The Police Unity Tour
Our Mission Statement
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty.
The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.
Police Unity Tour Our History
In May 1997 the Police Unity Tour was organized by Officer Patrick P. Montuore of the Florham Park, NJ Police Department, with the hope of bringing public awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. We started in 1997 with 18 riders on a four day fund-raising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. which raised $18,000.00. This past May we had over 1600 members nationwide who made the trip, and we are proud to announce that we were able to donate 1.6 Million Dollars to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund bringing our total donations to nearly 12 Million Dollars.
In late 2005, the Police Unity Tour pledged $5 million in support of the National Law Enforcement Museum. Inspired by our commitment and our motto, “WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED” the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected our organization to be the sponsor of the Museum’s Hall of Remembrance.
Having completed the $5 million commitment to the museum in 2009 the Police Unity Tour dedicated the 2010 ride to the restoration of the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial. The $1.1 million restoration project included the re-engraving, coating and sealing of the 18,983 names on the memorial as well as the cleaning of the walls and other Memorial improvements.
When all is said and done, the following video says everything that needs to be said about why we do what we do.
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May 11-17, 2014
NLEOMF Ride and Run to Remember
In May 1997, the Police Unity Tour was organized in an effort to bring about public awareness of law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty, to honor their sacrifices and offer a powerful place of healing for survivors by supporting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
This year will Shirley’s 3rd year riding. Each year she has honored one of our fallen heroes from Baltimore City Police Department. This year she’ll ride in honor of Officer James (Jim) Fowler who was killed on September 27, 2010 in an automobile accident on U.S. 22 in Lewiston, Pennsylvania, while traveling to an accident investigation training course at Penn State University. Officer Fowler was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Baltimore Police Department for 34 years.
Please assist Shirley Disney in honoring Officer James Fowler who gave his life to protect others, as “We Ride for Those Who Died“. Please donate what you can. Every little bit counts. Let the Survivors know that we will Never Forget.
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Chapter 9 – Our Story
Chapter 9’s formation is a product of many factors, the most important being it’s members love and respect for what the Tour does and what it represents. We have witnessed the exponential growth of the tour, which is a good thing! More members means we can be better at accomplishing our Mission Statement. However, growth can have a downside. Every year officers have to be declined participation due to limited slots on the four existing Tour Routes.
Realizing that the Tour could not continue to grow without a new Route being formed, and wanting to give back to an organization which has given so much to us, our group decided to “step up to the plate” and take on the task of forming another Route.
The founder of the Tour, Pat Montuore, and the CEO, Harry Phillips, seeing our dedication to the Tour and what it stands for, have allowed our group to seek Chapter Status. Chapter Status is an Honor and a responsibility not to be taken lightly. It is also something that is rarely granted.
We had an incredible ‘Inaugural Ride” in 2012 thanks to our many dedicated returning members and our awesome new members! We received very positive feedback and we are excited about our years to come.
We will definitely be growing and will cap our numbers at 130 for 2013. We will take 100 riders and the remaining slots will be utilized for support.