In May 1997 the Police Unity Tour Inc. was organized by Officer Patrick P. Montoure of the Florham Park Police Department, with the hope of bringing public awareness of Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. The Police Unity Tour started in 1997 with 18 riders on a four day fund raising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Police Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. and raised $18,000.00.
Inspired by our commitment and our Motto, “WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED”®, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected The Police Unity Tour Inc. to be the sponsor of the Museum Hall of Remembrance.
The 2017 Police Unity Tour Chapter 10 began in Princeton, NJ on May 9th and arrived safely in Washington D.C. at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on May 12th. The Candlelight vigil was held on May 13, 2017 on the National Mall in front of our Nations Capital Building. We are proud to say that we have raised over 22 million dollars for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to date and we were able to present a check for over 2.6 million dollars in 2017.
We are already busy planning the 2018 Chapter 10 Police Unity Tour ride and hope that you will plan on joining us. Applications should be available in September of 2017. This is will be the 22st anniversary of the Police Unity Tour.
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We are excited to be participating in the Police Unity Tour with Chapter 10!
The Police Unity Tour’s motto is: “We Ride for Those Who Died” and we raise awareness about America’s fallen officers. We hope you will support us by making a donation to our page today.
Today in the United States, some 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. But that protection comes at a very high price.
A few sobering statistics:
- Every 58 hours a peace officer is killed protecting our families and communities
- Each year, there are over 58,000 assaults
- More than 5,000 injuries on law enforcement officers
- On average, 146 officers are killed in the line of duty each year
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial honors America’s fallen law enforcement heroes who have died in the line of duty. Their mission is to tell the story of America’s law enforcement officers and make it safer for those who serve.
Our participation in the Police Unity Tour helps sponsor the Memorial and its programs like the Officer of the Month Award, Recently Fallen Alert notifications and other special projects.
With every dollar that we raise for the Police Unity Tour, we’re doing our part to honor our nation’s law enforcement officers. Please help by supporting our fundraising efforts with a donation!
Thank you for generous support!
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Any questions, donations, support, please contact Gene Hong