Ride4Cops Event Tomorrow In Denver at State Capitol
Ride4Cops is holding an event at the State capitol on Wednesday, July 18th as part of a 50 state run and tomorrow is Colorado's day. Please tell all your friends and bring them along to this once a year event for fallen officers. Members of the Greeley HOG Chapter are meeting at I-25 and Hwy 119 at American Furniture Warehouse and leaving by 0815.
Harry Herington, former officer and NIC CEO was presented the Charles Shinholser Award for Volunteerism at the Kansas City event on Monday and now Harry and members of the Kansas Blue Knights III are currently riding to Denver for the Ride4Cops event at the State Capitol which starts at 10am and he will be a featured guest speaker.
An escorted motorcycle procession will leave the Capitol building at 1045 and the ride will take you into Golden to the Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial.
The event is free but you must register and you can click this link to do that now.
All bikes should be parked in the far left lane on Broadway between Colfax Avenue and E. 14th Avenue. A permit has been secured for this No Parking Zone and there will be an officer on site for traffic control. Please be sure to park only in the secured area which will be designated by traffic cones and copies of our permit. Riders may begin parking their bikes at 9:00am. The motorcycle procession to the memorial will begin at 10:40am. Vehicles should remain behind the motorcycle procession.
For those coming to the event in a vehicle, you have a couple of options for parking. Parking for vehicles it at the owners expense. You may park at any of the metered spots around the capitol, in the parking lot located behind the capitol on Grant, or in the parking lot on the north side of the capitol.
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS) contributes to the emotional and psychological well-being of the surviving family - the most hauntingly difficult aspect of the aftermath of sudden, tragic, often violent, line-of-duty death. Through our National Board, local Chapters, and national network of survivors, COPS is able to contact a newly-bereaved surviving family - sometimes within just days of the death. It helps the new survivors to see people who have survived the devastation, thus providing a feeling of hope.The Mission Statement of COPS reflects the strong belief that assistance, guidance, understanding, compassion, empathy, and hope for the future for the survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty begins with a caring, prepared agency.