Three Ormond Beach police officers are currently training to take part in the Police Unity Tour, where they will join hundreds of other law enforcement officers from around the nation in May on a three-day, 250-mile bicycle ride from Portsmouth, Virginia to Washington, D.C.
Cpl. Amberly Michaelis, Sgt. Mike Pavelka and Capt. Lisa Rosenthal are taking part to help the tour, a nonprofit organization, raise awareness of police officers killed in the line of duty and support the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.
As members of the Police Unity Tour the officers are required to raise a minimum of $2,000 each to participate. Donations can be made through FirstGiving by using the links provided below.
The memorial and museum, located in Washington D.C., was established in 1984 by an act of Congress and honors the more than 20,000 men and women who have been killed while performing their duty as police officers in the U.S. At the heart of the memorial is a blue-gray marble wall with the engraved names of all slain officers. The memorial receives no government or taxpayer revenue, instead it relies on the charitable donations of businesses, organizations and citizens.
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Corporal Amberly Michaelis
Sergeant Mike Pavelka
Captain Lisa Rosenthal