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PLEASE SPONSOR
MICHELLE WALKER'S 2018 RIDE
I'VE RAISED
$4,465.00
MY GOAL $3,000.00

Welcome to My Personal Page

I am so excited to have the privilege of participating in my NINTH Police Unity Tour. Due to a training ride crash and broken collarbone last spring, I was unable to pedal last year and instead participated on the Support Crew. I am looking forward to returning to pedaling in 2018, to once again be keeping Mike's memory alive as I help raise funds to support the national memorial which bears his name.

The first time I learned of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial was in October 2000 on a family vacation. Mike saw the plaza marked on a map and wanted to see what it looked like. It was late at night and the girls (ages 2 & 4) fell asleep in the car, so Mike got out to look around while I waited. I will never forget his somber, sad demeanor when he returned to the car, stunned at the massive number of names on the wall, including many he recognized from the CHP.

The next we saw it was in May 2006, when Mike's name was engraved on the marble walls he'd visited just 5 years earlier. Still numb from Mike's death, I watched the the blue-clad cyclists arrive, received a memorial bracelet from one of them, and simply stood in awe, never once even imagining I might one day be part of a group who rode 300 miles for fallen officers.

Since my first ride in 2010, the PUT has been a hugely significant part of my life-rebuilding process. It allows me to do something positive in the wake of our family's loss. In the process, I show my appreciation to those who serve and protect my freedom every day. My fellow PUT riders have become my "blue family" and I'm deeply grateful for their friendships.

Of course, I always ride in memory of Mike. I will also choose 1-2 additional fallen heroes whose stories touch my heart; I will update this page when I have chosen them.

The PUT is the major contributor to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The 2017 ride alone raised $2.6 million, bringing the total funds raised since 1997 to nearly $23 million. Funds are used to engrave hundreds of new names each year, to maintain the 3-acre memorial plaza, and to help build the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum (opening Fall 2018), which will include an interactive exhibit to help citizens better understand the complexities of the police officer's job.

We will depart Monmouth, NJ May 9 for the 4-day, nearly 300-mile journey that ends on May 12 at the Memorial in Washington, DC. I will post daily updates and photos to my Facebook page; if you wish to read them, please make sure we are friends (Michelle Roberge Walker).

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. (If you prefer to donate by check, please contact me via email at mnmjava@aol.com).

Many thanks for your support. If you know someone who might want to donate, please feel free to forward this information to them, too!

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My Supporters (31)

Police Unity Tour Supporter donated $25.00
Apr 13, 2018 3:59 PM
Braingrabber donated $100.00
Apr 11, 2018 1:33 PM
Michelle Walker donated $50.00
Mar 6, 2018 10:13 PM
Robert Williams donated $1,000.00
Feb 26, 2018 12:03 PM
Police Unity Tour Supporter donated $100.00
Feb 10, 2018 2:05 PM
Amy & Gene Mulata donated $250.00
Feb 1, 2018 9:12 PM
Barryand Lorraine Koven donated $100.00
Jan 22, 2018 5:57 PM
Kathy Creed donated $300.00
Jan 19, 2018 4:30 PM
Russell & Gloria LeFrancois donated $100.00
Jan 19, 2018 7:52 AM
Russell & Gloria LeFrancois donated $100.00
Jan 19, 2018 7:51 AM
Camille Afams donated $100.00
Jan 18, 2018 5:21 PM
Mark & Carmyn Fields donated $100.00
Jan 18, 2018 4:42 PM
Doyal & Denise Bradshaw donated $300.00
Jan 18, 2018 4:25 PM
Roland Roberge donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 18, 2018 12:40 PM
Beth and Rob Layne donated $250.00
Jan 18, 2018 9:18 AM
Donna Douglass donated $100.00
Jan 18, 2018 6:48 AM
Police Unity Tour Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 17, 2018 10:03 PM
Suzanne Fiori donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 17, 2018 9:49 PM
The Wright family donated $40.00
Jan 17, 2018 8:41 PM
Pablo Beck donated $100.00
Jan 17, 2018 8:08 PM
Joy Soares donated $100.00
Dec 31, 2017 8:26 PM
Police Unity Tour Supporter donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 31, 2017 12:34 PM
Cathy & Rob Price donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 31, 2017 11:04 AM
Joanne and Pete left a message
Dec 31, 2017 7:43 AM
Good luck on your ride!
Joanne and Pete donated $100.00
Dec 31, 2017 7:42 AM
Kathleen Haley left a message
Dec 29, 2017 2:39 PM
So happy that you will be able to ride again.
Haley Family donated $150.00
Dec 29, 2017 2:38 PM
Brian left a message
Dec 6, 2017 7:35 AM
So happy your back in the saddle, be safe!
Brian LeFrancois donated $100.00
Dec 6, 2017 7:33 AM
The Zoeller family donated $100.00
Dec 5, 2017 9:23 PM
Michael Creed donated $100.00
Dec 5, 2017 8:09 PM