A motorcycle ride in Middletown will help raise money for fallen police officers. Civilians and officers are encouraged to participate in the event on Sept. 9.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Olga Enger
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
On Sept. 9, for the second year in a row, two Aquidneck Island police officers will bring a national event to a local level. Every May, thousands of police officers sweat through the 300-mile, four day, Police Unity Tour, which is a bicycle ride from Florham Park, N.J. to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event honors police officers who fell in the line of duty. Although that ride is only open to police officers, Lt. Mike Faria of the Middletown Police Department and Officer Joe Carroll of Newport, have organized a motorcycle ride that joins civilians and officers together, to raise awareness and money for the cause right here in Rhode Island. “Everyone is welcome,” said Faria. The ride will start…
For local officers taking part in a 300-mile bicycle ride this May from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., their journey began Sunday in Middletown.
A 300-mile bicycle ride to benefit the families of fallen police officers will start in New Jersey and end in Washington, D.C. But for many local police, this year it began here in Middletown. On Sunday, Sgt. Mike Faria of the Middletown Police Department and Officer Joe Carroll of Newport put together a local fundraiser to help raise funds for the next Police Unity Tour to be held in May. Their motorcycle ride fundraiserstarted out in the parking lot of Scotty's Big Dawg's Restaurant and Pub in Middletown. "The four-day, 300-mile bike ride takes place on May 15th which is 'Law Enforcement Memorial Day'. Each member who participates must raise $1,750.00. A candle light vigil is held on May 16th," Carroll said. In 2011, there have been 122 …