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Hopkinton Police Unity Tour 2014 “We Ride for Those Who Died"

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Dear Supporter,
The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety. National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement community.

This year, three members of the Hopkinton Police Department; Officers Aaron O’Neil, William Burchard and Phil Powers will be participating in the Police Unity Tour ( to honor the 105 officers who died in the line of duty for 2013. The primary purpose of this four day, three-hundred and twenty mile bicycle ride is to raise awareness of Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. During our time in Washington D.C., we will be visiting and paying our respects to our fallen brother and sister officers.

Each participant in the Police Unity Tour event, which begins in New Jersey and ends in Washington D.C., is responsible for raising approximately $2,000.00. We are asking for your support in helping to defray some of the cost each participant is responsible for raising. If you or your organization would like to make a tax-deductible (Police Unity Tour Tax ID #22-3530541) donation to support this honorable cause, please fill out the attached sponsor form. Any charitable donation you or your organization can offer will help bring us one step further to representing the Town of Hopkinton and our Police Department at the Law Enforcement Candlelight Vigil during National Police Week 2013.

Please find a self-addressed stamped envelope along with this letter and sponsor form. We ask that you please send any donation directly to the Hopkinton Police Department c/o Police Unity Tour no later than May 4, 2014. This will allow us to appropriately forward our charitable donation to the Police Unity Tour Board of Directors. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact one of us at the Hopkinton Police Department, (508)497-3401 or by email to, or
Thank you in advance for your generosity and recognition.