MPO PETER J. LAVERY MEMORIAL RUN
Save the date for the 18th Annual Peter J.
Lavery Memorial Ride:
Sunday, September 18, 2022… More
information to come!
The 17th Annual Peter J. Lavery Memorial Ride was
was held on
Sunday, September 19, 2021 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.
All proceeds benefit the Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund,
Inc. 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. They include:
Stew Leonard’s, Newington
General Paving and Construction Corporation
Pronto Printer of Newington, Inc.
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC
Starbuck’s Main St. Newington
T.J.’s on Cedar Bar & Grill
CT Police Supply
On the Go Smoothie Café, Unionville
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
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 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!!
We follow all of the safety protocols that will be
recommended by the health officials.
Please be prepared to wear a mask and keep socially distanced as