Several motorcycle riders rode in honor of Worth County teen
Dustin Hammonds Sunday.
for a memorial charity ride at Jeffords Park in Sylvester. Hammonds committed
suicide earlier in December. Police are still investigating whether bullying played
a part in his death. They started at Jeffords Park and ended at Chehaw Park in
Albany. Supporters say they want to raise awareness about bullying.
To know that
they are not alone in this. That we have their backs. And were going to be here
with them every step of the way. That's Dustin's Army. That's what we call
ourselves," said Tanya Paramore, family friend.
I didn't get an opportunity
to meet the young man or his parents before. But just from interacting with
them they're very loving parents, very caring and supportive of the issue of
bullying at hand," said James Shipp, Unique Riders Motorcycle Club.
The money raised
from the ride was donated to the Hammonds' family.