On Saturday, the Fort Payne Police Department and Wills Town Rats have a special “bike night” event to help raise money for Dade County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Maj. Tommy Bradford.

Bradford responded to a call Aug. 7 of a woman in a truck who had allegedly taken items from a home in Fort Payne before fleeing across state lines. Bradford was struck by the vehicle, transported to a nearby hospital and he lost his left leg.

Bradford has an amazing recovery story so far, but he’s got a long way to go, and you can do your part to help.

The event Saturday includes a bike ride at 1 p.m. and then bands and vendors will be at the Rotary Pavilion at the corner of 5th Street and Godfrey Avenue in Fort Payne around 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. You don’t have to be a biker. If you can’t attend, and would like to donate to Bradford’s recovery, there’s a bank account set up at the “Bank of Dade” for people who would like to donate. You can also donate online at paypal.me/tommybradfordfamily. You can also make donations at City Hall or the Fort Payne Police Department.

Our View is the opinion of the Times-Journal’s editorial board, which includes Publisher Tricia Clinton-Dunne and Managing Editor Bradley Roberts.

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