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Police Unity Tour Launches 2012 Bike Ride Supporting The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

May 7, 2012

Over 1,400 law enforcement officers and supporters “Ride for Those Who Died”

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On May 9th and 10th, hundreds of members of the Police Unity Tour–a group comprised of more than 1,400 police officers–will launch their 2012 ride biking hundreds of miles from points in East Hanover (NJ), Franklin Township, (NJ), Howell (NJ) Portsmouth (VA), Richmond (VA) and King of Prussia (PA) to Washington, DC.

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

The Tour’s six spokes will converge in Washington, DC on May 12th when they will ride into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at approximately 2:00 p.m. to the cheers of thousands of family, friends, colleagues and supporters.

Along the routes, riders will stop at 14 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 six spokes of the 2012 ride at www.facebook.com/nleomf and on twitter @nleomf.

    WHAT:                    Police Unity Tour Launch East
                             Hanover (NJ) Spoke

    WHEN:                   May 9, 2012 - 9:00 a.m.

    WHERE:                  Target(R)
                            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 King
                             of Prussia (PA) Spoke

    WHEN:                   May 9, 2012 - 9:00 a.m.

    WHERE:                   Valley Forge Scanticon Hotel
                             & Conference Center
                            1210 1st Ave
                            King of Prussia, PA
    WHAT:                    Police Unity Tour Launch
                             Portsmouth (VA) Spoke

    WHEN:                   May 10, 2012 - 7:00 a.m.

    WHERE:                   Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel &
                             Waterfront Conference Center
                            425 Water Street
                            Portsmouth, VA
    WHO:
                             John Shanks, Director of
                             Development & Law Enforcement
                             Relations
                             National Law Enforcement
                             Officers Memorial Fund
    WHAT:                    Police Unity Tour Launch
                             Franklin Township (NJ)
                             Spoke

    WHEN:                    May 10, 2012 - 7:30 a.m.

    WHERE:                   Franklin Township Police
                             Department
                            475 DeMott Lane
                            Somerset, NJ
    WHAT:                    Police Unity Tour
                             Launch Howell (NJ)
                             Spoke

    WHEN:                    May 9, 2012 - 8:30
                             a.m.

    WHERE:                  Target(R)
                            4955 Route 9
                            Howell, NJ
    WHAT:                    Police Unity Tour Launch
                             Richmond (VA) Spoke

    WHEN:                   May 10, 2012 - 7:00 a.m.

    WHERE:                   Ramada Plaza Hotel Richmond
                             West
                            6624 West Broad St
                            Richmond, VA

    WHO:                     Herbert Giobbi, Chief Operating
                             Officer
                             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®.

About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 19,660 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 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 more than 1,400 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

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

SOURCE National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund


Source: PR Newswire