Family and friends,
Thank you for taking the time to read about my fundraiser. My name is Ted Cam and I am a 14 year veteran police officer of the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department in West Chester, PA. As a member of the department’s Honor Guard Unit, I have attended many funerals to honor a fellow police officer that died in the line of duty. In 2012, I joined the Police Unity Tour – Chapter IX to continue paying tribute to all fallen officers.
During National Law Enforcement Officers Week in May of each year, more than 1,600 Law Enforcement Officers from across the U.S. ride their bicycles over 250 miles in four (4) days to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington DC. This bicycle ride, known as the “Police Unity Tour,” raises awareness of Officers who have been killed 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. Our Motto: “We Ride For Those Who Died.”
In May of 2013, I will be riding in memory of Honolulu Police Officers Garret Davis and Chad Morimoto.
Officer Garret Davis was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car was rear-ended on H-1, at approximately 8:20 pm on Saturday, January 21, 2012. He had stopped his marked patrol car behind a stalled vehicle on the shoulder. Before he was able to exit his car it was struck from behind by another vehicle and burst into flames. Officer Davis suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Officer Davis had served with the Honolulu Police Department for three years. He is survived by his mother, a sister, and a daughter. (Read more: http://http://www.odmp.org/officer/21103-officer-garret-davis)
Officer Chad Morimoto was killed in a motorcycle accident while participating in a motorcycle escort training at approximately 11:45 am on Monday, July 23, 2012. Officer Morimoto had served with the Honolulu Police Department for eight years. He was assigned to the Traffic Division and became a motorcycle officer in 2010. He started his career as a patrol officer in Waikiki. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, and a son. (Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/21337-officer-chad-morimoto)
2013 marks the second ride for our newly formed chapter; “Chapter IX.” We will leave Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, May 9, 2013 and arrive at the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington DC on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
My goal for 2013 is to raise $7500. Please assist me in honoring ALL of the fallen officers who gave their life to protect others, and to raise much needed awareness about driving safely around officers on our roadways. All donations are tax deductible. You may send a check made out to “Police Unity Tour, Inc.” to the attention of: Officer Ted Cam – Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police, 1041 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382. Please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
Founded in 1984, The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the United States. The Memorial Fund does NOT receive taxpayer dollars for its day-to-day operations, but relies on the generous contributions of the public.
A nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization headquartered in Washington, DC, the Memorial Fund built and continues to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial – the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The Memorial Fund is a principal organizer of the National Police Week observance each May and hosts a Candlelight vigil at the Memorial each May 13th to honor all fallen officers. In addition, the Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse.
The Fund also operates various programs designed to raise awareness of law enforcement service and sacrifice, promote officer safety, and reduce injuries and fatalities. Our Drive Safely campaign encourages motorists to be careful around law enforcement officers on our roadways, where the majority of officers are killed each year.
Please assist me in honoring ALL of the fallen officers who gave their life to protect others. Many thanks for your support – and PLEASE forward this to anyone you think may wish to donate too!
Officer Ted Cam
Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department