Police Unity Tour Chapter IV

Police Unity Tour Chapter IV We ride through the hills of VA in honor of fallen law enforcement officers and participate in National Police Week by raising money for the NLEOMF.
Police Unity Tour - Chapter IV is based in Fairfax Virginia. We are one of seven chapters located throughout the United States.
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Our PUT members from Martinsburg PD (WV) did a 50-mile ride last week to honor our fallen officers.  Pictured are (left ...
05/23/2020

Our PUT members from Martinsburg PD (WV) did a 50-mile ride last week to honor our fallen officers. Pictured are (left to right) Maury Richards, Scott Funkhouser, Trent Funkhouser, Shepherdstown Chief Mike King and Paul Lehman. Shepherdstown provided them with lunch at the halfway point.

THIS is what the current administration is doing under Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. If you think this is an anomaly,...
05/17/2020
Sentenced to life, man charged in capital murder paroled after less than 30 years

THIS is what the current administration is doing under Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. If you think this is an anomaly, it is not. 35 plus killers were paroled just in March alone! It is a consistent occurrence and all of our communities are at risk. I saw the list of those who were paroled recently in Fairfax County, and they include those convicted of murder, sex offenses and kidnapping. THIS PAROLE BOARD WAS APPOINTED SPECIFICALLY TO FOLLOW THE WILL AND DIRECTION OF THIS ADMINISTRATION. The public needs to be heard. Please flood the governor's office with your complaints. No need to write to the parole board. The new head of the parole board, also appointed recently by this administration, is staying with the program and continuing with these releases. Not sure how any of them can live with their decisions. From someone who has spent almost all of their adult live trying to protect their community, I could not be more upset with what is happening in our state. I am beginning to question why I'm still in this job.

A man convicted of double homicide and arson in Nelson County and sentenced about 28 years ago to serve the rest of his life in prison has been released.

Herndon Police Department
05/16/2020

Herndon Police Department

A Peace Officers Memorial Day Statement from Herndon Police Department Chief Maggie DeBoard:

This National Police Week, our Memorial Wall looks quite different at night. This picture was taken last night on the eve of National Peace Officer's Day. To many, this Memorial Wall looks desolate, abandoned, and lifeless. But I see life in this picture. I see the faces and names of the officers who paid the ultimate price protecting their community. Their spirits and memories live here eternally and their presence follows those who walk through this sacred ground. The Memorial Wall continues to serve as a place of comfort and solace for those left behind and for those that have served and continue to serve. No one is ever alone at the Wall.

On this Peace Officers Memorial Day, we remember all of our fallen heroes who served our communities with distinction, honor, and dedication. Today we also recognize all of our law enforcement officers who are currently serving, especially during this difficult time. You have my eternal honor and respect for all that you do and the risks you continue to face everyday.

05/12/2020
Police Unity Tour

https://www.facebook.com/policeunitytour/videos/1380529955491229/

Picture yourself standing in the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Still sweating from a mix of the last leg of the ride, and perhaps also from the excitement. You're surrounded by thousands of riders, friends and family (social distancing doesn't apply in this vision!). A tap on the microphone at the podium. It's that time...

Today we would have finished a grueling Day 2 of hills and spent the evening recovering and preparing for our ride into ...
05/12/2020

Today we would have finished a grueling Day 2 of hills and spent the evening recovering and preparing for our ride into the Memorial the next day. Also traditionally known as Bourbon Night at Chapter IV, our third night together is also an evening to celebrate family, lasting friendships, and service. Whether our members ride each year or not, they remain a part of the PUT family forever.

A toast to all of you for service to your communities and to our fallen officers for 2020. May our heroes never be forgotten.

05/11/2020

Live drawing for PUTIV gun raffle!

We have worked very, very hard here in Virginia to get this release delayed.  And we were just notified a short time ago...
05/11/2020
Release of man convicted in officer's killing delayed

We have worked very, very hard here in Virginia to get this release delayed. And we were just notified a short time ago that we were successful for now, that his release has been blocked! What a slap in the face it would have been to even consider releasing this violent felon on the first day of National Police Week.

