"Motor Officers"

Alcoa Police Department - Tennessee ~ In Memory of ~
 Sergeant Tim Hunt

Alcoa Police (TN) Department
Tim was taken from us in a
Police Motorcycle collision on April 20, 2000
Tim Hunt - Motor Officer - Alcoa Police Department

It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
nd young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.


Ron Walker

 Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © October 25, 1998 - All Rights Reserved

and may not be duplicated without permission

Ron Walker - Motor Unit 222 - Prattville (AL) Police Department

I am now a former motor officer, having left law enforcement in 1997. I rode Harleys for three years. In the three years that I rode, I was able to fulfill a life long dream of becoming a Police Motor Officer. Ever since I was old enough to be attracted by the bright chrome, and the thunder of the machines as they patrolled our city, I had wanted to ride as a Police Motorcycle Officer...

I was proud to see that my brother who serves on the Montgomery Police Department. Achieved his dream to ride, and also has attained Instructor Status during his ride of 14 plus years. He now serves in the K-9 Division (another of his dreams).

In 1994, I was given the opportunity to become a Motor Officer while serving in the city of Prattville. I have worn many hats in my 24 years of policing... but the day that I earned my wings, remains the brightest day I shall remember...

I have shared the wind and road upon two wheels with some of the finest officers... and I dedicate this poem to those who wear the wings... and to those who have fallen... Motor Officers...

Special Thanks to Mark Tipton
Motor Officer ~ Alcoa Police Department 
for the submission of this poem!

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