Chatham Township Police Head to Washington, D.C. to Honor Fallen Officers

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Sergeant Daniel Papa and Patrolman David Schaffer Credits: Chatham Township Police
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CHATHAM TWP, NJ - Two Chatham Township police officers will again be participating in this year’s Police Unity Tour®, which takes place May 9-12.

The Police Unity Tour®, a four-day bicycle trip from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., by law enforcement professionals from across the world, raises awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty and funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum in Washington, D.C., which is supported by public donations. 

Sergeant Daniel Papa will be making this trip for the sixth consecutive year. He will be riding in honor of Sergeant James Chapin of the Chattanooga, Tennessee Police Department. Sergeant Chapin was killed in the line of duty on April 2, 2011 as a result of a gunshot wound he sustained at the scene of an armed robbery. Sergeant Chapin was a decorated 27 year veteran of the police department who is survived by his wife and two children. 

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When Sergeant Papa arrives in Washington, DC, he will meet family members of the fallen officer and be their personal escort at the candlelight vigil, which takes place on May 13. 

Patrolman David Schaffer will be participating for the fifth consecutive year. His role will be one of logistical support to the riders, a vital role for the success of the four-day trip.

Each of these officers must raise $1,750.00 or more to have the privilege to ride in this year’s event. All funds raised by the officers will help offset trip expenses, with the remainder to be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.

Anyone wishing to donate to help ensure “NO OFFICER IS EVER FORGOTTEN” can do so by sending their tax- deductible donation to:

“Police Unity Tour”

c/o Chatham Township Police Department

401 Southern Boulevard

Chatham, New Jersey 07928

Attention: Sergeant Daniel Papa

or Patrolman David Schaffer

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