Benefit ride scheduled for injured Harris Co. deputy

Benefit ride scheduled for injured Harris Co. deputy

HARRIS COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - A benefit ride is being scheduled for the Harris County deputy who was shot on May 28.

The Back the Blue Benefit Ride for SD 18, benefiting Harris County Sheriff Deputy Jamie White, will take place on Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. and begin at the Great South Harley Davidson, located at 185 GA-16 in Newnan, GA and it will continue at 12:30 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Harley Davidson in Columbus, located at 3230 Williams Rd.

Registration time will be at 7:30 a.m. in Newnan the day of the ride.

The ride is open to all motorcycles, Jeeps, street rods and classic cars, according to the Facebook event post. The registration fee is $20 per motorcycle, $5 per motorcycle passenger and $25 per vehicle.

Events after the game include live music, a 50/50 drawing, a raffle and food from Country's BBQ.

All proceeds will be donated to Deputy White and his family for his care.

White was released from the hospital on May 31 after sustaining injuries from after being shot during a routine traffic stop on I-185 near exit 34 on May 28. White was shot above his left eye, and he may lose vision in that eye due to the injury.

Joe Garrett, 24, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault of a police officer, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and eluding arrest.

For more information, click here to find the Facebook event.

A GoFundMe page started for the White family has raised more than $16,000. If you'd like to donate, you can click here.

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