Dave Sevesind, assistant director of Environmental Health and Safety at WesternU and a Pomona Police and SWAT officer for more than 34 years, will be participating in a memorial bike ride for fallen police officers. He is joining a group of officers from California and Texas to bring awareness to violence against law enforcement officers.

Sevesind and others will ride bicycles more than 1,750 miles, with a goal of 250 to 300 miles each day. The journey will begin in Dallas on May 6, 2017, when they will lay five wreaths for officers killed during a sniper attack on July 7, 2016. The team will arrive in Baton Rouge on May 7, 2017, where they will lay wreaths for three officers who died in a shooting on July 17, 2016. The mission will culminate at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on May 12, 2017 in Washington DC.  

Sevesind is trying to raise $1,000 in sponsorships for the ride. He and Pomona Police officers are working in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Protective League and The Eagle & Badge foundation to make donations tax-deductible.

To donate, go to https://paypal.me/dsevesindmemorialrid. Checks also will be accepted, payable to the Eagle & Badge Foundation. In the note section, write “Dallas-Baton Rouge Ride.”

For more information on the ride or the organization, click here: http://www.dallas-batonrougememorialride.com