Team Prince William Law Enforcement United and hundreds of officers from other law enforcement organizations biked through Woodbridge this morning.
According to Prince William County Police Department Officer Mark Search, each year the riders for the Virginia area begin their three day bike ride down in Chesapeake, biking up to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
“We will start from one of the hotels down in Chespeake, Virginia and work our way up…and we’ll arrive into [Washington] D.C. before the candlelight vigil, which is always on May 13,” said Search.
This is the 29th annual candlelight vigil to honor fallen law enforcement, which is held on the National Mall.
The tour reached Prince William County around 8 a.m., and passed by the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building and Prince William County Police Department headquarters on Route 1 around 8:30 a.m.
The bicyclists were accompanied by officers on police motorcycles and other police vehicles.
Each year around 30,000 attend the candlelight vigil, according to a release.
“Our annual Candlelight Vigil is a moving tribute to the brave men and women of law enforcement who put the safety and protection of others ahead of their own—especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the process,” stated National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund President & CEO Craig Floyd in a release.
For more information about the candlelight vigil, click here.