May 2017

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his spouse the best, but his mother the longest.   
~Irish Proverb  
    Happy Mother’s Day

The Tour de Force bicycle ride was held from April 3 – 11, 2017. This is a statewide law enforcement unity ride that raises funds and awareness for officers killed in the line of duty in the state of Florida. The ride averages 50 miles a day starting in North Miami Beach and ending in Daytona Beach with officers from across the state participating. There were over 70 riders who participated the entire week riding 250 miles and as many as 225 riders on any given day. The POAT has supported this ride for many years.  Check out the Tour de Force website at Florida Tour de Force. Thank you to everyone that participated in this ride and the North Miami Beach Police Department which took the lead in the logistic planning of the event, and did a great job.

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the POAT Walk Team participated in the Walk to Cure Diabetes at Virginia Key Beach was a great success. The POAT walk team raised   $35,100 in sponsorship and donations.  Thanks to everyone for your continued support year after year.

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held at Tropical Park beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  All Miami-Dade County officers who have died in the line of duty dating back to 1895, are honored at this ceremony.  It is our duty to honor the memory of those officers who have died protecting and serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County.  If you have never been to this ceremony, you owe it to yourself to attend.

The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  The ride begins at the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters Building, 9105 NW 25 Street. Registration for the event is $20 per bike.  A commemorative t-shirt will be given to each registered rider (while supplies last).  Please contact Rudy Gonzalez at copsrideforkids@aol.com or the POAT office for details. Online Registration available at www.poat.org

Thanks for your support and stay safe.
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