Lt. Rouse was shot and killed pursuing a convenience keep robber in December 2010 while running for the Dougherty County police department.
“Three months after the year of his demise, the police chief then who turned into Cliff’s boss and some bikers fashioned a ride only for the cash to elevate to provide to his circle of relatives,” stated Jackie Rouse, mother of Lt. Rouse.
Money raised from The Cliff Rouse Memorial Ride is about aside every yr, giving 1000 bucks to households that have misplaced loved ones in the line of duty.
“Cliff touched the lives of many human beings, and he would now not need this notoriety; however, if it becomes one of his coworkers, he’d be proper within the middle of all of it,” stated Rose.
Riders with American People Against Cop Killers or APACK rode in from Florida.
“The network is so supportive and the fact that these folks will pull over to the side of the street, & allow us to move by and to show recognize, and it’s just…It gives you goosebumps,” stated Tonya Griffin, a member of APACK.
Rouse’s mother says the journey becomes to put together via the Blue Knights and the Cliff Rouse experience committee.
“He has left a legacy, and it’s a legacy of the fantastic regulation enforcement officer that he was but in momma’s heart and daddy’s coronary heart, he’s nonetheless that little boy that we raised.”