Officer on a Mission Bike through County
Fairfax County Police Department
Public Information Office
4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030
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News Release: 2012-133/maj
May 11, 2012
Officers on a Mission Bike through County Saturday
They ride for those who died and they’ve already endured headwinds and steep hills, exhaustion and exhilaration, pedaling their bicycles nearly 175 miles across Virginia in the first two days of the 2012 Police Unity Tour. The ride is an annual event to raise awareness about law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. It coincides with the observance of nation Police Week, May 13-19, 2012.
Saturday, the group of nearly 80 cyclists, accompanied by 35 medics, motorcycle officers, and support staff will cross from Prince William County into Fairfax County on Rt. 29 shortly after 9 a.m. The local group, Chapter IV of the Police Unity Tour, represents 27 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Fairfax County Police Department has the largest contingent with 25 officers.
They’ll switch from Rt. 29 to Rt. 50 around noon and head into Washington, DC, to meet up with six more contingents of officers on bikes at RFK Stadium. The combined group of up to 1,500 officers will bike through the city to their final destination, the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on E Street between 4th and 5th Street, NW.
Traffic will be impacted along the route. Motorists from Warrenton to Washington are encouraged to check the routes and times to see whether their plans may be affected. That information can be found at http://www.policeunitytourchapter4.com/