THE RIDE FOR FALLEN OFFICERS HONORS OUR OFFICERS, WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICEPosted on August 13, 2015 by Administrator
“THE RIDE FOR FALLEN OFFICER HONORS OUR OFFICERS, WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE”
The 9th Annual Utah Law Enforcement Memorial (ULEM) Ride for Fallen Officers honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the line of duty. It’s been over a year and a half since we lost one of our fallen brothers and sisters. Sergeant Cory Wride heroically died on January 30, 2014. What remains is the heartache and loss, along with honoring his life with his brethren at the ULEM Ride for Fallen Officers on Sunday, August 16, 2015.
Registration starts at 7AM until 10AM at Timpanogos Harley Davidson in Lindon. Registration is $25 and includes a commemorative ride pin, band and Marley’s famous pancake breakfast. Passengers are $10. The ULEM Ride for Fallen Officers leaves from Timp Harley at 10AM and follows a breathtaking ride to the State Capitol, where Sergeant Derek Johnson’s widow, Shante Johnson will address those attending. KUTV 2 News Anchor, Mark Koelbel will emcee the ceremony at the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial on the West grounds of the Utah State Capitol.
Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson was killed in the line of duty on September 1, 2013 by an armed man after pulling over to help a stranded couple in their vehicle. For those closest to Johnson, there isn’t a day that goes by they don’t think about him. Sgt. Johnson was 32 years old and had served nearly 10 years in law enforcement. He is described by his fellow brothers in blue as a model officer. “It’s important to us to never forget our heroes or the people who serve us,” said Shante Johnson.
“The ULEM Ride for Fallen officers provides comfort to the families of our fallen and is a time to remember and honor their ultimate sacrifice, “ said Clarke Christensen, Utah Law Enforcement Memorial President. “Our officers put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve. The Ride for Fallen is a tribute to the families and our fallen brethren. ”One-hundred-and-thirty-seven Utah police officers have died in the line of duty. All give some and some give all. ” We can never let ourselves forget the sacrifice of the heroic men and women who have fallen in their service of others. I’m honored to support this ride for the recognition and respect of those fallen and their families, “said Sean Reyes, Attorney General.
The ULEM Ride for Fallen Officers leaves Timp Harley at 10am on Geneva Road to Main St, right on Center St, left on 100 East, which turns into SR 146/Canyon Road. Left on SR 92, right on Highland Blvd, which eventually turns into Sun Crest Dr, right on Traverse Ridge Rd to Bangerter Hwy, right on 150 East, left on 13200 South, right on Minuteman Drive to Factory Outlet Drive to State St to the Capitol.
For more information about the ULEM Ride for Fallen Officers, please contact Clarke Christensen, ULEM President at 801.636.9656, Vice President Jackie Guibord at 801.200.4151 or go to www.utahsfallen.org.