DOINews: United States Park Police: Road to Hope

Last edited 09/05/2019

From left, Capt. D. Bosak, Maj. S. Fear, Deputy Chief P. Smith, Officer R. Pangretic, Acting Chief of Police R. MacLean and Major K. Horton
U.S. Park Police Officer Ryan Pangretic (center) is among the hundreds of riders who traveled more than 250 miles by bicycle

to honor officers who have died in the line of duty (From left, Capt. D. Bosak; USPP; Maj. S. Fear, USPP; Deputy Chief P. Smith,

USPP; Pangretic; Acting Chief of Police R. MacLean, USPP; and Maj. K. Horton, USPP.)

United States Park Police Officer Ryan Pangretic was among hundreds of other riders who traveled on bicycle from Chesapeake, Va., on May 10, 2014, arriving in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2014, totaling more than 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 the Officer Down Memorial Page through the generous donations collected by each rider/member.

Pangretic rode in honor of Fallen FBI Hostage Rescue Team 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.

By: Sgt. Lelani Woods, public information officer, USPP, NPS

June 12, 2014

A version of this story appears on the U.S. Park Police Blog.

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