Today, members of the “We Remember” Memorial Bicycle Trek Across Texas stopped by the Patton Village Police Department to deliver memorial plaques for Officer Stacey Baumgartner who was killed during a pursuit on SH 242 on June 16, 2016. The Memorial Bicycle Trek Across Texas group is a team of cyclists who will cover more than 2,309 miles of Texas soil, visiting each city, town, and county that lost an officer or officers in 2016. Officers, friends and family gathered in from of the Patton Village Police Department as the riders arrived and delivered their signature flag, cross, and plaques. The Memorial Bicycle Trek cyclists also delivered a memorial plaque to the Bellaire Police Department, in honor of their fallen officer who also lost his life July 13, 2016. He was also involved in a pursuit on his motorcycle when he crashed into a landscaping trailer.
The Memorial Trek cyclists have been riding across Texas in honor of fallen law enforcement officers since 1993. Their mission is to bring attention to the daily dedication to duty and self-sacrifice that each of these officers made for their community and this state. They hope to show the families of Texas’ fallen, that their loved one will always be remembered and honored by all law enforcement officers of this great state.