Fundraiser benefits former deputy

June 9, 2014

Chuck Massie, Lyn Massie, Tonya Massie, Joyce Ledford and Pam Sellers prepare barbecue plates Saturday morning for as part of the fundraiser for Rick Massie.

Dan Forrest, front left, and Rick Massie, front right, stand with bikers before bikers take off on their trek. Massie is a former deputy injured in an on-duty wreck and was terminated when he could not return due to his injuries.

Bikers take off from the Lafayette Pkwy to begin 90-minute bike ride. The money raised will go towards medical expenses for former deputy Rick Massie, who was terminated from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office after he was not able to return to work due to an on-duty wreck that caused extensive injuries.

A supporter purchases a raffle ticket at the Saturday fundraising event.

Rick Massie, third from right, stands with a group who helped with Saturday’s fundraising efforts. Fundraising efforts included a bike ride, bake sale, barbecue plate sale and raffle. A bass tournament was held at Highland Marina on Sunday.