Jul 28, 2014

Middletown Police Officer Rides for Those who Died

Middletown Police Officer Rides for Those who Died Middletown Police Officer Rides for Those who Died
Donnie Coates, is a Patrolman with the Middletown Township Police Department. This year over 4 days, from May 9-12, 2014, he will once again be riding a bicycle over 300 miles from New Jersey to Washington, DC as part of The Police Unity Tour.

This bike ride is a not just a fundraiser. It is an event that raises awareness for the police officers who have died in the line of duty- the ones that selflessly gave their lives to protect the lives of others- the fallen heroes that went to work one day and never made it home. In 2013 alone, there were 97 of these fallen heroes. On average, that is one hero every three days.

As a member of the Tour, he will be raising money for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund. In 2013, the riders of the Police Unity Tour were able to donate over 1.72 million dollars to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, bringing our total donations to nearly 14 Million Dollars.

Our motto is - "We Ride For Those Who Died". We ride to honor those officers who have come before us and have paid the ultimate sacrifice. These officers, whose names grace the walls of the memorial in Washington, D.C., have left behind mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, wives, husbands, children, co-workers and friends.   

 Patrolman Steve Greenwood  of the Middletown Township Police Department will also be peddling along with Donnie.  They are supported by their Number 1 support guy Sargent Sean Sweeney , also a Member of the MTPD.

There are over hunderds of Police officers, past and present who participate in the ride...so lets not forget them.....and say thank you for putting their lives on the line to keep our family's safe.

If you are able to make a donation, please use the link below.

For more information about the ride and the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund check out the website www.policeunitytour.com

Thank you for your support......every penny counts......

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