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‘End of Watch’ motorcycle ride announced for fallen Hardin County deputy sheriff

Matthew Locke

Beyond the Call of Duty is having an “End of Watch” ride in memory of Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Locke on Sunday, June 26.
Locke was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 25, 2021 while responding to a domestic disturbance call.
Said Hardin County Sheriff Johnny Alexander, “Deputy Locke was an outstanding officer who enjoyed his job and was dedicated to the citizens he served, ultimately giving them the greatest sacrifice of his life when he passed after being shot in the line of duty.”
Beyond the Call of Duty is a nonprofit organization with a mission of recognizing and honoring first responders who have died or been gravely injured while serving their communities.
The organization’s “End of Watch Ride to Remember” effort involves a group of motorcycle riders from Washington state. The group is escorting a 40-foot-long trailer across the nation to honor fallen officers from the prior year.
“It’s a great thing to remember the names of fallen officers and it’s important to honor those who have died protecting the public,” Alexander said.
In 2021, riders drove more than 22,000 hours in honor of 339 officers killed in the line of duty in 2020.
In 2022, they will be honoring 600 fallen officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2021.
The motorcyclists will be riding into Savannah’s Veterans Park at 50 Hanna Boulevard at 3 p.m. The street will be closed from 2-5 p.m. for a public event commemorating Deputy Locke.
Riders are welcome to join the group. For information on how to join the ride, email


  1. Galen Benson on June 17, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    It’s truly Humbling to see how much my son touched everyone and to see them repay their respect. Thank everyone

  2. Walstine Jaggers on June 21, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I’m a retired Savannah Police Officer and I would like to ride in with y’all.

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