The Police Unity Tour
Two of our Department members, Sergeants Cihanek and Kennedy, are participating in the Putnam / Dutchess leg of the 2021 Police Unity Ride.
A little “pedigree” on this event:
OUR MISSION The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.
OUR HISTORY In May 1997 the Police Unity Tour was organized with the hope of bringing public awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. We started in 1997 with 18 riders on a four-day fund-raising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C., which raised $18,000.00.
This past May we were not able to ride to Washington, D.C. because of COVID-19. However, our 2600 members nationwide continued our efforts to support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. We are proud to announce that our donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for 2020 was 2 million dollars, bringing our total donations, over 24 years, to 30 million dollars.
The Police Unity Tour is the official sponsor of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s “Officer of the Month Program”. Officers of the Month are honored at a special awards dinner each May in Washington, D.C. during National Police Week, and they are featured in the Memorial Fund’s annual calendar. The Police Unity Tour is also proud to sponsor the NLEOMF’s “Recently Fallen Alerts”.
With the completion of the National Law Enforcement Officers Museum it was announced that in addition to the Hall of Remembrance, the Entry Pavilion to the Museum would be named in honor of the Police Unity Tour. This recognition will enhance the awareness and understanding of the Police Unity Tour with every visitor that enters the Museum.
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