Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund
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The 15h Annual MPO Peter Lavery Memorial Ride is being held on Sunday, September 15th, 2019 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 his adult life and was proud to be selected to serve on Newington Police Departmentís motorcycle unit.

Registration takes place from 8:00AM Ė 9:45AM 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 11:30AM.

15th Annual Peter Lavery Memorial Ride t-shirts will be sold in advance of the ride and limited supplies will be available at the ride. 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 proud to showcase our MPO Peter J. Lavery Memorial Challenge Coins this year. Shown are the fronts and backs, featuring two different designs. Coins are selling for $10 each.
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 15th Annual Peter Lavery Memorial Ride. They include:

Stew Leonardís, Newington
General Paving and Construction Corporation
KDM Kitchens
Sirois Tool
Pronto Printer of Newington, Inc.
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC
Starbuckís Main St. Newington
Shark Entertainment
T.J.ís on Cedar Bar & Grill
CT Police Supply
Gengras Harley-Davidson

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 of 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 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 Leonardís for their incredible generosity in providing our hundreds of riders with morning donuts and lunch following the ride. We also THANK Stewís 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 sincerely THANK the committee members who work on the design of the t-shirts each year, especially Pat Lavery, Don Lavery, Gina Lavery and Kate Lavery. We especially thank James Reid, owner of Shoreline Screen Printing, Waterford, CT for all of his design and printing work!

We sincerely THANK David Guthrie, Master Police Officer (retired), Newington Police Dept. for all of his design work for our new MPO Peter J. Lavery Challenge Coins!

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 Sept. 15, 2019 for the 15th Annual MPO Peter Lavery Memorial Ride!!

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