June 3, 2011

Deputy rides in memorial bike event

Deputy David Minor recently participated in the Police Unity Tour,
riding in the name of fallen Monroe County Sheriff’s
Deputies Melissa Powers, Robin Tanner and Nick Pham.
On May 12th, Deputy David Minor completed a 250 mile charity bicycle ride as part of the Police Unity Tour. The Police Unity Tour is an annual 250 mile bicycle ride from Portsmouth Virginia to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. This year the Police Unity Tour raised over 1.5 million dollars and had over 1600 riders from law enforcement agencies all over the United States. David personally raised over $2,400 for the tour.
David rode in the names of Monroe County fallen Deputies Melissa Powers, Robin Tanner and Nick Pham. After the bicycle tour was completed, a candlelight vigil was held to honor all of the fallen officers from each state. David was honored to present a memorial bracelet to Melissa Powers’ children, husband, sister and parents. The motto of the Police Unity Tour is “We Ride for Those Who Died” and their primary purpose is raise awareness of fallen officers and raise money for the National Law Enforcement Memorial, including engraving the names of fallen officers on the memorial wall.

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