Remembering Montgomery Police Officer, Rian Rider
A Montgomery Police officer drown in the Gulf Coast -- after being caught in a rip current. Today, those who knew him say they're mourning, but also say they're proud of him because he died trying to save someone else's life.
I spoke with several people who knew Lt. Rian Rider and they say his passion was to help victims. He was a man who always went beyond the call of duty, whether or not he was in uniform. But those who knew him say it's the reason why Rider drowned that ultimately makes him a true hero.
A police department in mourning....
Rider's family was unable to be on camera with us as they fly back from Orange Beach. But they say Rider was a son, a brother, an uncle; and his nephew Sean and niece Harley worshipped him. Harley is the niece that he saved.
Rider's funeral arrangements have not been set.