteers of America, a homeless services provider, helped her. She will present a plaque to Erika Barney, officer Barney's widow.

Upon the riders' return to Addictive Motor Works, 454 S. 500 West, they will be treated to a barbecue, live music, drawings and other family-friendly activities.

Tickets are $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. Participants will receive a custom pin commemorating the ride, pastries and drinks at the start, as well as the afternoon activities.

For more information, call Addictive Behavior Motor Works at 801-839-3999.

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