Kevin Whalen's PUT Page
Thanks for visiting my Police Unity Tour Fundraising page. You can donate by credit card on this website, or on the Police Unity Tour Virginia Chapter IV website:
On May 10-12, 2012, I will be riding my bicycle 240 miles for my fifth year of the Police Unity Tour (PUT) Virginia Chapter with other law enforcement officers. "We Ride For Those Who Died" is our motto. I am riding in honor of Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek W. Crouse, who was shot and killed at Virginia Tecch on December 8, 2011. Officer Crouse is one of 163 law enforcement who died in the line of duty in 2011 nationwide. Their names will be engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in DC and dedicated when we arrive at the Memorial on our bikes.
I am also riding in honor of my fellow Federal officers with U.S. Border Patrol, FBI, and ATF. Border Patrol Agents Hector Clark and Eduardo Rojas, Jr, were killed together on May 12, 2011, in their law enforcement vehicle by a train in Arizona during a hot pursuit of drug smugglers. FBI Special Agent Timothy Scott Briggs died on May 31st in Kentucky from a heart attack during physical training exercises. ATF Agent Agent John Capano died from friendly gunfire on December 31, 2011, trying to stop a armed robbery at a New York pharmacy. I work closely with these agencies at work, and I will honor their fallen officers.
Memorial website: http://www.nleomf.org
On average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 53 hours. Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, more than 19,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Your support of my ride in honor of Officer Crouse, Agents Clark, Rojas, Briggs, and Capano is greatly appreciated. Your donations benefit the Memorial and Museum. I have exceeded my fundraising goal of $5000, but continue to accept donations in their honor. Each of the 1400 law enforcement riders and support personnel have to raise $1700 to ride. Thanks for helping me exceed my minimum goal and personal goal.
Visit your local Virginia Glory Days Grill for food and drinks. They have supported my ride every year and provide lunch support to the riders. Our Police jersey is framed and displayed proudly at the Centreville store. 10% of all Glory Days Virginia food receipts that I collect from now until May 15th benefit the Memorial.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or cell 703-201-4586