MADISON, NJ- Saturday Madison streets closed for a brief time to host the Police Unity Tour through a portion of Madison.
The 2015 ride left Northern New Jersey on May 9th and will arrive in Washington, DC on May 12th.
In addition to the three Madison Officers who participated in the event, Sgt. Joe Longo, Ptl. Anthony Maccario and Ptl. Carmen DeCaro, Mark Fabyanski and his wife Kristyn Maloney-Fabyanski, rode in honor and memory of Kristyn’s brother Officer Gregg Maloney.
In May 1997 the Police Unity Tour was organized with the hope of bringing public awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices.
The original ride 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. which raised $18,000.00.
This past May the tour had over 1800 members nationwide who made the trip and we the group was able to donate over 1.91 million dollars to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Total donations are nearly 16 million dollars to date inspired by the tours motto, “WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED.”