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May 19

Newport News Law Enforcement Cycle 250 Miles to Honor Fallen Officers

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 11:42 PM by Communications Department

$395,000 Raised Nationwide

This month five members of the Newport News Police Department and two members of the Newport News Sheriff's Office joined with law enforcement officers police bike ride_SCfrom around the country for a 250 mile bike tour. It was part of the Law Enforcement United The Road to Hope cycling event ending in Washington, D.C. The group met up with other Law Enforcement United riders from around the country at the Iwo Jima Memorial and together presented checks totaling $395,000 to three police charities. Other events included a candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial to honor those lives lost – all in advance of Police Memorial Week 2016, May 15 - May 21.

Participants traveled in the wind and rain north on Route 1 through various Virginia localities then traveled on the Capital Parkway from Fredericksburg to Washington D.C. They made various stops at memorial sites, schools and police departments to pay tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters.
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Law Enforcement United is a non-profit organization "founded upon and committed to honoring officers who have died in the line of duty, and ensuring that their surviving family is supported and not forgotten." The group's fundraising efforts support The Road to Hope, Concerns of Police Survivors, the Officer Down Memorial Page and Spirit of the Blue. Law Enforcement United, Inc. makes it their mission to never forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.