2023 MPO PETER J. LAVERY MEMORIAL
19th Annual Peter J. Lavery Memorial Ride:
Registration takes place from 8:00 Ė 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.
Sunday, September 17, 2023
The 19th Annual MPO Peter Lavery Memorial Ride is being held
on Sunday, Sept. 17th, 2023 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
Departmentís motorcycle unit.
19th 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
Rd. in Newington is selling our t- shirts.
All proceeds benefit the Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship
Fund, Inc. For additional information please explore our website or
like us on facebook @ MPO Peter J. Lavery Memorial Run.
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
19th Annual Peter Lavery Memorial Ride. They include:
Newington General Paving and Construction
Pronto Printer of Newington, Inc.
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC
T.J.ís on Cedar Bar & Grill
CT Police Supply
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
We THANK Mark of Shark Entertainment for
providing us with music before and after the ride!
all the motor units from all over CT who come out to escort our ride
and keep all of 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 this amazing event!!
We THANK Stew Leonardís
for their incredible generosity in providing our hundreds of riders
with morning donuts and lunch following the ride.
THANK Stewís for providing us with expert cooks!!
Starbuckís of Main Street, Newington for their generosity in
providing our riders with coffee in the morning!
James Reid, of Waterford, CT for all his t-shirt design and printing
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!
THANK everyone who helps or supports our ride in ways big and small!
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 17, 2023 for the
19th Annual MPO Peter Lavery Memorial Ride!
2023 Memorial Run