Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund


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
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

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 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 needed


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