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Police Unity Tour 2017: Riding On for Fallen Police Officers

Rachelle Denmark
Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 07:17:57-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Over 2,000 are expected to ride hundreds of miles in this year's Police Unity Tour.

Members of the Police Unity Tour proudly wear their motto, "We Ride For Those Who Died." There are chapters of the Police Unity Tour all over the country, officers and survivors both riding together to keep the memory of the fallen alive.

In 2015, WTXL traveled with the Police Unity Tour, Chapter 8, as they rode 250 miles from Portsmouth, VA to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

This year, WTXL is continuing its commitment to following the survivors and officers participating Police Unity Tour.

Rachelle Denmark, who is an investigator at Tallahassee Police Department, will also be helping us as a contributor this year.

Our coverage of the 2017 Police Unity Tour will kick-off on May 5th. 

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The Police Unity Tour

The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

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.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC and is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

Officer Down Memorial Page

The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., (ODMP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America's fallen law enforcement heroes. More than 20,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States and it is with great honor that the ODMP pays a lasting tribute to each of these officers by preserving their memories within its pages.

Concerns of Police Survivors

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.) provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

National Police Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.