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Members of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club include (from left) Bill Hunt, President Eddie Cupit and Officer Jerry Miller. The group wants to add new members.

 
By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer


   Many of the men and women rode motorcycles as police officers, and the Grenada chapter of the Blue Knights is looking for new members.
   The Blue Knights are an international, fraternal organization of motorcycle enthusiasts who share a background in law-enforcement. They’re also a nonprofit.
   “We raise money for a number of causes, including the Joe Rowland Home for Boys, and we support officers who have been injured on the job,” said Club President Eddie Cupit.
   The Grenada chapter, which today includes 38 members, formed in 2007, due in part to the efforts of the late Dr. Bart Bristow.
   According to Cupit, Bristow purchased bikes for local law-enforcement agencies and, upon his death, his family urged folks to support the Knights.
   The Knights also provide scholarships to graduating high school students in Montgomery, Yalobusha and Grenada counties who plan to pursue careers in law-enforcement.
   The Blue Knights first organized in Maine in 1974. Today they have 630 chapters and more than 20,000 members.
   “We’re enthusiastic to have new members,” said Cupit. “If men or women enjoy riding, and if they have a background or are actively serving in law-enforcement, we’re happy to have them.
   For more information about the Blue Knights, visit the organization’s website or like the Grenada Blue Knights on Facebook.
   Folks interested in joining may also call (662) 417-6271.


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