Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Last Wednesday-Friday, May 10-12, law-enforcement officers participating in the annual Police Unity Tour rode their bikes from Richmond to Charlottesville, Warrenton, Centreville and Fairfax City en route to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The ride raises money and awareness for the Memorial fund and National Law Enforcement Museum honoring and remembering all federal, state and local law enforcement officers who’ve died in the line of duty. On Friday, around noon, the cyclists rode past Fairfax City’s police station on Blenheim Boulevard, where friends, family members and fellow police officers enthusiastically cheered them on.
This year, Fairfax City Police PFC Luke Altman rode in honor and memory of Fairfax City Police Sgt. George Moskowitz, who was 57 when he died, Dec. 31, 2019. after suffering a medical emergency while on duty. He’d served with the Fairfax County Police Department for a quarter century, retiring as a second lieutenant before joining Fairfax City’s Police Department in 2011.
After his death, City Police Chief Erin Schaible said, “Sgt. George Moskowitz was a dedicated law-enforcement officer. He was a leader, mentor and a friend who’ll be deeply missed.”
But not forgotten.