MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Riders honored fallen Myrtle Beach Police Officer Jacob Hancher with a special event called “Cycle for 374″ on Saturday.
Hancher was 23 years old when he was shot and killed in the line of duty in October. He was honored Saturday with a 37.4 mile bike ride. The number 374 was Hancher’s badge number.
“I think it is an excellent way to honor him and it’s really warming my heart to see all these people come together and do this ride in honor of him,” said Hancher’s mother, Suzanne Williams.
More than 50 riders came out to show their support.
“This is a good representation of our officers not only Officer Hancher but all of them Look at this. This is great,” said Ron Sebastiani, a cycler.
Edith Lamana said she put together the event in Hancher’s honor. She said that even though she never met him, she still wanted to make this special event happen.
“We all love to cycle and I understand he was into fitness too,” Lamana said.
She said she wanted to organize the event to support the police department and the community.
Williams said she was glad the community came out to support her son.
“I’ve been really looking forward to this,” Williams said. “I am just really excited to see everyone out here and how excited everyone is to be a part of this. I think it is a wonderful tribute.”