Concord Officers Riding in the Police Unity Tour to Washington D.C. – Let’s Help ‘em Raise Funds for the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

January 8, 2014 · 11 comments

Claycordians, please read.

On May 10, 2014, (6) Concord PD Officers will join nearly 1500 law enforcement officers from throughout the country who will bicycle along varying routes, each nearly 300 miles, to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. This year, the Police Unity Tour – Northern California Chapter 13, will have nearly 100 police officers representing the California Highway Patrol, San Francisco PD and Sheriff, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, Alameda County Sheriff, Sacramento County Sheriff, Concord, Martinez, Oakland, San Leandro, Elk Grove, West Sacramento and Rocklin Police Departments to name a few.

If you can donate $1, $5, $10 or more, it’ll help these fine Concord Police Officers raise awareness about their fellow police officers that have died in the line of duty, and it will also help collect funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which unfortunately has over 19,000 names of those who have died in the line of duty.

The following letter is from Concord Police Officers Ollie Sansen, Kenny Trimble, Krista Sansen, Adam Hart, Mike Roberts and Amy Hendricks.

Dear Claycordians,

On May 10th, we will depart from New Jersey and travel through Philadelphia, Baltimore, and ultimately into Washington DC. On May 13th, we will join over 50,000 people at National Law Enforcement Memorial Candlelight Vigil. During the ceremony, the names of every officer who died in the line of duty during 2013 will be read and his/her name officially added to the Memorial, which already contains over 19,000 fallen heroes.

The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness about the police officers that have died in the line of duty. Our motto is, “We Ride For Those Who Died.” The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Since its’ inception in 1997, the Police Unity Tour has raised over $14 million to support the Memorial. It is because of your incredible level of support and financial contributions that we will be able to participate in the 2014 Police Unity Tour and ensure that the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice are not forgotten.

We are humbly seeking your financial support in order to allow us to ride in this incredibly worthwhile event. Each rider must raise approximately $2000 in order to participate in the Tour. The first $1850 is paid to the Police Unity Tour. This money includes a $1000 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and $850 to cover support services, ground transportation, overnight lodging, and food while we ride. Donations to the Police Unity Tour are 100% tax deductible (Tax ID# 13-4346176).

All donations can be mailed to Concord Police Headquarters, Attention Officer Ollie Sansen. 1350 Galindo St., Concord, CA 94520. Checks should be made payable to Police Unity Tour Chapter 13.

You can also donate online by clicking ON THIS LINK.

Thank you so much for your consideration in supporting the Police Unity Tour.

Sincerely,

Officer Ollie Sansen
Officer Kenny Trimble
Officer Krista Sansen
Officer Adam Hart
Officer Mike Roberts
Officer Amy Hendricks

CLAYCORD NOTE: Any business that donates $50 or more by 5pm on Wednesday January 8th will get a mention on Claycord.com with a link to your website. If you donate $50 or more and would like your business mentioned, please email news@claycord.com with your information.

Thank you!

1 Cassandra January 6, 2014 at 10:35 AM

We live outside Claycord, but I would love to support CPD!

Will be mailing a check, attn. Officer Sansen.

2 lmcc January 6, 2014 at 10:41 AM

I’m delighted to have donated to this excellent cause. Happy cycling, Officers!

3 CLAYCORD.com January 6, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Thank you, lmcc, and thank you, Cassandra.

4 Antonio January 6, 2014 at 12:05 PM

A very worthy cause. Nice to see Cassandra thanked for her continuous generosity.

Will donate myself on payday, the 10th.

5 Horse'n Around January 6, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I’m donating! Going to support my family in blue.

6 Shelley January 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM

I will donate myself. Very supportive of law enforcement…..

7 CLAYCORD.com January 6, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Thank you all for your very kind donations.

8 Sheila January 6, 2014 at 2:04 PM

I will definitely donate to this!

9 Danielle January 6, 2014 at 7:52 PM

What a wonderful opportunity to help those who risk their lives for us.

The check is written, and will go out tomorrow.

10 anon January 8, 2014 at 12:02 PM

What a beautiful show of support to those who gave their all to serve and protect the rest of us. Our family is donating. Thank you, again, heroes who live in the loving hands of God and our hearts and memories.

11 wc44 January 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Put on your seat belts. Most police officers are killed in traffic accidents and the majority were not wearing seatbelts or on motor cycles. Requiring the police to wear seatbelts and eliminating motorcycle officers would be the number one way to prevent officer deaths.

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