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Motorcycle ride to raise money for injured deputy

Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees awards the sheriff's department's first Purple Heart Award to Cpl. Brant Webb who was seriously injured in a car crash while on duty during the Carroll County Sheriff's Office Employee Awards Ceremony at Carroll Community College in Westminster Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees awards the sheriff's department's first Purple Heart Award to Cpl. Brant Webb who was seriously injured in a car crash while on duty during the Carroll County Sheriff's Office Employee Awards Ceremony at Carroll Community College in Westminster Wednesday, March 30, 2016. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times)

A deputy with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office is holding a motorcycle/car ride Saturday to help raise funds for one of his colleagues who was injured in a car crash.

Cpl. Noah Parker has organized the ride in order to support Cpl. Brant Webb with his recovery after being injured in the January crash. The Sheriff's Office is not formally involved in the ride.

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Webb was severely injured on Jan. 27 after another driver crashed into his car while he was attempting to conduct a traffic stop. He underwent multiple surgeries and is still working on his recovery. He received the Sheriff's Office's first Purple Heart award at the second annual Sheriff's Office Employee Awards Ceremony in March.

The ride will start at 10 a.m. at the Taneytown Memorial Park before going through scenic parts of Carroll County, Frederick County and Adams County in Pennsylvania. It will last about an hour and 15 minutes to an hour and a half, Parker said.

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Registration for the ride will begin at 8 a.m. It is $25 for a motorcycle or car, with a $10 passenger fee for either kind of vehicle. The maximum car cost, including passengers, will be $50, Parker said.

"We want to keep it affordable for families but also fair," he said.

All proceeds will go to Webb to help with his recovery, he said.

"We wanted to do something that said, 'Hey, we appreciate what you do out there and we wanted to do something to help,'" Parker said.

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The ride is open to anyone, and some off-duty deputies will try to come out. Parker said he's hoping for a good turnout from civilians and officers.

"Everyone's welcome. It's going to be family-friendly," he said.

Webb might also make an appearance if he is able, Parker said.

Parker said he offered to organize the ride after speaking with the Webb family. He had done other motorcycle rides before and found they make good events for good attendance and raising money for a cause.

"The motorcycle community as a whole are very giving people, very compassionate people," he said.

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If you go

When: Saturday, April 30 with a rain date of May 1

Time: Registration begins at 8 a.m. The ride starts at 10 a.m.

The ride is aniticipated to last between 1 hour and 15 minutes and 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Cost: $25 per motorcycle with $10 passenger fee, $25 per car with a $10 passenger fee. Car costs capped at $50.

All proceeds will go to Cpl. Brant Webb to help with his recovery.

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