The Police Unity Tour

The Police Unity Tour

Every year I make a post on behalf of my friend and neighbor, Barry Morris.

Barry is a long time member of the Police Unity Tour and puts forth a tremendous effort on their behalf in support of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Each year since 1996 Peace Officers from all around the Country have come together to participate in the Police Unity Tour to raise awareness and money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. This coming year, I’m proud to say, it will be my sixth year to participate in the 320+ mile bicycle ride from northern New Jersey to the Memorial in Washington D.C. It truly is an honor to “Ride For Those Who Died.”

We will be departing East Hanover, NJ on May 9th and arriving in Washington DC on May 12th. This will coincide with the candlelight vigil at the Memorial on May 13th to honor all Law Enforcement officers, many of whom are from The Great State of Texas, who were killed in the line of duty in 2011.

The Police Unity Tour motto is, “We ride for those who died;” so their memory and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. Please feel free to forward this link to anyone you feel might like to support me and the Police Unity Tour.

Thank you for your support in the past and throughout the future may God Bless you always!

Barry

P.S. We’re having a fundraiser this Thursday (02-16) at the Burger House in Rockwall (I-30 SSR Near La Madeline’s) We would love to see you there!

BACK THE BLUE!

You can donate here:
The Barry Morris Page

The History of Police Unity Tour

In May 1997, the Police Unity Tour® was organized, by Officer Patrick P. Montuore of the Florham Park (NJ) Police Department, in an effort to bring about public awareness of law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices.

The tour started with 18 riders on a bicycle ride from Florham Park to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (NLEOM) in Washington D.C. which raised $18,000. In 2011 we had over 1,200 members nationwide that made the trip and we are proud to announce that we were able to donate over 1.5 Million dollars to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, bringing our total donations to nearly 10 Million dollars.

In late 2005, the Police Unity Tour® pledged $5 million in support of the National Law Enforcement Museum. Inspired by our commitment and our motto, “We Ride for Those Who Died”, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected our organization to be the sponsor of the Museum’s Hall of Remembrance.

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 Officer’s Memorial. The $1.1 million restoration project includes the re-engraving, coating, and sealing of the 18,983 names on the memorial as well as the cleaning of the walls and other memorial improvements.

If you’re an officer, if you LOVE an officer, if you have friends that are officers, please, if you can spare a few bucks, make a donation to this worthy cause.

Also: These coins make a great gift for friends/family who collect “Challenge Coins.”  They sell for $15.00 each plus $1.00 S&H. All proceeds go to sponsor the 16th Annual Police Unity Tour. 

To get one or more of these beautiful coins send a check to:

ATTN: Barry Morris, Agent
DPS CID
350 W. I-30
Garland, TX 75043
(214) 861-2289

And be sure to include your return address. 😛

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6 Responses to The Police Unity Tour

  1. NativeSon says:

    What a GREAT cause! Thanks for letting me/us know about it Fred! All our officers out there take care and stay safe! I’m filling out my check right now… 🙂

  2. mrchuck says:

    As I point my finger over the podium,,, I say looking over my command,,,,”you be careful out there”.

    No truer words have ever been spoken.

    Thanks Texas Fred for taking up your time and blog space to mention this,,,,

    Patrol,,,,dismissed.

  3. 1. Beautiful coins;
    2. Too old to ride a bicycle any more;
    3. NLEOM is a moving site and deserves your support and funding

    and, finally,

    4. I did MY duty by KILLING the motherfucker who tried to kill me back in the late 70s. God bless the Smith & Wesson Model 66 .357 magnum I used that day.

    BZ

  4. God Bless you for posting this. My best friend Deb’s oldest daughter is married to a Ft. Wayne police officer and her youngest daughter is a Allen Co. officer. I’m sending the link to Barry’s page their way, as I know they will be deeply moved.

    BZ… I’m thankful for your Smith & Wesson, life would be most boring without you and Texas Fred stirring the poo pots and making libbers heads explode! 🙂

    To all they many law enforcement professionals, active and retired that comment here, Thanks for all you do.

  5. Hoosier Army Mom: thank you for your comment. Now, 35+ years later, I can reflect on the reality as it was. I’ve been through all the bullshit sessions and finally realized: I won. Period. I was younger and I WON.

    Thank you kindly.

    BZ

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