I am a retired Ossining, NY Police Officer and now a part time Deputy with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office as well as a part time Police Chief for Stockport NY Police Dept. I am participating in the Police Unity Tour for the first time. The ride is a long 4 day journey from the WTC site in NYC to Washington DC. Each rider must raise $1,750.00 to participate, but my goal is to raise $3,700.00 for this great cause, and that is where I need your help. I am asking for your support in reaching my goal. I am riding with Chapter 37, the New York chapter and we begin our ride each year from the WTC site, in remembrance of the 72 law enforcement officers killed on September 11, 2001, the deadliest day in America's law enforcement history. Thanks in advance for your generous support.
Every year hundreds of law enforcement officers die in the line of duty. Nothing can ever replace them to their family and friends. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. allows for their memories to live on and honor these men and women forever. The Police Unity Tour Incorporated was formed in 1997 by a group of law enforcement officers from New Jersey who rode their bicycles from Florham Park, New Jersey to Washington, D.C. For the past fourteen years, law enforcement officers nationwide have ridden the 300 plus mile trip, with the purpose of raising awareness and financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The Police Unity Tour has grown from 18 members to over 1200 nationwide who will be making the trip this year. Because of your generosity, almost 10 million dollars have been donated to the Memorial, making the Police Unity Tour the single largest supporter of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
We are proud of our accomplishments. You can be proud too, knowing that you are contributing to this worthy cause. The Police Unity Tour is a non-profit organization under section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue code, therefore, donations made to the Police Unity Tour are fully tax deductible. With help like yours, it allows the Police Unity Tour to continue to be the largest supporter of the Memorial as well as a founding partner in the National Law Enforcement Museum.
For donations of $1000.00 or more, you will receive a commemorative gift signifying your commitment and your corporation or family name will appear on our support trailer, we will also include your company website link and/or logo in our supporters section of our website.
On behalf of the entire law enforcement community, I would like to thank you for your continued support and consideration of this sponsorship.
This year I am riding in the honor of Sheriff Cornelius Hogeboom of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office NY. Sheriff Hogeboom was ambushed and shot on October 22, 1791 in Hillsdale NY. He is one of the first law enforcement line of duty deaths in American history. He was also a veteran of the Revolutionary War.