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Fundraiser being held to send officers to Police Unity Tour

Krista Hostetler

Fundraiser being held to send officers to Police Unity Tour

CREATED Feb. 3, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Crime fighters from across Southern Nevada are making Las Vegas a better place to live, and spreading the message across the country, by temporarily trading in their patrol cars for racing bikes.

Dee Taylor is the support staffer for "Team Vegas;" 15 law enforcement officers from Southern Nevada, training for the Police Unity Tour in May.

It's an annual tribute to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, a fundraiser to support their families and to support the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

"We ride 300 miles, approximately from New Jersey down to Washington, D.C. over four days," said Richard Golgart, Police Unity Tour.

But they, and hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the country, pay for the privilege of doing so.

"Each rider has to raise $1,750 just to participate in the Unity Tour," said Golgart.

And that doesn't cover the costs of shipping their bicycles, and also travel expenses to get to the East Coast and hotel arrangements.

That's why they're asking for the community's help.

A fundraiser is being held Friday, Feb. 8 at Sam's Town, featuring the band Crossfire.

For more information on the tour, click here.