Team East Tennessee is a member of the Police Unity Tour Chapter 1. Chapter 1 will leave Hanover New Jersey on May 9th each year and ride their bicycles to Washington DC arriving on May 12th. The goal of Team East Tennessee is to bringing public awareness to Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. Our second goal is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund and Law Enforcement Museum.
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum.
Officers from the East Tennessee area are going to ride their bicycles from Hanover NJ to Washington D.C. with a goal of bringing public awareness to Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. We would also like to raise money for the Law Enforcement Memorial Fund and Law Enforcement Museum.
2017 Team Members:
Jimmy Davis Chris Bowen
Timothy Phillips Glenn Simerly
Deborah Jenkins Scott DeArmond
Lauren Harrison Steve Lane
Emily Ayers Harold Rogers
Coby Woodrum Brian Cole
John Edgar Kevin Kirkland
Kris Mynatt Lesley Paige Craig
In May 1997 the Police Unity Tour was organized, by Officer Patrick P. Montuore of the Florham Park Police Department, with the hope of bringing public awareness of Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. What 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. Has grown into nine chapters consisting of over 2200 members nationwide who make the trip annually.
As the original / founding chapter of the Police Unity Tour, Chapter I is still based in Florham Park, NJ where Pat Montuore retired as the Chief of Police.
Although based in New Jersey we welcome members from all other states as well as other countries. In addition to having members representing over 40 states we have had members from Australia, England, Israel, Italy, India and Canada.
This past May 2016 we were proud to announce that the Police Unity Tour was able to donate over 2.3 million dollars to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund bringing our total donations to 20 million dollars over the last 20 years.