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Annual Constable Sam Jeffers’ memorial ride coming up

A large group of motorcyclists were in Carbonear on Sept. 21 for the 12th annual Sam Jeffers Memorial Ride.
Motorcyclists are pictured in Carbonear during the 12th annual Sam Jeffers Memorial Ride in this file photo. - Contributed

On Saturday, September 22nd the Annual Constable Sam Jeffers’ Memorial Motorcycle Ride will start at 10 a.m. rain or shine from the Newfoundland and Labrador Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial at the Confederation Building.

This is the 15th year for the ride which was established by the Newfound Riders motorcycle riding club in 2003.

Details about the ride were provided in a recent news release issued by Newfound Riders.

Constable Sam Jeffers was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident at Rawlins Cross in 1957. He never recovered from the head injuries he sustained and spent the next 43 years at Waterford Hospital where he died on September 4th, 2000.

This year’s ride will travel with police escort to Monty’s North Atlantic gas station in Whitbourne before heading to Carbonear. After a short ceremony hosted by the Town of Carbonear, the ride will pass through Cst. Jeffers’ hometown of Freshwater before returning to St. John’s.

The $10 registration fee per rider helps to pay for and maintain the Newfoundland and Labrador Police and Peace Officers’ Monument at Confederation Building and the bronze plaque dedicated to Cst. Jeffers on the grounds of the Conception Bay Regional Community Centre.

Last year’s ride had about 80 motorcycles.

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