Officer Stanley L. Klingenschmidt, a 27 year veteran of the Southern Pines Police Department, was participating in a benefit motorcycle ride to raise money for Special Olympics-North Carolina.
The event was sponsored by the Pinehurst Police Department which left from Pinehurst at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Around 11 a.m. Klingenschmidt was involved in a single vehicle accident while leading a group of motorcycle riders through Montgomery County.
A wake for Klingenschmidt will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.
His funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Owens Auditorium on the campus of Sandhills Community College, in Pinehurst.