Officers cycle to honor comrades, raise funds
On May 10, more than 1,500 police officers from around the country — and around the world — will embark on a four-day, 300-mile bicycle ride to honor those who have died in the line of duty, and to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.
The Police Unity Tour starts from various points in East Hanover, Franklin Township, and Howell, N.J.; Portsmouth, and Richmond, Va.; and King of Prussia, Pa. The officers will ride to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum in Washington, D.C., where they will attend a ceremony unveiling names of officers who died last year on the memorial and participate in a candlelight vigil.
Each rider is responsible to raise a minimum of $1,800 in donations to participate in the Police Unity Tour. In 1997, the Tour only had 18 riders who raised more than $18,000 for the memorial. In 2011, more than 1,300 officers participated in 2011 and raised $1.5 million.
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