The sounds of motorcycle engines could be heard for miles as riders from all over Southwest Florida gathered for a memorial ride to honor Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller. Organizers tell 4 In Your corner the turnout was much more than originally expected. The final headcount reaching going just over one thousand.
As the morning grew late, more and more riders arrived at Stu's Motorcycles to participate in the ride meant to honor a fallen, local hero. Many riders woke up early to make their way to the shop join the crowd that had gathered all during the morning.
One of those riders was Bobby Lynch of the Naples chapter of the Latin American Motorcycle Association. Bobby told 4 In Your Corner he woke up at five in the morning to get ready for the ride.
“That’s a good thing, shows the community what we’re capable of as a group”, he said of the massive turnout.
Lynch originally heard about the ride on Facebook. When he heard about it, he knew he wanted to get his organization involved and called the organizers to make it happen.
“I told them that LAMA Naples would come down and help support and that’s what we’re doing.”
LAMA joined dozens of other organizations that came out to ride. Leading the pack was the Fort Myers Leading the ride was the Fort Myers police department following behind Officer Jobbers-Miller's patrol car. They were joined by other law enforcement agencies like the Cape Coral Police Department and the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
The hour-long ride ended at Fort Myers Police headquarters with a brief gathering. Organizers tell Four In Your Corner approximately 1,000 riders took part.