History

Donation History

In 1997, Florham Park (NJ) Police Officer Patrick Montuore had a simple idea: organize a four-day bicycle ride from New Jersey to Washington, DC to raise public awareness about law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, and to ensure that their sacrifice is never forgotten. With that, the Police Unity Tour was formed. 

What started with 18 riders on a four day fund-raising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. has grown into 9 chapters consisting of nearly 2,600 members nationwide who make the trip annually. Participants include riders, motorcycles, and support personnel.

The journey is long and challending but for the Police Unity Tour participants it is what they prepare for throughout the year. Through fundraising and physical training, they know that their efforts raise awareness of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many law enforcement officers. 

The last leg of the jouney ends at the Memorial, where the participants are greeted by friends, family, and survirors. Once there, many Police Unity Tour members present remembrance braclets worn on their wrists throughout the journey to the families of the fallen. 

May 2019, the Police Unity Tour was proud to donate more than $2.8 million to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, bringing their total donations to more than $28 million since their inception. 

The Police Unity Tour is the sponsor of the National Law Enforcement Museum's Hall of Remembrance, the Memorial Fund's Officer of the Month Award, and Recently Fallen Alert programs. 

 

Police Unity Tour Through the Years

2019
Raised $2,810,000 with 2,600 members

 

2018
Raised $2,800,000 with 2,600 members

 

2017
Raised $2,600,000 with 2,500 members

 

2016
Raised $2,500,000 with 2,200 members

2015
Raised $1,997,000 with 1,900 members

 

2014
Raised $1,910,000 with 1,800 members

2013
Raised $1,720,000 with 1,700 members

 

2012
Raised $1,650,000 with 1,600 members

2011
Raised $1,625,000 with 1,400 members

 

2010
Raised $1,326,338 with 1,300 members

2009
Raised $1,325,300 with 1,300 members

 

2008
Raised $1,294,087 with 1,140 members

2007
Raised $1,151,362 with 1,015 members

 

2006
Raised $1,000,928 with 978 members

2005
Raised $750,474 with 730 members

 

2004
Raised $600,025 with 585 members

2003
Raised $350,000 with 325 members

 

2002
Raised $284,000 with 225 members

2001
Raised $100,492 with 100 members

 

2000
Raised $62,000 with 50 members

1999
Raised $53,967 with 50 members

 

1998
Raised $50,000 with 37 members

1997
Raised $18,000 with 18 members