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Memorial ride planned in honor of fallen Iowa police officer

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ANAMOSA (KWWL) -

An eastern Iowa community is coming together to remember a fallen officer.

40-year-old Anamosa police officer Mitchell Kelchen was killed in an off-duty car crash earlier this month.

His wife was also seriously injured.

Shortly after he died, a car was sitting outside the Anamosa Police Department, with a thin blue line draped across it.

A memorial ride honoring the officer has been planned for October 15th. That's about a month from today.

According to the event's Facebook page, the ride will start at 10:45 in the morning.

Registration begins the day of the ride from 9:00 am - 10:30 am at Grounds and Goodies in Anamosa. Coffee and pastries will be available for purchase.

The cost is $10 per driver or $15 per couple. The ride will begin at 10:45 am. All vehicles are welcome.

According to the Facebook page, The first stop is at Pizza Place in Delhi. Slices of pizza will be available for purchase. The second stop is at Bent Rim in Cascade and the final stop is at Off Shore Bar & Grill in Bellevue. Brats, hamburgers, sides, and beverages will be available for purchase.

There will also be a silent auction. For more information, click here for the Facebook event. 

All the money raised from this memorial ride will go to the Kelchen family. Please contact Officer Keith Bell at 319-462-4434 for any questions . 

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