Three Cranford Police officers will begin their four day journey to Washington D.C. via bicycle to represent the township’s police force for the upcoming Police Unity Tour.
According to the Cranford Police Department, Lt. Guy Patterson, Officer Derek Farbanec, and Officer Joseph Stulpin will be the second group of Cranford Police Officers that take the 300 mile ride to honor United States police officers killed in the line of duty.
They expect to arrive on May 12 where other participating officers from all over the nation will meet up at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C..
Each of the three participating Cranford officers pledged to raise over $2,000 through sponsorships and donations. Last years tour raised over a million dollars nationwide – all proceeds are donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
“It’s a lot of work, but it’s always worth the effort,” said Lt. Patterson. “I think this ride is an excellent way for the three of us, and for the whole department and all of our supporters, to show respect for these fallen officers and their families.”