Ormond Beach Fire Chief Richard Sievers and fellow firefighters wait for the officers to arrive in Ormond Beach. Photo by Jarleene Almenas
Ormond Beach Observer
A total of 120 law enforcement officers rode through Ormond Beach on Wednesday, May 12, as part of the 2021 Police Unity Tour, which honors officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Among the riders were Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey, OBPD Sgt. Michelle Willis, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood and VSO Division Chief Tim Morgan. The officers, accompanied by motorcycle officers and support vehicles, rode 88 miles on Wednesday, according to VSO.
The Police Unity Tour is a four-day, 350-mile ride that began at the Law Enforcement Memorial in Tallahassee and concluded at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum in Titusville. The ride has been held for the past 25 years, and usually, officers ride to the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington D.C., but due to COVID-19, the local chapter decided to remain in Florida this year.