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Police Unity Tour Launches 2014 Bike Ride Supporting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Over 1,800 law enforcement officers and supporters “Ride for Those Who Died”

May 7, 2014

Washington, DC – On May 9th and 10th, hundreds of members of the Police Unity Tour—a group comprised of over 1,800 law enforcement officers and supporters will launch their 2014 ride, biking hundreds of miles from points in East Hanover (NJ), Franklin Township, (NJ), Millville (NJ), West Trenton (NJ), Portsmouth (VA), Richmond (VA) and Philadelphia (PA) to Washington, DC. 

The Police Unity Tour’s motto, “We Ride for Those Who Died” is one that each rider seriously embraces.  Participants not only train hard for the 300 mile average ride, each rider raises more than $1,700 to raise awareness and financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

The Tour’s seven spokes will converge in Washington, DC on May 12th when they will ride into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at approximately 2:30 pm to the cheers of thousands of family, friends, colleagues and supporters.

Along the routes, riders will stop at 13 Target® stores to further the group’s primary mission of raising awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Target® is a generous sponsor of the Police Unity Tour and the overall law enforcement community.

Follow the riders’ progress and view a few photos from the spokes of the 2014 ride at www.facebook.com/nleomf and on twitter @nleomf.

What: Police Unity Tour Launch West Trenton (NJ) Spoke
When: May 9, 2014 – 6:30 am
Where:

State Police Headquarters
1 River Road
West Trenton, NJ 

What: Police Unity Tour Launch Philadelphia (PA) Spoke
When: May 9, 2014 – 9:00 am
Where:

Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
500 Stevens Drive
Philadelphia, PA 

What:

Police Unity Tour Launch East Hanover (NJ) Spoke
When: May 9, 2014 – 10:00 am
Where:

Target®
130 State Route 10 West
East Hanover, NJ 07936 

Who: Craig W. Floyd Chairman & CEO
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

What: Police Unity Tour Launch Portsmouth (VA) Spoke
When: May 10, 2013 – 7:00 am
Where: Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center
425 Water Street
Portsmouth, VA
Who: John Shanks, Director of Law Enforcement Relations
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

What: Police Unity Tour Launch Franklin Township (NJ) Spoke
When: May 10, 2013 – 7:30 am
Where: Franklin Township Police Department
475 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ

What: Police Unity Tour Launch Millville (NJ) Spoke
When: May 10, 2014 – 7:00 am
Where: Target®
2100 N 2nd St
Millville, NJ 08332

What: Police Unity Tour Launch Richmond (VA) Spoke
When: May 10, 2014 – 7:00 am
Where: Doubletree Hotel Richmond-Midlothian
1021 Koger Center Blvd
Richmond, VA
Who: Herbert Giobbi, Chief of Staff
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s National Police Week events and activities are supported, in part, by a generous contribution from Target®. 

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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 20,267 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming.  For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org

About the Police Unity Tour

Founded in 1997 with 18 riders, the Police Unity Tour now boasts nearly 1,800 riders and support personnel dedicated to raising awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The Police Unity Tour raises funds to support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and National Law Enforcement Museum.  For more information, visit www.PoliceUnityTour.com

Steve Groeninger
(202) 737-7135
steve@nleomf.org