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Biker group raises money to have fallen officer’s puppy trained as K9 officer

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TECUMSEH, OK (KSWO)- A group of bikers in Oklahoma is joining a police officer to help finish what his partner started.

Tecumseh officer Justin Terney, who was killed during a traffic stop late last month, got a dog with the hopes of training him to become a certified K9 officer. He would be the first for the department.

Now, his partner and the group Bikers Backing the Blue are working to raise money to get the dog properly trained. Members of the group say they are just finishing what Terney started.

"The people are still behind them, there's a reason to put that badge on and go to work and take that risk every day,” said Matthew Llewellyn with Bikers Backing the Blue.

On Sunday, hundreds of bikers set out on two rides to hold a memorial rally. They raised over $15,000, all of which will go toward the Justin Terney Memorial Foundation to pay for the K9's care and training.

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