WESTON - About six months ago a family lost a loving father, husband and friend.
Everest Metro Police Detective Jason Weiland died during a shooting that took the lives of four people in total.
Saturday Weiland's family and friends came together to give back to the community that gave them so much support and helped them move forward during their time of need.
"He was a person who loved to laugh, he had a nick name for everybody," said Weiland's longtime friend and organizer of Jay's Ride Josh Preiser.
People who knew Weiland and even those who didn't, came out on Saturday to ride in his honor.
"We had all this pent up energy we didn't, know what to do with it," said Preiser.
Weiland's family and friends organized Jay's Ride.
It's fundraiser for the Jason Weiland Criminal Justice Scholarship at Northcentral Technical College.
"This is a testimony of Jason's daughters wanting to support the community after the community helped them," said Weiland's mentee and friend Matt Krembs.
Even though Jason is no longer here, his wife of 14 years says seeing people come out months after the tragic event shows the support isn't going anywhere.
"It makes me hopeful for the future that we'll still have events like this and people will be there for us," said Weiland's wife Kara.
A loving officer was lost, however his family and friends say the fundraiser will help inspire and lead to more officers like Weiland.