Police Unity Tour Passes Through East Windsor
More than 1,000 law enforcement officials stopped in the township on their way to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness and financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
The 2011 Police Unity Tour, an annual fundraiser bicycle ride from New Jersey to Washington D.C. that seeks to raise awareness about and financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, passed through Mercer County this morning (Tuesday, May 10).
The ride – timed to be part of National Law Enforcement Officers Week – started Monday. Riders departed from East Hanover in Morris County and proceeded to Ground Zero in Manhattan to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks – which claimed the lives of 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
They then headed back into New Jersey, where they spent the night in Edison. Their journey resumed this morning, making its way down Route 130 into Mercer County. In East Windsor, the riders paused for a brief break in the parking lot of the Target store on Route 571 near Route 130. That’s where Patch caught up with them and captured the accompanying photos and video.
The unity tour riders are expected to arrive in Washington D.C. on Thursday (May 12) and on Friday they will attend the 23rd annual candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
More than 65 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in the United States this year.