Monday, January 02, 2012
A bicycle ride in honor of those law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty the year before.
My name is Rich Gallo and I am with Law Enforcement United - a group of police officers who, each spring, bicycle ride in honor of those law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty the year before. This coming year, we are going to start in Baton Rouge, because a officer (retired Customs) in our group was killed while out on a training bike ride. His name was J. Rob Moorhead - and he lived in Denham Springs. Our group consists of approx 12 riders (with some support staff) - and from Baton Rouge we will proceed to Brunswick, GA where the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is located; and then continue bicycling to Washington, DC (getting into DC at the start of National Police Week). If possible, I would like to talk to someone in the Baton Rouge Bicycle Club - to prepare a route from BR / Denham Springs out towards Mississippi. I do have the Adventure Cycling Association maps (Southern Tier, Section 6) but this map details a route that starts from St. Francisville, goes north to Norwood, east to Kentwood before getting into Bogalusa. We were looking for a more direct route to Bogalusa (if possible) Any assistance would be greatly appreciated - in fact we do have "gifts" for our trail angels along the way! Besides this e-mail, I can be reached at (516) 317-9320. Regards for a happy healthy New Year - Rich Gallo Director - Law Enforcement United - FLETC Ride www.leunited.org