Our attention into this story has opened up many allegations of inappropriate action taken by the Virginia Parole Board in many other cases as well. There is a Virginia Inspector General's Office investigation going on now into these allegations. We are hopeful that community safety takes priority and that no further releases approved by the parole board for violent felons will be permitted until this investigation is completed.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/virginia-governor-urged-halt-release-officers-killer-70609351

The expected release of an inmate convicted in the 1979 killing of an on-duty Richmond police officer has been put on hold

It is with mixed feelings that I sit here at home on a rare Mother's Day.  I love being home and relaxing with my family...
05/10/2020

It is with mixed feelings that I sit here at home on a rare Mother's Day. I love being home and relaxing with my family, but I miss my PUT family dearly. Its ironic that this virus has forced us to stay home with one family, yet kept us apart from another. But my mind does not stray from what this week means for our profession, for our survivors, and for the Police Unity Tour. And I'm getting my miles in this week regardless of the lockdown in honor of all those lost in 2019. #ItStillMatters #PUToffroad

Brian is one of our PUT family members and survivors, as is his wife.  He lost his brother in the line of duty many year...
05/10/2020

Brian is one of our PUT family members and survivors, as is his wife. He lost his brother in the line of duty many years ago. Although not on his bike this weekend, he and Bridget are still thinking about all those lost and our inability to honor them in the right way. He took the time yesterday to stand alongside our Day 3 route. #ItStillMatters #PUToffroad

Ten Police Unity Tour riders rode 87 miles yesterday to honor SW Ohio and Kentucky officers killed in the line of duty, ...
05/10/2020

Ten Police Unity Tour riders rode 87 miles yesterday to honor SW Ohio and Kentucky officers killed in the line of duty, despite the 27 degree temps at the start. Families showed up at the local Memorial when they rode in. Always making the sacrifice to honor our fallen..#ItStillMatters #PUToffroad

As a Board Member on the Virginia Chiefs Association, I wanted to share this disturbing issue.  If you live or work in V...
04/16/2020
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation

As a Board Member on the Virginia Chiefs Association, I wanted to share this disturbing issue. If you live or work in Virginia, please make your voice heard!

Letter from VACP President Howard Hall to the VACP Membership regarding the granting of parole to Vincent Martin

04/13/2020
While the majority of our country remains safe at home, heroes remain on the front line protecting those in need. Our ri...
04/10/2020
Officer Breann Leath

While the majority of our country remains safe at home, heroes remain on the front line protecting those in need. Our risks are significantly higher during this crisis and we honor this sister of ours who paid the ultimate sacrifice for her dedicated service. It is heartbreaking to think she will not be able to be given the public honor that she truly deserves.

https://www.odmp.org/officer/24559-officer-breann-leath

Officer Breann Leath was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 1803 Edinburge Square shortly before 3:00 pm.

Chapter 37 New York
04/05/2020

Chapter 37 New York

This is what our world has come to...Fair Winds & Following Seas Det Dixon NYPD...
Please protect yourselves...protect your family...follow the guidelines as best as possible & this incredible country will come back as strong as ever!!..We will ride again!!!
Fighting Forward!!!

For those of you who know her, our longtime PUT member Wendy Stivers is now retired!  She has been a tireless supporter ...
04/04/2020
Dayton Police Department's Chief of Staff retires after 20 years

For those of you who know her, our longtime PUT member Wendy Stivers is now retired! She has been a tireless supporter of our organization. Best of luck to her in her new career with Charleston PD.

https://dayton247now.com/news/local/dayton-police-departments-chief-of-staff-retires-after-20-years

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Major Wendy Stiver with Dayton Police Department has become a staple in downtown. After two decades with the department, though, Stiver retired on March 31. "I came here in 1997 and I only intended to stay for three years. I planned to leave Dayton by the year 2000 and I u...

The normal dangers don’t go away for those in blue during this pandemic. We cannot let their service be forgotten even i...
03/30/2020
Phoenix police commander killed in shooting, two officers also wounded

The normal dangers don’t go away for those in blue during this pandemic. We cannot let their service be forgotten even if the public honors cannot be delivered. Our hearts go out to those in Phoenix.

https://www.azfamily.com/news/phoenix-police-commander-killed-in-shooting-two-officers-also-wounded/article_c1393aa0-722b-11ea-9bcc-0758772e9d15.html

A Phoenix police commander was killed and two officers were hurt in a shooting Sunday night at a home near 43rd Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road. Phoenix police confirm Cmdr.

03/25/2020
MISSION BBQ

To all my first responder colleagues, now is the time to give back to Mission BBQ and their employees. You need to eat during your shift?Order carry out. Need to feed the family one night? Order carry out. Let's be there for them during this unsettling and difficult time. They have always been there for us!

Locations nearby in both Herndon and Chantilly.

A HUMBLE ASK
These times are challenging. But please know that MISSION BBQ is doing everything we can to Serve Our Communities. And, to keep Our Teams intact and working.

Please share with your family and friends that we’re OPEN and ready to Serve with Curbside Pickup, Carryout and Free Local Delivery (for a limited time).

