Abbotsford/Victoria – On Thursday morning just after 8AM, two BC Law Enforcement teams departed the Thunderbird Memorial Square in Abbotsford, BC. The two teams are comprised of Law Enforcement and Peace Officers who are making an admirable 3-day trek ending at the Victoria Legislature. Both teams will join together at the Legislature for the BC Law Enforcement Memorial.
The Ride To Remember Team is comprised of 13 officers who will bike over 400 kms while the Run To Remember Team of 10 officers will run over 150 kms. The purpose of this journey is to raise awareness of the annual Canadian Police and Peace Officer’s National Memorial Service where tribute is paid to more than 860 fallen officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
This year, they are honoured to have the family of fallen officer Cst John Davidson join the ride. Cst Davidson’s daughter Dina will bike the entire ride, and his wife Denise and son Drew will be joining the running team to complete the final 10 km of the run in Victoria. This is an incredible way to honour their dad and husband. Additionally, over 30 officers will join the Davidson family to show their support for the final 10 km.
This is a long, grueling ride and run with support crews and motor squads to ensure everyone stays safe. Be sure to show your support as you see the teams travel through your city.
The BC Memorial Service will take place at the BC Legislature in Victoria on Sunday, September 29th at 1:00pm.