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Motorcycle ride Saturday in honor of slain Loomis guard

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:19 am |
August 27, 2009 9:29 am

The Tacoma Elks Lodge will be hosting a motorcycle run this weekend in honor of a Loomis armored car guard killed during a robbery in June.

Registration for the ride begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1965 Union Ave. The first bikes will leave the lodge at 9:30 a.m.

The ride costs $30 for a bike and its rider and $10 for a passenger, according to a press release. The money from the event will go to the Lodge’s Veterans Committee and the Fort Lewis Warrior Transition Battalion.

Kurt Husted was gunned down inside the Lakewood Wal-Mart on June 2. He was killed, then robbed of the money bags he was carrying.

Four people were charged with aggravated first-degree murder in his death and one woman charged with rendering criminal assistance. Two of the five have pleaded guilty.

” We hope that some good will come from this tragedy,” an e-mail about the ride states. “Kurt was a motorcycle enthusiast who rode and raced motorcycles.”

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