Melissa Christian and David Gabriel are riding in the Police Unity Tour for the third year in a row, and they have pledged to raise $4,000 for the Tour. To help raise the $4,000 in pledges, the Foundation will sell whole Boston Butts and Full Racks of Ribs smoked by infamous BBQ artisan cook Todd Pulliam.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Boston Butt tickets are $35 each. Each Boston Butt will feed 8-10 people. Rack of Rib tickets are $20 each. Each Rack of Ribs will feed 2-3 people.
Each ticket entitles the bearer to pick up one fully cooked Boston Butt or one full Rack of Ribs on March 8, 2014 at one of two different pickup times, 11am-2pm for lunch or 4pm-6pm for supper.
Pickup will be in front of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department at 3035 Lexington Road in Athens, Georgia.
About the Police Unity Tour
The Police Unity Tour is a fundraising event in which thousands of bicyclists made up of active law enforcement officers and survivors of fallen law enforcement officers ride for hundreds of miles to converge on Washington D.C. to kick off the start of National Police Week. The purpose of this ride is to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, and to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum.
The motto of the Police Unity Tour is “We Ride for Those Who Died.” Each Tour participant rides in honor of a particular fallen officer. Gabriel and Christian are riding to honor the memories of Elmer “Buddy” Christian and Ivorie Klusmann.
Buddy Christian was an Athens-Clarke County Police Officer that was killed in the line of duty on March 22nd, 2011. Buddy Christian was also the husband of Melissa Christian.
Ivorie Klusmann was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to backup another officer on August 10, 2013. Officer Klusmann had served with the DeKalb County (GA) Police Department for only 10 months. Officer Klusmann is survived by his two children.