PUT and Lion blankets are being sold by one of our board members for $50.  They were offered last year and are very good...
03/15/2020

PUT and Lion blankets are being sold by one of our board members for $50. They were offered last year and are very good quality. This year the LION blanket is being offered in addition to the PUT Logo blanket. The proof for each can be seen at our Chapter IV page.

Anyone interested in ordering can contact Fred Lux at [email protected] with the number of blankets they would like to order, and which blanket they want—LION or PUT.

Fred will reply to you with the Paypal information so you can make a payment in advance. Payment must be made up front and the blankets will be delivered to Richmond and Fairfax in May.

The order deadline is March 27th—two weeks out!

Please ensure you contact Fred directly.

While the coronavirus continues to spread and people complain that their activities are cancelled or postponed, some thi...
03/14/2020
On-Duty Philadelphia Police SWAT Officer Shot, Killed

While the coronavirus continues to spread and people complain that their activities are cancelled or postponed, some things don't stop, like the loss of another fallen hero. RIP Brother James O'Connor. May your name or your sacrifice never be forgotten.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/police-officer-shot-philadelphia/2325133/

The city of Philadelphia is mourning a police SWAT officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty Friday morning. SWAT officer Cpl. James O’Connor was gunned down while serving a homicide warrant at a home in the Frankford neighborhood Friday morning.

BREAKING: Arizona Officer Fatally Shot
02/17/2020
BREAKING: Arizona Officer Fatally Shot

BREAKING: Arizona Officer Fatally Shot

White Mountain Apache Police Officer David Kellywood was fatally shot in the line of duty on Monday, according to DPS.

Blue Lives Matter
02/08/2020
Blue Lives Matter

Blue Lives Matter

Trooper Joseph Bullock, your life mattered.

Blue Lives Matter
02/07/2020
Blue Lives Matter

Blue Lives Matter

He leaves behind his two children, and an unborn son who will never meet his father. Officer Nick O’Rear, your life mattered.

Want to buy one of our gun raffle tickets?  If you are near the Chantilly area, stop in to see our friends at F3 Tactica...
02/05/2020

Want to buy one of our gun raffle tickets? If you are near the Chantilly area, stop in to see our friends at F3 Tactical and purchase one. Drawing is not until May 9th. Four chances to win. We would love your support! Thanks F3!

We've got some AWESOME raffle tickets at F3 Tactical, Inc. which can be purchased here to support Police Unity Tour Chapter IV.

For $10 you may enter to win (no limit on tickets)
-Glock pistol from GLOCK,
-Sig P320 Carry RX-Pro 9mm from SIG SAUER,
-Beretta APX Centurion from BERETTA, or a
-Canik TP9 SFX 9mm from Templar Rifle Company.

Drawing date will be May 9, 2020

#TAFB , TAFB: Tuesdays are for Blue

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“We Ride For Those Who Died”

Chapter IV, in Virginia, was organized in June of 2010 and ventured onto its inaugural ride in May of 2011. Although Chapter IV is based in Virginia, the chapter has riders and support members from all over the country. Chapter IV is one of nine chapters nationwide.

The Police Unity Tour continues to be the single largest supporter of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, as well as a founding partner in the National Law Enforcement Museum.

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https://www.fox10phoenix.com/video/683390 Your Arizona member was there...
3 of us from Martinsburg PD will be doing a 50 mile ride on Tuesday the 12th, the day we should have been riding into DC. Was planning on riding here in Martinsburg, but if anyone is interested in joining us, could possibly meet somewhere in between. Let me know ASAP if you're interested. "We Ride For Those Who Died!"
Just wanted to share a still from the star number retirement Chicago did for our fallen officers. I had the distinct honor and privilege to ride with Ofc. Jimenez's name on my band and was able to present it to Mrs. Jimenez at the candlelight vigil. She still wears that blue band on her right wrist to this day. Wanted to again thank Maggie and the board, our motors this past year and EMS and all the folks who let us stop along the way. Excited to ride again in 2020.
The Chapter IV Chicago boys! David George Rick Barrett
Some quick pics from the ride.
2019 PUT coming into the town of Orange. This is our 4th year parked at Preddy’s to watch them come into town. 🖤💙🖤
Looking to make a video for Chapter IV. If anyone has photos or videos they would like to share (any year) email me at [email protected] -AJ
So glad to see everyone riding strong! Keep up the hard work for this most worthy cause. Some photos from Chapter IV on the first day of the ride are here:
Going through Culpeper!!
Chapter IV Day One ride photos are online here:
Very happy kids at the Trevilians Elementary School in Virginia as the Tour passes by.