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Ride in memory of slain Rockdale Deputy Mahaffey set for Saturday

CONYERS -- A combined Memorial Ride and Birthday Celebration will be held Saturday in memory of Brian Mahaffey, a Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy who was killed in the line of duty in 2010.

Those wishing to participate can ride motorcycles or drive cars and trucks in a procession leaving the RCSO headquarters on Chambers Drive and continuing to Mahaffey's favorite restaurant, Los Charros Mexican Restaurant on Ga. Highway 20 at Honey Creek Road. Line up begins at 6 p.m. and kickstands go up at 6:30.

There are no fees for the ride, but donations will be accepted for C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors). For more information on the organization go to www.NationalCOPS.org.

Mahaffey was killed on May 7, 2010, one day before his 28th birthday, while attempting to serve a warrant.

For more information on the event, contact Chris and Katie Mahaffey at 404-431-2679 or Jeny Green at 678-906-9143.