Once again, the First Ward Community Fund donated $500.00 to help support CMPD’s annual bike ride to our nation’s capitol. Members of the local law enforcement community make the trek each year to honor and remember those who have died in the line of duty. The five-hundred mile trip takes four days and it culminates with a candle light vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
We first learned of this ride from Office Jean W. Jean has been a long time friend of First Ward who we first met when she was on staff at our recreation center. Jean is now a sworn officer with CMPD.
Money raised from the ride benefits the Charlotte Mecklenburg FOP Foundation to provide assistance to law enforcement officers in need.