2014 Christmas Gift Drive

 

The 2015 State Ride is set for March 14-21, 2015…

Details to follow after the completion of the Christmas Gift Drive 

  2015 Christmas Gift Drive

          Remembering Broward County Deputy Chris Schaub 

You participation in this event is required (and needed)!!!

Years ago, the American Police Hall of Fame started sending Christmas gifts to the children of Fallen Officers nationwide. Last year that number reached 1088 children. They also send a gift for each child on their birthday.

Each year we (which includes you) hand delivered gifts to the spouses and children of the Fallen Officers who live in Florida. We (again which includes you) collect toys and any monetary donations and hand deliver them to each family the weekend before Christmas.

We also understand if you are unable to donate a gift or your time I want you to be assured that if anything should ever happen to you, we will be here to make sure your children and spouse will always receive a gift from you… Can you do the same for me and my children? 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

10am / Meeting at the broward PBA office then delivering to a family in Miami, then Broward and finally to Naples

Several have already pledged gifts and support before this announcement was posted and they will be so recognized…

Lightnouse Point Police Department is now up to 4 gift cards, one pick up truck full of gifts, and Christmas spirit without end…

Janet Woods (gift card for one of the spouses)

Connie Murphy (tablet for one of the teenage children)

Mr. Steve Sotoloff (laptop computer)

Pam Decker (laptop computer)

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church / The entire congregation

Blue Knights IV – LEMC donations from their Christmas Party

Shamrocks LEMC from their year long, never ending support

More details to follow as soon as they become available…

Thanks and if we don’t see you this year we all hope you have a very Merry Christmas…

 

The State Ride is an annual, week long motorcycle ride that visits every Florida police department who lost an officer during the previous year. You will have the rare opportunity to meet the family, friends and co-workers who were a part of the Fallen Officers everyday life. This is a way to express ourselves in a one-on-one basis with those who were closest with that officer.In 2013,  Florida had four officers killed in the line of duty from four different counties. We are also honoring two Fallen Officers who passed in 2011 but were not recognized until this year. Everyone is invited to attend all or any part of this event and all type of vehicles are able to participate. If you are not able to attend any part of this event, you may support our efforts by purchasing the 2014 State Ride shirts by visiting the registration page. If you have any questions and would like to help in any way, don’t be scared to reach out and volunteer… 

2014 State Ride Details…

You may now book the hotels… a group rate has been approved and reservations should be made under 9463 Foundation as soon as possible…

Saturday March 15, 2014 / 8:00am 

8-9:30am / Remembering Broward County Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera

EOW: September 21, 2013

Broward Sheriff’s Office – Public Safety Building

2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Florida

9:45-10:00am / Rifle presentation by Sheriff Israel

Breakfast Provided By Chick Fil A / Drinks Provided Publix 

Police escort provided by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office / Lt. Larry Akers

Leaving at 10am and riding to: (1 hour – 39 minutes / 100 miles) 

Flying J Travel Plaza

100 North Kings Highway / Fort Pierce Florida / 772-461-0091

Gas Stop / Restroom Break 

Leaving at 12:30pm and riding to: (12 minutes / 8.3 miles) 

Police escort provided bt the St Lucie Sheriff’s Office

Remembering St. Lucie County Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Gary Morales

EOW: February 28, 2013

4700 West Midway Road / Fort Pierce Florida 34981 / 772-462-7300

Lunch provided by the St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office

Leaving at 3:00pm and riding to: (1 hour – 30 minutes / 93.3 miles) 

American Police Hall of Fame

6350 Horizon Drive / Titusville Florida / 321-264-0911

Admission Included & Dinner Provided

Hotel Information:

Best Western – Titusville / 3455 Cheney Highway, Titusville Florida 32780 / 321-269-9100

Book Under ’9463 Foundation’ / $49.00 a night

Sunday March 16, 2014 / 10:00am

To: Lake City (Hotel / Traveling Day Only) / Leaving the hotel at 10:00am

3 hours – 15 minutes / 210 miles

Lunch provided by the one and only Dino Romeo at 1030 Bardin Road, Palatka Florida

Hotel Information: (Two Night Stay)

Country Inn & Suites / 350 SW Florida Gateway Drive / Lake City Florida / 386-754-5944

Book Under ’9463 Foundation’ / $79.00 a night

Monday March 17, 2014 / 10:ooam

Leave the hotel: 10:00am

Open event / to be determined

Hotel Information: (Second Night)

Country Inn & Suites / 350 SW Florida Gateway Drive / Lake City Florida / 386-754-5944

Book Under ’9463 Foundation’ / $79.00 a night

Tuesday March 18, 2104 / 10:00am

Leaving the hotel and traveling to: (1 hour - 37 minutes / 101 miles) / Leaving the hotel at 10:00am

Remembering Fallen Officer Trooper William Herman Dyer lll

EOW: December 28, 2011

Troop H Station – Florida Highway Patrol / 2100 Mahan Drive / Tallahassee, FL 32308 / 850/410-3046

Ride to the hotel in Tampa Florida (4 hours 3 minutes / 264 miles)

Hotel Information: (Two night stay)

Hampton Inn Tampa-North / 8210 Hidden River Parkway / Tampa Fl, 33637 / 813-903-6000

Book under ’9463 Foundation’ / $89.00 a night

Wednesday March 19, 2104 / 10:00am

Leave the hotel and ride to: (50 minutes / 40.1 miles) / Leaving the hotel at 10:00am

Remembering Polk County Deputy Sheriff Joseph ‘Shane’ Robbins

EOW: April 26, 2013

1891 Jim Keene Boulevard / Winter Haven, Florida 33880 / 863-298-6200

Police escort provided by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office / Lt. Greg Gorek

Lunch provided

Hotel Information: (Second Night)

Hampton Inn Tampa-North / 8210 Hidden River Parkway / Tampa Fl, 33637 / 813-903-6000

Book under ’9463 Foundation’ / $89.00 a night

Thursday March 20, 2014 / 10:00am

Leave the hotel and ride to: (1 hour 50 minutes / 107 miles) / Leaving the hotel at 10:00am

Remembering Charlotte County Deputy Sergeant Mike Wilson

EOW: August 5, 2013

William H. Reilly Administration Building / 7474 Utilities Road / Punta Gorda, Florida 33982 / (941) 639-2101

 Hotel Information: (Two Night Stay)

Comfort Inn & Executive Suites / 3860 Tollgate Boulevard / Naples 239-353-9500

Book under ’9463 Foundation’ / $89.00 a night

Friday March 21, 2104 / 10:00am

Leave the hotel: 10:00am

Open event / to be determined

Comfort Inn & Executive Suites / 3860 Tollgate Boulevard / Naples 239-3539500

Book under ’9463 Foundation’ / $89.00 a night

Saturday March 22, 2014 / 10:00am

 Leaving the hotel & riding to: 10:00am

 Snake Road Service Plaza: (34 minutes / 30 miles)

Exit 49 / 954-217-9942

 Leaving Service Plaza 11:00am

 Sanpper Creek Service Plaza / Milepost 19 – Homestead Extension of the Florida Turnpike

 Leaving: 1:00pm

Police escort provided by the Homestead Police Department

 Remembering Police Officer Tony Francis Koga, lll

EOW: March 6, 2011

Homestead-Miami Speedway

One Ralpd Sanchez Boulevard, Homestead Florida / 33035-1500

Lunch provided by the FOP