Police Unity Tour Honors Fallen Officers

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Hundreds of New Jersey's finest laced up their sneakers, fastened their helmets, and hopped on their bikes to ride in honor of their fallen comrades. 

Police officers from departments throughout the state set out on their bikes on the morning of Thursday, May 10th, for this year's Police Unity Tour.

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The annual event is held in memory of officers who were killed in the line of duty and also helps to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum.

Officials say the event shows the families of all the fallen officers and the community that while these heroes may be gone, they will never be forgotten.

 "These men and women gave their lives protecting the citizens of the United States and we pay homage to them and we make sure that they're never forgotten," said Lt. Richard Trout, of the Atlantic County Department of Public Safety.

After stopping for a bite to eat this morning, the officers continued their riding for police unity tour making their way to Washington D.C. to kick off National Police Week.

To learn more, visit policeunitytour.com.

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