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12th Annual Memorial Deputy Pat Healey Poker Run

By Ron Cox


Upwards of 135 riders and passengers assembled at Six Bends Harley-Davidson in Ft. Myers on Sunday, April 17th to ride in the annual Pat Healey Poker Run. The run was sponsored by the Defenders M/C.

Run stops included Rusty’s Raw Bar & Grill, Mission BBQ, Carrabba’s Italian Restaurant (who set out some tasty finger foods) and ended at the Shell Factory.

Deputy Pat Healey was off duty when he observed and apprehended a driver operating his vehicle erratically. In the ensuing scuffle, Deputy Healey suffered a heart attack and succumbed a few days later. In Deputy Healey’s honor, his friends and coworkers organized this ride.

Money raised from the run ($3,900) will be donated to the Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund, a fund that provides financial relief for first responders and/or family members. Mike Lease scooped up the first prize of a $250 gift card donated by Six Bends Harley-Davidson. Lease won with 4 Aces!!

The Defenders motto is “A brotherhood of One” and this event exemplifies that.

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