Our mission is to honor the service and sacrifice of all law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty. We believe that those officers who’ve given up their lives in service to their community should never be forgotten. Likewise, we believe those people these brave heroes have left behind deserve and need our support.
As Team Texas, we honor Law Enforcement Officers who have been killed in the line of duty by:
1. Continuing their tradition of honorable service to the community. We pick up their sword and continue their fight.
2. Ensuring their names are never forgotten.
3. Honoring and serving the loved ones they’ve left behind.
We do this because that’s what we would want others to do for us. We do this because as long we hold onto the service and the memory of our fallen brothers and sisters, we honor them. We hold their honor! We guard it! To those that would defile it, Come and take it!
Every May, members from Team Texas make the trip to Chesapeake, VA and meet with Law Enforcement United to participate in a charity bicycle ride known as the “Road to Hope”. The ride is anywhere from 220 to 250 miles over threes days, depending on the route we take from Chesapeake to Washington D. C. The road we ride is long but the road to hope for surviving family members can be much longer and harder. The ride is meant to signify that long journeys are accomplished a step (or pedal stroke) at a time and that if we do it together, the long road to hope is more manageable.
In 2004, CPT Pletcher made his first trip on a bicycle from Virginia to Washington D.C. It would not be his last. Pletcher has since made that journey three more times. In 2007, Pletcher convinced SGT Miller to make the trip. Miller recruited three more riders. Team Texas has been growing ever since.
Read the May 5, 2010 entry on the Rider’s Desk to learn more about how CPT Pletcher started on his journey.