DENVER – The only thing that Melisa Hatcher had left of her husband fallen veteran Dale Hatcher was his ashes and a 2004 Thunder Mountain Blackhawk.
And that motorcycle was stolen Saturday morning while Hatcher met with some friends at McCoy’s restaurant at Interstate 70 and Federal Boulevard – just before a memorial ride she had scheduled so they could spread her husband’s ashes on Kenosha Pass.
Dale Hatcher was a veteran, and he died a year ago. Friends say Hatcher rode the motorcycle – one of his most prized possessions – everywhere in his honor.
“That bike was my world. I rode with my husband everytime I rode that bike,” Hatcher said. “It took me a long time to ride his bike. I got on that bike and he’s with me all the time.”
The motorcycle has custom wheels and a purple bicycle horn on the front.
The license plate number is 658-QYT.
Anyone with information about the location of the motorcycle is asked to call Denver Police. They have taken a police report for the auto theft, and have not yet found the vehicle.
Hatcher says they’re offering a $5,000 reward if the bike is returned.
Via 9NEWS COLORADO