Bikers Honor Memory of Fallen Panama City Beach Police Officer

While the sound of motorcycles revving up their engines is something residents are accustomed to around Thunder Beach, Saturday morning the bikes were out for a different reason, to honor a fallen officer.

"Kevin Kight was one of our finest," said White Sands Rider Will Dunn, "laid his life down for us here on the beach and it's just our way of giving back to the community a little bit for what the community gives us."

The parade was originally a Cops-and-Kids event, but after Sergeant Kight was killed in 2005 during a routine traffic stop, the event was changed to honor him and his love of children.

Bikers were encouraged to give a monetary donation or to donate a canned good. All items are given directly back to the community through the police department.