Durant man's legacy lives on with donation to local sheriff's office

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - When the name Randy Hamilton comes to mind, friends and fellow riders at the Seventh Sin Motorcycle club in Durant can't help but smile.

"He makes everyone gravitate towards him," said rider Kevin Lamb.

"A very funny, humorous guy who would do anything for anyone," added Eric Pershica, who also rode with Hamilton.

Hamilton, who his friends called "Doc," died on Aug. 5 doing what he loved: Riding his Harley for a benefit raising money for local law enforcement.

"He was a lot of fun to be around and earned a ton of respect," Lamb said.

Now, his legacy is living on. The final benefit he organized was for the Bryan County Sheriff' s Office, which raised over $1000 for new fingerprint kits.

"The old print kits we just had a few of them they were old, outdated, very messy," said Sheriff Johnny Christian. "These are more up-to-date kits that are less messy and able to provide a good fingerprint that we could use in apprehensions."

Hamilton's friends said all he wanted to do was help others, up to the day he was killed after another motorcycle hit his.

"With it being we didn't know at the time it would be the last thing he did, but I'm so glad it was a success not only for him but the community as well," Pershica said.

"We received [the kits] right after he passed, and it goes to show he left a mark in every one of our hearts, he had such a giving heart," Christian said.

Christian said the new kits will help the Sheriff's Office solve more crimes, which should last them for a long time. It was "Doc's" final gift.

"It makes your heart smile to know the last time we were all together as a group," Lamb said. "That's how it was for him getting to do what he wanted."



 
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