Over 1,000 motorcycle riders came out Saturday for the seventh annual Officer Down Motorcycle Rally in San Marcos to remember Robert Rosas Jr., a Border Patrol agent who was slain near Campo last year.
The annual motorcycle ride is hosted by the Palomar College Police Academy Class 19 and Hallowed Few MC and occurs each year to remember California’s fallen officers. This year marks the first time the event has ever honored a federal officer.
“For everybody out there that we serve and protect, it’s our way to pay back to you folks and do something good for the families,” said event founder Damian Jackson.
“Don’t forget the families of officers killed in the line of duty, especially the kids. Everything we do is for the kids,” said Jackson.
To date, the events have been able to raise over $150,000 for the children of fallen officers.