Hi Friends and Family, I am a nineteen year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department and will be riding in the 2019 Tour de Force charity bike ride in Honor of Phoenix Police Officer Paul Rutherford, who was killed in the line of duty on March 21st of this year. This will be my sixth year participating in the event, whose dual mission is to honor those lost in the tragic events on September 11, 2001 and raise money for the families of officers killed in the line of duty each year. Unfortunately, in my 19 year career with Phoenix, the Phoenix PD has had 15 officers killed in the line of duty and I have had the privilege and honor to work along side of six of them, including David Glasser who worked for me when he was killed. I am extremely honored to participate in this event, strongly believe in the purpose of the organization, and feel it is a great way to honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The following Arizona officers killed in the line of duty have previously been honored by the Tour de Force NY: Officers Glasser, Murphy, Cortez, Erfle, Raetz, and Detective Hobbs from The Phoenix Police Department, Officer Reed from the Show Low Police Department, Detective Ledezma from the Chandler Police Department, Lieutenant Shuhandler from the Gilbert Police Department, and Deputy Coleman from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
I sincerely appreciate your support for this fundraiser and my goal. You can donate now and by hitting “Give Now” on the upper right.
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Thank you for joining me!