Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line donates 15 electric bikes to WCSO

Bike donation to the WCSO from country singer Brian Kelley.
Bike donation to the WCSO from country singer Brian Kelley.(WJHG/WECP)
Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 3:57 PM CDT
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SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - The Walton County Sheriff’s Office received 15 electric bikes on Monday.

Country Music Singer Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line and his wife Brittney Kelley partnered up with the YOLO Co-founder Jeff Archer to make the donation.

The bikes were outfitted for deputies with stickers and branding.

The bikes provides a pedal-assist to help deputies move easily.

“We’re able to get into a lot of the smaller neighborhoods and beat the traffic,” said Lieutenant Dustin Cosson. “And if there’s a breeze, we can also beat the heat.”

Kelley and his wife say wanted to donate bikes to local law enforcement after moving to the Panhandle in 2016.

“My wife and I immediately bonded over with the Florida way of life; e-bikes, stand up paddle boarding, and living by the weather,” said Kelley. “That’s when we started dreaming up this idea to donate these bikes to the Sheriff’s Office.”

“We built out the YOLO Bolt with all the max stuff,” said Archer. “It’s got sirens on it, forks, it’s got everything!”

The bicycles will be used by District 3 and District 4 deputies serving along the 30a corridor.

Each deputy will also be given a helmet and safety equipment.

“This is just another way for us to provide an increased level of service to those we serve,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “We are appreciative of the donation by the Kelley’s and YOLO.”

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