With the Community Center at Rusk Park in Rossmoor literally filled to the brim, community leaders gathered this week to resume what has become one of the most revered celebrations of the year for the area, the annual Heroes Appreciation Dinner.

Giddy up and hop on your hogs, but leave your horses at home. This is a rodeo like no other. The Annual Police Motorcycle Training and Skills Competition is in its 46th year and draws officers from all across the western states.