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Police Unity Tour, May 9-12, 2017

The 2017 Police Unity Ride will leave Northern New Jersey on May 9th and arrive in Washington, DC on May 12th. The Candlelight Vigil will take place May 13th at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (NLEOM). 

Many of us have connections to this important event.

Norwich Police Officer Christina Ramos is going to ride for one of our AFSCME officers who was killed in the line of duty in 2003, Joseph N. Sachatello III. Officer Sachatello, who was 33 at the time of his death, was a member of the Montville Police Department, represented by AFSCME Local 2504.

"Joe was a great officer and a kind and caring family man," said Montville Police Officer and Local 2504 President Robin Salvatore. "I encourage AFSCME members to support Officer Ramos as she rides to honor the memory of a great man who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us all."

Click here to support the Police Unity Tour in memory of Montville Police Officer Joseph Sachatello.

The Police Unity Tour’s motto is: “We Ride for Those Who Died” and we raise awareness about America’s fallen officers. Today in the United States, some 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. But that protection comes at a very high price.

A few sobering statistics:

  • Every 60 hours a peace officer is killed protecting our families and communities.
  • Each year, there are over 58,000 assaults.
  • More than 5,000 injuries on law enforcement officers.
  • On average, 146 officers are killed in the line of duty each year.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial honors America’s fallen law enforcement heroes who have died in the line of duty. Their mission is to tell the story of America’s law enforcement officers and make it safer for those who serve.


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