Each year since 1996 Peace Officers from all around the Country have come together to participate in the Police Unity Tour to raise awareness and money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. This coming year, I’m proud to say, it will be my fourth year to participate in the 320+ mile bicycle ride from northern New Jersey to the Memorial in Washington D.C. It truly is an honor to "Ride For Those Who Died."
DPS did NOT lose an officer to a “line of duty death” last year (2009)!!! I hope and
pray we continue this trend for years into the future. Since we did not lose one, I will be riding in memory of Patrick
Randel, the only DPS Narcotics officer to be killed in the line of duty. I have been a DPS Narcotics Officer for
15 years. In 2003 I was making an undercover purchase of crack cocaine from a dope dealer. Unknown to me
he had a gun and attempted to rob and shoot me. It was only by the grace of God that I was able to
react in an appropriate manner and live through that confrontation. Knowing firsthand how dangerous an
under cover officer's job can be I have chosen to ride for Investigator Randel, who was shot and killed while
attempting to make an undercover purchase of Amphetamine from 2 scumbags on 10/23/1974. I have
known one of Patrick’s daughters for most of my 15 year career in the Narcotics service and will be honored to
ride in his memory; each pedal stroke serves as a reminder that life is precious and should never be taken for
We will be departing East Hanover, NJ on May 9th and arriving in Washington DC on May 12th. This will coincide with the candlelight vigil at the Memorial on May 13th to honor all Law Enforcement officers, many of whom are from The Great State of Texas, who were killed in the line of duty in 2009.
The Police Unity Tour motto is, “We ride for those who died;" so their memory and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. Please feel free to forward this link to anyone you feel might like to support me and the Police Unity Tour.
Thank you for your support in the past and throughout the future may God Bless you always!
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