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May 09, 2013

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Police Unity Tour Launches 2013 Bike Ride Supporting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund


Washington, DC—On May 9-10, hundreds of members of the Police Unity Tour—a group comprised of nearly 1,700 law enforcement officers and supporters—will launch their 2013 ride biking hundreds of miles from points in East Hanover (NJ), Franklin Township (NJ), Millville (NJ), Portsmouth (VA), Richmond (VA), and Philadelphia (PA) to Washington, DC. 
The Police Unity Tour’s motto is “We Ride For Those Who Died.”  Participants not only trained hard for the 300-mile ride—each rider raised more than $1,700 to raise awareness and financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
The Tour’s six spokes will converge in Washington, DC on May 12 when they will ride into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at approximately 2:00 pm to the cheers of thousands of family, friends, colleagues and supporters.
Along the routes, riders will stop at 14 Target® stores to further the group’s primary mission of raising awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Target® is a generous sponsor of the Police Unity Tour and the overall law enforcement community.
Follow the riders’ progress and view a few photos from the 2013 ride at www.facebook.com/nleomf, on instagram @nleomf and on twitter @nleomf.


What:

Police Unity Tour Launch East Hanover (NJ) Spoke

When:

May 9, 2013 – 9:30 am

Where:

Target®
130 State Route 10 West
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Who:

Craig W. Floyd, Chairman & CEO
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

What:

Police Unity Tour Launch Philadelphia (PA) Spoke

When:

May 9, 2013 – 9:00 am

Where:

Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
500 Stevens Drive
Philadelphia, PA

What:

Police Unity Tour Launch Portsmouth (VA) Spoke

When:

May 10, 2013 – 7:00 am

Where:

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center
425 Water Street
Portsmouth, VA

Who:

John Shanks, Acting Sr. Director of Development
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

What:

Police Unity Tour Launch Franklin Township (NJ) Spoke

When:

May 10, 2013 – 7:30 am

Where:

Franklin Township Police Department
475 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ

What:

Police Unity Tour Launch Millville (NJ) Spoke

When:

May 10, 2013 – 7:30 am

Where:

Target®
2100 N 2nd St
Millville, NJ 08332

What:

Police Unity Tour Launch Richmond (VA) Spoke

When:

May 10, 2013 – 7:00 am

Where:

Festival Park next to Richmond Coliseum
Richmond, VA 

Who:

Herbert Giobbi, Chief Operating Officer
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s National Police Week events and activities are supported, in part, by a generous contribution from Target®.
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About the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a private non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. The Memorial Fund maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which contains the names of 19,981 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. The Memorial Fund is now working to create the National Law Enforcement Museum, which will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibitions, historical artifacts and extensive educational programming. For more information, visit www.LawMemorial.org.

About the Police Unity Tour
Founded in 1997 with 18 riders, the Police Unity Tour now boasts more than 1,700 riders and support personnel dedicated to raising awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The Police Unity Tour raises funds to support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and National Law Enforcement Museum. For more information, visit  www.PoliceUnityTour.com