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WELCH (WVVA) - Motorcycle riders traveled from Welch to Bluefield to honor their fallen brothers.

Riders from three counties came together for the third-annual motorcycle ride that honors fallen police officers.

The group of about 40 people traveled Route 52 from McDowell to Mercer county.

The ride paid tribute to officer the late Shaun Wellman of the Welch Police Department who died two weeks ago in an off-duty ATV accident.

Patrolman Pat McKinney said some riders collected money for the family of Wellman.

"It's just a great self sacrifice in caring for their fellow man and law enforcement everywhere," McKinney said.

The ride concluded at Bluefield City Park, where the riders had lunch.

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