Ramapo Police Officers Cycle 300 Miles to Honor Officers who Died in the Line of Duty
By Sarah Morgenstern
Ramapo Police Department (RPD) Detective Peggy Braddock, Police Officer Mike Luba, and other RPD officers set off on their bicycles on a four-day Police Unity Tour on Monday, from northern New Jersey, to cycle 300 miles and arrive in Washington, DC, on May 12, to bring public awareness to the many law enforcement officers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of the duty.
After departing yesterday from Morris County, NJ, the RPD police officers rode 40 to miles on Tuesday to Wilmington, Del.
On Wednesday, the cycling cops will cover 100 miles to reach Annapolis, Md, by nightfall and then 50 more miles on Thursday to arrive in Washington, DC, where thousands of cops will attend a candlelight vigil on the National Mall to honor the many law enforcement officers who have died protecting others.
Although the Covid-19 pandemic canceled the 25-year-old Police Unity Tour in 2020, in October 2021, 2,600 cops nationwide rode the 300 miles and raised $1.6 million for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a fund to which police officers nationwide have raised $31.6 million over the past 25 years.
The RPD police officers are also raising funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum, which honors police officers who have fallen and provides the history of American law enforcement through interactive exhibits, historical, and contemporary artifacts at 444 E St. NW, in Washington, DC.