When One Last Ride Is Stolen

Over 30 years ago Tom met Laurie, and they couldn’t stand each other. But as time passed, the two found that they had become inseparable, and they got married. In those early days, the couple bonded over motorcycling, riding a 1972 Harley Davidson FLH. As they got older, moved out to Colorado Springs and had children, the bike became a memory of the past. However, a tragedy brought that memory back, and now Tom Gallagher is fighting for it.

Can You Help Retrieve this Special Motorcycle?

In 2007, Laurie Gallagher suffered a double stroke. She managed to survive, but was unable to get around and care for herself as she had before the stroke. Her husband Tom cared for her after that, and six years after the stroke, Laurie passed. Tom cremated her remains, but decided to do something special instead of burying the love of his life.

Remembering the days when their romance was young, Gallagher went out and bought a 1972 Harley Davidson FLH like the one they used to ride. He restored the bike and installed a box containing the Laurie’s ashes. In this way, Laurie would always ride with him, and he could reminisce about the days when they would ride together. He planned to ride with Laurie on that bike for the rest of his days, but that may not happen now.

After having transmission problems, Tom left his beloved and his motorcycle at a friend’s house. A few days later, when he went to pick it up, his friend explained that the bike was gone. Someone has stolen Tom Gallagher’s bike and the remains of his wife.

Right now, news organizations all over Colorado are spreading word of the theft, and Colorado Springs police are investigating. As of the writing of this article, there has been no word on any leads. Tom and his children now wait, hoping that someone, somewhere will return the bike and ashes that mean so much to their family.

This stolen bike alert was brought to you by the attorneys who ride at Metier Law Firm.

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