Raffle to aid officers loved ones
RIDING for their fallen colleague, police officers with a passion for motorcycles have been supported by Coffs Harbour businesses in raising funds for the family of late Tamworth highway patrolman David Rixon.
Senior Constable Rixon, a father of six, was killed in the line of duty earlier this year.
He was a member of the Blue Liners Motorcycle Club.
In his honour, fellow motorcycling police officers have redirected the club's annual fundraising efforts from children's charities to assisting the Rixon family.
A raffle to help the family over Christmas called for business sponsors and of the 10 who came forward in support, five were from Coffs Harbour - Bellbowrie Motors, Camerahouse/Olympus, North Coast V-Twins and Harley Davidson, Radguard Australia, Coffs Motorcycles and Lawn Care.
"It's a fantastic response from Coffs Harbour business people," said Blue Liners vice-president Bruce Scanlon.
"It is really warming that our local businesses have given so freely and without hesitation to this worthy cause.
"They are really punching above their weight."
Raffle tickets are $10 each and every cent raised will go to the Rixon family. It will be drawn on September 15.
Tickets can be bought from Bellbowrie, Coffs Camerahouse, or http://blueliners.com.au/wp/