In May 2018, I will join the Police Unity Tour Challenge riding my bicycle in honor and memory of Jaimie Jursevics. Roy Cherry will be riding in honor and memory of Cody Donahue. We are the first CSP Troopers to ride in the Tour.
We will depart from Somerset, New Jersey and travel through Philadelphia, Delaware, Baltimore, and ultimately into Washington DC.
On May 12, 2018, we will join nearly 2400 law enforcement officers from throughout the country who will bicycle along varying routes, each nearly 300 miles, to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC.
On May 13th, we will join over 50,000 people at the National Law Enforcement Memorial Candlelight Vigil. During the ceremony, the names of every officer who died in the line of duty during 2017 will be read and his/her name officially added to the Memorial, which already contains over 21,183 fallen heroes.
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness about the police officers that have died in the line of duty. Our motto is, “We Ride For Those Who Died.” The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Since its’ inception in 1997, the Police Unity Tour has raised over $26 million to support the Memorial. It is because of your incredible level of support and financial contributions that I will be able to participate in the 2018 Police Unity Tour and ensure that the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice are not forgotten.
I am seeking your financial support in order to allow me to ride in this incredibly worthwhile event. Each rider must raise approximately $2600 in order to participate in the Tour. The first $1900 is paid to the Police Unity Tour. The Police Unity Tour will donate $1000 to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund on my behalf and the remaining $900 will cover support services, ground transportation, overnight lodging, and food while we ride. Donations to the Police Unity Tour are tax deductible (Tax ID# 22-3530541). If you are not concerned about the tax deduction, you may write a check directly to me, which will be applied to the cost of airfare and other expenses that I am responsible for. Any monies I raise in excess of the required amounts will be donated to the Police Unity Tour.
You can make a secure online donation to our cause here:
socalput.com/donations and enter Bell
Checks should be made payable to Police Unity Tour.
Thank you so very much for your consideration in supporting the Police Unity Tour. If you have any questions, please give me a call or email me.