Albemarle Police Receive Harley Davidson from America's 911 Foundation
Albemarle County police receiving the Harley Davidson from the 911 Foundation. Photo courtesy Albemarle County Police Department
The Albemarle County Police Department has a new ride Monday morning. America's 911 Foundation, a group that supports first responders and police departments, selected county police to receive a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Albemarle County police were chosen randomly out of all the departments that took part in a memorial ride hosted by America's 911 Foundation.
The foundation honors those who fell at ground zero by donating a motorcycle to a new police department every year. They also sponsor a ride that goes to each of the crash sites with a police escort.
One of the representatives of the organization says a gift like this means the department won't have to worry about using tax money to pay for new transportation.
"The police officers that come and volunteer their time to come and do this to help us, it is very much appreciated from our point of view,” Roger Flick of America's 911 Foundation stated. “The motorcycle - that's our way of thanking them for what they do for us, not just for the ride, but for their communities."
As part of the award, Albemarle County police will choose the next department to receive a motorcycle at next year's ride. That ride takes places every year in the third week of August.
Click here for more information on how you can support America's 911 Foundation or join them on next year's ride.
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