The Blue Memorial Ride was held on Sunday in honor of the late officer, Daryl Pierson
ROCHESTER, NY – Fallen Rochester police officer Daryl Pierson was honored on Sunday during the “Third Annual Daryl Pierson Back the Blue Memorial Ride.”
Nearly eight years ago, Pierson was shot and killed while pursuing a suspect on foot. The event was organized by the local organization Patriots 4 First Responders. Bikers and truckers started in downtown Rochester and made their way to the “Piano Works Mall” in East Rochester.
“They put their lives on the line to protect us. Yes, there are a few bad ones, but that doesn’t distinguish the good hard work they all do. Whether it’s State Police, Federal FBI, New York State Police, Monroe County Sheriff, local LEO, they all want to go home in the end of the night, in their family.,” said Eugene Schlesing, founder and CEO of Patriots 4 First Responders.
Organizers say it’s important now, more than ever, to support first responders in our community.