In May 1997 the Police Unity Tour was organized by Officer Patrick P. Montuore of the Florham Park Police Department with the hope of bringing public awareness of Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices.
Starting with 18 riders on a four day fund-raising bicycle ride from
In 2003 three members of the Oakland Police Department participated in the Police Unity Tour. In the years following word spread and with a combined effort from a number of agencies the Police Unity Tour, Northern California Chapter 13 was formed in 2007. This year 113 members from the Northern California Chapter will be making the annual trip. In addition to our cyclists we will be traveling with 9 motorcycles and Officers that will assist our journey.
Over the years our chapter has been the home for a number of law enforcement personnel and survivors of Police Officers killed in the line of duty from not only
In late 2005, the Police Unity Tour pledged $5 Million in support of the
Additionally the Police Unity Tour has taken the initiative to maintain an integral part in the upkeep and operation of the memorial. 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 Officers Memorial. The $1.1 Million restoration project included the re-engraving, coating and sealing of the more than the 20,000 names on the memorial as well as the cleaning of the walls and other memorial improvements.
Each year we do this for one reason:
“WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED”