Friday, June 6, 2014

The Road to Hope

Captain D. Bosak, Major S. Fear, Deputy Chief P. Smith, Officer R. Pangretic, Acting Chief of Police R. MacLean and Major K. Horton
 United States Park Police Officer Ryan Pangretic is a proud member of LEU (Law Enforcement United), an organization founded upon and committed to honoring officers who have died in the line of duty.

Officer Pangretic was among hundreds of other riders who traveled on bicycle from Chesapeake, VA on May 10, 2014 arriving in Washington, DC on May 12, 2014, totaling over 250 miles to honor "Fallen Officers" killed in the line of duty. The ride is called "The Road to Hope" and LEU supports C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) and ODMP (Officer Down Memorial Page) through the generous donations collected by each rider/member.

Officer Pangretic rode in honor of Fallen FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) operator Christopher Lorek, who was killed in the line of duty along with his partner FBI HRT operator Steve Shaw. Both Special Agents were tragically killed during a training accident on May 17, 2013.

The U.S Park Police gave a warm welcome to LEU and supported the mission by hosting the memorial service along with the National Park Service on May 12, 2014.