TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) – Two fallen officers from west Alabama will be remembered once again over the weekend in two counties. Three local groups are coming together to host the Back the Blue Benefit motorcycle ride. The ride begins in Tuscaloosa on August 6 and ends at the Bibb County Courthouse.
The three local groups are motorcycle clubs and all three are joining forces to do something special for three men. The groups are the Black Warrior Chapter of Alabama’s Protectors Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, the Regulators Motorcycle Club’s West Alabama Chapter and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6022.
The three include Officer Kennis Croom who died in Meridian, Mississippi, and Bibb County Deputy Brad Johnson. Both died in the line of duty. Bibb County deputy Chris Poole survived the same shooting that took Brad Johnson.