Community rides remembers slain wife of MCSO Sergeant

Cory Donaldson has a public plea and is asking any and everyone to come out and support a family that has been through so much the last few weeks.

"We want to give back to what our law enforcement gave to us," he said. "We want to say thank you for their protection, their support to us as civilians."

In November, a driver mowed down Amy Chevernack and her 11-year-old daughter, unfortunately killing Amy and leaving behind her daughter and husband, Sgt. Steve Chevernack with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

"Having a tragic event like this happen is unfortunate and in the biking community we want to show our thanks and our support," Donaldson said.

A ride is open to everyone to remember Amy, and show their unwavering support to Steve and their daughter.

"Law enforcement first responders are a very close-knit community, the same way the bikers are," Lt. Buddy Acritelli said. "In our service, we don't get the outpouring of support like you see here today and we're very humbled and thankful."

Even though nothing can erase the tragic events of that day, just showing up, smiling, and saying hello means the world to those who put their life on the line.

"If you have a moment, run into a firefighter or a police officer, say hi, and chat for a couple minutes," Lt. Acritelli said. "We're normal people. We give our hearts to the community. Just say hi and say thank you."