Police pedal power to honour fallen

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Doughnuts, coffee and chocolate are not something you will see in the hands of Hedland police officers as they prepare for the annual WA Police Legacy bike ride.

Now in its 24th year, dedicated police and civilian riders will be getting on their bikes to help the families of fallen officers and commemorate their memories.

The challenging 850km event will see five officers from Port Hedland and South Hedland stations head off on August 16 for the 36-hour ride.

Port Hedland ride co-ordinator and officer-in-charge Sergeant Jayd Morawski said the team had set an ambitious goal of $5000 through their quad bike raffle.

“For me, a lot of it was for the memory of Mark Tweeddale, a colleague and friend that I did my academy training with, and unfortunately, he passed away stationed in South Hedland,” he said.

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The officers and riders will leave Karratha on August 16 and finish in Broome.

To donate, assist or join the ride, see the officers at Port Hedland Police Station.

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