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The 13th Annual MPO Peter Lavery Memorial Run
The 13th Annual ark, 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 his adult life and was proud to be selected to serve on Newington Police Department’s motorcycle unit.

Registration takes place from 8:00am – 9:45am. All law enforcement supporters on all makes of motorcycles are welcome. The ride departs at 10:00am from Churchill Park 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 11:15.

13 Annual Peter Lavery Memorial Run t-shirts will be sold in advance of the ride and also at the ride. This year CT Police Supply on Fenn Rd. in Newington and Gengras Harley-Davidson on Governor St. in East Hartford are selling our t- shirts. We are anticipating they will be available at both locations after Labor Day weekend.

This year, our design is so very special to us. We ran into difficulty with the initial printing and had to have them reprinted with a different printer. So, we are delayed in getting them out, but hope to have them out for sale very soon!! We are hoping that others like them as much as we do! All proceeds benefit the Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.

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 13th Annual Peter Lavery Memorial Ride. They include:

Stew Leonard's
General Paving and Construction Corporation
KDM Kitchens
Sirois Tool
Pronto Printer of Newington, Inc.
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC
Starbuck's Main St., Newington
Shark Entertainment
T.J.'s on Cedar Bar & Grill
CT Police Supply
Gengras Harley-Davidson

13th Annual MPO Peter Lavery Memorial Ride Flyer (PDF)

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 all of the motor units who come out to 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 an amazing event!!

We THANK Stew Leonard's for their incredible generosity in providing our hundreds of riders with morning donuts and our picnic lunch following the ride. We also THANK Curt Potter from Stew Leonard's for being our head cook!

We THANK all of the riders who come out for our ride, some traveling great distances to attend. Some have come 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!

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

Hope to see you on Sept. 17, 2017 for the 13th Annual MPO Peter Lavery Memorial Ride!!


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