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Crystal Mitchell
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I am excited to be participating in my 9th Police Unity Tour. The Police Unity Tour’s motto is: “We Ride for Those Who Died” and this group - made up of law enforcement officers and surviving family members - rides bicycles from New Jersey to Washington D.C. – a journey of approximately 300 miles over 4 days (May 9th-12th) to help raise awareness for fallen police officers in the United States. In addition, the money we raise helps sponsor the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (NLEOM).
ABOUT THE MEMORIAL
The Memorial which sits on three acres of federal park land in Washington, DC boasts plush carpets of grass, nearly 60,000 colorful plants and 128 trees. The Memorial’s central plaza features an intricate paving pattern and a bronze medallion with the Memorial Fund logo: a blue shield with a red rose draped across it.
Bordering the Memorial’s beautifully landscaped park are the two tree-lined “pathways of remembrance” where the names of the fallen officers are engraved. Each of the pathway entrances is adorned with a powerful statuary grouping of an adult lion protecting its cubs. The bronze statues symbolize the protective role of law enforcement officers and convey the strength, courage and valor that are hallmarks of those who serve and protect.
The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 21,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. Each year, the new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week.
THIS YEAR'S RIDE
Sadly, 131 new names of the fallen from 2019 will be added to this Memorial. These heroes made the ultimate sacrifice as did their families. The NLEOM ensures that their sacrifices will Never Be Forgotten.
In keeping with tradition, each cyclist selects the name of a fallen officer or officers of current and past years to ride in honor and remembrance. The cyclist has a bracelet engraved with that officers name on it which they keep on them during every mile of the 300 mile journey. It is every riders hope that the family ultimately receives this bracelet at the end of our ride.
Every year, it is so hard to just ride for 1 hero. There are so many whose stories I have learned along the way that profoundly touch my heart and soul and forever change me. While I may not have a bracelet on my arm this year for every officer, there is no doubt that each and every one of them are on my mind and I DO think of them and remember their stories as I make this 300 mile journey.
This year - I am dedicating my ride to the love of my life and the father of my son - Deputy Jeff Mitchell who was shot and killed on October 27, 2006.
I am also riding to honor Deputy Brian Ishmael, shot and killed on October 23, 2019 . Deputy Ishmael served (the community I live in) with the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department and leaves behind a wife and 3 children. Living in El Dorado County - this one hit very close to my home and my heart still aches for his wife and children.
I am also riding for Officer Natalie Corona, a Davis Police Officer - who was only 22 years old - 2 weeks out of the Police Academy when she was senselessly shot and killed while responding to a traffic accident on January, 2019. Her young life and dedication to serve at such a young age inspires me every day to be more than I am.
Riding for these officers - gives me and my life purpose. It is this purpose that gives me the strength, courage and hope to continue to live my life in the fullest way possible. I am truly humbled to be a part of something so extraordinary and to give thanks to our law enforcement officers who are out there in our communities every day protecting and serving.
With every dollar that I raise for the Police Unity Tour, I’m doing my part to honor our nation’s law enforcement officers. Your donation ensure their sacrifice will Never Be Forgotten.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for your generous support!
Crystal Mitchell Graves
Surviving Wife of Deputy Jeff Mitchell
EOW: 10-27-2006
Participation Type
Rider

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Sac Co Deputy Sheriffs Association donated $500.00
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Great Job sweetheart. I love you
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Great Job sweetheart. I love you
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