Memorial Fund Raffling 2008 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle to Support National Law Enforcement Museum

Tickets can be purchased at Memorial Visitors Center & Store

Over the past century, Harley-Davidson has been supplying motorcycles to law enforcement agencies across the United States. Now, friends and supporters of law enforcement have an opportunity to win a new Harley for themselves – and, in the process, support the effort to build the first-ever national museum dedicated to the law enforcement profession.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is raffling a 2008 FLHR Road King, which has been donated to the Memorial Fund by Harley-Davidson. All proceeds from the raffle go toward the National Law Enforcement Museum, a world-class facility scheduled to open in downtown Washington, DC, in 2011.

The motorcycle is on display at the Memorial Visitors Center & Store, 400 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Tickets are $25 each, and only 2,500 tickets are being sold. They are available through the Visitors Center. The drawing will be held on September 5, 2008, and the winner need not be present to win.

Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the National Law Enforcement Museum will be an architecturally inspiring, 95,000 square foot, mostly underground museum located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The Museum will provide an estimated 600,000 visitors a year with a unique and comprehensive look at the law enforcement profession. The Museum will feature high-tech interactive exhibitions, interesting historical and contemporary artifacts, extensive public and educational programming, and a research center.

The privately funded Museum has launched an $80 million capital campaign, with nearly $36 million raised to date. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton serve as co-chairs of the Museum’s National Honorary Campaign Committee.

In 1908, Harley-Davidson Motor Company delivered its first motorcycle for law enforcement use to the Detroit Police Department. Since then, the company has been working closely with law enforcement groups around the country.

Last year, Harley-Davidson announced it was donating three brand new motorcycles to the Memorial Fund in support of the Museum’s “Matter of Honor” campaign. During National Police Week 2008, the Memorial Fund raffled the first of the motorcycles, a one-of-a-kind Harley Softail Classic, raising approximately $20,000.

For more information about the raffle, call the NLEOMF Visitors Center at (202) 737-3213. To learn more about the National Law Enforcement Museum and take a virtual tour, visit http://www.lawenforcementmuseum.org/.