Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Blue Knights

No, Joseph Wanbaug's novel was "The Blue Knight", we are members of one of the newest chapters of the International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club know as "The Blue Knights."
The Knights have approximately 20,000 plus members worldwide, and they are headquartered in Bangor, Maine. Any current law enforcement officer, or retired law enforcement officer who has a motorcycle is eligible to join. Our Chapter, 42, has twenty members as of this post.
We all rolled out last night to assist the city of Los Fresnos, Texas in putting on an event to draw out residents for the National Night Out program. This program is designed to get the people up close and personal with the police in a non-confrontational setting, and to encourage them to get to know their neighbors better. The Los Fresnos Police Department and Fire Department had lots of free goodies and fun activities for kids and adults. We lined our bikes up for viewing and to let kids who wanted get their pictures taken on them. We also had some free goodie bags at our table.
The Blue Knights participate in a lot of community and charitable events in our local area. We also get together for fun and fellowship. Many of our monthly meetings are followed by a short ride together.
Gilbert Losoya, our new president is showing off his colors. It is a family oriented organization and our Lady Knights are always welcome and encouraged to attend. The event was well attended and everyone seemed to be having a great time in spite of the heat and humidity. People were actually volunteering to take a turn in the dunking booth. The fire department's water spray demonstration also drew big crowds.

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Michel de Montaigne