Julie Humphreys, 509.622.5868
Friday, May 29, 2020 at 6:22 p.m.
SPD and Spokane County Sheriff’s Department to send off cross country motorcycle ride honoring law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2019.
The first annual End of Watch Ride to Remember (EOW-R2R) rolls out of Spokane Monday, June 1st at 7:30am to begin a two-month memorial tour across the U.S. Motorcycle riders will stop in 30 states at law enforcement agencies across the county where each of the 146 fallen officers served.
The riders are all team members of Phoenix Protective Corporation and most are current or former law enforcement. Phoenix has a strong commitment to the law enforcement community and this is a way to give back to the community. The company is covering the cost of the ride and supporting team member’s time off the job to take part in the ride.
William Gillette of Phoenix Protective Corporation & Board President, Beyond the Call of Duty - a non-profit behind the ride:
“The response from the departments and families has been very humbling as they are incredibly appreciative we would come to their corner of the country in remembrance of their fellow officer and loved one.”
The riders will be followed by a truck and trailer carrying a 2020 law enforcement edition Harley-Davidson which will be donated to one participating agency among those who have submitted a letter of interest. The trailer is covered with graphics of each fallen officer, their agency, and the sponsors helping support this 1st annual ride. A celebration of life will be held at each location along the way. EOW Ride to Remember will collect donations to be given to the families of the fallen officer. The EOW- R2R will also provide each agency with safety equipment or a check for their department as donations are raised in remembrance of their fallen officer.
SPD and SCSO are pleased to provide a Motor escort from Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson, 19011 E. Cataldo Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99016 along I-90 as the EOW Ride to Remember kicks off.
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