Today in the United States, some 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. But that protection comes at a very high price.
A few sobering statistics:
- Every 63 hours a police officer is killed protecting our families and communities
- Each year, there are over 15,725 assaults
- More than 13,824 injuries on law enforcement officers
- On average, 144 officers are killed in the line of duty each year
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. On May 9th, riders will embark on a 375+ mile ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Newell Strength will be hosting a fundraiser Workout on Saturday, April 14th to raise money for those who will be riding for the cause. The workout will last one hour and we ask for a minimum $20 donation, all of which will go directly to those riding.