The Mission of the Tour:
- 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.
The Tour’s History:
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.
The Tour started with 18 riders on a four day fund-raising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. which raised $18,000.00. This May we had over 1, 900 members nationwide who made the trip, and we are proud to announce that we were able to donate $1,997,000 dollars to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, bringing our total donations to nearly $18 Million Dollars.
Our own Kellen Budd proudly participated on the support team while a Budd truck and followed the riders on the journey moving bikes and supplies.