Sheriff’s office hosting ride

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will host its annual charity ride Aug. 26, helping to raise money for those in need throughout the community.

Proceeds will go to different causes, organizations and charities, which will be determined by a committee of ride organizers. Past recipients include Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, the Special Olympics and the Children’s Organ Transplant Association.

The ride also will be raising money for the family of Lt. Aaron Allan, the Southport police officer who was killed in the line of duty July 27. Collections also will be taken from 8 to 10 a.m. the day of the event, and a collection jar where people can drop off donations will be set up at the sheriff’s office administration desk starting Monday.

All of the money collected this way will go to the Allan family, said Sheriff Doug Cox.

The ride will start at Walmart, 2125 N. Morton St., Franklin, at 10:30 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. The first 300 people receive a free ride T-shirt. Run stops will include Mann’s Harley-Davidson in Edinburgh, Fletcher Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Franklin and Ray Skillman Ford in Greenwood.

The ride will end at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville with dinner, door and raffle prizes, and the conclusion of the poker run.

Cost to participate is $40 per bike for a single rider, and $60 with a passenger. Payment can be made by cash or check payable to Annual Johnson County Sheriff’s Charity Ride.

Information: Tammy Hughes, 317-346-4757,

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Ryan Trares is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2727.