Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund


Save the date for the 19th Annual Peter J. Lavery Memorial Ride: 
Sunday, September 17, 2023

The 18th MPO Peter J Lavery Memorial Ride was held on Sunday, Sept. 18th, 2022 at Churchill Park, Newington. This ride is in memory of MPO Peter J. Lavery who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 30, 2004 while responding to a domestic violence call. It is an event that honors the sacrifice he made, celebrates his life and love of motorcycling and keeps his memory alive.

MPO Lavery was an avid motorcycle rider throughout this adult life and was proud to be selected to serve on the Newington Police Department’s motorcycle unit.

Registration takes place from 8:00 – 9:45 with a $20 donation per bike requested. All law enforcement supporters on all makes of motorcycles are welcome. The ride departs at around 10:00 a.m. from Churchill Park and is escorted by many motor officers from throughout our state. The ride is held rain or shine. The route takes the riders from Churchill Park, Newington, through Berlin, Rocky Hill, Cromwell, Middletown, Portland, Glastonbury and Wethersfield before returning to Churchill Park at about 11:30.

18th Annual Peter Lavery Memorial Ride t-shirts will be sold in advance of the ride and limited supplies will be available at the ride. Connecticut Police Supply on Fenn Road in Newington is selling our t-shirts.

It takes a tremendous amount of support from our community to hold this ride and a number of local businesses have generously offered their financial support and assistance. We are very appreciative of our sponsors and THANK them for their generosity and support for the 18th Annual Peter Lavery Memorial Ride. They include:

Stew Leonard’s, Newington
General Paving and Construction Corporation
Sirois Tool
Pronto Printer of Newington, Inc.
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC
Starbuck’s Main St. Newington
KDM Kitchens
Shark Entertainment
T.J.’s on Cedar Bar & Grill
CT Police Supply
On the Go Smoothie Café, Unionville
Ferguson Waterworks

We THANK the Newington Police Department, the Newington Parks and Recreation Department and the Newington Volunteer Fire Department for all of their support and assistance! We could not hold this ride without them!

We THANK Pat Whelan of the State Police Pipes and Drums and Sue Lavery Hilerio for performing at our opening ceremony! We THANK Mark from Shark Entertainment for providing us with music before and after the ride!

We THANK all of the motor units who come out to ride and keep all of the riders safe!

We THANK the many volunteers who offer their time in the days working up to the ride and on ride day to put on an amazing event!!

We THANK Stew Leonard’s for their incredible generosity in providing our hundreds of riders with morning donuts and lunch following the ride. We also THANK Stew’s for providing us with expert cooks!

We THANK Starbuck's of Main Street, Newington for their generosity in providing our rides with coffee in the morning.

We THANK all of the riders who come out for our ride, some traveling great distances to attend. Some ride each and every year and some are first time Lavery ride riders! We appreciate that you support and ride in memory of MPO Peter J. Lavery!

We sincerely THANK everyone who helps or supports our ride in ways big and small!

We thank James Reid, of Waterford, CT for all of his t-shirt design and printing work.

And lastly, I THANK the committee members, family and friends who work for many months leading up to, for all of their time, planning and executing the many details that are involved!!

Hope to see you on September 18, 2022 for the 18th Annual MPO Peter Lavery Memorial Ride!

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