Broward Sheriff Office’s Motorcycle Unit comes out on top at the 2021 Southeast Police Motorcycle Rodeo, and it is all for a good cause.
The 32nd Annual Southeast Police Motorcycle Rodeo Bike Fest took place in Fort Myers on Sept. 25, and BSO’s Motor Unit took home 31 out of the 45 total awards.
The event takes place every year with the participation of law enforcement motor units from different jurisdictions. The festivity is an opportunity to train and compete, all the while raising funds for a good cause. The annual police motorcycle skills event benefits the Concerns of Police Survivors and other local charities. This national organization supports the children of police officers killed in the line of duty.
The all-day event presents different activities where riders can demonstrate their motorcycling skills. The competition includes riding courses with various difficulty levels while facing obstacles. Riders compete both at the individual level and as a part of a team in the strategic challenges. The event also includes raffles for a customized Harley Davidson bike.
BSO’s Motorcycle Unit had 22 participants and took home two spots in the Overall Team competition. Additionally, Deputy Kevin Taub took home top honors as the Overall Mr. Rodeo. Taub was followed by Deputy Scott McGourty, who came in second, and Deputy Chris Moniz, who came in fourth. BSO also finished the competition bringing home a host of other individual honors.
BSO’s Motorcycle Unit focuses on traffic enforcement, crash investigations and traffic violation reduction; it also serves at ceremonial events, including V.I.P. motorcades, parades and as traffic escorts at special events. The 32nd Annual Southeast Police Motorcycle Rodeo Bike Fest event is about community, fellowship and goodwill. It is a moment for officers to come together in brotherhood for the children of those who are no longer with us.
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