Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
L.E. United Bike Tour scheduled to stop in Fredericksburg on Wednesday
Kicking off the events for National Police Week, on Wednesday May 11 at approximately 2:15 pm, the Law Enforcement United Bike Tour is scheduled to stop at Police Headquarters (2200 Cowan Blvd) for a brief break and re-fueling.
A six-member team from the City Police Department has joined over 400 riders to participate in the 250-mile “Road to Hope” that started in Chesapeake this morning and will end on Thursday in Washington D.C.
All are welcome to come out and show support to the riders at the stop on Cowan Blvd or along the route as the Tour travels through the city on Jefferson Davis Hwy.
The Tour will be escorted by marked police cruisers and motorcycles as well as support vehicles. Drivers are asked to please use caution and to expect some delay in traffic on Route 1 northbound from around 2:00 pm until 2:45 pm when the riders cross the Falmouth Bridge into Stafford County.
The mission of Law Enforcement United is to remember officers who have died in the line of duty and to support the survivors left behind. The Fredericksburg team rides in honor of Officer Todd Bahr, who was killed on June 6, 2008.