Police Unity Tour riders bicycle to Washington

Dozens of police officers from New Jersey and around the country are bicycling through the Garden State as part of a fundraising effort that will

EDISON - Dozens of police officers from New Jersey and around the country are bicycling through the Garden State as part of a fundraising effort that will culminate in the nation's capital.

The Police Unity Tour members ride to raise awareness of law enforcement officer who died in the line of duty. Riders are also raising money for a museum and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial fund.

The tour was first organized in 1997 by Florham Park Police Officer Patrick Montuore. Organizers say it raised $1.5 million last year toward building a museum and memorial.

This year's ride is scheduled to reach the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington on Saturday.

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