The members of the Hamilton County chapter of the Roughnecks Motorcycle Club will lead the “Jarrett Little Memorial Ride” on Saturday, March 16 in memory of the fallen Walker County firefighter. The riders will depart from Rossville City Park at 1 p.m. and follow a 100-mile route winding through the North Georgia mountains to end at Southside Saloon & Bistro in Chattanooga.
Firefighter Jarrett Little died in Rossville, Georgia, on Dec. 31, 2008, after the firetruck he was driving crashed and overturned, trapping him inside.
The members of the Roughnecks MC, a brotherhood of active and retired law enforcement and public safety personnel, honor the memory of Mr. Little whether or not they knew him in life. “We each have a personal understanding of the risks borne by those who serve their communities every day, and the loss felt by those who are left behind,” said chapter president Edwin “Big Boy” Stevens.
Ride registration will begin at 11 a.m. at Rossville City Park. Riders will pay a $15 registration fee per bike and will have the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 drawing. Ride supporters have donated a wide range of raffle prizes to be awarded at the end. All riders are welcome and all proceeds from this event will go to the Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
Launched in December 2011, the mission of the Georgia Fallen Firefighters Foundation is to champion firefighter line-of-duty death prevention and assist the families and public safety agencies who have experienced line-of-duty death.