The above photo depicts the Lacey Township Police Department officers who participated in the 2018 Police Unity Tour. Pictured from left to right is Officer Brian Holt, Officer Andrew Slota, Detective Sam Della Sala, Officer Adam Ewart and Detective Brian Flynn, at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
Five members of the Lacey Township Police Department participated in the 2018 Police Unity Tour to Washington D.C. from May 9th thru May 12th, 2018. On Wednesday morning, May 9, 2018, Detectives Sam Della Sala and Brian Flynn, along with Officers Adam Ewart, Andrew Slota, and Brian Holt, joined more than 500 other riders and participants from Chapters 10 and 13 at the Monmouth County Police Academy in New Jersey, as the starting point of their annual trek to Washington, D.C. More than 2800 officers and participants from all over the world took part in this event.
The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness that more than 22,000 Law Enforcement Officers have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. http://policeunitytour.com/
The officers from Lacey Township rode this year in remembrance of Sergeant Richard Samuel Howard III, Kissimmee Police Department, Florida, https://www.odmp.org/officer/23371-sergeant-richard-samuel-howard-iii ,Officer Matthew Scott Baxter, Kissimmee Police Department, Florida, https://www.odmp.org/officer/23370-police-officer-matthew-scott-baxter, Detective Miosotis Familia, New York City Police Department, New York, https://www.odmp.org/officer/23305-detective-miosotis-p-familia, Detective Sean Matthew Suiter, Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland, https://www.odmp.org/officer/23443-detective-sean-matthew-suiter, Officer Justin Michael Terney, Tecumseh Police Department, Oaklahoma, https://www.odmp.org/officer/23210-patrolman-justin-michael-terney, and Detective John Scott Stevens, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey, https://www.odmp.org/officer/22351-detective-i-john-scott-stevens.
-Chief Michael C. DiBella