From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — A local motorcycle association is calling for participants in an honor ride in memory of fallen Tuscaloosa Police Officer Dornell Cousette.
The Birmingham Chapter of The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, which meets in Trussville once a month, will be a part of the honor ride on Sunday, Sept. 22.
The event is sponsored by the Punishers Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, a non-profit that will give all proceeds from the ride directly to the family of Cousette. Organizers request a $20 donation but said all donations will be accepted. Registration begins at noon.
The ride will begin at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Tuscaloosa. Riders will make a loop around the city of Tuscaloosa, including a trip by the Tuscaloosa Police Department.
Cousette, 40, was shot and killed on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, after he entered a home to arrest a wanted suspect. Cousette worked in youth services for TPD. He leaves behind two daughters and a fiancee.
The Birmingham Chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is also a non-profit. The group meets on the last Saturday of each month at Riders Harley Davidson at 4750 Norrell Drive in Trussville.