Three members of the Fond du Lac Police Department will be participating in the Police Unity Tour in May that starts in New Jersey and ends in Washington, D.C. Dominos Pizza will be holding a benefit on Thursday, Feb. 14 to help fund the tour. A portion of food sales will be donated to the cause. From left: Detective Bill Ledger, Lt. Tina Braun; Sandy Ritchie of Fond du Lac's Dominos; and K9 Officer Ryan Williams.
On Thursday, Feb. 14, Dominos is holding a fund-raiser for the Wisconsin Riders of the Police Unity Tour!
Since 1997, the Police Unity Tour has raised around nine million dollars to support the memorial with 1.6 million dollars raised in 2012 alone. Of that, 18 Wisconsin Riders last year made the 300-mile bicycle trek from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. raising around $40,000.
The National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington, D.C. is funded and maintained solely by private donations. This memorial and museum honors officers killed in the line of duty.
After losing a Fond du Lac police officer in 2011, FDL Officer Pat Primising participated in the tour last year and it was one of the most memorable experiences of his law enforcement career - riding with approximately 1,500 other officers and survivors. Memories of the support and encouragement of the public along the way; arriving at the Memorial; and the Candlelight Vigil, where fellow officer Craig Birkholz's name was officially placed on the wall, will be remembered by Primising for the rest of his life.
Family, friends and other loved ones will always have a place to remember and reflect on the lives of their fallen officers and heros. These brave officers will truly never be forgotten.
Dominos promotion: So on Valentine's Day, consider buying Dominos for that special someone or throwing a pizza party at work. As a bonus, you'll be helping out the 24 Wisconsin riders making the trek to DC this May!
Dominos is holding a "Dough Raising" event on Feb. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., order food and 10 percent of sales will go toward the Police Unity Tour.
Many fun things will also be going on that evening in Dominos lobby. A raffle will be held for free pizza for one year! Limited edition coupon books valued at $50 will sell for $5. You also have the option to conveniently order online at www.dominos.com.
For more information on the tour, check out www.policeunitytour.com