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Wiregrass Newsroom: Motorcyclists ride to raise money for Samson deputy's family

Nearly 120 motorcycles ride into the Geneva County courthouse to present money to Geveva County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Myers and his family Nearly 120 motorcycles ride into the Geneva County courthouse to present money to Geveva County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Myers and his family

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GENEVA, AL (WSFA) - It's a sight Geneva County Sheriff's Deputy, Josh Myers, never thought he'd see.

 "I just thought, well, they must be headed somewhere else," he says of the more than one hundred motorcycles approaching the Geneva County courthouse Saturday morning.

But they weren't headed elsewhere.  Instead, they were coming straight for him.

The Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club--made up of law enforcement officials just like Deputy Myers-- rode from Montgomery, giving their Saturday morning to give back to one of their own.  The group rode to raise money for Deputy Myers after he lost his wife, Andrea, and middle child, Corrine, when a gunman killed ten people during a shooting spree in Geneva county in March.

The club raised $6,000 dollars--all of it going to the Josh Myers Family Tragedy Relief Fund at Superior Bank in Samson.

"Our hearts hurt for everyone here that's in Geneva and the tragedy that it went through.  Being a public safety motorcycle club, [we're] showing our support to a brother," says Iron Warrior, Michael Smith.

Nearly 120 motorcyclists rode in support of Myers, and many say they've never even met him.

"You can feel their pain.  It leaves you without words.  It's so hard to explain why we're here.  It's just something I felt I needed to do," says Iron Warrior Traci Madderra.

It's support like this helping the Myers family make it through each day.  And with Mother's Day just around the corner, it's something Myers says would have made Mom smile.

"I know Andrea would have loved to see it.  She loved motorcycles."

A love they share, and a passion the Iron Warriors used for good. 

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