Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bike for the Blue Remembers Fallen Officers

May 12, 2015

WHAT:                    Bike for the Blue Memorial Ride

WHEN:                    6:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 13

WHERE:                  State Capitol

BACKGROUND:     As part of National Police Week, members of the Richmond Police Department join others in law enforcement to pedal in a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. in honor of officers who have died in the line of duty.

A contingent of about 60 officers representing Richmond and jurisdictions from Virginia and North Carolina and federal law enforcement agencies will participate.

                                 Bike for the Blue participants will ride 117 miles on Route 1 to the nation’s capital to meet their colleagues from across the country for the Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony. Richmond Police will remember 29 RPD officers who have given their lives for the city as it participates for the 20th year.

                                 Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.