The life of Valencia County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thomas was mourned and celebrated this past Saturday in Los Lunas, NM, when motorcyclists from the community came together to host a ride in his honor. Deputy Thomas was killed in an accident last month, when he crashed his vehicle while responding to a call. Fellow Valencia County deputies took part in the ride to honor and remember the fallen deputy, raising money to help the family he’s left behind.
Valencia County Lieutenant John Gordon says,
“This is beautiful. A lot of people (are) coming forward wanting to help the Thomas family.”
The entire Valencia County Sheriff’s department attended the ride to support the Thomas family, whether they rode or not. Thomas was just 30 year old, and left behind his pregnant wife and and their 2-year-old daughter. He was an officer with the department for less than a year before his death.
He is described by the community as an honorable man, a father, brother, and great friend. A Go Fund Me account has also been created to help support the family; donations can be made here. Watch the news story, straight out of Los Lunas, NM below, and tell us how grateful you are to be a part of such an amazing family of motorcyclists. Don’t you just love hearing about riders helping others?