Memorial ride for fallen officer serves the community like he had

MASON, Ohio -- Motorcyclists and others gathered in Mason for the annual Brian Dulle Memorial Ride Saturday to give back to the community and serve others, much like Brian Dulle did in life.

Dulle was described as "one of the good guys" by his colleagues at the Warren County Sheriff's Department. He was killed in the line of duty deploying stop-sticks to help end a police chase in 2011.

Before he was killed, Dulle's daughter Madelyn was diagnosed with pleuralpulmonary blastoma, a rare childhood cancer which affects the lungs and chest cavity. This diagnosis pushed Dulle and his family to establish the nonprofit Maddie's Hope.

"When Brian was still alive, he was trying to put together a motorcycle ride to honor Maddie's Hope," said Paul Weibel, assistant site coordinator.

Maddie's Hope raises money for cancer research and to help pay for services for those diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Proceeds from the ride go to other organizations as well.

Weibel said there are two other main charities the ride benefits: the Mourning Stripe fund and the Brian Dulle Memorial Scholarship.

Mourning Stripe Fund helps fallen officers and their families, while the Brian Dulle Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student attending the police academy at Butler Tech.

Even if you're not a motorcycle rider, Weibel says there are other ways to help.

There will be live music, food and plenty of raffle baskets available at the Powder Keg Harley-Davidson at 2382 Kings Center Ct. until 3:30 p.m.

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