Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Remembering Brittany Ride

Written by  September 30, 2018

  On Saturday, September the 8th, riders gathered at the Hardees in Pinson, Alabama for a ride in remembrance of Brittany Payne Daugherty, who was in the beginning stage of her young married life when her life was cut short due to unexpected complications related to her heart on July 12th, 2018

 

  Brittany was a first responder at the Dallas-Selfville Fire & Rescue where her husband was a volunteer fire fighter. They attended many training classes at the Hanceville Fire & Rescue where they formed a close friendship with all of them there.

  Both Brittany and her husband Dylan graduated from Locust Fork High School in 2014. They had been together basically since kindergarten.

  Brittany and Dylan were married in 2017, and welcomed their first child just 3 months ago. She was only 22 years young and had so much going for them.  

   Brittany's father said that she hadn't been feeling well, but they all just contributed that to fatigue, she had after all just given birth. The morning that they learned that it was indeed more than just fatigue; her dad had called wanting to come pick up Mason for a little "Grand Dad" time. While he was in route to their house, first responders were also in route. They administered CPR and got a heartbeat, she was then taken to a local hospital. She ended up passing away just one week later.

   Brittany had told family members that she wanted to be an organ donor, still helping others even after her departure from this earth!

  Saturdays ride was co-hosted by the Dallas-Selfville Fire Department, Hanceville Fire Department and the Regulators MC in Blount County. The president of the Regulators, Blount County Chapter is Maurice "Pops" Cooper who is his self a retired Chief of the Dallas-Selfville Fire Department; he was Chief when Brittany first joined the department. Both Brittany and Dylan were just teens when they first began volunteering, so Pops had gotten to know them both and was quite saddened to hear of her passing and decided he wanted to do something to help this young family.

  The ride started at Hardees in Pinson with around a hundred riders that included the Guardians of Alabama and the Regulators. Leaving Hardees, they took the scenic route through Kimberly, Warrior, Hayden and Dodge City before ending up in Hanceville. The ride was escorted by the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department.

  This fundraiser was in effort to help her family with some of the uninsured expenses incurred with her passing, burial and possibly to help husband Dylan with raising their 3-month-old son, Mason.

During the ride, family and friends along with members of the Dallas-Selfville Fire Department gathered at the Hanceville Fire & Rescue to prepare a BBQ and spaghetti lunch for the riders.

  There was food, door prizes and other activities that greeted the ride when it arrived, along with a very warm welcome!

Dylan, Mason and grandmother, Kristie Payne was also there and grateful for the show of love and support.

Brittany’s mother had passed away when she was only 14.

  For those of you who would still wish to contribute to helping with these expenses as well as helping Dylan with Mason; donations may be made at the Locust Fork branch of Peoples Bank of Alabama.