WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Thousands are converging on Washington this week for “police week.” A number of Wisconsin officers and family of fallen law enforcement officers entered our nation’s capital on two wheels as part of the Police Unity Tour.
Kevin Casper says the Police Unity Tour showed him the brotherhood of law enforcement.
Tired faces and worn-out spokes, all honoring law enforcement and those killed in the line of duty.
“The support is just overwhelming. It’s the best therapy for myself and my family,” said Kevin Casper.
Casper rode in honor of his son Trevor, a Wisconsin State Trooper killed in 2015. He says the Police Unity Tour struck a chord with him last year when he first honored his son at the memorial.
“It’s such a brotherhood and I didn’t know that true meaning until I met all the riders,” said Casper.
Officer Kyle Betzner rode with the Pulaski, WI Police Department. He says rides like this one send a clear message.
“No matter what’s going on in society today that we can come together,” said Betzner.
He says honoring law enforcement is as important now as ever. His second time participating in the Police Unity Tour, Betzner says he keeps his lost friends in his heart.
“Every time I come through here, the closer I get, the emotions build up inside of you,” said Betzner.
Police week continues Saturday for a candlelight vigil on the national mall. Monday is the big memorial ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.