Glenn Rightsell laid to rest, honored with motorcycle ride

Nearly 200 friends, family and community members rode their motorcycles from the Soller-Baker funeral home to his grave site on Romney road. The motorcycle ride was a tribute to Rightsell.

Posted: Jan 5, 2019 10:14 PM
Updated: Jan 6, 2019 8:05 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Glenn Rightsell, who was shot and killed by an Indiana State Police officer in Crawfordsville on Dec. 28, was laid to rest on Saturday in Lafayette. 

Nearly 200 friends, family and community members rode their motorcycles from the Soller-Baker funeral home to his grave site on Romney road. The motorcycle ride was a tribute to Rightsell.

A family member said the amount of bikers that attended the tribute goes to show the impact Rightsell had on people.

Rightsell's older sister, Sue Jordan, said she appreciates everyone coming together in support of her brother.

“The people that are here, a lot of it is in protest for the way that my brother was wrongfully murdered,” said Jordan.

Jordan said she is grateful for the neighbor that recorded the incident and she hopes it'll lead to justice for her brother.

“We don't want a cover up, we want this to never happen to somebody else and my brother not just be a number but that he meant something cause he meant something to all of these people and all the ones that are gonna go to Romney to lay him to rest today,” said Jordan.

The Rightsell family created a Go Fund Me to help pay for funeral expenses.

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