Law Enforcement Memorial Fund
On September 21th 2013, members of the Springfield Police Department will be joined by members of any Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agency. They will come together in a bicycle ride from Springfield to Boston in the first annual "Ride to Remember" charity bicycle ride.
|This charity event was organized to honor Fallen Officers Kevin Ambrose of Springfield and Jose Torres of Westfield.|
This ride has two purposes:
1. To raise public awareness of the officers who have died in the line of duty.
|If you would like to make a donation to the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, you may mail your donation to:|
The Springfield Police Department
|You may also log on to SPD-RidetoRemember.com|
Ride to Remember Route Map
|Hundreds of bicycle riders will travel from Springfield to Boston in honor of two local fallen police officers.|
| 7:00 A.M. Starting Point |
Main Street & Boland Way Springfield
| First Rest Stop - Crossroads Bar |
1701 Parker Street Palmer
| Second Rest Stop - Sturbridge Safety Complex Rear Parking Lot Hampton Inn |
346 Main Street Sturbridge
| Third Rest Stop - Heritage School |
34 Oxford Road Charlton
| Fourth Rest Stop - Grafton Police Station; Grafton Municipal Center |
30 Providence Road Grafton
| Fifth Rest Stop - Ashland High School |
65 East Union Street Ashland
|Once in Hopkinton, bikers will follow the Boston Marathon Route the entire way to Boston. Police Officers from MIT will be participating in the ride. Last stop Commonwealth Ave & Lake Street in Boston with Boston Police Department escort to the State House.|
|Conclusion of the 104 mile bike ride will be a ceremony honoring these fallen officers.|
|The ceremony will begin at 5:30 P.M.|
Police Officer Kevin Ambrose
Police Officer Jose Torres
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| Officer Kevin Ambrose was tragically killed in the line |
of duty on June 4th, 2012 responding to a domestic dispute call. Officer Kevin Ambrose proudly served the City of Springfield for 36 years. He is survived by his wife, two children and one granddaughter.
|Officer Jose Torres was killed in the line of duty on July 26, 2012. Officer Torres was killed following a vehicle accident. Officer Jose Torres proudly served the city of Westfield, Massachusetts for 27 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.|
|Photos: Remembered 1 Year Later||Photos: Officer Torres Memorial Service|
More than 200 public safety officers and their supporters gave up their Saturday to honor two western Massachusetts police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
It took them a just a little more than 10 hours to go more than 100 miles from Springfield to Boston; hundreds of law enforcement officers made the trip across the state by bicycle in the first-ever Ride to Remember.
Many people think that they can ride a long time on a bicycle, but what it is like to ride over miles and miles of steep hills in a 100 mile ride across Massachusetts?
Watch the ceremony honoring fallen Massachusetts police officers, being held outside the State House in Boston.
One of the most difficult stretches of the Ride to Remember is the middle stretch; the miles of hills in Worcester County.
Cyclists have made their way through Hampden County, and are now pedaling their way across Worcester County in the first-ever Ride to Remember to benefit the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial.