2016 Police Unity Tour- Chapter 37
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Police Unity Tour. The Police Unity Tour Incorporated was formed in 1997 by a group of law enforcement officers from New Jersey who rode their bicycles from Florham Park, New Jersey to Washington, D.C. For the past thirteen years, law enforcement officers nationwide have ridden the 300 plus mile trip, with the purpose of raising awareness and financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
The Police Unity Tour has grown from 18 members to over 1900 nationwide who will be making the trip this year. Because of your generosity, nearly 18 million dollars has been donated to the Memorial, making the Police Unity Tour the single largest supporter of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Participating from our membership in 2013, New York State Environmental Conservation Officer Jennifer Okonuk, who along with her fellow cyclists on May 9, 2013 thru May 12, 2013 participated in the Police Unity Tour Chapter 37 with the help of New York Conservation Officers Association and other dedicated members who donated funds that made her ride possible.
This year the NYS Park Police are looking to send two of their Officers. They are still in the process of fundraising to meet their goal. Donations are still being accepted and are greatly appreciated. If you wish to make a donation, please click on this link: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/NYS-parkpd%20/2016-police-unity-tour
We wish you much success and for those of you that are attending, have a safe ride.
The PBA of NYS