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Fallen Veteran’s Motorcycle Stolen

Allison Sylte, 10:13 p.m. MDT July 18, 2015

 

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.

fallen veteran Dale Hatcher
Dale Hatcher – image courtesy of Hatcher family

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.

 

fallen veteran's stolen motorcycle
Fallen veteran Dale Hatcher’s stolen bike

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

 

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