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Motorcycle ride to help Sgt. Chambers during his road to recovery

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A car ride changed Sergeant David Chambers life and now locals hope a motorcycle ride can help him to get back on his feet.

Washington County, Tennessee Deputy Sgt. David Chambers and his son were in a car accident on June 5th. Sgt. Chambers suffered severe head injuries and nearly two months later he remains in the hospital. Saturday his friends and co-workers hosted a benefit ride from the sheriff's office through Greeneville and back to help with medical expenses.

It was a short 45 minute motorcycle ride to Greeneville and back to Jonesborough, but for Sgt. David Chambers, "he's got a long road ahead," said Coordinator Danielle Draper.

Two months ago he was involved in an off duty car accident, that caused severe brain injuries.

"They're trying to get him placed into a facility in Atlanta that specializes in brain injuries, so we're hoping to help with that," said Draper.

The Tri-Cities Chapter of the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club hosted a ride to help with those costs.

"It's real hard," said Todd Dalton, Chamber's cousin. "It's something that you just really don't want to see one of your family members involved with."

For the 45 motorcycle riders, including about 20 Washington County Officers, it was more than just a trip around the Tri-Cities.

"Every body's thinking about him and praying for him so to me this is a good, peaceful time to just ride and pray for him," said Washington County officer, Chris Pritchard. Dalton agreed, "for people to come together for my cousin, hey, I think it's wonderful"

Especially for Sgt. Chambers, who still is recovering in a local hospital. "Give him some encouragement, let him know these people are out here thinking about him, praying for him and just give him the support he needs," said Pritchard.

Family and coworkers have no doubt he will not let the crash break him. "100% comeback, I mean. as people may have heard, he is the ROBO cop, he's strong," said Dalton.

So as Sgt. Chambers continues down the road to recovery, he now has more than $1,500 from those who rode their motorcycles.

If you weren't able to make it out to the ride Saturday, you can still donate to the David Chambers Fund and the Bank of Tennessee.

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