Two Officers Injured in Funeral Procession for Motorycle Mogul

In Ormond Beach, six motorcycle officers who were escorting relatives of a motorcycle crash victim to the funeral got into an accident of their own when the lead rider reportedly slowed down and the other riders did not, resulting in a chain-reaction collision. According to authorities, two officers were hurt but their injuries were not serious. The impact on the motorcycles was minor.

The motorcycle accident occurred last Tuesday in conjunction with Bruce Rossmeyer’s funeral. Rossmeyer, 66, died in a motorcycle crash in Wyoming the previous week during an annual trip with friends. He was the owner of 15 Harley-Davidson dealerships, many of them in Florida.

Rossmeyer’s family issued a statement on July 31 thanking the community for its outpouring of support in the wake of the motorcycle mogul’s death.

6 motorcycle officers crash in funeral procession, Miami Herald, August 5, 2009
Motorcycle mogul’s family thanks community, BizJournals.com, August 3, 2009
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