In May 1997 the Police Unity Tour was organized by Officer Patrick P. Montuore of the Florham Park Police Dept., with the hope of bringing public awareness of Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. The Police Unity 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 D.C. which raised $18,000.00. Today, the Police Unity Tour has over 1200 members nationwide who make the trip.
Chapter 37 was started by Port Authority police officers in 2002 and named in honor of the 37 PAPD officers who were killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center. Although designated the New York chapter, membership of active and retired law enforcement officers also includes police departments from California, New Jersey and New Hampshire. The chapter is also viewed as the 9/11/01 Memorial Chapter. The original Chapter 37 members are represented by members of the Port Authority NY/NJ, Huntington Beach CA, Glendale CA, Nassau County and the New York City Police Departments. A pledge was made by the original members that Chapter 37 will always start the Tour at the World Trade Center to honor, respect and remember the 72 officers who lost their lives September 11, 2001.
Jamis Bicycles is a proud sponsor of the Police Unity Tour: Chapter 37 Here is the official website for Chapter 37: policeunitytour37.com
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