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Published April 19, 2012, 08:32 PM

Fundraiser Helping GFPD Officer Take Part in 250-mile 'Unity Tour'

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A spaghetti fundraiser will help a Grand Forks police officer ride in the Police Unity Tour next month. Lt. Jeff Burgess is gearing up for the three-day, 250-mile bicycle ride from Virginia to Washington D.C.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A spaghetti fundraiser will help a Grand Forks police officer ride in the Police Unity Tour next month.

Lt. Jeff Burgess is gearing up for the three-day, 250-mile bicycle ride from Virginia to Washington D.C.

Officers from around the country ride in honor of fellow officers who have died in the line of duty.

Lt. Burgess is riding in honor of two officers who died last year, Sgt. Steve Kenner and Deputy Bryan Sleeper.

"It makes me feel really good especially just to let their families know they haven't been forgotten. Their names will be added to the wall at the memorial service in May and I'll be there for that," Burgess said.

$3,595 has already been raised.

Lt. Burgess is a little more than $1,000 shy of his goal.

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