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PPF Donates Eight New Motorcycles to Highway Patrol

Sep 24 2015

The Philadelphia Police Foundation recently donated eight new motorcycles to the Philadelphia Police Department Highway Patrol’s Motorcycle Unit.

The eight new Harley-Davidson police motorcycles roared past the Philadelphia Police Administration Building in the morning sun on September 16 two abreast with their lights flashing, which drew smiles and sense of pride from the board members of the Philadelphia Police Foundation who were on hand for a ceremony to present the “wheels” as a gift to the Philadelphia Police Department Highway Patrol’s Motorcycle Unit.

Police Motorcycles

In the short span of three months, the Foundation fast-tracked fundraising efforts to collect $150,000 from donors in business, labor, residents of the city, and members of the board of directors.

In addition to individual donors, including Kathleen Trommer, who contributed in memory of her late father, former Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Robert Wolfinger, major contributors included: Steamfitters Local 420, IBEW Local 98, Sheet Metal Workers Local #19, FOP Lodge #5, 7-Eleven, Macy’s/Bloomingdale’s, Carlini Family Foundation, Korman Communities, Tyco, Brandywine Real Estate Trust, AlliedBarton Security Services, Mayfield Site Contractors, Inc., Component Assembly Systems, A.T. Chadwick Co. Inc., INTECH Construction, Shelly Electric Company, National Glass and Metal Co., Oliver Fire Protection & Security, and Pietrini Corporation. Also, PPF Board Members Maureen Rush, Ann Thornton Field, John Binswanger and Joseph Carlini.

Philadelphia Police Foundation Members

“The Philadelphia Police Foundation is extremely pleased to be able to present these eight motorcycles to the Philadelphia Police Department because our mission is to provide important non-budgeted items that are needed ASAP to allow our men and women in blue to provide quality safety to the citizens of Philadelphia,” said Maureen Rush, Foundation Board President.

PPF Board Members

“We knew how important it was to get these new 2015 motorcycles from Brian’s Harley-Davidson, of Langhorne, PA, into service in time for the visit of Pope Francis. These gleaming, fully-equipped, state-of-the-art motorcycles will provide a first-class escort team for the Pope’s visit and an effective motorcycle unit for its other patrol, investigative and dignitary responsibilities,” Rush added.

The Foundation will continue its fundraising efforts to fund an additional six Harley-Davidson police motorcycles for the Police Department.  Click here to donate today!


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