San Diego County Motor Officers' Association
Motor Officers Help Wounded Veterans
On October 9th the SDCMOA recognized "Angels for Our Troops" at a luncheon and presented the organization with a $5,000 check, proceeds from the 13th Annual Terry Bennett Memorial Police Motorcycle Competition. AFOT assists injured veterans suffering from the effects of post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.
The annual Peace Officers' Memorial Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, May 3rd. This year the breakfast will again be at MCRD, in the beautiful Bay View Restaurant.
This is always a wonderful social event, attended by members of a variety of law enforcement agencies throughout the San Diego area. It is a nice prelude to the Memorial Ceremony held the same day.
To attend simply click on the above link, return the completed form along with payment to reserve your seat. For those wishing to pay by credit card, call Bob @ 619-990-5604.
San Diego Police Motorcycle Officer Terry Bennett was riding his police motorcycle while in pursuit of a stolen vehicle when the driver turned and purposely ran over Officer Bennett. He was airlifted to a local hospital where he died a short time later.
While on the San Diego Police Motorcycle Squad he proudly served as a member of the Motorcycle Training Staff. He was instrumental in helping to establish this event. He participated in 2002 and 2003. He placed 1st in the team competition both years, and 1st in 2003, 2nd in 2003 in the individual competition. It is because of his contribution that this event is named.
The event is always open to the public and this year attracted hundreds of family, friends and law enforcement officers. The event took on an international flair, as motorcycle officers from the Tijuana Police Department also participated.
We look forward to seeing you at the event in 2017.
16th Annual Terry Bennett Memorial Police Motorcycle Training & Competition
Council Member Marti Emerald presents the proclamation to SDCMOA President Bob van Wulven, and members of the Motor Officers' Association proclaiming September 10th as "San Diego County Motor Officers' Association Day" in the City of San Diego.
Motor Officers' Association Day
The SDCMOA, in cooperation with the San Diego Police Officers' Association, needs volunteers for help to work on the planned "Ride to Remember" motorcycle ride poker run. The event target date this year is Sunday, April 30th, 2017, which kicks off Police Memorial events throughout the month of May.
Last years' event was so popular that many participants from last year have already planned on attending. The ride this year will begin and end at the San Diego Police Officers' Association building in Kearny Mesa with stops at Law Enforcement Memorials around San Diego County.
Click on the link for ride registration.