Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

LAPD Olympic Division Hosts Barbecue to Raise Funds for Police Unity Tour


Next Wednesday, April 27, you can enjoy a great meal for a great cause as LAPD’s Olympic Division hosts a day-long barbecue to raise money for the annual Police Unity Tour bike ride from New Jersey to Washington DC in memory of fallen officers.  Event details:

Wednesday, April 27
11:00 am-8:00pm
Community Room
Olympic Station
1130 S Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Tickets are $7, and the menu includes carne asada or chicken tacos, beans, rice, chips, dessert and a drink. Every plate purchased also enters you in a raffle to win prizes including a Pelican rifle case, Bianchi ankle holster, TSA-approved pistol case, Garmin Vivofit, GoPro Hero, set of Mundial professional-grade kitchen knives, Angels baseball gift basket (including a pair of box seat tickets), Kiehl and Lancome products…and more.

Senior Lead Officer Eric Mollinedo will represent Olympic Division on the Unity Tour in May, and sends this letter to the community:

Dear Friends and Family,

On May 10, 2016, I will join nearly 1900 law enforcement officers from throughout the country who will bicycle along varying routes, each nearly 300 miles, to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. This year, the Police Unity Tour – Southern California Chapter, will have nearly 300 police officers representing the California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and police departments from Alhambra, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Los Angeles, Palos Verdes Estates, and Pasadena.

On May 10th, we will depart from Somerset, New Jersey and travel through Philadelphia, Baltimore, and ultimately into Washington DC. On May 13th, we will join over 50,000 people at National Law Enforcement Memorial Candlelight Vigil. During the ceremony, the names of every officer who died in the line of duty during 2014 will be read and his/her name officially added to the Memorial, which already contains over 20,000 fallen heroes.

The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness about the police officers that have died in the line of duty. Our motto is, “We Ride For Those Who Died.” The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Since its’ inception in 1997, the Police Unity Tour has raised over $16 million to support the Memorial. It is because of your incredible level of support and financial contributions that I will be able to participate in the 2015 Police Unity Tour and ensure that the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice are not forgotten.

I am seeking your financial support in order to allow me to ride in this incredibly worthwhile event. Each rider must raise approximately $2500 in order to participate in the Tour. The first $1850 is paid to the Police Unity Tour. This money includes a $1000 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and $850 to cover support services, ground transportation, overnight lodging, and food while we ride. Donations to the Police Unity Tour are tax deductible (Tax ID# 22-3530541). If you are not concerned about the tax deduction, you may write a check directly to me, which will be applied to the cost of airfare and other expenses that I am responsible for. Any donated monies in excess of what is used for airfare and expenses will be donated to the Police Unity Tour.

All donations should be sent to me (Eric Mollinedo, Olympic Division Los Angeles Police Department, 1130 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90006). Checks should be made payable to Police Unity Tour or Eric Mollinedo.  Donations can also be made online online at

For more information, please call me at (213) 793-0785, or e-mail [email protected]

Eric Mollinedo


Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Latest Articles

.printfriendly { padding: 0 0 60px 50px; }