Riders to complete 300-mile journey to show support for law enforcement
Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2021) — Today, leaders and members of the Police Unity Tour will complete their 300-mile journey to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. The annual “ride for those that died” pays tribute to fallen officers, as committed men and women complete their somber trip to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this afternoon.
“The Police Unity Tour was established 25 years ago to honor, respect, and remember those officers that have fallen in the line of duty,” said Unity Tour Founder Patrick Montuore. “It is surreal to have the opportunity to greet participants each year as they end their long and faithful journey at the Memorial. We’re thankful for the many who showed great dedication, determination, and endurance in this year’s ride for those that died.”
The Police Unity Tour welcomes between 800 to 1000 riders who will ride into the Memorial to remember and honor the fallen. The ride began in New Jersey, continued in Wilmington, Del., and Annapolis, Md., and the last leg of the trip will take place this afternoon as riders travel the last 60 miles to the Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Immediately following the ride-in, leaders of the Police Unity Tour will honor the Memorial, riders, and all the fallen officers they represent with a special ceremony to commemorate the 25-year tradition and the 30th Anniversary of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
More information on the Police Unity Tour can be found here: https://www.policeunitytour.com/
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is the leading authority on official line-of-duty officer deaths. Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the fallen, 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, D.C., which honors the names of over 22,611 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building is committed to preserving the history of American law enforcement and sharing the experiences of service and sacrifice for generations to come. For more information, visit nleomf.org.