The Blue Knights, an organization of current and retired law enforcement officers, will take to the roadways of the Savannah area April 6 in a 55-mile, police-escorted ride to raise money for survivors of fallen officers.

The Blue Knights GA VIII will start the Coastal Georgia Police Memorial Ride in the parking lot of the Savannah Morning News on Police Memorial Drive at 2 p.m. that Sunday and end it at The Island Grill on Ga. Highway 21 in Port Wentworth.

Lunch will be served from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. and registration will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The $20-per-person registration fee will be donated to Concerns of Police Survivors, support group for the families of officers killed in the line of duty. Three officers were killed in the line of duty in Georgia in 2013. This ride honors their sacrifice.

The Blue Knights were established in Maine in 1974 and have become a national organization of motorcycle enthusiasts. Since 1991 they have donated more than $3 million to charitable causes. Their rides are family events, with spouses and children accompanying the riders.

For more information, contact GA VIII Treasurer Mike Nichols, a retired Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department sergeant, at or (912) 313-3473.