May 21, 2013 > Police Unity Tour
Police Unity Tour
Submitted By Hayward P.D.
Seven Hayward police officers and one retired Hayward police officer have returned from Washington D.C. after participating in the annual Police Unity Tour. The participants rode nearly 300 miles in an effort to raise money and awareness for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. The memorial wall displays the names of officers killed in the line of duty across the country. Sadly, Hayward PD has three names engraved on the wall, Officer Benjamin Worchester End of Watch (EOW) 3/25/1987, Officer Bobby McSpadden EOW 8/4/1972, and Officer George Vierria EOW 9/16/1929.
The Police Unity Tour this year, including the eight Hayward police officers, raised $1.8 million for the memorial. The memorial in Washington D.C. is the only self-funded memorial and the only memorial that will continue to add new names each year. To learn more about the Police Unity Tour or the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, please visit their respective website, www.policeunitytour.com www.nleomf.com