August 31, 2015, marked the 25th Anniversary Memorial Remembrance at DPS District 8 of the deaths of DPS Officers Sergeant John M. Blaser and Officer David G. Gabrielli. There were officers from around the state in attendance. Members from our chapter, John Howe, Steve Mathews, Bruce Distler, Barry (Bear) & Robi Campbell, Terry, and John Chruscinski were there to support them as well as Jan Blaser – Upchurch who is a special honorary member of our chapter. Below is an article that was in the paper honoring these officers.
Here area few photos and a group photo with Jan Blaser – Upchurch.
We had our monthly breakfast ride today at the Good Egg. Those who were able to make the ride were Norm & Mary Hubbard, Russ & Jackie Cole, and our dear friend Terry.
The Moving Wall was in Three Points this weekend. This was the ONLY stop in Arizona for the Wall. Bear Campbell, new member Mel Tillett and his wife Marsha, Dan Figueroa, and myself made the ride to honor all Fallen Heroes. While Dan was there in spirit for our Chapter he was actually on duty with the PCSO directing traffic into the VFW @ Three Points. We met at the Ina Road Harley Davidson for morning coffee before KSU at 9:30. There were so many bikes we broke up into 4 groups of riders for the ride to Three Points. There were well over 200+ motorcycles of all makes and models and this was in our group only. A lot of other riders came during our time there. They were serving both breakfast inside and had hamburgers and hot dogs outside for lunch.
If you have ever been to the “Wall” in D.C. this is a traveling and moving replica of it. It was an honor and pleasure to be there representing the Blue Knights. Here are a few pictures. I took so many pictures of the bikes and people that I created a folder under our “Photos Page.”
Well another great night out for a dinner ride. This month we met at Pionic Pizza on Campbell. While we didn’t have our best turnout, Stan & Patti Thibaut, Ray & Donna Valenzuela, Jeff Jamieson, Bruce & Bonni Distler, and yours truly, those who made the ride were not disappointed. Pionic Pizza offers Pizza, Salad, or Pasta all for one price of $7.45. You can put as much or as little of any and all ingredients on your dish for one low price. You will NOT go home hungry that’s for sure. Here are a few pictures of those who made the ride.
WOW what a great turnout we had on Saturday. This was the first time going to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Twenty members, family and friends made the ride many on two wheels. Those who made the ride were; Alan & Susan Wagner, Al Tomlinson, Russ & Jackie Cole, Stan & Patti, who came in Patti’s PINK 1965 Mustang convertible, Bear & Robi Campbell, Twan and Fonda, John & Garnetti Falzone, Will & Karla Hanson, Bruce Distler, George (Bud) Welch, Terry and yours truly. Twan also brought of neighborhood friend by the name of Grady. We always encourage bringing friends along on our rides. Here are a few photos of those who made the ride.
On Saturday April 18th the IV Annual Brian Terry Memorial Ride was held in Tombstone. There was a large turnout of fellow LEO’s who came from as far as San Diego and San Clemente California.There were members from Legion Riders, VFW, Usual Suspects, Choir Boys, Hallowed Few, and Hired Guns and of course our Blue Knights AZ IX. Those from our chapter were Randy & Cindy Palmer, Dan Thrasher and yours truly. Larry Houghland was not able to ride but he did come to Tombstone.
The ride started and ended at the American Legion in Tombstone on Allen Street. First stop was Chosin Cycles in Huachuca City, Fraternal Order of Eagles in Benson, The Rock Saloon & Brill at the Triangle T Ranch in Draagon, VFW in Pearce, and finally back to Tombstone. Here are some pictures of the MANY motorcycles that were there.
Our April breakfast ride has come and gone. This month we had 14 members and family attend breakfast. Those who made it today are; Stan & Patti Thibaut, Bruce Distler, Russ & Jackie Cole, John Falzone, Jim Kneup, Terry, Norm & Mary Hubbard, Twan, Al Tomlinson, Mike Leeper, and yours truly. Here are a few pictures of breakfast.
Well another dinner ride has come on gone. This month we had fourteen (14) members and family make the ride to Shlomo & Vitos’s Italian Delicatessen. Those who made the ride were; Jim & Barb Kneup, Bruce Distler, John Chruscinski, Ray & Donna Valenzuela, Will Harris, Jeff Jamieson, Terry, John & Garnetta Falzone, Bear & Robi Campbell and yours truly. A great time, food, and conversation was had by all.