Team Lawrence

POLICE UNITY TOUR INC

2010 Police Unity Tour


Team Lawrence

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP POLICE UNITY TOUR TEAM

"WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED"

Sergeant Chris Longo

Detective Joe Lech

Officer Tom Everist

Officer Ed Budzinski

Every year law enforcement officers throughout the country are killed in the line of duty. These fallen hero's leave behind husbands, wives, children, family and friends. They have paid the ultimate sacrific while protecting and serving the citizens of this great country.

During National Law Enforcement Officers Week in May of each year, over one thousand law enforcement officers ride their bicycles from North Hanover, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. This bicycle ride is to raise awareness of 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 in Washington DC.

The Lawrence Township Police Unity Tour Team will have the honor of riding for a second year for this great cause. The Tour leaves New Jersey on May 9, 2010 and arrives in Washington DC on May 12, 2010.

Please help support the members of our team, the families of the fallen officers, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. This page makes donating easy and provides proof of your donation for tax purposes. Any donation is very much appreciated by the team members.

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Sgt. C. Longo and Det. J. Lech will be riding in honor of Detective Chris Jones

Detective Chris Jones
Middletown Township Police Department
Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, January 29, 2009

Biographical Info
Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 10 years
Badge Number: 4466

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Thursday, January 29, 2009
Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect Info: Charged with homicide

Detective Chris Jones was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop on Route 1, near the I-95 interchange.

As he was returning to his patrol car, two cars collided and careened into his vehicle, which then struck him. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The driver who struck Detective Jones was charged with homicide by vehicle and several other charges.

Detective Jones had served with the Middletown Township Police Department for 10 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Detective. He is survived by his wife and three children.

 

Officers T. Everist & E. Budzinski will be riding in honor of Officer John Pawlowski:

Police Officer John Pawlowski
Philadelphia Police Department
Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, February 13, 2009

Biographical Info
Age: 25
Tour of Duty: 5 years, 6 months
Badge Number: 5649

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, February 13, 2009
Weapon Used: Handgun; .357 caliber
Suspect Info: Shot and wounded

Officer John Pawlowski was shot and killed after responding to a dispute between a cab driver and a male.

Officer Pawlowski and his partner responded to the Logan section of Philadelphia after a cab driver called 911 to report a dispute. During the dispute, the cab driver had told the suspect that he was going to call the police, to which the suspect responded "'If you call police, I shoot you plus the police."

When the officers arrived, the cab driver pointed out the subject. Officer Pawlowski and his partner approached the male, who was dressed in a black, three-quarter length coat. The suspect had his hands in his pockets. Officer Pawlowski ordered the suspect to show his hands. The suspect did not comply, and immediately opened fire with a .357 handgun, shooting through the pocket of his coat. One round struck Officer Pawlowski in his bullet resistant vest, and a second round struck him in the chest, just above his vest.

Officer Pawlowski was able to return fire, striking the suspect once, before falling to the ground, mortally wounded. Officer Pawlowski's partner and a third officer engaged the suspect in a gun-battle, in which one officer was grazed, and the suspect was shot numerous times.

Officer Pawlowski was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he died from his wounds.

The suspect was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, and narcotics possession.

Officer Pawlowski had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 5 1/2 years. He is survived by his expectant wife. His brother also serves with the Philadelphia Police Department, and his father retired from the agency.

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Also, keep in mind that on May 10, 2010 the Police Unity Tour will ride through Mercer County along Route 130. Come out and support us as hundreds of officers ride in memory and honor of those officers killed in the line of duty.

Thank you so much for your donation and please don't forget to come support us on May 10, 2010 along Route 130.

Lawrence Township Police Police Unity Tour Team

OFFLINE DONATIONS:

PBA Local # 119.................................$5000

General James Grant .......................................$100

Norma Taylor...........................................$10

Heidi Santin......................................................$25

FMBA Local # 96.....................................$100

Auletta Insurance Agency............$250

Thomas B. Everist Jr............................$50

Roma Bank..............................$200

Joe Gorski..........................$20

Timmy Dalton..................$25

ICI Flooring..................$50

Bruce & Janice Wallauer..............................$35

Slackwood Fire Company..............................$250

Warren Hyer......................................$50

Stephen's Furs....................................$100

Notre Dame High School...................$400

Kathy Norcia............................................$50.00

Thor & Rose Bergstrom..............................$20.00

Mr & Mrs Modzelewski.......................................$20.00

Len & Joyce Reed................................$10.00

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Team Lawrence
Everist, Budzinski, Lech, Longo