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The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum.
The Police Unity Tour started with 18 riders on a four day fund-raising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. which raised $18,000.00. This May they had nearly 1600 members nationwide who made the trip, and are proud to announce that they were able to donate over 1.65 Million Dollars to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, bringing the total donations to nearly 12 Million Dollars.
The motto of the Police Unity Tour is: "We Ride For Those Who Died."
I will be riding to honor the memory and ultimate sacrafice of Sgt. Patrick O’Rourke of the West Bloomfield, MI Police Department. Sgt. O'Rourke was shot and killed while making entry into a home after responding to a domestic dispute and reports of shots fired from inside the house. Sgt. O'Rourke had served with the West Bloomfield Police Department for 12 years. Sgt. O'Rourke is survived by his wife and four young children.
As a result of the tragic death of Sgt. O'Rourke, I decided to participate in this years ride. We are riding from Philadelphia, PA to Washington D.C. on May 9th ending on May 12, covering over 280 miles.
Please take a moment to view the video on the right and assist me in honoring Sgt. O'Rourke, his family and all the Law Enforcement Officers who have made the ultimate sacrafice as "WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED." Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. Sponsors who donate $1,000 or more will receive a commemorative plaque after the ride, as well as have their name displayed on the support trailer accompanying the riders.
If you prefer, you can send a check (made out to: POLICE UNITY TOUR, INC). Please send to: Gary Boudreau 7569 Greenway Lane, West Bloomfield, MI 48324
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to make a tax deductable donation too!