Sent on 5/11/2015 4:37:36 PM
The Marana Police Department and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department are both represented in the 2015 Police Unity Tour. Marana Police Sergeant Will Hess, Marana Police Officer Brad Clifford, and Pima County Sheriff Sergeant Terry Staten are riding from Portsmouth, Virginia to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. The bike ride will cover over 250 miles over 3 days. This is the third straight year the three of them have ridden together in this event. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum. Prior to the event, the three officers raised over $6,000 that will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Family members of police officers who were killed in the line of duty are also participating in the ride. The Police Unity Tour has numerous chapters from around the country that are all converging on Washington DC in honor of National Police Memorial Day, which is on May 15th.