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Ride planned for Penn Hills Police Fallen Heroes Fund

| Thursday, June 24, 2010

More than 25 police departments from across the region will join community members in a "Ride to Remember" Saturday to benefit the Penn Hills Police Fallen Heroes Fund.

The motorcycle ride — which is also open to vehicle participants — will leave from Linton Middle School on Aster Drive in Penn Hills at 10:30 a.m., said Penn Hills Officer Dennis Lynch.

The 52-mile ride will wind through Penn Hills to the North Shore, where it will stop at the Allegheny County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The ride will continue through Shaler and Ross townships and end at Three Rivers Harley Davidson on Route 8 in Shaler, Lynch said.

The fund was established in honor of Penn Hills Officer Michael Crawshaw, who was slain in the line-of-duty while responding to a call on Dec. 6. Crawshaw, who was from Shaler, wore badge number 1352 — the inspiration for the 52-mile ride, Lynch said.

The fund awards scholarships to Penn Hills High School students and is helping finance a memorial in front of the police station, Lynch said.

Participants in the ride will pay a $25 fee and there is a $15 charge for each passenger, Lynch said. Registration begins at the Middle School at 9 a.m.

Following the ride, there will be food and a performance by several bands at Three Rivers Harley Davidson, Lynch said.

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