Anyone want to take a bike ride…….to Washington D.C.? As incredible as it sounds members of our department did just that last week when they joined several hundred other Officers from around the country and rode from Ground Zero to the Pentagon. The 340 mile trip was completed in four days and raised over four hundred thousand dollars for families of Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty.
Established in 2001 by a core group of NYPD Officers this event continues to grow. In addition to it’s fundraising success the event raises awareness of the sacrifice members of the thin blue line make every day. This year our team included riders Sergeants Sean O’Donnell and Peter Skarzynski, Officer Keith Grausam, and Chief John Zebrowski. Equally important was the participation of our support crew of Sergeant William Gottstine, Ruben Salgado and Rich Jurkiewicz who provided repair and logistical support for the ride.
Our Department is very proud of our members who gave freely of their time to make this annual event a success. If you would like more information about the ride you can visit TourDeForce.com.