Area honors Deputy Kurt B. Wyman with 10th annual memorial motorcycle ride

Hundreds of motorcycle riders honored fallen Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy Kurt Wyman on Saturday. Bikers gathered at Harley Davidson of Utica for the 10th annual Kurt Wyman Memorial Motorcycle Ride.

Posted: Sep 19, 2020 5:31 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2020 12:00 AM

NEW YORK MILLS, N.Y. --- Hundreds of motorcycle riders honored fallen Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy Kurt Wyman on Saturday. Bikers gathered at Harley Davidson of Utica for the 10th annual Kurt Wyman Memorial Motorcycle Ride.

Wyman was shot and killed in the line of duty back in 2011 while responding to a domestic incident in the Town of Knoxboro. 

Ride organizers as well as Wyman's family spoke during the opening ceremony. Kurt's dad Brian Wyman calling for support for local law enforcement across the country.

The 85-mile ride brought the bikers across the county then ended Saturday afternoon back at Harley Davidson of Utica. Proceeds from today's ride go towards helping with construction on the Kurt Wyman Memorial Park in Whitestown.

"This ride we really focus on Kurt and the sacrifices that he has made for this community and really all of the law enforcement in this area that we've lost," said Organizer Dave Olney.

"It was a fantastic turnout from the community and again this is just a way of remembering the sacrifices deputy Wyman made that day protecting the men and woman of Oneida county," Said Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol.

Among those in the crowd was Wyman's family, Congressional Candidate Claudia Tenney, and Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon.

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