Jun 8, 2019 - Law Enforcement Ride around Milwaukee County to benefit WICOPS
We had a gorgeous day for the annual Law Enforcement Ride. The Wisconsin chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (WICOPS) is a primary charity for our chapter. The COPS organization provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as well as providing training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and education to the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.
This ride was hosted and sponsored by the House of Harley in Oak Creek where riders met for registration and pre-ride ceremonies beginning with a presentation of colors by the Greenfield PD color guard. Speakers included Jo Ann Mignon, the president of WICOPS, former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, and Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas. The ride was a non-stop police escorted scenic run through Milwaukee county and down the lakefront. Officers stopped traffic on the freeway as needed and covered all intersections. There was a break for riders at Veteran’s Park. From there we crossed the Hoan bridge to the south end of the county and looped back to the House of Harley for lunch and music provided by “Four on the Floor.” The ride was excellent if a bit bumpy. During the check presentations, WI-XI president, Bob Jarosz, delivered a check for $1,000 from our chapter.
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