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Bikers Against Cop Killers (B.A.C.K.) the Thin Blue Line

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Bikers against cop killers back the thin blue line and seek to remember officers like Joseph Wargo, Robert Lasso and Bryon Dickson that died in the line of duty.

As initially reported by Rudy Miller for lehighvalleylive.com  

BACK FlyerPolice officer Joseph Wargo is gone, but he's not forgotten. Neither is slain Freemansburg officer Robert Lasso. Or state Trooper Bryon Dickson.

They all were remembered on September 3rd in a vigil at Fairview Park in Palmer Township hosted by the new group Bikers Against Cop Killers.

The group formed last year in Easton, according to Pen Argyl resident Al Kayal, the group's treasurer, who stated: "Our main mission is to support the men and women in uniform."

The group was formed after its president; Matt "Knuckles" Vangeli lost Wargo in 2011. The Mount Arlington, New Jersey, the officer was killed in a crash with an intoxicated driver.

The members are motorcycle enthusiasts drawn together for the common purpose of supporting police and the families and friends of those who died in the line of duty.

The group gained nonprofit status only last year but aspires for national recognition.

The candlelight vigil included a video and words from Vangeli, township supervisors Chairman David Colver and township police Lt. Wayne Smith.

"While the event itself is local, our aim is to nationally recognize the fallen officers of 2015/2016 to date and also the men and women currently serving in uniform," Kayal said.

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