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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Law Enforcement Ride has Rest Stop at District Heights Fire/EMS Station

The Law Enforcement United, Annual Memorial Bicycle Ride, traveled through Prince George’s County this morning.  The “Ride To Hope” contingent of approximately 50 law enforcement officers are in the final leg of their tour from Redding Pennsylvania, in route to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.  Once in DC, the tour will meet up with a second contingent of 350 bicycle riders that are in route from Chesapeake Virginia. 

Each rider must be a current or retired law enforcement officer or family survivor of a fallen officer.  Each cyclist peddles to honor the sacrifice of their law enforcement colleagues and family members who have died in the line of duty.  The officers and survivors also ride to raise awareness and provide monetary support to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the Officer Down Memorial Page (O.D.M.P.)

The group traveling from Redding Pennsylvania is on day three of their tour, and at 1030 hours, the cyclists utilized Fire/EMS Station 826 as rest stop.  The cyclists are being escorted by a large group of law enforcement motorcycles, medical staff, and logistical support vehicles.

Alan C. Doubleday
Battalion Chief 883 D-Shift
5900 Marlboro Pike
District Heights MD 20747

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